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'Dial-a-dope' dealer busted at RIDE check in Bradford

Posted December 5 - South Simcoe Police have charged a 33-year-old Mississauga man with multiple drug related offences following a RIDE check in Bradford last night.

Simcoe County council approves $530 million budget

Posted December 4 - Simcoe County ratepayers will see the upper tier portion of their 2020 tax bill climb $5.58 per each $100,000 of property assessment to finance a $530 million spending package, which requires $178 million from taxation.

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Posted December 4 - The Tottenham Council of the Knights of Columbus Cash Calendar Project Chair John McIntyre (left) and Council Treasurer John Sherrer (right) recently presented a cheque for $3,000 to Alliston Out of the Cold Director Jenifer Pergentile. The funds were raised by selling a 'cash calendar' last Fall and prize draws were made weekly throughout this year. The calendar was specially designed to raise awareness of homelessness. Many local businesses and community organizations sponsored the calendar, allowing the proceeds to be given to Out of the Cold in readiness for the onset of this winter.

Latest bid to alter Simcoe County council includes mayors and elected members

Posted December 3 - Simcoe County's governance committee is picking up where the provincial government's abandoned regional government review left off, by agreeing to pursue a recomposition of Council, including direct elections of 'sub-regional county councillors."

In-town public transit in Angus to end Dec. 31, no replacement at hand

Posted December 2 - Essa Township came up empty with zero replies to its request for proposal seeking to continue public transit services within Angus, after its six year deal with Barrie Transit expires, and won't be renewed.

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Elliott's 'coming days' has turned into weeks for SMH
Posted November 29 - Earlier this month, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott told Simcoe Grey MPP Jim Wilson during Question Period her ministry's approval for Stevenson Memorial Hospital to proceed to Stage 2 of a five phase capital planning process, was imminent.

Posted November 29 - The Alliston Gymnastics Club has been awarded the 2019 Gymnastics Ontario Club of the Year. In addition to hosting the 2019 provincial championship, The Club had 11 athletes medal at the 2019 Ontario Provincial Championships in Levels 3-9. Most notably Kayla Hamilton-Greener, Jamie Bradley and Anna Gulyas who were all Level 3 Provincial Champions. The Level 3 ladies also took 3rd place for the Provincial Team Award. Athletes pictured above include: Emma Orr, Melina Turk, Brianna Pileggi, Maci Coulter, Talor Coulter, Rosie McHardy, Jocelyn Ruhl, Natalie Nogueira, Jamie Bradley and Kayla Hamilton-Greener. Coaches: Head Coach of Competitive, Brenda Daly; Head Coach of Recreation, Vicki Iddison; Competitive Coaches, Chelsea Dubros and Ashlyn Christos.
OPP opens its parking lot as online transaction meeting place
Posted November 28 - Nottawasaga OPP has set aside two of its detachment parking spaces for use as a public meeting place to complete the exchange of goods purchased online.
Chartered flights to New York from Lake Simcoe Airport start in September
Posted November 27 - CWT Vacations/Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd will begin offering one-stop (Peterborough) chartered flights to New York City from Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) starting with the inaugural weekend package Sept. 24-27, 2020, at a cost $1,692 per person (including tax).
Teachers begin work to rule campaign
Posted November 26 - Public elementary and secondary school teachers across the province, including in Simcoe County, began a "limited withdrawal" of services this morning as negotiations with the provincial government remain stalled after eight months.
Festive RIDE program kicks-off this weekend
Posted November 26 - Police in possession of an approved screening device are heading into the seasonal RIDE campaign this weekend with new powers to demand a breath sample without having reasonable suspicion that the driver has alcohol in their body.

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Posted November 26 - The Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) Auxiliary recently presented the SMH Foundation with $28,120 for the purchase of 15 new wall mount diagnostic units for the ER, a uroflowmeter and two vital signs monitors for the ambulatory clinic. Money was raised from May's Tag Day, the fall arts and crafts and bake sale, and the operation of Coffee Corner at the hospital. SMH Auxiliary has been raising funds for the hospital since April 1928 and contributed over $1 million since then.
Town comes up dry on new water sources in Alliston
Posted November 25 - New Tecumseth's plan to boost its water capacity by tapping new groundwater sources failed to yield any significant results, council was told this morning during a 2020 budget working session.
Budget heading into morning meeting raises local share of taxes by $73
Posted November 25 - New Tecumseth opens this morning's 2020 budget working session (9 am) with a package that would increase the average property tax bill by $73 or 3.34 per cent on a residential property with an average assessed value of $428,273.
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