Posted December 6
- The annual F&P Santa Claus parade kicks off Christmas themed
events Saturday starting at 3 pm in Tottenham. The parade takes its
traditional route starting at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School and
proceeds south along Queen Street to Tottenham Mall. A variety of
events are planned in the downtown area following the parade including
pictures with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment, and later in
the evening the Christmas Treet lighting, and the festival of lights.
5 - The most recent snapshot of New Tecumseth's 2013
budget comparisons at Oct. 31, projects a $500,000 operating surplus,
and a $913,286 favourable variance in water and wastewater operations.
4 - New Tecumseth has long term debt of approximately
$53 million, not including interest. The 2014 budget projects to
increase that further by $5.8 million. As it stands now, about $33
million of the debt is assigned to be serviced by development charges
(DC), with the remainder financed by taxation.
3 - With funding sources in place that will not require
taxpayer dollars, councillors last night agreed to fast-track approval
for a 4,000 sq. ft addition to the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre
(NTRC) that will be primarily used by the 54 Plus Club.
3 - The last piece of the updated sign bylaw was
slipped into place last night setting new ground rules for election
signs that will prohibit them on various types of municipal property,
and requiring consent of the property owner of the lands immediately
abutting the road allowance.
2 - A Mississauga man working as a "contract
pharmacist" at Shoppers Drug Mart in Alliston was arrested over the
weekend alleged to have stolen "multiple types of pharmaceutical drugs"
from the Victoria Street East outlet.
Business Improvement Association (ABIA) president Mike Jerry, left, and
board secretary, Rory MacKinnon, presented Kate and Christine Vander
Zaag with the association's inaugural Business Excellence Award during
its Annual General Meeting last week. The Vander Zaag's recently
celebrated the first anniversary of the reopening of the Circle Theatre
in downtown Alliston, which they purchased in 2012. "They are a prime
example of what we want to see more of Downtown, a Business that not
only does its core business well... by providing entertainment to a
growing loyal population. They have also extended their business model
to include participation in TIFF and support local Community efforts
through fundraisers. Community causes and Community Group activities."
Tottenham woman wins OLG pro picks pool
Posted December 2
- Natalie Blais was one of 12 people to pick all 13 winners in the Nov
24-25 OLG Pro Picks Football pool, winning $63,837.50. The winning
ticket was purchased at Tottenham Milk and Variety on Queen Street.
2 - If approved as presented, the 2014 municipal
budget would cost
New Tecumseth ratepayers an average increase of $132 more in property
taxes, an eight per cent increase, according to the draft estimates
included on tonight's council agenda.
new three-storey public school building under construction on Church
Street N, will continue to be called Alliston Union when it opens next
A reader writes: Posted December 4
- And on and on it goes. Water, up 4.6 percent; New Tecumseth
municipal taxes, an 8 percent proposed hike, and the subsequent 4.5 per
cent actual increase when the County and Education taxes are factored
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Hornets win in SO, Huntsville tonight
Posted December 6
- For the third time in a row, Alliston and Schomberg needed overtime
to find a winner, and last night the Hornets came out on top 4-3 thanks
to Dave Leblanc and Mark O'Donnell's goals in the shootout. It was 2-2
after one, and 3-3 after two. O'Donnell, Jamie Bennett and Dakota
Brooks scored in regulation for Alliston. Ryley Egerton, Blake Culley,
and John Gage replied for the Cougars. Huntsville visits the NTRC for a
7:30 puck drop tonight, and the Hornets travel to Caledon on Sunday for
a 7 pm start.
2 - The TNT Midget LL #1 team made the long and arduous
Dorchester (just east of London) Ontario to participate in a 3 day
hockey tournament and when all was said and done, they left as winners,
bagging the Championship against a strong Mt Brydges Cougars Gold team.
Posted December 2
- The Alliston Coyotes extended their win streak to seven, following a
3-0 shutout road win over the Bradford Rattlers last night. All three
goals, were scored in the first period, including from former Alliston
Hornets Derek Van Ness and Chris Brown. Gordy Bonnel also scored. The
Coyotes host Bobcaygeon Thursday night.
Posted December 4
- Knox Cantata Choir and Friends present a Christmas Cantata, "And Glory Shone Around" on Sun., Dec. 8, at 2:30 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 936572 Airport Road, Mansfield and on Sun., Dec. 15, at 7:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 160 King St. S., Alliston. A freewill offering will be taken and refreshments will follow the presentation. Please join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with this musical performance.
Lions stuff a cruiser collection Saturday
Posted December 2
- The Alliston Lions Club and Nottawasaga OPP will be set up in two
locations this Saturday for their annual Stuff a Cruiser for Christmas
Hamper campaign. From 10 am to 3 pm, the Lions and OPP will be
stationed in front of the Giant Tiger downtown Alliston, and the
Alliston Walmart. They are collecting new and unwrapped toys, cash
donations which will be used for Gift Cards, and non-perishable food
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