Oshawa is among the top performing urban economies in the country, according to a Conference Board of Canada's analysis of 15 medium-sized census metropolitan areas published Thursday.

It’s not your grandfather’s Oshawa.

The long-time home to GM Canada has evolved into a health sciences and education hub — and one of the nation’s top performing urban economies — thanks to what the Durham Workforce Authority calls a “creative push for growth” after the credit crunch and global auto sector implosion in 2008.

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DURHAM REGION, August 3, 2017 - Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Roger Bouma reported 749 residential transactions in July 2017, a 25 per cent decrease from June 2017.

July also saw the number of new listings in Durham decrease month-over-month to 1,906, down from 2,639 new listings in June, but higher than the 1,459 in July 2016.

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Canadians living in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver lose 88-million hours a year sitting in traffic, which equals 10,000 years. That’s according to a new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Senior Vice President of Policy Warren Everson says it’s both residents and businesses that lose out because of poor infrastructure.

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Premier Kathleen Wynne announced changes today to her cabinet, following the resignation of Glen Murray as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

Chris Ballard moves from Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy to become the new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, leading Ontario's fight against climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and overseeing the province's transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Business owners are being urged by the provincial chamber of commerce to make their concerns regarding proposed changes to workplace legislation and minimum wage increases loud and clear.

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Chamber Videos

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce CEO Nancy Shaw discusses membership with the Chamber.

The 2017 Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce President, Gary Valcour, discusses governance of the chamber.