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CITY OF TORONTO ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO EAT AT RESTAURANTS ON KING STREET

Toronto Mayor John Tory wants you to eat on King Street Some business owners say the city’s King Street pilot project to increase streetcar travel times by reducing vehicle traffic is impacting their bottom line. To combat some of the…Read more ›

MAJOR JUMP IN NUMBER OF AIRLINE ACCIDENTS LAST YEAR

The Transportation Safety Board said there were 94 incidents in 2017, involving commercial aircraft operators, up from 63 in 2016. The five-year average is 79 incidents. The Canadian Federal Pilots Association says the increase is partly due to a higher…Read more ›

COMPLAINTS AGAINST DURHAM POLICE DOWN YEAR-OVER-YEAR

There were 81 complaints against Durham police in 2017. That’s down by 10 when compared to the previous year. Deputy Chief Uday Jaswal says the complaints were screened by the Ontario Independent Police Review Director and 44 of them ended…Read more ›

LIBERALS BRINGING IN BILL TO RETALIATE AGAINST BUY AMERICAN PROVISIONS

The province is introducing a bill, that if passed, would retaliate against any state that adopts Buy American provisions. The Liberal government says the bill, called the ‘Fairness in Procurement Act’, is aimed at countering protectionist measures put in place…Read more ›

CANADA SAW RECORD NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS IN 2017

A record number of international tourists visited Canada last year. Statistics Canada says people took 20.8 million trips of one or more nights to the ‘Great White North’ in 2017. The previous record of 20.1 million was set in 2002.…Read more ›

TRUDEAU CONSIDERING MAKING IT EASIER FOR NEW FATHERS TO TAKE PARENTAL LEAVE

A week before federal budget day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to be considering making it simpler for new fathers to take time off with their newborn children. The idea, similar to the parental leave system in Quebec, would mean…Read more ›

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Oshawa (2016 population 159,458; CMA 379,848) is a city in Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario shoreline. It lies in Southern Ontario, approximately 60 kilometres east of Downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area and of the Golden Horseshoe. It is the largest municipality in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "the crossing place" or just "(a)cross". Oshawa’s roots are tied to the automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of General Motors Company, known as General Motors Canada. Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada's headquarters are located in the city. The automotive industry was the inspiration for Oshawa's previous mottos: "The City that Motovates Canada", and "The City in Motion". The lavish home... View More Information at Wikipedia

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