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Information session for long term water needs tonight in Alliston

Posted February 11 - The first update to New Tecumseth's Water Master Plan since 2007, gets its first public view tonight at a public information centre (PIC) from 5:30 to 8 pm at the council chambers in Alliston.

Health care delivery changes could leave town 'orphaned'

Posted February 11 - Proposed changes by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that would consolidate control of the various health care service delivery agencies under the expanded roles of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) exposes an "anomaly" in New Tecumseth.

Toronto man compounds speeding ticket with obstructing justice

Posted February 10 - A male who showed up in a courtroom yesterday in relation to a speeding ticket issued on July 10, 2015 by a Nottawasaga OPP traffic unit, provided the presiding justice a phony name and announced he was there representing his "friend," the alleged speeder, who could not attend his court date because of the flu.

Sidewalk placement sparks new tree fight in Beeton

Posted February 10 - Pending plans to urbanize Dayfoot Street as part of the broader residential development expected to fully begin this spring in Beeton, has hit a patch of opposition from DA Jones Avenue residents, concerned about losing the trees that run along the back of their lots between Kate Aitken Crescent and Danielle Gate.

Building activity up in township

Posted February 10 - Adjala-Tosorontio issued 195 permits in 2015, up from 211 the year before, according to a year-end review of building activity in the township.

Sentencing hearing into Alliston murder under way in Barrie

Posted February 9 - The now 21-year-old female who pleaded guilty to the second degree murder of Steve Garnier, 24, of Alliston on June 23, 2012, was back in a Barrie courtroom today, seeking to be sentenced as a youth. The Crown is seeking an adult sentence.

Distillery approved for initial relief from site plan

Posted February 9 - Ken Beattie has been cleared to start construction on the first phase of his fledgling vodka distillery following council approval last night to waive the requirement for site plan approval prior to building permit issuance.
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Business opportunities from historic home running into planning obstacles

Posted February 9 - The new owner of the 19th century home in Tottenham locally referred to as the "Gables", has run into a 21st century planning policy in New Tecumseth that if applied as written, would require shaving off part of the house to widen the road on two sides because it's located on the corner lot at Wilson and McGoey Street.

Loretto woman suffers serious injuries in crash, found by passerby

Posted February 8 - A 42-year-old female from Loretto is in a Toronto hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries suffered in a single vehicle crash early this morning on Cty Rd 27 in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

Compromise reached on proposed planning fee hikes, engineering service level review

Posted February 8 - A one week delay in council voting on proposed increases to development fees has led to a split action plan that retains the hikes on new planning applications but postpones increasing the engineering subdivision application review fee pending the results of a level of service review.

Beattie seeks site plan waiver to begin distillery process

Posted February 8 - The planning consultant for Ken Beattie's pending vodka distillery business is requesting council waive site plan approval for the first phase of its construction to meet "pressing commitments" to supply the LCBO by June.

Township begins implementing organization review recommendations

Posted February 5 - Adjala-Tosorontio councillors have approved commencing with the hiring process to add an engineer to oversee the infrastructure services including public works, planning and building departments as recommended in the recently tabled BDO review of the organizational structure at the Township.

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Steam, Coyotes playoff opponents set

Posted February 11 - The Central Division's top seed Tottenham Steam will meet 8th seeded Orangeville in the opening round of Central Division playoffs, while the second seed Alliston Coyotes will play Grey Highlands when divisional quarterfinals get underway February 17. The Steam defeated Bradford last night 8-1 and will play their final game of the regular season at home Saturday night against Oshawa. The Coyotes wrap up their regular season at the NTRC tonight against Shelburne. Alliston and Tottenham wouldn't meet in the playoffs unless they both reach the divisional finals.

Hornets make quick work of Cougars, on to semi's

Posted February 9 - The Alliston Hornets advanced to the GMOHL semi-finals with a 7-0 win last night in Schomberg to clinch that series in four straight. Alliston will play the lowest seed that advances. Joe Cochrane led the way with four points - three assists and a goal. Devon Gillham and Mackenzie Flewelling each chipped in a pair of goals. Single markers from Jackson Arcan, and Jordan Schwartz, and three assists from Brady Martin. Mike Masucci with the win and shutout in net. Tonight's action has Erin, with its 2-1 series lead, hosts Huntsville; and Stayner travels to Caledon with its 2-1 lead.

Hornets can clinch with road win tonight

Posted February 8 - The Alliston Hornets 7-4 win last night at the NTRC over Schomberg sets up the potential sweep of the Cougars with a victory tonight at the Trisan Centre. Stephen Nosad's three point night Sunday puts him atop the early playoff scoring lead with 10 points, two ahead of teammate Brady Martin. In the other series, 7th seed Erin has a 2-1 lead over second seed Huntsville; 6th seed Penetang holds a 2-1 lead over 3rd seed Midland; and 4th seed Stayner is 2-1 on 5th seed Caledon.

Steam secure top seed as division leader

Posted February 8 - The Tottenham Steam have secured home ice advantage throughout the Russell Cup playoffs with two games remaining before they start Feb. 17. The Steam, playing in their second season in the GMHL, lead the central division with 78 points, seven more than second place Alliston, which has one game left. The Coyotes end the regular season at home Thursday night against Shelburne. Tottenham is in Bradford Wednesday, then finishes at home Saturday against Oshawa. The first playoff round is best of five. Tottenham will play either Orangeville or Colborne (both tied with 30 points with two games remaining). Alliston will meet Grey Highlands.

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Mentors needed for 'It Takes a Village to Raise a Child'

Posted February 9 - An information meeting for the program called 'It Takes a Village to Raise a Child', will take place on Wed., Feb. 17 at 3 pm for the purpose of recruiting mentors from the community.

Procyon Wildlife seeks range of volunteers

Posted February 8 - Procyon Wildlife will be holding a Volunteer Orientation session on Sat., March 5 at 1:00 pm at the Tottenham Community Centre (Lions Club Room). Procyon, a registered charity dedicated to rehabilitating orphaned and injured wildlife. requires volunteers in animal care, fundraising, education and site improvement. Email and ask for more details.


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