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GM's Oshawa Assembly Plant To Add Second Shift

Plans to add a second shift to the Oshawa Car Assembly Plant’s state-of-the-art flexible manufacturing line were announced February 11, 2010 at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The shift will begin in the fourth quarter of 2010 in preparation for the North American production of the Buick Regal, which is slated to commence in the first quarter of 2011. 

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Oshawa to Post Growth of 3.2% for 2010

Vancouver is expected to top the podium in terms of economic growth among Canadian cities this year, according to the Conference Board’s Metropolitan Outlook – Winter 2010. “Only four Canadian cities posted economic growth of any kind in 2009 — Halifax, Saint John, Winnipeg and Regina,” said Mario Lefebvre, Director, Centre for Municipal Studies. “Fortunately, Canadian cities are on the rebound in 2010, although the pace of recovery will vary markedly.” This is the one annual Conference Board outlook where forecasts for all 27 CMAs covered in the Metropolitan Outlook are completed at the same time. Four CMAs — Oshawa and Ottawa-Gatineau in Ontario, and Edmonton and Saskatoon in the west — are forecast to post growth of 3.2 per cent in 2010.

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‘Buy American’ Agreement Is A Positive Step Forward: Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian and American governments reached an agreement on Friday February 5, 2010 on Buy American provisions. The agreement represents an important step forward putting Canadian companies in a better position to benefit from remaining U.S. infrastructure stimulus funding and establishes a mechanism for negotiating further access to U.S. markets. This means Canada is now in a stronger position compared to the other countries that are members of the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement.

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Hwy. 407 Extension A ‘Priority,’ Says Regional Chairman

Falling revenues, the pressure to complete stimulus projects and rising demand for social services will be among the challenges Durham Region must tackle in the coming year, but it’s not all doom and gloom. The extension of Hwy. 407 and GO Transit are among the lights at the end of the proverbial tunnel, Regional Chairman Roger Anderson reports. “I intend to drive my General Motors product from Brock Road in Pickering to Hwy. 35/115 across that 407 sometime in 2013,” he assured during his annual address to the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, held January 21 at the Oshawa Holiday Inn.

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Durham College Designed To Put Tomorrow’s Leaders On The Road To Success

When entering the workforce, it’s always an advantage to have some workplace experience under your belt. For entrepreneurs, taking their small business idea from concept to reality, it is even more important. What better way to see if your idea has what it takes than experiencing the ins and outs of operating a small business for yourself? Durham College’s new Entrepreneurship and Small Business program provides just that for students.

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