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Not a decision for council to make

March 29, 2017

For many, it was a slap in the face of the democratic process. Instead of taking their time and allowing the public to comment on their proposed idea, councillors went right [...]

Taking money from both pockets

March 22, 2017

Over the last six years, the City of Oshawa and the Region of Durham have been embroiled in a lawsuit. First launched in 2011, the suit came after the city said it was [...]

Oshawa deserves a byelection

March 15, 2017

When it comes to improving our city, council has used our tax dollars for a number of things. Whether it’s for road repairs, facility upgrades or park improvements, our [...]

Short-term gain, long-term pain

March 8, 2017

This past week was a busy one for hydro hounds in Oshawa. The first piece of information came when news broke that the city’s local power company, the Oshawa Power and [...]

A sign of good faith

March 1, 2017

There’s a lesson that many parents often teach their children – you will appreciate something more if you buy it yourself. Instead of having Mom and Dad for that shiny [...]

The next big thing

February 22, 2017

Some time this spring – some staff have said March, others have offered a less specific timeline – regional councillors will hear the case for bringing anaerobic [...]

Don’t reward subpar work

February 15, 2017

We may be into the econd month of 2017, but for Covanta, the calendar is still looking back at 2016. At the end of this month, the New Jersey-based operator of the Durham [...]

When will the bandage be ripped off?

February 8, 2017

At this point, one would think Oshawa council would be aware that this type of solution does not work. Council approved what was mostly a status quo budget and a 2.37 per [...]

Wasting taxpayer dollars overseas

February 1, 2017

This past summer, a group of people from the Region of Durham decided to take a trip to Europe. The trip, to investigate anaerobic digestion technology that may soon be [...]

Keep the fire alive

January 25, 2017

Sometimes, it’s nice to know you’re not alone. When Oshawa residents packed into council chambers on Jan. 16, it was civic engagement unlike anything this city has seen [...]
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