Habitat for Humanity Dedication Day

  Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication Day EditTag Cloudy skies and a little rain did not dampen the smiles on the faces of four families at Habitat For Humanity Durham’s CentreTown site, July 14, as volunteers, partners and community members joined to dedicate the houses they will soon call home. The Home Dedication Day is…

A retrospective look at an evolving Oshawa in 1867

Farming and agriculture machinery manufacturing were the key industries 150 years ago. COMMUNITY Jun 15, 2017 by Barbara Howe  Oshawa This Week OSHAWA — “That point at the crossing of the stream where the canoe was exchanged for the trail.” This is the English translation for the name of the largest municipality in Durham Region. The meaning of Oshawa…

Oshawa’s Parkwood celebrates its 100th birthday with new tours

Historic home of Sam and Adelaide McLaughlin opens up new rooms for the Servant’s Experience COMMUNITY Jun 15, 2017 by Barbara Howe  Oshawa This Week OSHAWA — Parkwood Estate is the grey mansion on Simcoe Street, which hides behind high railings and mature trees, just south of Lakeridge Hospital. This year the National Historic Site celebrates its 100th anniversary;…

Whitby’s Abilities Centre hosts Paralympic Schools Week event

WHITBY — Three-time Paralympic medallist Todd Nicholson, who played sledge hockey for Team Canada for 25 years and competed in five Paralympic Games, delivered an inspiring message of commitment and determination to students during Paralympic Schools Week at Whitby’s Abilities Centre, April 26. “Never give up on your dreams,” was the message Nicholson repeated during…