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🏥👀🏆 Ontario's $3.1B Healthcare Boost, Bowmanville's Unity, & Daniel Caesar's JUNO Charge

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Issue #073 - February 11, 2024

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$3.1 Billion Boost for Ontario Healthcare Announced, MP Turnbull Calls for Swift Action on Whitby Hospital

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The announcement of an additional $3.1 billion in healthcare funding for Ontario marks a significant development in the province's healthcare landscape. Joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mark Holland, Yaara Saks, and other colleagues, the significance of this funding boost was highlighted. This financial injection aims to address pressing healthcare needs and improve services for Ontarians.

During the announcement, Turnbull appealed to Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford and the Minister of Health Sylvia Jones, urging them to act swiftly on their promise to construct the Whitby Hospital. The call for immediate action underscores the critical need for enhanced healthcare infrastructure in Whitby, reflecting a broader push for timely and effective healthcare solutions in the region. This development underscores the ongoing dialogue and efforts among federal and provincial leaders to bolster healthcare services, with a particular emphasis on fulfilling commitments that have a direct impact on community health and well-being. Read more.

Community Rallies Behind Bowmanville's Brewer's Pantry Amid Online Backlash

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Brewer's Pantry in Bowmanville faced a backlash after hosting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but the community's overwhelming support in the following days underscored its resilience. Owner Chris Aucoin was initially shocked by the online hate but was heartened by the influx of supportive customers, demonstrating the community's strong backing for the small business. Read more.

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Daniel Caesar Spearheads Oshawa's Charge at the JUNO Awards with Five Nominations

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Oshawa’s Daniel Caesar, leads a strong showing at the 2024 JUNO Awards with five nominations. Crown Lands and Dizzy also receive nods, contributing to a total of seven nominations for Oshawa artists. Hill Kourkoutis from Pickering is also nominated for Producer of the Year, highlighting the region's musical talent. The competition is stiff across all categories, with the JUNO Awards ceremony promising to be a highlight of the Canadian music calendar. The Juno Awards take place on March 24, 2024. Read more.

Flint Firebirds Soar Past Oshawa Generals in Decisive 7-2 Victory

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The Oshawa Generals were outplayed by the Flint Firebirds, concluding the game with a 7-2 loss. Key performances for the Generals came from Rasmus Kumpulainen, who scored both goals for his team. The Firebirds showcased strong offensive plays, with Oliver Peer and Connor Clattenburg leading the charge, each scoring pivotal goals. Despite efforts to retaliate, the Generals were unable to overcome the Firebirds' lead, marking a significant setback for the team. Read more.

Ridgebacks' Playoff Hopes Dented by 5-2 Loss to Nipissing Lakers

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The Ridgebacks women's hockey team faced a setback in their playoff pursuit, losing 5-2 to the Nipissing Lakers. The game remained competitive until the Lakers scored two late goals, including an empty-netter. Lauren Beaulieu and Julianne Davidson scored for the Ridgebacks, with Zoe McGee making 28 saves. The team looks ahead to crucial games against the York Lions and a rematch with the Lakers to close out the season. Read more.

Ridgebacks Narrowly Miss Victory Against Thunderwolves in Tightly Contested Match

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The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks suffered a close defeat against the Lakehead Thunderwolves, 56-46, despite strong performances from Adra Barnet and Felicity Villarin. The game remained competitive until the Thunderwolves secured their lead in the fourth quarter. The Ridgebacks are preparing for their next game against the Carleton Ravens, hoping for a turnaround. Read more.

Durham Lords Cap Off Stellar Season with 15th Straight Win, Defeat La Cité 76-62

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Durham College's men's basketball team heads into the playoffs on a high note, extending their winning streak to 15 games after defeating La Cité Coyotes 76-62. Key performances by Kevin Hamlet, O'Shane Taylor-Douglas, and Jasean Elliott propelled the Lords to victory. With their status as the top seed, Durham looks forward to hosting their playoff games, with upcoming match details to be announced. Read more.

Whitby Thrive - Real Estate

Whitby's Weekly Real Estate Update

  1. 22 Bayern Dr, Whitby, ON L1M 0A3

    • Sale Price: $1,585,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5

  2. 15 Olerud Cres, Whitby, ON L1P 0J1

    • Sale Price: $1,430,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5

  3. 4 Worfolk Pl, Whitby, ON L1N 6Z2

    • Sale Price: $1,225,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.0

  4. 7 Fieldview Cres, Whitby, ON L1N 8B5

    • Sale Price: $1,150,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5

  5. 48 Sable Cres, Whitby, ON L1R 1Y6

    • Sale Price: $1,100,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5

  6. 136 Darren Ave, Whitby, ON L1R 0E7

    • Sale Price: $1,100,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5

  7. 56 Tallships Dr, Whitby, ON L1N 9X7

    • Sale Price: $1,100,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5

  8. 415 Henry St, Whitby, ON L1N 5C8

    • Sale Price: $1,055,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5

  9. 71 Auckland Dr, Whitby, ON L1P 0H4

    • Sale Price: $1,050,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5

  10. 81 Samandria Ave, Whitby, ON L1R 3G5

    • Sale Price: $1,050,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5

  11. 41 Londsale Crt, Whitby, ON L1P 1R8

    • Sale Price: $1,030,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5

  12. 124 Bassett Blvd, Whitby, ON L1N 8X5

    • Sale Price: $1,015,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5

  13. 40 Upland Dr, Whitby, ON L1N 8H8

    • Sale Price: $977,500 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5

  14. 917 King St, Whitby, ON L1N 5A6

    • Sale Price: $915,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.0

  15. 146 Shrewsbury Dr, Whitby, ON L1M 0E3

    • Sale Price: $900,000 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5

  16. 181 Pringle Dr, Whitby, ON L1N 6K4

    • Sale Price: $850,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5

  17. 71 Bluegill Cres, Whitby, ON L1P 0E6

    • Sale Price: $820,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5

  18. 42 Mappin Way, Whitby, ON L1R 0R4

    • Sale Price: $815,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5

  19. 73 Wicker Park Way, Whitby, ON L1R 0C7

    • Sale Price: $765,000 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3.0

  20. 340 Watson St W #309, Whitby, ON L1N 9G1

    • Sale Price: $658,000 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2.0

  21. 360 Watson St W #903, Whitby, ON L1N 9G2

    • Sale Price: $645,000 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2.0

  22. 360 Watson St W #205, Whitby, ON L1N 9G2

    • Sale Price: $630,000 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1.5

  23. 711 Rossland Rd E #1012, Whitby, ON L1N 8Z1

    • Sale Price: $440,000 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1.0

    The average selling price for these homes is $953,174.74.

Source: Redfin.ca

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Whitby’s Obituaries for the Week

  1. Mae Ann Haass (nee Naylor) passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2024, at the age of 85, surrounded by her family. Mae, a loving wife to Walter Emil Haass (deceased) for over 60 years, leaves behind her children Louise, Don, Karen, James, Marla, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her sister Janet Dodge.

  2. Scott Anthony Crawford unexpectedly passed away on February 8, 2024. Born on March 29, 1960, in Scarborough, Ontario, to William and the late Sita Crawford, Scott's passing is mourned by his family and friends.

  3. Robert Lorance Houle died peacefully on February 8, 2024, at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, Toronto, after a short battle with cancer. Born on July 18, 1931, Robert was a proud Korean War veteran remembered for his service and courage.

  4. Clarence A. MacDonald, born on September 16, 1941, in Sheet Harbour, NS, passed away peacefully in Oshawa, ON, on February 8, 2024, at 82, reuniting with his beloved wife Glenice. Clarence's legacy lives on through his family and friends who cherished him.

  5. Virginia Fusco passed away surrounded by her family on February 7, 2024, in her 86th year. Born in Italy on April 25, 1938, Virginia was the beloved wife of the late Pietro and a loving stepmother, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  6. William David Douglas Greb passed away on February 7, 2024, at the age of 79, in Port Hope, Ontario. Born on February 24, 1944, in Stratford, Ontario, William's passing is mourned by his family and those who knew him.

  7. Marilyn Ann Morton (nee Bryden) found peace on February 7, 2024, living a life guided by faith and resilience. Born on March 3, 1931, Marilyn's spirit and strength will be remembered by those who loved her.

  8. Jean Collette Scarlett passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 7, 2024. Jean, beloved wife of Allan for 64 years, will be deeply missed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild as a cherished "Nana."

  9. Ida Lisowski passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024, at 100 years old, in Oshawa. Predeceased by her husband Henryk, Ida is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, leaving behind a century of love and memories.

  10. Jack Stewart died peacefully on February 6, 2024, at the age of 96, surrounded by his loving family. Jack, a devoted husband to Millie for over 75 years, leaves behind a legacy of love, family, and cherished memories.

  11. Lorraine Brown passed away on February 6, 2024, at the age of 90, in Port Perry, surrounded by her family. Lorraine, wife of the late Walter Ronald Brown, is mourned by her children and grandchildren, remembered for her love and dedication.

  12. Donald Ford White passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024, at 87, leaving behind a legacy of love as the devoted husband of the late Dianne and a cherished father and grandfather.

  13. Thomas Lorne Hunt passed away surrounded by his family on February 6, 2024, after a heroic fight against cancer. Born on November 15, 1937, Tom leaves behind his wife Rosemary, four children, and a legacy of courage and love.

  14. L. Jane Gordon (nee Hambly) passed away after a brief illness on February 6, 2024, in her 79th year. Jane, the much-loved wife of the late Stanley Gordon, leaves behind a family who cherished her deeply.

  15. Luigina Aloia passed away peacefully on February 5, 2024, at 63, after a courageous battle, surrounded by her family. Luigina, beloved wife of Tommaso, leaves behind adoring children and grandchildren, remembered for her strength and love.

  16. Maurizio Raffaelle Bonesso passed away suddenly while cross-country skiing on February 5, 2024, at 66. A beloved husband and father, Maurizio's love for nature and his family will be forever remembered.

  17. Maria Odete Juliao passed away with her family by her side on February 5, 2024, at 83. Maria, the beloved wife of the late Joaquim, leaves behind a legacy of love as a cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

  18. Marten William Vandyk went home to be with his Lord on February 5, 2024. Marten, beloved husband of Corrie for 66 years, is remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, leaving behind a family grateful for his life and love.

  19. Donald H. Burns passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 5, 2024, at 94. Donald's life is celebrated by his children, siblings, and all who knew him as a beloved father and brother.

  20. Mary Gagan joined her beloved husband James in peace on February 5, 2024. Mary, a loving mother and grandmother, is predeceased by her sons Mark and Anthony, leaving behind a family that cherished her deeply.

  21. Harold N. Thompson passed away on February 4, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love as the adoring husband of the late Sylvia and a cherished father and grandfather.

  22. Aurore "Aurora" Marie Harris (nee Aubin) passed away peacefully on February 4, 2024. Aurore, predeceased by her husband Robert T. Harris, is remembered lovingly by her daughters, grandson, and extended family.

  23. Wavel Ford passed away peacefully on February 4, 2024, at 82, with his family by his side. Wavel leaves behind his children as a loving father, united in spirit with his late wife Anne Shirley.

  24. Albert "Bert" Saumur passed away on February 4, 2024, leaving behind a family who cherished him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, celebrated for his devotion and love.

  25. Sandra "Sandi" Clark passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2024, in her 60th year, after a long and brave battle. Sandi, beloved wife of Drew for 39 years, is remembered as a loving mother and friend.

  26. M. Douglas Spence passed away on February 4, 2024, in his 72nd year, leaving behind his wife Roxanne of 51 years, his daughter, and grandchildren. Doug, a retired Toronto EMS, is celebrated for his dedication to family and service.

  27. Raymond John Martin died peacefully on February 3, 2024, at 82. He leaves behind his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, remembered as a loving husband to the late Marguerite and a cherished family man.

  28. Isabell Elaine Jobson passed away on February 3, 2024, at 86. Known as Miss Tiny, Isabell was a beloved mother and grandmother, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories with her family.

  29. Nathan Thomas Reid tragically passed away on February 3, 2024, at 29. He is mourned by his parents, siblings, niece, nephew, girlfriend Makayla White, and her daughter Selena, remembered for the love and joy he brought to his family and friends.

  30. Sharon Margaret Bugg passed away on February 3, 2024, at 68, after a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon is remembered as a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, leaving behind a legacy of love and resilience.

  31. Jonathon “Johnny” Buzzell passed away on February 3, 2024. Johnny, survived by his daughter Leah Mason, siblings, and nieces and nephews, is remembered for his spirit and love for his family.

  32. Samantha Marie Bourque passed away on February 3, 2024. She leaves behind her children, mother Ellen Bourque, father Kevin Wentzell, and siblings, remembered as a beloved mother and daughter.

  33. Eric Werner Kaiser passed away on February 3, 2024. Predeceased by his parents Werner and Alma Kaiser, Eric's memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew him.

  34. Victoria Lesnick passed away on February 3, 2024. Predeceased by her husband Zory and daughter Angela, Victoria is survived by her children and grandchildren, leaving behind a legacy of love.

  35. Paul Joseph Sexton died on February 3, 2024, after a long battle with cancer. At 69, Paul leaves behind a legacy of courage and resilience, remembered lovingly by his family.

  36. Arthur Leo Brownson passed away on February 3, 2024, at 94. Art, a devoted husband and father, is survived by his wife Helen and daughter Kellie, remembered for his love and devotion to his family.

  37. Dwayne Buddy Sayeau died on February 3, 2024, at 68, after a lengthy illness. Dwayne, a loving father, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories with his family.

  38. Ann McGeown passed away on February 2, 2024, at 98. Ann, predeceased by her husband James, is remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, cherished by her family.

  39. Dave Stephenson died on February 2, 2024, at 60. Dave, a beloved son, brother, and uncle, is remembered for his warmth, generosity, and the deep connections he formed with family and friends.

  40. Roy Everitt passed away on February 2, 2024, at 86. Roy, a devoted husband and father, is remembered for his years of service at De Havilland/Bombardier and the love he shared with his family.

  41. William Irvine passed away on February 2, 2024, at 80. William, the beloved husband of the late Evelyne, is remembered as a loving father, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  42. Pedro Taguilaso left us on February 2, 2024. His final days were spent at Lakeridge Hospital, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories with his family and friends.

  43. Mary Lou Breward passed away on February 2, 2024, at 85. A loving mother and grandmother, Mary Lou is remembered for her devotion to her family and her long-time involvement with the Immaculate Conception CWL.

  44. Eva Johnstone passed away on February 2, 2024, at 96. Eva, the wife of the late Adam Johnstone, is lovingly remembered by her family, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  45. Wm. Keith Miller passed away in his sleep on February 2, 2024. Keith, beloved husband of Lee for 47 years, leaves behind a legacy of love, remembered fondly by his family and friends.

  46. Edwin M. Hawkins died peacefully at home on February 1, 2024, in his 90th year. Edwin, much loved husband to Estelle for 64 years, leaves behind a legacy as a devoted father and grandfather.

  47. Betty Marie Nichols passed peacefully on February 1, 2024, in her 100th year. Betty, the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Nichols, is remembered as a cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

  48. Shirley Lillian Homer passed away on February 1, 2024, in her 89th year. Shirley, the beloved wife of the late Walter Homer, is remembered for her love and devotion to her family.

  49. Chris McLachlan Tooley passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024, in his 100th year. A WWII Veteran, Chris is predeceased by his wife Christine and leaves behind a legacy of peace and resilience.

  50. Kathryn Ann Hill passed away on February 1, 2024, at 71. Kathryn, a devoted mother and grandmother, is survived by her daughters, grandchildren, and siblings, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  51. Naomi “Robin” Ruth Potter passed away on February 1, 2024. Naomi, a loving mother and grandmother, is remembered for her warmth, kindness, and the cherished memories she leaves with her family.

  52. Helen Reta Evans passed away on February 1, 2024, at the age of 83 after a short battle with cancer. Born in Toronto, she leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  53. Norma-Jean Parrott died peacefully on January 31, 2024, at 71, surrounded by her loving family. Norma-Jean, a beloved wife and mother, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories with her family and grandchildren.

  54. Donald Rice unexpectedly passed away on January 31, 2024, at 70. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Donald's humor and love will be deeply missed.

  55. Paul Harold Wilson passed away on January 31, 2024, at 89. Paul, a cherished husband of the late Marjorie, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  56. Juan Maria Ormaechea passed from this world on January 31, 2024, at 83. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Juan's love and legacy will be cherished by his family.

  57. Irene Lauriola died peacefully on January 31, 2024, at 83. Irene, a beloved wife of the late Pasquale, is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

  58. Johanna Martina Manders passed away on January 31, 2024, at 86. Johanna, surrounded by her family, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  59. Frederick "Fred" DuBray passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2024, at 79. Fred's memory will be cherished by his family and all who knew him.

  60. Margaret Bruce Buttars Low passed away peacefully on January 31, 2024, at 89. Margaret's life and legacy will be celebrated by her family and friends.

  61. Theodore Croxall passed away on January 31, 2024, in his 101st year. Ted, a loving husband and father, leaves behind a legacy of nearly 75 years of love and devotion.

  62. Frederica “Freda” McKenna passed away on January 30, 2024, at 92. Freda, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  63. Lois Helen Davies passed away on January 30, 2024, at 93. Lois, predeceased by her husband Bill, is remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

  64. Joseph Jacques Alexis (Jim) Gallant passed away on January 30, 2024, at 92. Jim, a retired PPG-Duplate employee and long-time church usher, leaves behind a legacy of faith and service.

  65. Gloria Diane Johnston passed away on January 30, 2024, at 63. Gloria, a beloved wife, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories with her family.

  66. Glen Thomas Shier passed away suddenly on January 30, 2024. Pre-deceased by his parents, Glen's memory will be cherished by his family and friends.

  67. Elisabeth Kalzer passed away peacefully on January 29, 2024. Predeceased by her husband Georg, Elisabeth's legacy of love will be remembered by all who knew her.

  68. Norman "Norm" Irwin passed away suddenly on January 29, 2024, at 82. Norm, a loving husband and father, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  69. Cary Robin Winter passed away unexpectedly on January 29, 2024. Cary is survived by his mother Nellie, brother Curt, wife Char, and three stepsons, leaving behind a legacy of love.

  70. Lloyd Edgar Cameron passed away peacefully on January 29, 2024. Lloyd, a loving husband of nearly 58 years to Mary, leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion.

  71. Mary (Mitzi) Teresa Kreisz passed away on January 29, 2024, at 96. Our beloved mother and Oma leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories after a short illness.

  72. John Samuel Nicholls passed away on January 29, 2024, at 72, after battling prostate cancer and bladder disease. John leaves behind a legacy of courage and love.

  73. June Ellien DeGuerre passed away on January 29, 2024. June, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

  74. Silvio Mattacchione passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2024, at 72. Silvio leaves behind a legacy of love and will be forever missed by his loving wife Ivana and family.

  75. Matt Stevens passed away suddenly at home on January 29, 2024. Much loved by his parents Andrew and Patti, and sister Nicole, Matt's memory will be cherished by his family and loved ones.

Which famous Canadian artist has roots in Whitby?

  • A) Leonard Cohen

  • B) Joni Mitchell

  • C) Neil Young

  • D) Gordon Lightfoot

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Correct Answer: C) Neil Young

Neil Young, the famous Canadian singer-songwriter, has roots in Whitby, Ontario, contributing to its cultural heritage.