Culvert construction stalled till spring
by Roger Varley
There will be no more construction on the Brock Street culvert replacement until sometime next spring.
The delay is caused by continuing negotiations between the township and the owner of the property on which sits the Coffee Time/Circle K building. While the negotiating is continuing, the township is also looking into the possibility of expropriating the piece of land, which is needed as an easement to complete the culvert project.
In a news release issued late Tuesday afternoon, the township said expropriation would be a “last resort,” with “an amicable negotiation” the preferred course of action.
The easement is required because of a slight change in the course the culvert is to take underneath the Coffee Time/Circle K parking lot. The property in question in the negotiations is a small piece of land on the edge of the parkette that sits of the west side of the parking lot.…continue reading…
Uxbridge’s Stephen Leahy wins prestigious environmental journalism award
Uxbridge resident Stephen Leahy recently received the 2018 SEAL Environmental Journalism Award in recognition for his reporting at National Geographic and VICE.
“Environmental journalism matters now more than ever. We want to reward journalistic excellence and leadership and encourage even more coverage of these topics,” said Matt Harney, founder of the SEAL Awards.
SEAL award winners were selected by a panel review of each author’s work, peer nominations, and in alignment with timely environmental topics and issues. Winners have included top journalists from the Guardian, New York Times and Washington Post.
“I’m honoured to be among the brilliant journalists chosen as winners of the 2018 SEAL awards that acknowledges the importance of environmental or biosphere journalism,” said Leahy.…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…
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…