from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of southeast Ontario, Canada, on Lake Ontario northeast of Toronto. It is a port of entry and manufacturing center. Population: 111,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A town and seaport in North Yorkshire, England.
  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. Any of a number of other places.


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  • WHITBY -- A 25-year-old Whitby woman is in hospital after she was ejected from a moving vehicle travelling eastbound on Hwy. 401 in Whitby. | Top Stories

  • WHITBY -- A 40-year-old Toronto man was thrown from his vehicle on Feb. 12 after his vehicle hit a utility pole in Whitby. | Top Stories

  • WHITBY -- A fire broke out in the rear of a barn/garage workshop on Dundas Street West, in Whitby, around 8: 30 p.m. on Feb. 13. | Top Stories

  • WHITBY -- Impaired driving charges have been laid against a driver whose car slammed into a hydro transformer Saturday night, cutting off power to a Whitby neighbourhood. | Top Stories

  • WHITBY -- Police are on the lookout for three suspects following an armed home invasion robbery early Monday in Whitby. | Top Stories

  • WHITBY -- Whitby families are being encouraged to spend more time with their loved ones by taking part in recreational activities on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 15. | Top Stories

  • WHITBY -- A worker was pistol whipped and beaten during a robbery at a Whitby supermarket | Top Stories

  • "WHITBY in SHORTS" - the first of our monthly short-film nights, at the Coliseum in Whitby last night [Wed. 7th January], was a resounding success.


  • Whitby is recognisable, but surreally different, in the same way that some Pennine towns might be superficially redolent of the League of Gentlemen's Royston Vasey but – thank God! – nothing so horrible.

    In praise of Brenda and Effie

  • Finance Minister Jim Flaherty won easily in Whitby-Oshawa despite a somewhat close 2006 result.

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