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Planks Lane Reconstruction to Continue through September 2023

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023 03:02 PM

Township of Uxbridge Public Works Department Notice 

On-going construction on Planks Lane will continue until the end of September. The road and the sidewalk will be closed on Planks Lane between Main St. and Marietta St.  

Families heading back to school at Joseph Gould Public School or Uxbridge Secondary School will need to plan their routes to school. Planks Lane adjacent to each school can be accessed from Marietta St., 3rd Ave., or from Nelkydd Lane. All other driving and walking routes to and...

Prioritize connections to improve your health

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 10:08 AM

Durham Region Health Department is encouraging residents to prioritize meaningful connections to support their physical and mental health.

“Research shows that the power of connection is important to our well-being. Connection can take many forms: connection to yourself, connection to family and friends, and connection to your community,” says Keith Rew, public health nurse. “We know that the past few years have contributed to feelings of isolation and loneliness. The task of rebuilding...

Durham Region provides tips to keep wildlife out of your waste

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 12:31 PM

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to remind residents of tips to help keep wildlife out of your garbage, green bin and recycling boxes. Here are some ways to keep animals and bugs away:

Storage and Set-out

  • Store your garbage, green bin and recycling boxes inside a garage or shed if possible, or away from fences and rails that can be easily climbed by animals.
  • If you store your green bin outside and are worried the latch is not enough to keep the animals out, try using bungee cords or...

Region to open new facility to help address community need

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 12:27 PM

The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham:

“More people in our community are experiencing homelessness than ever before and the need is outpacing our ability to provide support. There are almost 300 people on the By-Name list. The By-Name List is a list of people currently experiencing homelessness, who provide consent to receive supports, and are engaged with the support system. We believe...

Uxbridge Fire Department Holds Training Exercises Aug. 18-20th

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 11:40 AM

The Uxbridge Fire Department, along with the Fire Services of Brock and Scugog, will be conducting joint live-fire training exercises at the rear of the fire station between 8:00am and 5:00pm on Friday August 18th, Saturday August 19th, and Sunday August 20th using the Ontario Fire College’s Mobile Live Fire Training Unit (MLFTU). 

During these periods, there may be smoke visible from the rear of the fire station – although this looks alarming, it is part of the normal operation of the training...

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