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LEAF AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION ENDING IN DURHAM REGION FOR THE YEAR

Yard waste bags had better be by the curb on your collection day next week. The week of November 27 is the final week that the Durham Region’s trucks will be picking up those bags loaded with leaves and garden…Read more ›

MAN ON E-BIKE STRUCK BY SUV IN OSHAWA

A man was sent to hospital with head injuries after being struck by an SUV in Oshawa. He was riding an E-bike when he was hit on Bond Street West around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. The driver stayed at the…Read more ›

LAKERIDGE HEALTH FACING SKYROCKETING HYDRO BILLS

MRI machines, ventilators and x-rays aren’t cheap to operate, and Lakeridge Health is facing some hefty hydro bills. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has released a report alleging hydro costs at the hospital’s many sites across Durham Region have spiked more…Read more ›

DURHAM POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF SLAPPING HANDCUFFED MAN FOUND NOT GUILTY

A Durham police officer has won his long legal battle after being charged with assault after a 2015 arrest. Const. Jeremiah Johnson was acquitted by a judge on Monday who found that while the officer admittedly struck the man he…Read more ›

CLARINGTON LOOKING TO LACE UP THE SKATES OUTDOORS THIS WINTER

An outdoor skating rink is coming to a park in Clarington near you, if you help set it up. The municipality is calling on volunteers to set up and shovel rinks at a nearby park or parks “We’re looking for…Read more ›

SEARS CANADA ACCUSED OF MARKING-UP PRICES BEFORE LIQUIDATION SALES

The Competition Bureau is looking into allegations that Sears marked up some prices before liquidation sales started. Sears Canada began the process of liquidating its remaining stores in October and after the sales began, some customers posted pictures to social…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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