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  • Celebrating educational success

    An innovative educational program hosted by Durham College celebated five years of success Monday with a ceremony for its recent graduates. More than 130 secondary school students celebrated their completion of the Centre for Success program at the col...
  • Police helicopter tracks stolen car

    Durham Regional Police helicopter Air 1 was used to track down a vehicle after it was stolen in Oshawa Saturday morning.On Saturday, January 22, 2011 just before 1 a.m., an Oshawa man was filling his blue Saturn passenger car at a gas station near Bloor...
  • Hearth Place a Community Fund winner

      Oshawa's Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre is one of ten community groups nationwide that have been awarded funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund. Launched in September 2010, the Aviva Community Fund encouraged Canadians to visit www.AvivaCo...
  • Police arrest woman for attempted robbery

    A female suspect was nabbed by Durham Regional Police Monday morning after an attempted robbery at a Mac's convenience store in the South end of Oshawa. On Monday, January 24, 2011 just before 1 a.m., officers were called to the Mac’s convenience sto...
  • Warning for Oshawa tattooist customers

    Customers of a south Oshawa tattooist are being warned of possible health risks by the Durham Region's Health Department. Durham Region residents who may be clients of a tattooist-piercer providing mobile or home-based services in the south Oshawa ...
  • Oshawa mayor ramps up 407 campaign

    Oshawa's mayor is taking his 407 extension campaign to the road. At 12 noon today, Oshawa Mayor John Henry will climb aboard a transport truck (donated by The Mackie Group) advocating for the Premier to fulfill the province's commitment to extend Hwy...
  • Calling all local artists

    Local artists looking to expose their talent to the general public will have a unique opportunity to do so, thanks to the City of Oshawa.The city is extending an invitation to local artists and artistic groups to present proposals for temporary exhibiti...
  • Lack of smoke detectors concern officials

    Three recent residential fires have City of Oshawa Fire Services officials concerned, as working smoke alarms were not found in the homes. Fortunately, all residents impacted by these fires escaped safely, but did suffer smoke inhalation. An unattende...
  • Grants for UOIT research

    A pair of federal grants will help researchers at UOIT in Oshawa in fighting cybercriminals and dealing with chronic pain. Information Technology and Health Sciences researchers and students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) w...
  • Oshawa jewellery thieves nabbed

    Durham Regional Police report that three suspects are in custody following two jewellry robberies at Oshawa retail locations this week.On Wednesday January 19, 2011 at approximately 5 p.m. a male suspect entered the Zellers Store on Simcoe Street south ...
  • Botched robbery on Ritson Road

    An armed robber in Oshawa got more than he bargained for when a store clerk resisted during a heist on Ritson Road last Saturday. Durham Regional Police investigators are seeking the identity and whereabouts of a lone suspect, armed with a handgun, who...
  • Hydro rates going up in Whitby

    Electricity rates are going up in Whitby, thanks to a decision by the Ontario Energy Board. The OEB has announced new electricity distribution rates for Whitby Hydro Electric Corporation (Whitby Hydro). The new rates are effective January 1, 2011 The ...
  • New mental health floor at Lakeridge

    A new Adult Mental Health floor has been opened at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. The new Adult Mental Health Unit is part of a $91.5 million redevelopment project at Lakeridge Health Oshawa being managed by Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Healt...
  • Suspect sought in retirement home vandalism

    Durham Regional Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a male suspect after a retirement residence in Whitby was vandalized last month. Investigators say on December 29, 2010, officers were called to the “Amica at Whitby” retire...
  • Helping the homeless in Oshawa

    The federal government has given money to the The Salvation Army of Oshawa to help disabled homeless people. As many as 100 more individuals with disabilities who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will have access to support services in Oshawa be...
  • Oshawa ground breaking sets off wing war

    The ground breaking for a new American based wing chain in Oshawa has set off a wing war of sorts, as an established Canadian chain is fighting back with a lawsuit. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar™ officially dug into Canada's restaurant landscape r...
  • Oshawa housing starts up in 2010

    Preliminary year-end figures released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) revealed that a total of 1,888 homes were started in the Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in 2010, including 1,540 single-detached and 348 multiple-family homes...
  • Innovation Centre launched in Durham

    Potential entrepreneurs looking to open their businesses in Durham Region now have access to strong government support thanks to an announcement made by the Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) at an event held at Durham College's Integrated Man...
  • Report says Ontario economy to grow

    A report on the Ontario economy by BMO cites growth at GM in Oshawa as a positive sign of forward movement. The Ontario economy has started to gear down after a strong post-recession rebound, although the province will enjoy steady growth in employment...
  • Psychiatrist speaks out about changes

    Changes to Ontario Shores' adolescent program are 30 years out-of-date says Dr. Gabrielle Ledger, a psychiatrist who quit her job last month at the Whitby psychiatric hospital. In a public letter, Ledger says she quit her job at Ontario Shores Centre f...