MPP Bethlenfalvy – like it or not, ‘we’re working’
by Roger Varley
Pickering Uxbridge MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy met with a score of local business people at Wooden Sticks golf course Tuesday afternoon to talk about the Ontario government’s future plans and actions it has already taken.
Bethlenfalvy, who was named president of the Treasury Board in the Ford cabinet, opened the discussion by saying people might like or might not like what the Ford government is doing, “but we’re working.” He said the top priorities for the government is putting more money in people’s pockets, fixing Hydro, creating jobs, fixing what he termed “hallway medicine” and getting the province’s finances in order.…continue reading…
Bells will ring to celebrate and commemorate peace in Uxbridge
by Shelagh Fitz
The bells will be ring out on Sunday, November 11. It’s not the usual way of marking Remembrance Day but it is meant to remind us of the spontaneous outpouring of emotion that took place after the Armistice was signed 100 years ago. Bells rang and hearts were lifted in the knowledge that the war was over.
Sherrill Hodgson, president of the Uxbridge Legion, has enlisted Trinity United Church, St. Paul’s Anglican and the Uxbridge Public Library to toll their bells 100 times beginning at sunset (4:54 p.m.) on Remembrance Day to commemorate and recognize the sense of relief and joy that came with the end of the war. At the conclusion of the bell ringing ceremony, pipers from the Uxbridge Legion Pipe Band will play Amazing Grace.…continue reading…
Annual toy drive kicks off Monday
Once again the community Christmas Toy Drive is ready to roll. And once again, the old firehall will be the sorting and distribution centre, thanks to the Township.
As in previous years, the Toy Drive supports many user groups, including the local churches, schools, Salvation Army and the local Food Hamper committee, to name a few.
This year’s Drive, which is organized by Canadian Tire Uxbridge, will receive its official kick-off next Monday, November 12, at 11 a.m. at the Canadian Tire Store.…continue reading…
Posties hit the picket line
by Roger Varley
Members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers set up a picket line in front of the Canada Post office on Brock Street West in Uxbridge on Tuesday morning, part of the union’s strategy of rotating strikes across the country in their bid to reach a new contract.
Postal workers manning the picket line said they did not know how long the Uxbridge action would last. They said they are not notified until 10 p.m. on any given day whether or not they will be picketing.…continue reading…
Christmas home tour a delight for host and guest alike
by Shelagh Fitz
For many the Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Home Tour marks the beginning of the holiday season. In search of new expressions of holiday cheer, attendees descend upon a carefully curated selection of Uxbridge area homes that have been dressed to the nines for the Christmas season. This year’s celebration will take place this Saturday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it promises to be a memorable one.
Rotarians Fran Taylor and Deborah Dee are responsible for home selection and the pairing of decorator/designers/sponsors with home owner. The 2018 tour is a well-orchestrated event that began shortly after the close of the 2017 tour. The selection team visits the homes when they are resplendent in their own Christmas finery which allows the designers to witness the homeowners’ sense of style.…continue reading…
Celebrate what – or who – makes our community great
Has your son raised funds for hurricane relief? Has your nephew helped build awareness for child poverty? Has your daughter earned the highest-grade average within her school? Has your young neighbour volunteered to take out the garbage and shovel the driveway for an elderly couple?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you must nominate them today to be recognized with an Ontario Junior Citizen Award!…continue reading…
Remembrance Day poppy goes digital
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day poppy campaign has gotten with the times and is the first in the world to use the red flower for an online fundraising campaign. To complement the traditional lapel poppy, a new “digital poppy” is now available at MyPoppy.ca. Canadians will be able to personalize it, dedicate it and share it online – and add their own family stories and images – as their pledge to never forget those who served and sacrificed.
Once downloaded, the digital poppy can be posted on the donor’s social media feeds of their choosing including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Digital poppy owners will also have the option to use their digital poppy as their profile images, as well as adding personal stories and significant photos to their postings.…continue reading…
Pets and their People with Dr. Karen Bardecki, Pet Hospital on Main
The top breakthroughs in veterinary medicine in the past 10 years
The past 10 years have seen many changes in veterinary medicine. In no particular order here are my top 10:
1. MRI and CT scans Currently there are multiple referral veterinary clinics in Ontario that have MRI and CT scans. These advanced imaging machines have greatly improved our ability to diagnose many conditions.…continue reading…