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Another announcement is coming from Uxbridge Cottage Hospital today. A medical office building is going to be built on the hospital site. Dr Carlye Jensen, the chief of staff, was in on the Morning Den last month and says the building will house clinics for a number of specialties. The building will go up on the side that currently houses the hospital garage. 

While the pump park is officially open at the Fields of Uxbridge work continues around it. This week crews will begin laying artificial turf in drainage areas and inside the bowl. Uxbridge Ward 4 Councillor Willie Popp says artificial turf made the most sense to cover the soil. The Councillor says sod had the potential for drying out and needing replacement during hot summers and maintaining it would mean closing the park down for crews to get in and do their work.

Party representation will remain mostly unchanged across our area as incumbents put forth a strong showing in yesterday's Federal Election results. Liberal Jennifer O'Connell was re-elected in Pickering-Uxbridge, taking an impressive 51% of the vote over her rivals. The north remains Tory blue, with Conservatives winning in York-Simcoe, Haliburton-Kawartha-Lakes-Brock, and Durham; the Liberals held on to seats in Scarborough-Rouge Park, Ajax, and Whitby. Markham-Stouffville MP Jane Philpott lost her seat to Liberal Helena Jaczek; Philpott was a former Liberal Health Minister who ran for re-election as an independent.