Township urged to bring in the ballots
by Lisha Van Nieuwenhove
Next Monday, October 22, will be a very big day in Ontario as municipalities across the province vote for those they wish to have represent them on various boards and town councils. In Uxbridge, the campaign has been a long one, and most candidates say that they have knocked on every door they can at least once – some even two or three times.
But township staff told the Cosmos late Tuesday that, as of press time, voter turnout in the township currently sits at a paltry 27 per cent of the eligible voting population.
Voter Kits were mailed out to all those on the Voters’ List one month ago, on Sept. 18-19, but the yellow envelopes don’t seem to be making their way back to the township offices.
Clerk Debbie Leroux is encouraging residents to vote now and not wait until Monday (polls will close at 8 p.m.).
“If you haven’t received your ballot, come into Town Hall and we can get you set up,” says Leroux.…continue reading…
Postal union issues strike notices to Canada Post
Canada Post could be headed for a strike.
According to a notice issued late Tuesday afternoon, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) gave notices to Canada Post that job action will begin next week, on Monday, Oct. 22, if agreements cannot be reached for the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC) bargaining units.
If job action is necessary, the notice said that rotating strikes will begin at 12:01 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22. Locations for these rotating strikes have yet to be determined.
The scale of the job action will depend in part on how talks go in the coming days, but union president Mike Palecek said they would look to avoid inconveniencing the public.…continue reading…
Crash hospitalizes elderly Uxbridge woman
An 87-year old Uxbridge woman is in hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle collision last Friday afternoon.
According to a Durham Regional Police report, the incident occurred at the York Durham Line and Hwy. 47 in Uxbridge. The woman was the only person in the Hyundai she was driving. The other vehicle involved in the crash was a Dodge Ram, driven by a 27-year old man from King City. The driver of the Dodge Ram was not injured, and the woman was transported to a Toronto trauma centre with serious life-threatening injuries.…continue reading…
Operation Warm Hearts begins coat collection for 19th annual sale
Operation Warm Hearts is showing no signs of slowing down, despite not having the help of the Roxy Kids this year.
According to organizer Maggie McCreath, the annual winter-wear drive, now in its 19th year, will still be getting assistance from Cathy Christoff and some former Roxy Kids with whom she is still in contact.
The annual sale will be held at the Uxbridge Arena on Sat., Nov. 3, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Any coat will be available for toonie, and all proceeds go to the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.…continue reading…