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Adjala-Tosorontio, County settle on landfill compensation payout

Posted May 22 - Adjala-Tosorontio and Simcoe County have reached a deal that will pay the Township, $634,791 as final compensation related to the upper tier's assumption of landfills/assets when it took over waste management responsiblities from the member municipalities.

Honey and Garden Festival tomorrow in Beeton

Posted May 22 - Beeton's ode to its founding roots, the Honey and Garden Festival, takes place Saturday throughout the village beginning at 9 am featuring a pancake breakfast provided by the Beeton firefighters, and more than 170 arts, crafts, and food vendors along Main Street. Visit the event's web site for complete details on times, and locations for the various all-day events.


AFFA Elimination Draw Saturday, a few tickets still remain

Posted May 22 - The 29th Annual Alliston Firefighters Association Elimination Draw takes place tomorrow night starting at 6 p.m. at Alliston Memorial Arena. Approximately 70 prizes will be awarded, including the $20,000 grand prize to the last ticket pulled, of which only 1,200 will be entered. A few tickets still remained (at this update), and available at Brisco's, Herbert's, and M&M Meats in Alliston. Each $60 ticket admits two people (19 years of age or older) into the event. Proceeds support community projects in Alliston.

County set to approve Honda OPA for next phase of current, future expansion

Posted May 21 - Honda of Canada Manufacturing (HCM)'s application to amend New Tecumseth's Official Plan (OPA 50) and Zoning bylaw is scheduled for a May 26th Simcoe County council vote.

LHIN allocates funds to increase number of CT hours in Alliston

Posted May 21 - Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) received a bump-up of $50,000 out of a $905,483 wait-times strategy volumes, one-time funding envelope, which will pay for 200 additional CT hours in the current fiscal year.
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Posted May 21 - Dale Biddell, pictured above, was named recently as Chief Executive Officer of the United Way Greater Simcoe County, shedding the interim label she held over the past year. Ms. Biddell joined the organization in 2013 serving as a senior manager. Prior to that, she was CEO of United Way Southern Georgian Bay, Collingwood. The UWGSC announced recently it surpassed its $2 million fundraising goal. The organization recently allocated grants to support 25 programs at 24 partner agencies across Simcoe Muskoka. It also funds the toll-free community and social services hotline 211 across the region, and administers the in-school meal and snack program Eat Well to Excel for schools across Simcoe County.

OPP confirm device was not explosive, investigation continues

Posted May 20 - Nottawasaga OPP said this afternoon the "suspicious package" found on a section of South Simcoe Railway track in Tottenham on May 14th, was not a bomb.

Essa looks at across the board fee hikes, adds new charges

Posted May 20 - A public meeting is proposed for June 3rd to hear comments about recommended increases to municipal service fees in Essa Township.

Stunt driving charge costly for local male

Posted May 20 - A 20-year-old Beeton man lost his vehicle for seven days yesterday morning, and faces speeding and stunt driving charges for driving 60 km/h over the limit through Bond Head.

OPP dealing with recent crime spree in Beeton, two suspects sought

Posted May 19 - Nottawasaga OPP are investigating a rash of break and enters into vehicles, garages, and homes in the Beeton area, including an incident that involved the loosening of lug nuts on a car tire, which fell off as a result.

Five year deal with OPP struck under new billing model

Posted May 19 - A five year policing contract for Nottawasaga OPP services will cost New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio, and Essa Township, $10,381,049 in 2015, effective July 1, according to the proposal currently on the table.

Liberal Party calls nomination meeting for Simcoe-Grey

Posted May 19 - The Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) has called its nomination meeting for Simcoe-Grey to be held on Sun., May 31 at Station on the Green in Creemore.

Habitat readies third build in Angus

Posted May 19 - Habitat for Humanity Huronia will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on May 28th to commence its new project at 13 Berwick Crescent in Angus.

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'Beeton is on high alert, we will not stand for this'

A reader writes: Posted May 19 - To the creeps who have been violating Beeton for the last couple of weeks, I urge you to stop. Someone is going to get hurt, possibly killed.

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Alliston Tennis Club turns 40, Knowles recognized for service

Posted May 21 - The Alliston Tennis Club marked its 40th anniversary recently and Carolyn Knowles, pictured above, left, (Founding President and current Secretary), was recognized by the Ontario Tennis Association with its Community Service Award for her dedication and effort over the years. Andrew Kokelj (current President), centre accept a certification of appreciation from Ward 3 Councillor J.J. Paul Whiteside, on behalf of mayor Rick Milne and the Town.

Beeton Lawn Bowling open house Monday

Posted May 21 - Beeton Lawn Bowling Club is hosting an open house on Mon.,, May 25 at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to come try this recreational activity that is enjoyed around the world by people aged 8 to 88. The club has bowls for visitors to use. Participants are asked to wear flat shoes in order to protect the grass. No experience is necessary. The greens can be found at 47 Prospect St (fairgrounds)

Adjala United Church hosting Spring Bazaar

Posted May 19 - Spring Bazaar, bake sale, and plant sale at Adjala United Church (corner of 5th sideroad and 4th concession Adjala) will be held on Saturday May 23 from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. Among the features available, homemade baking, perennial plants, and crafts.

Tottenham DC fundraiser features 'spiritual medium'

Posted May 19 - The Tottenham Dance Company is hosting Medium Chris Stillar for a fundraising event, Sat., May 23 beginning at 2 pm at the Pottageville Lions Club (15980 7th Conc. Schomberg). Tickets are available in advance, or at the door. For more details, contact Sandra Holmes at 705-440-9587.

VON offers Adult Day Program in Beeton

Posted May 19 - VON Simcoe County operates an Beeton Adult Day Program at Simcoe Manor from 9 am-3 pm. It includes wide range of activities baking, crafts, gardening, exercise programs, intellectual and physical games, etc. The cost of the program is $20 per day. For further details Email: lori.waring@von.ca or telephone: 905-729-0700.

Auxiliary tag day May 22

Posted May 19 - On May 22nd, volunteers from Stevenson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be out and about at various retail locations in Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham, Angus, and Cookstown. Proceeds will be used for refurbushing patient rooms.


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