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Pictured above the water course in the area of Cty Rd 1 and Cty Rd 50 in Loretto pouring over the roadway this morning causing its closure.

NVCA declares area hit by '100 year storm'

Posted June 23 - The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) said this morning more than 100 mm of rain fell on the south end of the watershed overnight washing out dozens of roads, and some bridges in Adjala and parts of Beeton and Tottenham area. At this post, more than a dozen local and County roads remain closed because of high water levels.

County sets course for 2018 budget, expenditures to top $500 million

Posted June 22 - Simcoe County councillors will gather for a strategic planning session next Tuesday and included on the agenda are the anticipated highlights of the 2018 budget, which projects expenditures to break through the $501 million mark.

Flato spreading around donations, 'we are community builders'

Posted June 21 - Flato this, Flato that. Flato here, Flato there. Flato everywhere in New Tecumseth.

Ministry says Board hasn't made its case yet for new Banting building

Posted June 20 - Simcoe County's two school boards will receive $4.7 million to fund the capital works approved among the 38 projects announced yesterday by the Ministry of Education.

Developer to front-end costs of water expansion in Thornton

Posted June 20 - The proponent of a 32-unit residential subdivision in south end Thornton, and Essa, expect to work out a deal whereby the developer will bridge finance approximately $645,000 in proposed improvements to the village's water system to allow construction sooner rather than waiting until the Township can finance its share of the works.

Banting rebuild misses out on Ministry funds again

Posted June 19 - For the second year in a row, Banting Memorial High School was not included on the Ministry of Education's funding list for a new building.
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Posted June 19 - OPP continue to investigate a two vehicle head-on collision that occured approximately 6:46 pm Saturday on Hwy 9 east of Tottenham that sent a total of six people to hospital, including two airlifted to Toronto with serious injuries. Police reported both cars heading in the opposite direction when one crossed the centre line. The driver and one passenger in that vehicle were airlifted out, and its two other passengers, and the driver and passenger in the other vehicle were sent to hospitals in Newmarket and Orangeville. A third vehicle was sustained some damage as a result of the debris. No one was injured. OPP had not released any updates at this post.

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Drug raid in Tottenham nets three
Posted June 16 - OPP executed a search warrant yesterday at a residence in Tottenham ending with three arrests.

Councillors split on timing of compensation review
Posted June 15 - It ended as it opened, in confusion, but in the end, New Tecumseth councillors, at least the majority, voted in committee Monday night to award a $35,000 contract to Gallagher McDowall Associates to conduct a compensation review for the Town's 121 full-time, 43 part-time/seasonal and Volunteer/Paid On Call Firefighters, including vacation entitlements, tuition allowances/reimbursements and paid leaves.
Road reconstruction to close 3rd Line
Posted June 15 - A four-month road closure along 3rd Line in Tottenham from the intersection of Martin Trail to a location approximately 640m east begins July 4, through to November 3 as required of the LRG (Deer Springs) development.
Alliston Farmer's Market to expand
Posted June 15 - The weekly Farmer's Market on Mill Street in Alliston will stretch out another 20 metres extending from Victoria Street to the Boyne River fence line on Dominion Street.
New Tecumseth on list of claims exposed in Walton's creditor protection status
Posted June 14 - Walton South Simcoe Residential Development Corporation (West Country Beeton), one of the 32 Walton International Group holdings under creditor protection, shows $5.9 million in unsecured claims, including a small sum owed to the Town of New Tecumseth.

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Honda Canada Foundation donates $4 million to Stevenson Memorial
Posted June 13 - Honda Canada Foundation (HCF) made the largest ever contribution to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) this morning, providing $3 million towards the redevelopment project, and $1 million for the purchase of equipment.

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Posted June 13 - New Tecumseth councillors voted 6-3 last night in a recorded vote to take the ward boundary review options, including the preferred Option 1, to the public for comments. No date has been set yet. Pictured standing from left, Shira Harrison McIntyre, Ward 7; Donna Jebb, Ward 5; and Michael Beattie, Ward 2, vote against going any further in the process.
Beattie farm sold to Flato with 'hopes that one day we will be developing it'
Posted June 12 - A 100 acre farm property currently in production at 6416 10th Line has been sold by its owner, Ken Beattie Holdings Inc., to Flato Development Inc. for what's believed to be $2.2 million.
Fire service calls up 11 per cent in New Tecumseth
Posted June 12 - New Tecumseth Fire Rescue responded to 942 incidents in 2016, up from 850 in 2015, an increase of 11 per cent.


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