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OPP seek hit and run driver in Alliston crash

Posted February 17 - Nottawasaga OPP are seeking the driver of a GMC Sierra pick-up truck with extensive front end damage who caused a three vehicle collision yesterday afternoon in Alliston, then fled the scene.

Cryptic 'Snap Chat' post, 'no public safety concern' at Angus high school

Posted February 16 - OPP were alerted yesterday by Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School in Angus, about what appeared to be a threat posted to a "Snap Chat" page (Feb. 15) "that suggested to students to not attend school tomorrow" (today).

Sexual assaults, and robberies led rise in 2016 violent crime rate

Posted February 15 - There were 323 reports of violent crimes in the Nottawasaga OPP detachment area by the end of 2016, according to the most recent summary presented to the Police Services Board. That's up from 287 in 2015, a 12.5 per cent increase.

Urban raised chickens not on in Essa

Posted February 15 - Essa councillors rejected a Township staff motion that would have scheduld a public meeting to gather comments about allowing a resident to house up to five egg laying hens in residential areas with lot sizes at least 1,400 sq. m.

Firm hired to design transformation of former AUPS site into Town Hall

Posted February 14 - New Tecumseth has awarded the job of redesigning the former Alliston Union Public School (AUPS) into the Town Administration Centre, to +VG Architects, The Ventin Group LTD., for the upset fee of $171,350 plus HST.

Vianet secures municipal support to apply for broadband funding in close vote

Posted February 14 - Adjala Tosorontio councillors voted 4-3 last night in favour of supporting Vianet's federal government funding application to subsidize construction of a fibre optics network to deliver high speed internet service into the township.

Township council sticks with 'traditional' voting method for 2018

Posted February 14 - Adjala Tosorontio council last night rejected a staff recommendation to hold the Township's 2018 municipal elections by internet and telephone vote, opting instead for paper ballots and manual counting at a cost of $45,000.

New fire vehicle hikes cost of municipal insurance in Essa

Posted February 14 - Essa Township will pay a $457,160 (including taxes) premium, per year, on its two year municipal insurance policy renewal, up 1.2 per cent "due to one addtional heavy fire vehicle" added in June 2016.

Marijuana grow op busted in Everett

Posted February 13 - Police raided an Everett property Thursday afternoon finding a marijuana grow operation seizing more than 639 plants, and 27.5 pounds of dried weed, arresting two males.

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All options need to be on the table for ward boundary review

Posted February 13 - If the near year-long matter of a ward boundary review in New Tecumseth were an Olympic sport, it would be called political gymnastics, with a diving board chaser.


Hornets put in overtime kill Cougars's season

Posted February 13 - The Alliston Hornets needed five minutes and 19 seconds of overtime to finally put Schomberg away with a 5-4 win on the road to take the quarterfinal series, 4-1. The Cougars had a 4-1 lead with less than 12 minutes to play in regulation. Alliston's lone goal was from call-up Ben Beausaert, making his first playoff appearance, who scored his first goal at 7:13 of the second. The Hornets fired back with three unanswered goals by Drake Board, Matthew Nastasiuk, and Ryan McReynolds, to tie it at 4-4. Board's second of the game in extra time, clinched the series. Alliston now waits for the outcome of the Stayner Caledon series. The Siskins, as number one seed, hold a 3-1 lead over Caledon. If they advance, Stayner would play the lowest seed remaining. Orillia is up 3-1 on Penetang, and Midland Huntsville tied, 2-2.

Adjala Tosorontio considers dropping paper ballots for next election
Posted February 10 - Municipal elections in Adjala Tosorontio could be conducted solely by internet and telephone if councillors adopt a recommendation to implement the voting methods in time for the October 2018 campaign.

Work to bring high speed internet into township would start in 2018
Posted February 9 - The Director of Business Development for Sudbury based Vianet is scheduled to appear before Adjala Tosorontio council at its Feb. 13 meeting, to ask for municipal support in their application to tap a federal government funding program to deliver a fibre optic network "that will give true high speed broadband to the rural residents and businesses along this proposed build."
SCDSB fills top vacancy with its former Superintendent Posted February 9 - The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) announced last night Steve Blake as its new Director of Education effective March 20.
New Tecumseth population up 13 per cent since 2011
Posted February 8 - The population of New Tecumseth was 34,242 in 2016, according to the first release of Statistics Canada results of the 2016 Census count on population and dwellings. That's an increase of 4,008 people, or 13.3 per cent more than in 2011.
Council reverses previous decision, will tackle ward review on its own
Posted February 7 - New Tecumseth councillors have set an April 10 date for a working session to begin the process of reviewing the eight ward boundaries in time to implement any changes for the October 2018 municipal elections. A bylaw has to be approved by Dec. 31, 2017.
Councillors nix voting options, stick with status quo
Posted February 7 - The 2018 municipal elections in New Tecumseth will remain by paper ballot only after council last night voted against enhancing the process with internet, mail-in, or telephone options.
OPP seek suspects passing American counterfeit money in Tottenham
Posted February 7 - Nottawasaga OPP are looking for two people alleged to have used counterfeit American bills to buy pre-paid Visa cards at Tottenham Foodland, Sunday afternoon.
Medical office among new uses proposed in former Times building Posted February 6 - The 123-year-old former seat of local government in Beeton, opera house, and in most recent years, home to the Simcoe York publishing group, is slated for new life including medical office and pharmacy, plus the addition of two apartments.
Bell to drop long distance zones inside New Tecumseth
Posted February 6 - Bell Canada kept New Tecumseth on hold for approximately 16 months, but then responded recently announcing all exchanges within the Town will be considered local calls and no charges applied.
Speed limit reduction for 10 Sideroad
Posted February 6 - The combination of residential growth and the realighnment of 10 Sideroad will spur the reduction of speed between Hwy 89 and the 14th Line, from 80 km to 60 km.


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