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Tottenham woman killed in Hwy 9 collision with transport truck

Posted October 31 - The OPP's Highway Safety Division Aurora Detachment continues to investigate a two vehicle collision that claimed the life of 44-year-old Dena Passero of Tottenham yesterday afternoon on Hwy 9, east of the 12th Conc. in King Township.

Draft 2015 County budget continues trend of two per cent tax increase

Posted October 30 - Simcoe County's 2015 draft budget presented to councillors this morning projects average property tax hikes of $6.08 per $100,000 of assessment, which is two per cent increase over 2014.

CO detectors in homes now law

Posted October 30 - It's now the law in Ontario to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage.

Car in ditch ends with multiple charges for occupants

Posted October 29 - What started last Thursday afternoon with a report of a vehicle in a ditch at 10 Sideroad and the 14th Line in New Tecumseth, ended in the arrest of its two occupants.

Confirmed - Alliston Mills eyed for new theatre, not part of a chain

Posted October 29 - As reported here first on Monday, and new details confirmed this morning, Bentall Kennedy, which owns Alliston Mills Plaza on Young Street, is in negotiations with Windsor based Imagine Cinemas to operate a multi-screen theatre in the reconstituted former Zellers site. However, there is no signed commitment.

Editorial - Large turnover on County council a spark for change

Posted October 29 - A 53 per cent change of the mayors and deputy mayors who also sit as Simcoe County councillors provides the ideal opportunity to effect real change at the upper tier level.
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Outgoing New Tecumseth mayor Mike MacEachern, left, surprised George and Maria Tesseris, owners of Nan's Restaurant in downtown Alliston, this afternoon, with a proclamation announcing October 31, 2014 to be Tesseris - Nan's Day. George and Maria, joined by sons Chris, right, Ted, his wife Bobbie and their child Silas, were on hand for the presentation. George and Maria are retiring from the restaurant after about 30 years on October 31. "Over your three decades of operating in Alliston, many of us have been enjoying Nan's since childhood - whether a favourite dish or memorable meeting with family and friends - the experience you provided was unique," according to the Proclamation.

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Milne takes full circle back to mayor's chair, four new councillors elected

Posted October 28 - Rick Milne will take the helm of New Tecumseth, elected last night for the second time since 1991, as mayor, holding off local lawyer Kevin Kemp, by a margin of 698 votes.

Budget, Tottenham water issues top of priority list for Milne

Posted October 28 - New Tecumseth Mayor-Elect Rick Milne said last night his immediate attention will turn to 2015 budget process to keep with the previous years' practice of having the package approved no later than in January.

Small Brett new mayor in Adjala-Tosorontio

Posted October 28 - Mary Small Brett is the new Mayor of Adjala-Tosorontio, defeating Leo Losereit in the race to replace Tom Walsh, who did not seek reelection.

Essa council unchanged, Dowdall reelected mayor

Posted October 28 - Terry Dowdall won his second term as Mayor of Essa Township last night, holding off Archie Duckworth by a vote of 2,452 to 1,385.

Local school board incumbents defeated

Posted October 28 - Tottenham resident Janice Hutchison was elected to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic School Board defeating incumbent Clayton Ferguson, a former Chair of the Board.

ATV driver in stable condition

Posted October 27 - A 31-year-old New Tecumseth man is listed in stable condition after crashing his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) Saturday night at the intersection of 20 Sideroad and the 5th Line.

SMH implements Ebola controls

Posted October 27 - Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) is limiting public access to the building until further notice as part of a provincial directive regarding preventive measures to combat the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Multi-plex theatre reportedly in the mix at former Zellers site

Posted October 27 - It's believed that Bentall Kennedy, which owns Alliston Mills Plaza, has either signed, or still negotiating with a theatre chain to open in the redeveloped former Zellers site on Young Street in Alliston.

County set to stamp pit expansion in Adjala-Tosorontio

Posted October 27 - Simcoe County is scheduled next Tuesday to approve an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) that will permit James Dick Construction Ltd to annually extract 500,000 tons of aggregate from an existing operation at 1922 Conc. Rd 3 in Adjala-Tosorontio.

Election Day - polls open at 10 am, close at 8 pm, reopen in four years

Posted October 27 - The 2014 municipal election campaign, which started January 2nd, concludes tonight when voting booths close at 8 pm.

Ward 3 holds largest number of voters, Ward 5 fewest

Posted October 27 - Approximately 18 per cent, or 4,121 of the 23,326 eligible voters in New Tecumseth live in Ward 3, Alliston, which is bound by the east side of Church Street, west to Cty Rd 10, and several lots south of Industrial Parkway.

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'I thank the 306 residents in Ward 2'

A reader writes: Posted October 29 - I wish to congratulate all the successful candidates in this week's election.
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Hornets home to Stayner tonight, in Erin tomorrow

Posted October 31 - The Stayner Siskins make their first trip of the regular season into Alliston for a 7:30 pm start tonight at the NTRC. The Hornets won 6-5 in Stayner Oct. 2. On Saturday, Alliston travels to Erin  for a 7:30 puck drop against the Shamrocks.

Enough Steam to overcome Coyotes

Posted October 31 -  The Tottenham Steam took a 3-0 lead into the third period last night against the Alliston Coyotes at the NTRC, but had to hold on as the Coyotes added two in the third, but not enough, dropping the second in a row to their local rivals, 3-2. The 14-1 Steam lead the South Division and are back home tomorrow night to host the Bradford Rattlers, 7:30 start, while Alliston travels to Sturgeon Falls.

Coyotes, Steam in Alliston tonight at NTRC

Posted October 30 - The second meeting between the Alliston Coyotes and Tottenham Steam renew hostilities tonight at the NTRC in Alliston, puck drop at 7:30. The local rivals of the Jr A GMHL, met for the first time on October 18th in Tottenham, with the Steam hanging on to win 6-5. Tottenham comes into tonight's game leading the South Division at 13-1, while Alliston sits in 6th at 8-5.

Hornets make up ground on Penetang

Posted October 27 - The Alliston Hornets won both its games over the weekend, while the Penetang Kings split their two, leaving the Hornets four points back with two games still in hand.

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Crime Prevention seminars for seniors

Posted October 31 - Nottawasaga OPP is hosting four Crime Prevention seminars targeted to seniors in the detachment starting Mon., Nov. 3.  OPP Constable Tracey Bednarczyk will be onsite with informational handouts on fraud, telephone scams, safety tips for seniors, how to prevent falls, and driving tests in Ontario. Times and locations as follow:
  • Mon. Nov. 3, 9 am to 11 am, at the Guardian Drugs in Angus, 6 River Drive; and 12 pm to - 2 pm at the Pharmasave in Tottenham, 55 Queen Street South.
  • Tues., Nov. 4,  9 am to 11 am at the Rexall Pharmacy in Allistion, 149 Young Street.
  • Thurs., Nov. 6, 9 am to 12 pm at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Beeton, 50 Main Street.
For more information please contact Constable Tracey Bednarczyk at the Nottawasaga OPP at 705-434-1939.

Entries wanted for local Santa Claus parades

Posted October 30 - The 8th Annual Rotary Club of Alliston Night-Lit Santa Claus Parade will take place on Sat., Nov. 22 starting at 6 pm. It's the first of the three parades that will take place in New Tecumseth. For details to take part in the Alliston parade, visit Tottenham Santa Claus Parade is scheduled for Sat., Nov 29th at 3 pm; and Beeton Santa Claus Parade is Sat., Dec. 6th at 3pm Festival of Lights will follow immediately after the parades. For details on those parades contact the BT BIA

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