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DC accounts topped $22 million in 2016, long term principal debt about $75 million

Posted September 25 - New Tecumseth collected $23 million in development charges in 2016, ending the year with a balance of $22.8 million, according to the 2016 final audited statement.

Board hosting public meeting Tuesday

Posted September 25 - Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting a public input meeting tomorrow night (Sept. 26) at Alliston Union Public School to "share information"related to plans for a replacement Banting Memorial High School.

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G.A Wright field better location for new Banting

A reader writes: Posted September 25 - In my opinion, the place for the new Banting high school is at the G.A. Wright field.


Story Dogs need children for reading

Posted September 25 - Story Dogs of New Tecumseth is entering its 11th year of promoting literacy in the children of New Tecumseth. We are looking for children ages 5 to 9 to read to a dog at one of the three New Tecumseth libraries. If your child is struggling with reading, the use of a Story Dog allows the child to relax and be more comfortable with reading out loud. Literacy is the foundation for all learning so register now for this free program. Contact Carolyn Milne at 905-729-4298 or for further information or visit the Story Dogs of New Tecumseth Facebook page.

Timber sales top $1 million for County coffers, $206k from Tottenham tract
Posted September 21 - Simcoe County reported $1,147,659 in timber sale proceeds from its forests between January and July 2017.

New theatre opening delayed to November
Posted September 20 - Imagine Cinema's multi-screen theatre at Alliston Mills Plaza has pushed back its opening by about a month.
County owned dry AD with in-vessel composting preferred OPF option
Posted September 20 - A Simcoe County owned organics processing facility (OPF) utilizing dry anaerobic digestion (AD) with in-vessel composting technology is the preferred, and lowest cost option according to an Ernst & Young (EY) "preliminary business case" to be presented to councillors next Tuesday morning.
New Tecumseth woman facing fraud charges
Posted September 19 - A two-year-old investigation into an alleged theft of funds from the Community Living Association for South Simcoe (CLASS) has culminated with charges against a former employee.
County foray into public transit to start with takeovers in Essa, Collingwood
Posted September 19 - While Simcoe County is currently going through the process of uploading authority for public transit from the lower tiers to establish a regional system, including Alliston to Bradford lines, it expects to be in the business starting in January with assumption of the Collingwood to Wasaga Beach route and the Essa (Angus) to Barrie route in January 2018.
Councillors kibosh rush to switch how Warden is selected
Posted September 19 - Simcoe County councillors were less enthused about the notion of an outside appointment to serve as Warden, than the Governance committee which had recommended asking the Province for a "clear endorsement" to appoint an unelected qualified person as their head of council for a four-year term.
Brookfield to build park in Baxter ahead of new homes
Posted September 18 - Brookfield Homes continues to move forward with its plans to build 250 detached homes in Baxter with deals reached on a front-end, best efforts cost recovery arrangement for required improvements to the water system to service the subdivision.


Town hikes costs, cuts ties to hockey recreation program
A reader writes: Posted September 21 - A few weeks ago, I was told the Town of New Tecumseth would no longer run our hockey program as one of their own. We have been in operation now for three years.

'Councillors are still being refused access to documents'
A reader writes:, Posted September 18 - I read the flyer put out by Adjala Tosorontio councillors Floyd Pinto and Bob Meadows last month featuring the documentation (obtained under Freedom Of Information) regarding the 13 other instances of improper remuneration enhancements identified by the OPP during their investigation of the Adj/Tos Post Retirement Benefits.


Minor Peewee AE win Fall Classic in Orangeville

Posted September 19 - TNT Minor Peewee AE travelled to Orangeville over the weekend for the Fall Classic and defeated Guelph 5-0 in the finals to win the tournament.

Hornets open season with pair of wins
Posted September 18 - The Alliston Hornets opened defence of their league title with a 9-5 win Friday night over Huntsville then followed that up with a 11-1 road win in Orillia Saturday. Stayner Siskins have the early league lead roaring out to a 3-0 opening weekend record with wins over Schomberg, Penetang and Caledon. The Hornets next play Thursday night in Schomberg, then play host to the Cougars Friday night at the NTRC, and travel to Caledon for a Sunday match against the Golden Hawks.
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Bolton wins Strother Cup
Posted September 18 - The Bolton Brewers defeated the New Lowell Knights 3-0 and 5-2 this past weekend to clinch the North Dufferin Baseball League's Strother Cup title, their first since 2013.


'Wings of Change' meeting Sept. 28 in Alliston

Posted September 20 - "Wings of Change," a peer support group for all first responders, military, corrections officers, funeral service workers, healthcare employees, who are struggling with mental health issues, holds its next meeting September 28th from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Alliston library (17 Victoria St. E). Access through the rear entrance. There is no cost to attend.

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