Notes from the May 14 Council meeting
by Roger Varley
Council quickly quashed a recommendation Monday that the owners of a new commercial plaza on Toronto Street South be allowed to erect a ground sign more than double the size allowed by township bylaws.
Emilia Gruyters, secretary treasurer of the committee of adjustment, recommended council allow the owners of 2 Douglas Road to erect an illuminated sign with a total area of 18 square metres and towering 7.9 metres high. The current sign bylaw allows for a total area of eight square metres.…continue reading…
New mayor sworn in while others storm out
by Roger Varley
Councillor Pat Molloy was sworn in as mayor of Uxbridge Township on Monday evening, taking over the remainder of former mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor’s term.
Molloy, who also served as deputy mayor and chair of the finance committee, was elected to the position by four of the five councillors present. Councillor Dave Barton, who will be seeking the mayor’s chair in this fall’s municipal election, declared a conflict of interest and abstained from voting. The mayor’s seat became vacant after O’Connor was chosen by regional council to be interim chair of Durham Region.…continue reading…
Bruins get new head coach
by Roger Varley
Darren Trussler, a resident of Aurora, has been named the new head coach of the Uxbridge Bruins of the PJHL Junior C Orr Division, replacing former coach Rob Acton.
Bruins general manager Mark Savory said Trussler has extensive coaching experience, including assistant coach in the OJHL and as an assistant coach with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL. He was also an NCCP Instructor with the Greater Toronto Hockey League. Prior to coaching in the OJHL, Trussler had a successful career coaching minor hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.…continue reading…
Champion for polio eradication coming to Uxbridge
by Nancy Melcher
Few diseases frightened parents more in the early part of the 20th century than did polio. Though most people recovered quickly from polio, some suffered temporary or permanent paralysis and even death. Many polio survivors were disabled for life. Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin developed vaccines in the 1950s that spared the next generation from this paralyzing disease. In 1988, there were 350,000 cases worldwide.…continue reading…
Goodwood News with Bev Northeast
Happy Spring! Let’s all try to take a moment to pick up some of the litter in the parks and along the streets to keep the hamlet looking good. And remember, you need a fire permit to have a bonfire, unless it’s in a metal barrel – give the fire department a call to get all the facts. They will charge the homeowner if they have to bring out the trucks due to a call.
The community centre will be busy this summer with theatre summer camp, which promises to be loads of fun with games, prizes, water sports and a special theatre production on the last day of camp along with lunch and cake to celebrate. Call 647-458-3125 Shira Forsyth and register your child for one of the two-week sessions in July and August.…continue reading…
Be a 19th century soldier
Do you have what it takes to be a 19th century soldier? The Uxbridge Historical Centre is hosting a week-long camp this August for youth 8 – 13 years of age who want to step back in time and experience what life was like for a soldier over 100 years ago.
Young “soldiers” will be fully immersed in the life of a soldier and taught the basics of 19th century military foot drill and the manual of arms. They will also be taught how to march and even to master the challenging wheel manoeuver. Muskets, swords, uniforms and other equipment will be on display for campers to see and touch, and there will also be a variety of games and crafts. The program will include a good deal of physical activity and parents are asked to bear this in mind when considering registration.…continue reading…
Take your antiques to the Museum clinic
Join acclaimed antiques appraiser and fine art advisor Janet Carlile at the Uxbridge Historical Centre for a fun and informative program discovering the history and value of your fine art object or antique. Best known for her multiple tours with the Canadian Antiques Roadshow, Carlile will share her knowledge and enthusiasm for European and Canadian fine art, furniture and decorative arts.…continue reading…