Piping champsPosted May 29 -Alliston's A.J Lunn, (pictured above holding trophy), and Pipe Major Scott Harrison, left, show off the hardware they won over the weekend as members of the Toronto Police Grade 3 Pipe Band at the U.S. Pipe Band Championship. The competition was held May 27 and 28 in Alma, Michigan. The contests are judged on musicality, pipe section, drum section, and overall band ensemble. "We swept both days with eight first place rankings in each judged category and on Sunday at the closing ceremony we won the prestigious U.S. pipe band championship," Lunn told Free Press Online this morning. "What a great feeling to march off the field in front of a packed house and in front of the bands you competed against raising that throphy high and bringing the title with us back to Canada. I'm now looking forward to the beginning of the Ontario summer Highland Games circuit and North American Championships in August."
Town of New Tecumseth photo
Ruthven rebornPosted May 29 - Pictured above, Nelson and Sally Medeiros, with their daughter Sierra, took part in the official opening this morning of Ruthven Park located at 233 Church St. N. The playground is named in memory of their son, Liam, who died as an eight month old Dec. 6, 2015 of a rare disease. The Medeiros live in the neighbourhood, and their neighbours asked council to honour Liam with the naming. Ruthven, which was the baseball diamond in Riverdale Park, relocated to make room for the expanded splash pad. The new park, designed by HBNG Holborn Group playground structures, a minor level baseball field and accessible walking paths. The park is named in honour of William H. C. Ruthven, an early supporter of minor and senior hardball in Alliston in the 50s and 60s.
Free Press photo by John Heydon
Posted May 26 - New Tecumseth emergency crews - fire, police, paramedics - were on scene this morning of a dump truck roll over at the intersection of Hwy 89 and Cty Rd 56. Minor injuries were reported to the driver. At this post, the truck's load had to be removed before heavy tow could take over to remove the truck, and reportedly a fuel tank leak that would need to be cleaned up. Cty Rd 56 was closed to traffic between Hwy 89 and the 5th Essa.
Gas station, restaurant proposal near Honda hits planning turbulence
Posted May 25 - A numbered Ontario company has applied to build an eight pump service station, a convenience store, and drive-thru/take out eating and drinking establishment immediately east of the Simcoe County paramedic station on Industrial Parkway.
Boyne River PS official
Posted May 25 - Simcoe County District School Board trustees officially christened the new elementary school in Alliston, Boyne River Public School, at their monthly meeting last night.
Principal, VP shuffles at local schools
Posted May 25 - Administrative moves for the 2017-18 school year were ratified last night by Simcoe County District School Board trustees, effective Aug. 28.
Imagine Cinemas expected to open in October
Posted May 24 - Work is underway at Alliston Mills Plaza for a fall opening of the six screen Imagine Cinemas, according to the Windsor based movie theatre chain's Chief Operating Officer.
Six screen theatre coming to Alliston plaza
Posted May 23 - Imagine Cinemas has applied for a building permit to develop six movie screens located at the west end (rear of the building) of the Alliston Mills Plaza at 124 Young Street.
Clegg to receive Order of Merit of the Police Forces
Posted May 23 - Nottawasaga OPP detachment commander, Inspector Steve Clegg, is one of 44 officers from across the country, who'll receive the Order of Merit of the Police Forces during the investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday, May 25, at 11 am.