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Strong summer storm packs rare punch — Tornado strikes Ashburn

Oshawa - Teams from Environment Canada began cleaning up debris Saturday after powerful summer storms toppled trees and damaged homes south of Toronto, even spawning a small tornado.

Backyard burial isn't proof man wanted to kill victim, court says

Oshawa - Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that even though a killer hid the body, cleaned up the crime scene, and lied to police, the actions don't necessarily prove there was actual intent to commit murder.

Letter to autistic boy's family says 'move or euthanize him'

The family of a teenager with autism in Canada has received a letter saying the family should euthanize him or move out of the area.

Celebrating Métis heritage and culture at Oshawa's Memorial Park Special

Oshawa - This weekend, the Oshawa and Durham Region Métis Council hosts its 7th annual Métis Heritage Celebration. The event includes traditional games, art, craft goods, music and dancing.

Public enjoys the old ways of policing in Oshawa

Oshawa - The downtown Oshawa community is seeing a change in the police lately. For the past six weeks front line officers are going old school leaving their cruisers to walk their beats.

Alert citizens help nab robber in Ontario

Oshawa - A Toronto man was arrested in Oshawa after alert citizens called police after witnessing the man smashing a window at the local Shopper's Drug Mart.

Man arrested after standoff with Ontario police

Oshawa - An Oshawa man, 25, is in custody after an assault yesterday that lead to a long afternoon standoff with police. The incident is not considered a hostage situation.

Man's ear cut away during home robbery in Ontario

Oshawa - A portion of a man's ear was cut away during an assault yesterday at a home in Oshawa. The victim was treated for serious head and ear injuries at hospital.

Disturbance call in Oshawa turns into homicide

Oshawa - Two men were found with serious injuries at an Oshawa apartment building following a disturbance call by Durham Regional Police.

Train Derailment in Oshawa, Ontario

A Canadian Pacific freight train derailed north of Park Road South in Oshawa, Ontario. One of the derailed cars was loaded with hydrogen peroxide.

180 Cats Dead After Fire In Oshawa's Humane Society

A fire on Wednesday morning killed 180 cats at the Durham region Humane Society. Emergency crews were only able to save nine dogs and two cats from the property.

CAW Reaches Close out Settlement with GM for Oshawa Truck Plant

The Canadian Auto Workers union has reached a settlement with General Motors covering the closure of the Oshawa truck plant, scheduled for July 1, 2009.

GM Closing Oshawa Truck Plant

General Motors will close its Oshawa, Ontario pick up truck facility; the closure will result in 1,000 people being let go.

Oshawa's Longhorn Custom Body Art Patrons Are Urged To Get Tested

Public Health officials in the Durham region have a daunting task in front of them. More than 2,000 people need to be tested for blood borne viruses after Oshawa's Longhorn Custom Body Art was revealed to have unsanitary needle practices.

Three Teens Charged in Home Invasion-Style Robbery in Oshawa

Three teenagers are in police custody after a 66 year old man was injured during a home invasion style robbery that took place on Friday at just before 12:30am.

Oshawa man nailed for several robberies

An Oshawa man was taken into custody on Monday, charged with eight convenience store robberies that all took place in a matter of 48 hours in Oshawa & Whitby over the weekend.

Stephen Colbert Day Declared in Oshawa

March 20, 2007 has been declared Stephen Colbert Day in Oshawa, Ontario.

Colbert's Cold War -- Colbert wins bet against Ont. mayor in OHL rivalry

Late-night funnyman Stephen Colbert gets the last laugh on Friday night.
 

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(From left) Ted McNally (Métis)  Kelly Paquette  Rick Paquette (Métis) and Andre Bosse (Métis) po...
(From left) Ted McNally (Métis), Kelly Paquette, Rick Paquette (Métis) and Andre Bosse (Métis) pose for a photo inside a traditional teepee at Métis Heritage Celebration in Oshawa
Joseph Size and his son Raven visit the Métis Heritage Celebration in Oshawa
Joseph Size and his son Raven visit the Métis Heritage Celebration in Oshawa
John Somosi of the Saskatchewan Métis displays his traditional craftwork at the Métis Heritage Cel...
John Somosi of the Saskatchewan Métis displays his traditional craftwork at the Métis Heritage Celebration
Police walking the beat  old school  in Durham
Police walking the beat 'old school' in Durham
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