Large crowd welcomes new council at inauguration
by Roger Varley
Council chambers were filled to overflowing Monday night as a crowd gathered to witness the swearing in of the Township of Uxbridge’s new council. At one point, Regional Councillor Gord Highet joked that Fire Chief Phil Alexander, who was in attendance, might have to invoke the fire code for overcrowding.
Among those in the crowd were new regional chair John Henry, new Scugog mayor Bobby Drew, several Scugog councillors, former regional councillor Jack Ballinger and council candidate Ted Eng.
The evening began with piper Jason Stewart of the Legion pipe band leading in town crier Bill McKee and the newly elected members of council. McKee, who held his final “Oyez” for at least 30 seconds, began the proceeding by regaling the crowd with a humourous poem in which he named all members of the new council personally.…continue reading…
Uxbridge ReStore opens ReDo Centre
by Nancy Melcher
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Reach St. has become a fixture in Uxbridge. It’s a place to look for new or gently used building materials, furniture, kitchen cabinets and counters, and home décor. Contractors, small businesses, large companies, and the general public donate the items for sale. The funds raised go towards the operating expenses of the organization. The ReStore keeps quality new and used goods out of the landfill.
Recently renovated, it celebrated a grand reopening late last month. The new “ReDo Centre” showcases the talents of the volunteers, as well as provides space for upscale donations. Located within the ReStore, it’s a boutique with a variety of items: antiques and good furniture, up-cycled items created by the volunteers, and one-of-a-kind treasures, and a vast selection of vinyl records. Items change daily.…continue reading…
Tigers prepare for sixth trip north
by Roger Varley
For the sixth successive year, members of the Uxbridge Secondary School Tigers hockey squad are preparing to head to the far northern wilderness of Ontario to bring hockey and holiday cheer to the residents of the First Nations community of Weagamow.
Located in the northwestern corner of the province and accessible only by air, travel to Weagamow – (Oji-Cree for Round Lake) – will require the Tigers team to fly to Thunder Bay and then take another long air flight to the community. The annual trek brings much needed hockey equipment to the residents, but also the expertise of the Tigers players, who run hockey clinics during the visit, which begins a few days after Christmas Day and ends a few days after New Year’s Day.…continue reading…
Dress up your home for the holidays, Uxbridge
It’s time to Bling it for Christmas! 105.5Hits FM, Canadian Tire Uxbridge and the Uxbridge Cosmos are looking for the holidays’ BEST DRESSED HOUSE!
Deck out your home in holiday finery, take a photo, and email the photo, along with an entry form, to 105.5Hits FM – more specifically, to Taylor at email@example.com.
Look for the all the entries on Facebook at 2018 Bling it for Christmas Contest (an album on the 105.5HitsFM Facebook page) and vote by liking the home you think is the best dressed.
On Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 at 8 a.m., 105.5Hits FM will pick the house with the most amount of likes, and the winner will receive a $100 shopping spree at Canadian Tire in Uxbridge, as well as be entered into the finals.…continue reading…