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Councillors spike compensation review, for now

Posted June 27 - New Tecumseth council voted 6-3 in a recorded vote last night to shelve a $35,000 municipal staff compensation review, at least until after a CAO is appointed.

Developer sponsored Canada Day events triggers call for new policy

Posted June 27 - A committee not yet established has been handed an "elevated priority"to develop a policy to govern sponsorships of municipal events.

NTFR to trial run standby firefighters during long weekends

Posted June 26 - New Tecumseth Fire Rescue is proposing to set up three standby squads of six at each of its three stations to cover first responses during the upcoming Canada Day, Civic, and Labour Day weekends.

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Hornets' Bartlett a Crystal Puck

Posted June 26 - Rick Bartlett, who stepped down after last season as the Alliston Hornets general manager following more than two-decades with the Jr. C organization, was recently named one of two winners of the 2017 Ontario Hockey Association's  OHA Crystal Puck Award. The award "recognizes an individual or organizations's outstanding achievements or contributions within the Ontario Hockey Association. He shares it with Lloyd Stockley of the Mississauga Chargers. "It is an honour to be recognized by the OHA," said Bartlett. "Or maybe it's because I've been around too long."

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Pictured above the water course in the area of Cty Rd 1 and Cty Rd 50 in Loretto pouring over the roadway this morning causing its closure.

NVCA declares area hit by '100 year storm'

Posted June 23 - The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) said this morning more than 100 mm of rain fell on the south end of the watershed overnight washing out dozens of roads, and some bridges in Adjala and parts of Beeton and Tottenham area. At this post, more than a dozen local and County roads remain closed because of high water levels.
County sets course for 2018 budget, expenditures to top $500 million
Posted June 22 - Simcoe County councillors will gather for a strategic planning session next Tuesday and included on the agenda are the anticipated highlights of the 2018 budget, which projects expenditures to break through the $501 million mark.
Flato spreading around donations, 'we are community builders'
Posted June 21 - Flato this, Flato that. Flato here, Flato there. Flato everywhere in New Tecumseth.
Ministry says Board hasn't made its case yet for new Banting building
Posted June 20 - Simcoe County's two school boards will receive $4.7 million to fund the capital works approved among the 38 projects announced yesterday by the Ministry of Education.
Developer to front-end costs of water expansion in Thornton
Posted June 20 - The proponent of a 32-unit residential subdivision in south end Thornton, and Essa, expect to work out a deal whereby the developer will bridge finance approximately $645,000 in proposed improvements to the village's water system to allow construction sooner rather than waiting until the Township can finance its share of the works.
Banting rebuild misses out on Ministry funds again
Posted June 19 - For the second year in a row, Banting Memorial High School was not included on the Ministry of Education's funding list for a new building.

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Posted June 19 - OPP continue to investigate a two vehicle head-on collision that occured approximately 6:46 pm Saturday on Hwy 9 east of Tottenham that sent a total of six people to hospital, including two airlifted to Toronto with serious injuries. Police reported both cars heading in the opposite direction when one crossed the centre line. The driver and one passenger in that vehicle were airlifted out, and its two other passengers, and the driver and passenger in the other vehicle were sent to hospitals in Newmarket and Orangeville. A third vehicle was sustained some damage as a result of the debris. No one was injured. OPP had not released any updates at this post.


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