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Alliston gets first jump on Kings

Posted February 26 - The Alliston Hornets opened semifinal action with a 6-2 home win last night over the Penetang Kings to take a 1-0 best of seven series lead in PJHL Jr C playoffs. Jordan Taylor paced the victory with two goals and two assists. Adam Scott ran his record to 4-0, with the win in goal. In the other matchup, Orillia defeated Stayner 4-1 to take a 1-0 lead in that series. Game 2 is Thursday night in Stayner. Alliston travels to Penetang Friday night for Game 2.

Brampton man charged in assault at Cookstown mall

Posted February 24 - A 23-year-old Brampton man is facing a sexual assault charge for an incident dating back to October 14, 2019 at the Tanger Outlets in Cookstown.

Kingsmere Alliston to add five-storey addition

Posted February 24 - Sienna Kingsmere Inc. has applied to New Tecumseth's committee of adjustment (CoA) to reduce the setback on its property from 15 metres to 7.3 metres and seeks relief to reduce the required landscaped open space from 50 per cent to 42 per cent, to accommodate its proposed five-storey, 60-unit expansion of its retirement building in Alliston.

Alliston, Penetang to meet in semi-finals, Gm 1 Tuesday night at NTRC

Posted February 24 - Orillia's 6-0 win over Schomberg Saturday night in Game 7 of their quarter-final series clincher, sets up the Alliston Hornets and Penetang Kings in one semi-final and Stayner and Orillia in the other. The Hornets and Kings will play Gm 1 tomorrow (Feb. 25) night at the NTRC with Gm 2 Friday night in Penetang. At this post, a schedule for Stayner/Orillia wasn't posted yet.

Three sent to hospital following trailer fire in Essa

Posted February 21 - An investigation continues into a structure fire that destroyed a
residential trailer this morning in Angus.

Alliston woman killed crossing Victoria Street E

Posted February 20 - A 45-year-old Alliston woman died last night from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle on Victoria Street E, at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Public meeting tonight for Cookstown townhouse development

Posted February 19 - A proposed official plan and zoning bylaw amendment to permit development of 28 townhouses on Wellington Street - once sewage capacity is available - is subject of an Innisfil council public meeting tonight.

Brookfield's foray into Baxter stuck in water, sewage

Posted February 18 - Brookfield's plans to build a 253 unit subdivision in Baxter has hit resistance on two fronts - Essa Township, whose engineering consultant says its proposed daily water demand estimates are too low, and current residents not pleased at the prospect of an on-site sewage treatment plant replacing the original proposal to pipe effluent to the plant in Angus.

Alliston Hornets make quick work of Otters

Posted February 18 - The top seeded Alliston Hornets ended the Huntsville Otters season Sunday with a 7-4 road win, to sweep the best of seven Northern Carruthers PJHL Jr. C quarter-finals. Alliston's semi-final opponent will be the lowest seed remaining, which could be fourth seed Penetang Kings who swept their series against Caledon. Second seed Stayner has a 3-1 lead over Midland, while Orillia needs one win to dispatch Schomberg, at 3-2.

All stories, unless otherwise noted,
by Tony Veltri


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Simcoe County committee opts for 21 councillors, five elected wards
Posted February 13 - Simcoe County's governance committee will recommend the upper tier council composition be reduced from 32 to 21 by retaining the 16 mayors, supplemented by the direct election of five 'sub regional' councillors from five wards.
Majority ignore staff recommendation, reject cannabis grow op zoning
Posted February 11 - New Tecumseth councillors voted 7-3 in committee last night against a site specific zoning bylaw amendment which was the final piece to permit a licenced cannabis micro-cultivation operation at 5776 11th Line.
Pair facing weapons charges in Banting lockdown incident
Posted February 11 - Two Banting students have been formally charged for their roles in triggering an approximate two hour lockdown on Feb. 4 shortly before 1 pm, after witnesses described watching one of the suspects threaten another student with a handgun, then concealed the weapon in another male's backpack.


Posted February 10
- Pamela Horan, left, and Diane Mason of Alliston have matched five of six numbers, plus the bonus in the Feb. 1, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 to win the second prize worth $231,305.10. The mother and daughter told OLG they "decided on a whim to stop and buy a ticket on our way home one day," said Diane. The winning ticket was purchased at Shell on Yonge Street in East Gwillimbury.

Tottenham fire station expansion moving forward
Posted February 10 - Alaimo Architecture Inc has been awarded a $94,782 contract to design and administer the addition of a 2,200 square foot, double depth apparatus bay to the east side of Station 3 Tottenham.
Plow truck tenders $74k over budget, fleet reserve to meet shortfall
Posted February 10 - Currie Truck Centre was the only bidder to supply and deliver New Tecumseth, two single axle combination plow and sander trucks at a cost of $514,938, not including HST.
OMAFRA to Town, 'cannabis crops qualifies as an agricultural use'
Posted February 7 - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has come down on the side of the proponent of a cannabis micro-cultivation facility at 5776 11th Line in New Tecumseth as it fits the definition of agricultural uses permitted in the prime agricultural area.
BTBIA looks to expand its reach in Tottenham
Posted February 7 - The Beeton Tottenham Business Improvement Association (BTBIA) wants to grow its boundaries to take in the 3rd Line plaza and Woodington Lake in Tottenham.
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