Volunteers spend hours searching for kitten thrown from van
article by Roger Varley
A tiny white paw reached through the bars of a cat carrier sitting on Kelli Geer’s kitchen table, searching for some affection from the people gathered around the table.
When the carrier door was opened, the owner of that white paw, a 10-week-old male tabby kitten weighing probably less than two pounds, stepped out and went from one person to another looking for a reassuring pat, of which there were many.
The kitten, now named Chance, seemed little the worse for wear after being thrown from a moving vehicle a week ago on Main Street North, near the Zephyr Road.
Kiley Nice-Hart was travelling north on Main around 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, when she saw the kitten fly out the window of a southbound vehicle, which she said was a dark-coloured van. She said the kitten bounced on the pavement a few times as northbound vehicles braked and veered to avoid it before it ran into the nearby bush. Nice-Hart stopped and looked for the kitten but couldn’t find it. So she contacted Geer for help and it took about 40 people until 10 p.m. that night before they finally located the kitten and caught him in a humane cage trap.…continue reading…
by Lisha Van Nieuwenhove
Notes from the Aug. 13 Council Meeting
No day-long parking at the old fire hall: The new parking spaces in front of the old fire hall on Bascomb St. are proving popular with those who work in the downtown core – so popular that signs will soon be going up to indicate that parking in the lot will be limited to three hours at a time.
In a report to council on Monday, Ben Kester, director of public works and operations, outlined that, since the parking lot was created, cars have been parking in the lot for the entire day, which was not the original intent of the lot. The space was originally created to replace the loss of parking that will occur along Brock St. during culvert construction.
Kester also issued a reminder that the Centennial parking lot has a 10-hour maximum parking limit, which is where those who need to park all day should leave their vehicles.
New parks by-law passed: Council voted to approve a new parks by-law that would replace one that had been on the books since 1992.…continue reading…
Bear sighted in downtown Uxbridge
According to a Tweet released by the Township on Tuesday morning, a small bear was sighted in downtown Uxbridge on Monday night, and again on Tuesday morning. The bear was seen in Centennial Park. The Township asks that residents and visitors remain alert when outdoors.…continue reading…
Art in the Park artist started as a “dabbler”
by Roger Varley
Daniella Boerhof, who will be among the artists showing their works at this weekend’s Art in the Park in Elgin Park, became an artist almost by chance.
“I was a dabbler,” she said. “It kept me sane while I was in university.”
That dabbling included painting but she soon found that her preferred medium was metal, perhaps not surprisingly since her father owns and operates a metal-working business on Regional Road 8.
“Before going to university, I didn’t know you could use metal in art,” she confessed.
Now her work ranges from small works such as her metal, wind-swept trees clinging to rocks to a seven-foot-tall creation called Raven Man, which now stands on Manitoulin Island.…continue reading…
Goodwood News with Bev Northeast
It has been a very hot summer, but remember it is only a few months and we will be complaining of the cold and shoveling snow! I have declared I will not complain once about how cold it gets this winter after suffering in this heat! We are certainly into climate change and I am trying to conserve water by having three water barrels to use for the gardens.
I hope everyone has been joining the many programs running in the township for the children; the library has a fabulous selection, sports are always a favourite (skating, curling, Tai Kwon Do,) dancing and theatre is another special program. Fridays at the Foster concerts are always a big hit.…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.…continue reading…