Vandals, rowdies, petty thieves causing concern in Uxbridge
by Roger Varley
Last week, a house in the Barton Farms subdivision was egged by a group of five youths.
A video surfaced on YouTube showing footage from a surveillance camera located on a neighbouring house. The black and white video shows the youths arriving at the scene after dark in two cars. The group runs from the cars towards the house that was egged – (off camera) – and a few minutes later the youths race back to their vehicles and speed off.
Although this petty act of vandalism apparently caused little, if any damage, it is one of a number of such incidents which have some Uxbridge residents concerned.
A storage hut at the Fields of Uxbridge was broken into late last week for the third time this year. The thieves stole all the food that had been stored there for the Uxbridge Soccer Club’s closing festival this weekend. Team sponsors have stepped forward with donations to replace the lost product to ensure that players and coaches have a closing barbecue.
Soccer club official Grant Oliver said the response to the theft was “overwhelming.”
“Not just from our sponsors and supporters, but from the community at large,” he said.
Mr. Oliver said the response was such that he had to “politely decline” some offers.
He said the soccer club has lost about $700 worth of food in the three break-ins this year, plus soccer equipment. The hut itself has also sustained damaged, first by being pounded with a sledge hammer, then by having windows broken and, in the latest incident, having locks cut open with a bolt cutter.…continue reading…
Lake Ridge Rd. accident seriously injures two
A 21-year-old Brampton male and a 23-year-old male visiting from Jamaica were seriously injured as result of a motor vehicle collision in Uxbridge.
Last Friday, at approximately 2:48 p.m., officers from North Division were called to Lake Ridge Road and Davis Drive following a report of a two vehicle collision. A blue transport truck drawing a fully loaded trailer was southbound on Lake Ridge Road at Davis Drive when it collided with a silver Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta sustained extensive damage as a result of the collision and left the roadway.
The 23-year-old male driver of the Jetta was airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto with serious life-threatening injuries. The 21-year-old passenger was transported by land ambulance to Sunnybrook Hospital with serious life-threatening injuries. At press time, both men were in stable condition. The driver of the transport truck was uninjured.…continue reading…
What was Uxbridge like 150 years ago? New museum exhibit explains
Although July 1 has come and gone and there may not be many fireworks now, Canada’s 150 celebrations continue for the rest of the year. Uxbridge Historical Centre is helping celebrate the second half of the sesquicentennial by opening up its new exhibit “Uxbridge 150: Since Confederation.”
This new exhibit highlights local history from 1867 to 2017. Visitors to the exhibit will have the chance to explore the development of the Township of Uxbridge from a small farming community to the thriving town it is today.…continue reading…
Goodwood News with Bev Northeast
We are in the final days of summer, with summer programs wrapping up and preparations in full swing for the first day of school, the Fall Fair and the Celebration of the Arts. With the many different programs operating in Uxbridge, our volunteers are working overtime to bring the best in entertainment, so put your schedule together and attend as many events as possible!
Goodwood Baptist Church Sunday service is at 10 a.m. until September 10, when it changes to 11 a.m.; all are welcome to attend. The church is very busy with a report on September 17 from missionary Jennifer Oates from Thailand; and on September 23 international speaker Thomas Bailey will present a screening of “Evolution’s Achilles’ Heel,” and “Darwin: The Voyage that Shook the World” will be presented on Sunday, September 24. The Creation Museum will be open all weekend; for information call 905-640-3111 or visit goodwoodbaptistchurch.com.…continue reading…