Fire department getting a “Dependable” new pumper
by Roger Varley
Several items were on the agenda on Monday at council’s only meeting this month. To begin, in a report to council, Fire Chief Scott Richardson recommended that an order for a new pumper truck be placed with Dependable Emergency Vehicles.
Only two replies were received to the tender, with Dependable coming in lowest at $716,112. That compares with the $483,000 price tag on a pumper truck the department ordered from another company in 2014. However, that company went bankrupt earlier this year and the fire department lost a $250,000 deposit....continue reading...
Help plan Canada’s birthday party
Uxbridge council has scheduled a public meeting for next Wednesday to give residents the opportunity to present their ideas for the township's Canada 150 celebrations.
The meeting will be held at the council chambers at 7 p.m., and the township sent out invitational e-mails to various community groups on Tuesday.
The move appeared to result from a suggestion for such a meeting made by The Cosmos at Monday's council meeting....continue reading...
Police have busy weekend in town
Durham Regional Police were busy with calls in Uxbridge over the weekend.
On Friday, August 5, a 26-year old man was slashed with a knife during an altercation in an Uxbridge apartment....continue reading...
Leaskdale News with Helen Harrison
Once again there has been little rainfall in this area during the past week. Maybe our turn will come next!
Word has been received that Bill Case, a long time summer resident at his property on Zephyr Road, has died after a short illness. Interment is at Bethesda-Scott Cemetery....continue reading...
Summer in the riding is good
From the MP’s Desk, column by Jennifer O’Connell, MP
Summer is in full swing in Uxbridge!
With the House of Commons in recess, I had a great July attending events and engaging with families across our community. On Canada Day, I was honoured to meet with residents at the ReachView Village Long-Term Care and Butternut Manor retirement residences and attend a citizenship ceremony at Pickering City Hall. On behalf of my entire team, I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Canada Day....continue reading...
Do You Know What Green Is?
The Energy Conservation Committee is offering an opportunity to a student in Grade 11 or 12 in Uxbridge to attend the 2016 Youth Summit with Ontario Natures Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership program....continue reading...