Candidates submit last-minute nominations to fill October ballot
by Lisha Van Nieuwenhove
Although it looked like slim pickings for awhile, several candidates came forward in the final days and hours before the July 27, 2 p.m. nomination deadline, and the Township of Uxbridge will have a ballot full of names to choose from for the upcoming October 22 municipal election.
There will be no acclamations in the township for the election, as every category has at least two people running.
Ward 1 councillor is one of these categories, with only two candidates vying for the spot – incumbent Pamela Beach and Amanda Brannigan.
In Ward 2, Councillor Gary Ruona, who recently claimed the spot after Pat Molloy became mayor, will run against Gordon Shreeve and Ted Eng.
Ward 3 candidates are Bruce Garrod, Logan O’Connor and John Haddock. Dave Barton, the current Ward 3 councillor, is not seeking re-election in the ward as he is running for the position of mayor.
Ward 4 finds three people running for it – current Ward 4 Councillor Fred Bryan, Tamara Williamson, and William “Willie” Popp.…continue reading…
Police looking for witnesses to Uxbridge teen assault
Investigators are asking the public to help identify the person(s) responsible for an assault that sent a 16-year-old to hospital last Tuesday.
Officers were called to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital regarding a 16-year-old male with multiple injuries. He was later taken to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto for further tests and treatment, and was released.…continue reading…
The Yes Men say yes to an evening of improv in Uxbridge
“The Yes Men” have said yes to performing again at this year’s Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts.
The Yes Men features well-known Canadian actors Neil Crone and his “dream team,” Kevin Frank and Patrick McKenna. The trio first performed “The Yes Men” in Uxbridge a few years ago, and have taken the show on the road. Their audience-driven performance involves attendees tossing out ideas for the guys to act out. And act out, they do – sometimes inviting audience members on stage with them.…continue reading…
SOFA Smiles with Gerry Roberts
Well, summer is almost half over and the ‘Boys of Winter’ must be chomping at the bit to get the rust off their skates (and their joints) and return to our national old-timers game of Stumble Puckie, known as hockey in our earlier lives. It may seem too early to even think about winter activities, but the SOFA lads have to prepare their bodies for the grueling pace of our national game. Consequently, we’ve prepared a few fitness tips for SOFA members. Now, one must realize that SOFA is divided into two groups: a younger group (graduates of the Sunday Night League) and a dusty, ancient group who don’t even remember their Sunday night games, the SOFA+ boys. We’ve put together a challenging fitness routine for each group.…continue reading…
Uxbridge Fall Fair organizers announce new vendors, still looking for volunteers
Summer is half gone, and organizers are in top gear getting ready for the the 154th Uxbridge Fall Fair, whose theme is “Farm Gate to Dinner Plate.”
One day midway passes will be available for purchase at Canadian Tire and SugarFX starting August 6. Cost is $30 each, a saving of $5.
New this year – there will be a free shuttle bus service between Uxbridge Secondary School and Elgin Park on Saturday, September 8 between 3 and 11p.m.…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…