Roundabout possible at Coppins Corners
by Roger Varley
Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger told council on Monday that Durham Region is looking at installing more roundabouts in the region, including the possibility of putting one at Coppins Corners.
His comment came as council considered three letters from members of the Uxbridge Energy Conservation Committee seeking feedback on the committee's presentation to council in June; specifically their requests that the township erect "No Idling" signs at township entrances, replace as many "Stop" signs as possible with "Yield" signs and reduce speed limits.
Mr. Ballinger agreed the township should look at installing more "Yield" signs, but said reducing speed limits would cost too much money because all the speed signs would have to be replaced.
He said recycling efforts in the region are at 55 per cent, adding that the number could go higher and the region is looking for more buyers for recycled waste.
Council decided the bylaw department should take a close look at Whitby's anti-idling bylaw and all other matters were referred to staff for follow-up....continue reading...
Uxbridge Historical Centre to host 1,000 tulips
The Uxbridge Historical Centre has been chosen to be the site of a 150th Celebration Garden - one of only 150 across Canada.
The Historical Centre was chosen by the Canada Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI to be part of a celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. The Celebration Garden will contain 1,000 red and white tulips, which have been donated by Vesey’s Bulbs.
Staff at the Historical Centre are “thrilled” to have received one of these gardens as the Canada Garden Council received more than 400 applications from across the country....continue reading...
Leaskdale News, with Helen Harrison
By the time you read this, it will officially be Fall 2016. Many are feeling relief from the very warm summer and dry conditions. The rainfall we received on Saturday was welcome!
The Udora-Leaskdale Lions' Club is having their first Spaghetti Dinner of the season on Friday, September 30, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Udora Community Centre. Adults are $12, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy.
We are sorry to hear of the recent passing of Mike Cummings. The Cummings Family were, at one time, residents in Leaskdale. Friends gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion in Uxbridge on September 10 to celebrate his life. Our sympathy goes to his family....continue reading...