Oshawa’s historical advocates are sounding the alarm after a threat of demolition surfaced around a home linked to the McLaughlin family and a significant piece of Oshawa’s past. At a recent meeting of the development services committee, members of council heard from Derek Grieve and Jane Clark, both of whom noted that the owner of the home standing at 195 Simcoe Street North had come forward in 2017 with a plan to demolish the vacant home.
While it may be hard to measure, and the impact on sales during the Christmas season remain unclear, many businesses in the downtown were pleased with council’s effort to implement a free parking pilot program. The program, which allowed prospective shoppers to park for free in the city’s downtown between Dec. 11 and 22, was a touchy topic for council, who first voted down the program before flip-flopping a week later and approving a pilot project.
The numbers don’t lie, 2017 was a record year for the City of Oshawa. Nearly 2,300 building permits, 1,754 residential units, and over $614 million worth of development. It was a record year, and that’s not just a euphemism, the city smashed a trio of development records (total building permits, highest total construction value overall and highest residential construction value) all set during the 2015 development boom.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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