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RIDE check near Cookstown leads to major pot haul

Posted March 18 - South Simcoe Police officers conducting a RIDE program Saturday night ended up locating 64 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $250,000.

Hornets win Carruthers title
Posted March 15 - The Alliston Hornets made quick work of the Penetanguishene Kings winning the Carruthers Division title in four straight games, Wednesday night in Penetang. Ryan McReynolds was awarded the Carruthers Division Playoff MVP. The Hornets now move on to the Provincial Schmalz  Cup round. They will meet the winner of the Mount Forest/Wingham Series, which is tied at 2-2. Game 7 if necessary will be Sunday.

Everett man charged following police pursuit

Posted March 11 - An Everett man faces several charges including forcible confinement following a police chase Saturday morning in Innisfil.

54 County councillors on 2018 payroll cost over $715k

Posted March 11 - Simcoe County council cost ratepayers approximately $716,000 in remunerations and expenses in 2018, an overlap year between election terms that included 54 people collecting a salary.

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by Tony Veltri

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'Then the slaughter in Christchurch happened'

Posted March 18 - I had written an article boasting about our local Banting student, 17-year-old Esha Mahmood who has just won the prestigious Loran Scholars Foundation award.

Alliston, Mt Forest to meet in first round

Posted March 18 - The Alliston Hornets and the Mount Forest Patriots open the quarterfinal round of the provincial Schmalz Cup playoffs Wednesday night. The Hornets advanced by defeating Penetang in four straight, while The Patriots needed six games to dispatch Wingham. Alliston and Mt Forest last met in 2017 playoffs, which the Hornets won in five games.

Game 1 Wed, 20 @ Mt. Forest 8 pm
Game 2 Fri, 22 @ Alliston 7:30 pm
Game 3 Sat, 23 @ Mt. Forest 8 pm
Game 4 Mon, 25 @ Alliston 7:30 pm
*Game 5 Thurs, 28 @ Mt. Forest 8 pm
*Game 6 Fri, 29, @ Alliston 7:30 pm
*Game 7 Sun, 31 @ Mt. Forest 6:30 pm
*If necessary.


Essa stays in-house, appoints Healey-Dowdall new CAO
Posted March 7 - Essa Township announced this morning Colleen Healey-Dowdall will be its new Chief Administrative Officer effective March 18.

Cablebridge seeks to tie commercial lands together
Posted March 5 - Cablebridge (Biffis family) has applied for a zoning bylaw amendment that would tie its recently approved service station and car wash site with its adjacent commercial block at 10 SR and Hwy 89.
Beeton developers set to upfront Dayfoot Street reconstruction costs Posted March 4 - Developers with active planning applications in Beeton held up by servicing constraints requiring reconstruction of Dayfoot Street, have a deal at hand to front-end the municipality's share of the multi-million dollar project.
Essa sets shortlist to replace retiring CAO
Posted March 4 - Essa council will hold a special in camera meeting tomorrow morning beginning at 8:45 to interview its shortlisted candidates for the Township's CAO Position.
Transition year council cost ratepayers $340k
Posted March 1 - New Tecumseth council swelled to 16 in 2018, including members elected in October, who received approximately $340,000 in salaries, benefits, and expenses, according to the annual statement of remunerations.
Essa council approves 2019 budget with combined 5.5 per cent tax hike
Posted February 26 - Essa Township will tap its ratepayers for $6.88 million to finance a 2019 budget of $11,688,115, pushing the average tax bill to $865 for local purposes, an increase of approximately $36 on a home with an assessed value of $360k.
Township water rates set for next four years
Posted February 26 - Essa councillors approved hiking Township water rates 2.38 per cent annually through to 2022.
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