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Honey and Garden Festival Saturday in Beeton, paramedic station opening

Posted May 27 - The annual Honey and Garden Festival in Beeton is set for tomorrow from 9 am to 4 pm along Main Street. It'll feature approximately 200 vendor booths, including 'antique alley.' There's a pancake breakfast from 9 am to 11 am hosted by the firefighters. For complete run down of events, visit the festival's web site. Additionally, Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall will be on hand for the official grand opening of the Beeton Paramedic Station at 10 a.m. The new 3,500-square-foot, two-bay facility is located at Main and Patterson Street, and serves the Beeton and Tottenham areas.

Gord Wright named to U of T's 2016 Sports Hall of Fame class

Posted May 27 - Gordon Wright will be inducted into the University of Toronto's Sports Hall of Fame, Builders Category at the annual induction ceremony June 2.

SCDSB approves 2016-17 budget that eliminates 96 FTE positions

Posted May 26 - Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) trustees approved a $540.3 million balanced budget for the 2016-17 school year, an increase of $8.3 million over last year.

Principal, VP moves at local schools

Posted May 26 - Banting Memorial High School, and Barrie North Collegiate will trade Vice-Principals effective Aug. 29, among the movements in school administration ranks approved last night ahead of the 2016-17 year.

Stevenson Memorial fills Chief Nursing post in Alliston

Posted May 26 - Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) announced Carrie Jeffreys will be its new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) effective July 4th.

History on wheels Sunday in Alliston
Posted May 26 - The annual Ford Model A Day at Trillium Ford Lincoln takes place this Sunday (May 29) from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It'll feature between 30 to 40 Model A vehicles from the 1920s and 1930s, taking part in the Huronia Wire Wheels Pre-Summer Inspection. These Model A Owners Club of Canada members will have their road-worthy vehicles inspected for brake safety, wheel bearings, emergency equipment, lights and horn, to allow these historical vehicles to continue safely touring this summer. The event is also a fundraiser with all proceeds from the bbq and on site events, to benefit the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation and the cost of two automated medicine dispensers. This event is open to the public.

Dangerous driving charge for Tottenham woman in month old collision

Posted May 25 - Nottawasaga OPP reported this afternoon they have charged a 56-year-old Tottenham resident for her role in a multi-vehicle collision that took place at approximately 9:30 pm, on April 16, on Mill Street, that sent her to hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries.

New pumper truck for Essa slightly under budget

Posted May 25 - Essa Township will pay Dependable Emergency Vehicles, $569,441 (plus taxes) for a fully equipped 2016 demonstrator pumper rescue truck.

Ice storm cost, 'lessons learned' update on special meeting agenda

Posted May 25 - Adjala Tosorontio council is meeting in special session tonight starting at 5:30 to discuss the cost implications of the March 24 weekend ice storm.

County council approves loan to Innisfil, mayor, deputy mayor split vote

Posted May 24 - Simcoe County councillors, sitting in committee, approved a recommendation this morning that once ratified, green lights a Simcoe County issued $57.7 million short-term loan to Innisfil's InnService Inc, at the "most favourable borrowing rate" to finance water and wastewater servicing to Innisfil Heights (Hwy 400/IBR corridor).

Simcoe County Road 50 closed for final phase of reconstruction

Posted May 24 - Simcoe Cty Rd 50 between 10 Sideroad and Cty Rd 14, was scheduled to be closed to traffic starting this morning, through to July 8, for the second stage of Phase 7 of the reconstruction project.

Electronic communications between councillors can pose as 'illegal meetings'

Posted May 20 - A two hour "orientation update" for New Tecumseth council led by the Town's Integrity Commissioner (IG) yesterday afternoon, included warnings their practice of discussing municipal business via email and text chains involving at least a quorum of members, can be construed as an "improper closed meeting."

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Procyon Wildlife Yard and Bake Sale, Saturday

Posted May 26 - Procyon Wildlife is holding its annual Yard and Bake Sale, this Saturday in the Home Hardware parking lot in Tottenham from 8 am to 2 pm. Anyone wishing to donate gently used items prior to the sale can bring them to Procyon Wildlife at 6441 7th Line, Beeton (just east of Tottenham Road). Items can be left in the shed at the end of the driveway, or on the front porch. Please NOTE: No clothing please. To donate baked goods, contact Linda at All proceeds go directly to the care and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife. For more information go to Pictured above: two fox kits that were rehabbed at Procyon after their mother was killed on the road.

Beeton Honey and Garden Festival Saturday

Posted May 24 - The annual Honey and Garden Festival in Beeton takes place this Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm along Main Street. Approximately 200 vendor booths will be featured, including 'antique alley.' The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 9 am to 11 am. There will be a classic car show, the Muddy Water Bandshell, a classic kids corner with a platform stage with live entertainment. For complete run down of events, visit the festival's web site.

Tecumseth Pines hosting garage sale Saturday

Posted May 24 - The Tecumseth Pines community is holding a yard and bake sale, on Sat., May 28, from 8 am to 1 pm. It takes place at the recreation centre and throughout the community. Tecumseth Pines is located just east of Tottenham Road, north side of Hwy 9.

Tec We Gwill Women's Institute meeting

Posted May 24 - The Lunch at Noon meeting takes place Mon., May 30 starting at 1 pm. Bring a bag lunch and coffee and dessert provided. Speaker will be Ellen Millar from Simcoe County Archives. Ellen will be discussing proper storing of documents and preserving our Tweedsmuir History books. Anyone, who is interested in preserving any photos or documents are welcome to attend. The session takes place at 4380 10th Line Bradford West Gwillimbury

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