Uxbridge Teen Receives Canada's highest Scholarship Award
Posted by Samantha Casais on 2/26/2016 8:35:00 AM.

Uxbridge resident Braden Lamoureux has been awarded a Loran Scholarship, Canada’s largest undergraduate scholarship, making him one of 31 young Canadians in the Loran Scholars Foundation’s 27th class of scholars.

The 18 year old, who attends Grade 12 at Uxbridge Secondary School, applied in September to the scholarship, which is valued up to $100,000 over four years for undergraduate studies in Canada.

After a rigourous interview process spanning three months, Lamoureux found out he was awarded the scholarship on Feb. 7.

Lamoureux’s community work was a factor in the organizations final decision to grant him this award.

In 2009, his family began a community garden project called Garden of Eatin’ near their church in Leaskdale and all of the produce is donated to the Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes food bank.

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Peterborough Mosque Set Ablaze Following A Hate Crime
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/16/2015 8:35:00 AM.
Peterborough’s only mosque was set  ablaze on Saturday evening.
The Kawartha Muslim Religious association says the arson was a hate crime which caused 80 thousand dollars damage. Thankfully no one was in the building at the time but the muslim leaders say there was a congregation there earlier in the day. It is feared that the arson is a direct retaliation for the Paris terror attacks. The mosque was also damaged after the 9-11 attacks with a number of windows smashed in the days following 9-11. Local churches raised funds at that time to replace the windows and they are already raising funds to help repair the arson damage as well.
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CIA Drone Airstrick In Syria Has Very Likely Killed Jihadi John
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/13/2015 9:00:00 AM.

The pentagon has announced that a CIA drone airstrike in Syria has very likely killed Jihadi John, a British national that became notoriously famous in connection with the beheading of several Americans, British and Japanese hostages in the middle east. A spokesperson from Britain’s office of the prime Minister confirmed that the US and Britain worked “Hand in Glove” to launch the airstrike against Mohammed Emwazi who was nicknamed Jihadi John, with a high degree of certainty that he was killed in the attack. Both British and American anti-terrorism organizations have considered tracking down Emwazi, a top priority.

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Police Are Seeking Help To Locate Missing Teen
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/5/2015 9:54:00 AM.
Police are seeking help from the public to locate a missing teenager.
Matthew Valley left his residence several weeks ago and has not been in contact with his family since. He has gone missing before but not for this length of time and there is concern for his safety. The 14 year old boy was last seen in the vicinity of Ritson Road and Bond Street in Oshawa. He is black with light skin, about 5 ft6 & 135 pounds. Both of his ears are pierced. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Picture provided from: Durham Police http://www.drps.ca/
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Local Food Bank Facing A Shortage During High Demand Season
Posted by Samantha Casais on 11/4/2015 9:24:00 AM.
The Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes Food Bank is facing a shortage as its shelves are growing bare during a time that there is high demand. This time of the year also sees a lower donation rate.The food bank typically spends about $5500 a month outside of the donations to feed the families of Uxbridge. If anyone is interested in making a donation just
drop by the food bank located in St Andrews Chalmers Church. Canned fruit, vegetables, soup, peanut butter, hamburger helper, tuna, and instant coffee are some items you may donate.
Remember that a little goes a long way.
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Uxbridge Author Wins Award
Posted by Samantha Casais on 10/26/2015 2:16:00 PM.
An Uxbrigde author was recently named the winner of the Lane Anderson Award for science writing. His book, your water footprint: the shocking facts behind our thirst for earth’s most precious resource. Author Stephen Leahy explained: “There’s a lack of awareness and it’s something we need to address because it’s a reality, even electricity takes water, there’s nothing in the world we can make without water,” he said.” The Lane Anderson award is a $10,000 cash price
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