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Homophobia in hockey: Putting discrimination in the penalty box

March 16, 2017

Brock McGillis, former OHL player and professional goalie, lived the typical ‘hockey bro’ lifestyle for years. It was a lie...

TSN stats expert goes bar down with first book

March 02, 2017

There are many beliefs as to why the Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t seen the Stanley Cup in 50 years.

As Kevin Gibson writes, there are a number of well-thought-out conspiracy theories as to what curses are holding the team back...

One-on-one with Chris Hadfield

February 15, 2017

Chris Hadfield has been in the spotlight in Canada for several years.

Born and raised in Sarnia, Hadfield has since lived in Texas, Russia and outer space.

Hadfield is the first Canadian to have walked in space, with almost 15 hours spent doing so. His resume also lists experience as a downhill ski racer, fighter pilot and musician...

50 guitars: behind the scenes of a viral video attempt

March 01, 2017

Durham College (DC) president Don Lovisa is stirring up social media interest with the latest celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary.50 DC students, staff and alumni strummed their guitars in unison on the staircase inside the Student Services Building, where the video was shot...

Man charged with murder of Oshawa woman

February 09, 2017

A 31-year-old Oshawa man is being held, pending a court appearance, in relation to the death of an Oshawa woman.

Wesley Guzylak, who was found at the scene of the stabbing death of Cotie Weekley with self-inflicted knife wounds, has been charged with first-degree murder...

Brad Paisley helps cure the winter blues

February 08, 2017

Brad Paisley brought his Life Amplified World Tour to Canada recently.

Paisley stopped by the Peterborough Memorial Centre (PMC) Feb. 3, where nearly every seat was filled with plaid-clad country music fans...

Norovirus conquering campuses, are DC and UOIT next?

February 03, 2017

With student residences identified as ground zero for norovirus outbreaks at both Humber and Conestoga, Durham College (DC) and UOIT are taking extra precautions to ensure students remain healthy...

Community rallies behind the daughter of murder victim

January 26, 2017

A GoFundMe campaign has begun to raise money for an 8-year-old girl after her mother was brutally murdered on the Oshawa-Scugog border.

Cotie Weekley, 31, was found without vital signs in the backyard of a home at 5270 Simcoe Street North with apparent stab wounds Jan. 23...

3HL: The new pro hockey league in townWrite a catchy title...

January 26, 2017

If you’re a fan of the 3-on-3 overtime format in the NHL, you might find a new pro hockey league operating in southern Ontario appeals to your hockey taste...

Chris Hadfield lands on campus

January 18, 2017

Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield thinks today’s college students might need to beef up their long distance calling packages – because he says living on the moon is a real possibility...

Dude, where's my electric car?

November 30, 2016

The electric car community on campus is in shock after learning that access to their usual park and charge spots would be lost – at least temporarily...

It’s a small world after all [FEATURE]

November 28, 2016

The morning sunrise peeks over the horizon, its glow waking the world with the indication of a new day. Yobert Montillo Guzmán has just arrived home from his part-time job but must wake and begin preparing for another day of school. Guzmán is studying cooking while living away from home. He rents a room in the city and in order to afford rent, he spends his evenings working into the wee hours...

Easing the burden of student debt

November 24, 2016

The Canadian government recently announced a new rule that will make student debt repayment a little easier.

But Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Whitby MP, thinks her Liberal government can do more...

From the barnyard to the courtroom

November 14, 2016

Durham College faculty member Virginia Harwood has learned a thing or two about hard work. With a 17-year legal career and diplomas from Durham College, UOIT, Brock University and the University of Windsor, Harwood now teaches in the school of Justice and Emergency Services. She spends her free time furthering her research and maintaining a farm...

SA hopes to rebuild reputation

November 10, 2016

The past year has been rocky for the Student Association at Durham College and UOIT.

It has developed a reputation for meeting student concerns and inquiries with silence after it was the centre of several scandals through the spring and summer...

Mo is More this Movember [editorial written with Alex Debets]

November 05, 2016

If you see an increase in strange and spectacular moustaches in the coming weeks, rest easy.

November is known for the disappearing of leaves, the arrival of Christmas music and the growing out of facial hair. It’s Movember...

From Degrassi to DC

April 15, 2016

Students at Durham College may have noticed a familiar face in the halls this year. Fan favourite Degrassi star Jessica Tyler is now enrolled in the two year Public Relations program, in the homestretch of her first year...

Durham College students lend a helping hand in Peru

September 26, 2016

After a summer-long selection process, three Durham College students are now furthering their education in Peru as part of a school initiative...

Keep an eye out for Celina

April 16, 2016

Whitby MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes has been the talk of Durham Region politics since Justin Trudeau paid a visit to her campaign during last fall’s federal election...

The SIRC is coming to town

October 21, 2016

Wearing a UOIT Ridgebacks track jacket, Caesar-Chavannes was on campus Oct. 12 along with Durham MPP Granville Anderson to announce $13 million in federal and provincial government investments into construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art building on campus...

SA foots the bill to help you Unlearn

April 14, 2016

The burning of a mosque in Peterborough and the defacing of Muslim Student Association and Arab Student Association posters here on campus, are proof of Islamophobia close to home, according to the Student Association...

The city of Oshawa wants you to have your say

November 01, 2016

Our American neighbours are making a huge decision at the polls soon, but here in Oshawa you can make your voice heard, too...

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Durham College’s Peruvian school partner hosts successful celebration

October 15, 2016

TRUJILLO PERU -- The pressure was on as Maria Velasquez, Roberto Narvaez and Yelsini Salinas hurried to finish their traditional Peruvian dish...

Durham College students headed to Peru

September 24, 2016

OSHAWA — Three Durham College students are headed to Peru to hone their skills while learning what it’s like to work abroad...

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November 01, 2016

Changing perspectives with a Slice of Life

Through years of education, AIDS awareness has changed from something incredibly taboo to an important discussion highlighted by World AIDS Day every Dec. 1...

August 01, 2016

Making a difference a world away

On a recent trip to Laos to document the installation of donated water filters, Steve Rutledge had a chance encounter with a local girl and her mother...

October 01, 2016

A helping hand for Indian Orphanage

Here in Whitby we’re fortunate enough to have access to clean water, hygiene education and proper facilities. At the Cornerstone Children’s Home in Tamil Nadu, India and in third world countries around the world, these basic amenities used to seem like impossible dreams...

July 01, 2016

Local youths soar with 2VandenBos Whitby Air Cadets

Ben Czuczman credits his time in air cadets with many things in his life, from new friends all over Canada to getting his glider pilot’s license...

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Brooklin Town Crier

January 06, 2017

For which disease does pub trivia night raise funds?

Did you know that the proper name for a squirrel’s nest is a drey? Which of the seven dwarfs appears without a beard in the classic Disney film?

These bits of trivia and countless others have been the focus of a monthly quiz night hosted at the Brooklin Pub & Grill.

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November 21, 2016

Whitby number one Ontario for business

Whitby is the best city for business in Ontario and seventh in Canada, according to a top 25 list posted last July on ​ is an online source for up-to-date and reliable business information, boasting 30 years of service to the Canadian business world. Its annual list, ‘Canada’s Best Places for Business’, provides a ranking of the top 25 cities across the country. Cities are ranked based on how business-friendly their governments are, balance of costs in the areas, and how the local markets are projected to grow...

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