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Tottenham sewage plant, roads projects set to add millions to long term debt

Posted December 2 - New Tecumseth and National Bank Financial are close to finalizing agreement on two debentures totalling $21.9 million.

Marshall, Dowdall to stand again for top County posts

Posted December 1 - Simcoe County council will gather Tues., Dec. 13, for the bi-annual Inaugural meeting which includes the secret ballot election of Warden and Deputy Warden for a two-year term.
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Back in business
Posted December 1 - Sobeys' discount grocery brand, FreshCo, opened for business at 8 am this morning following a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at the 161 Young Street location in Alliston. FreshCo, which is 30,000 sq. ft (10k smaller than the store it replaced), hired approximately 72 people, including 37 that came over from the Sobeys which closed in August.

Pinto levels new allegations of inappropriate mileage claims

Posted November 30 - Adjala Tosorontio Ward 1 councillor Floyd Pinto has doubled down on his allegations of misused municipal funds suggesting now that monthly mileage expense claims paid out to a senior manager, were being approved without oversight.

Alliston, Woodbridge teens flee RIDE check, face numerous charges

Posted November 29 - A Nottawasaga OPP RIDE set-up on Industrial Parkway early Saturday morning turned into a police chase after an "approaching vehicle directed to stop, failed to do so."

ABIA asks council to take Banting homestead off school board's table

Posted November 29 - New Tecumseth council, which last June, agreed to support the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) request to utilize the Sir Frederick Banting homestead property for a rebuilt Banting Memorial High School site, last night was asked by the Alliston BIA to take it off the table.

SMH pitch for charity bingo fundraiser sent back for more details

Posted November 29 - Stevenson Memorial Hospital, faced with raising more than $30 million as its share of any planned redevelopment cost, is eyeing the prospect of a charity bingo to generate revenue to finance an upgrade of its Health Information System (HIS).

New Tecumseth man fined for smoking with child in car stopped for speeding

Posted November 28 - A Barrie OPP traffic unit was conducting radar patrol Saturday afternoon on Hwy 11 in Oro-Medonte when at 4:10 pm the officer clocked a red Mustang driving 140 km/h in the 90 km/h zone.

Draft budget opens with 3.35 per cent avg tax hike, spending up $3.3 million

Posted November 28 - New Tecumseth councillors are meeting this morning for their first kick at a proposed 2017 budget that would add $60.52 or 3.35 per cent more, to the municipal portion of a property tax bill on average residential assessment of $337,546.

Water, sewer rate to climb 3.16 per cent starting in April

Posted November 28 - The draft 2017 water and wastewater operating budgets require user rates to increase by a combined 12 cents from $3.80 to $3.92 per cm starting April 1.

Medysky to follow Wallace into retirement opening top two posts at SCDSB

Posted November 25 - The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) announced last night its Associate Director of Education, Janis Medysky, will retire effective January 31, 2017.

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Past the half way post, only two way race left

Posted December 2 - The Alliston Hornets are back at it tonight with Midland paying a visit for a 7:30 puck drop at the NTRC. But the real clash of the weekend is Sunday, when the Hornets travel to Stayner for a 1:30 matinee start versus the Siskins. Alliston, with a 21-1-1 record is one point up on Stayner, at 21-3, with the Hornets holding a game in hand. All three Siskins losses are against Alliston. Third place Huntsville is 18 points back of Stayner.

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Time to create a New Tecumseth Sports Hall of Fame

A reader writes: Posted December 2 - For the last year, I have had it in my head that we, as in the Town of New Tecumseth, don't seem to do a good job of recognizing our sports heritage. In fact, we don't do anything at all.

Leaving behind tainted legacies

A reader writes:Posted December 1 - Over the last several months, I have followed and even commented on the activities of Adjala Tosorontio council.

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County issues call for its $200k arts grants program

Posted December 1 - Simcoe County is now accepting applications for its 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage (Built, Natural and Environmental) grant program.

Foundation donation helps homeless animals

Posted November 30 - The Nottawasaga Foundation provided the Alliston and District Humane Society with a $2,000 donation on Giving Tuesday, yesterday. The funds will be used to sponser a 'cat condo,' small animal cage, and a cage for a cat and dog, for a year. The funds will also provide food and medical care to homeless animals. Pictured above from left, Peter Biffis, Emily Day (ADHS), Paul Wratten, Steve Jones, and Dino Biffis.

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Minor Hockey Day raises cancer funds

Posted November 30 - TNT Minor Hockey and the Alliston Hornets community helped raise $450 for Childhood Cancer Canada on November 18 & 19 via the Alliston Hornets/TNT Minor Hockey Minor Hockey Day.

Bantam AA win in Detroit

Posted November 30 - TNT Bantam AA travelled to Detroit over the weekend to play in the annual Nations Cup tournament, and left with the championship. The tournament features teams from the U.S. and Canada. TNT's division had 16 teams, and they won their loop. They defeated Troy (Mich) Stingers 4-1 to secure the overall championship for Canada in the Bantam division.

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