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Planning calls for delay to deal with NVCA 'issues' over Jebb proposals at CofA

Posted April 20 - New Tecumseth's planning department is recommending a three month deferral on two related Committee of Adjustment applications from Barry Jebb filed on March 19.

OLG slots deliver Innisfil $5.2 million following 4th quarter payment

Posted April 20 - Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued a fourth-quarter (January to March, 2018) payment of $962,960 to the Town of Innisfil for hosting OLG Slots at Georgian Downs.

'Lame duck' council status looms in New Tecumseth

Posted April 19 - New Tecumseth is on the brink of riding out the remaining months of the current term with a "lame duck" council.

County seeks path for $142.5 million seniors community, Manor redevelopment

Posted April 18 - Simcoe County councillors will be asked next Tuesday morning to support a recommendation triggering the creation of a formal business plan, including the financial implications of developing a two phase "Campus Continuum model that includes additional seniors housing and amenities" anchored by a 160-bed redevelopment of Simcoe Manor.

September date for Alliston gas station proposal appeal

Posted April 17 - The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly Ontario Municipal Board) has set a September 6 date to hear an appeal by 2221465 Ontario Inc, related to its application to develop a gas station, car wash and convenience store at south east corner of King and Victoria Street in Alliston.

Bradford looks to expand Town facilities into Bond Head

Posted April 17 - Bradford West Gwillimbury's $85 million multi-year public facilities development plans include a future Joint Operations Centre to service the community of Bond Head, which is approved for approximately 1,500 residential units and expected to grow from 500 to a population of 4,400.

Ministry clears path to begin planning pipeline to Tottenham

Posted April 16 - Nearly 18 months after a request was filed, the Ministry of Environment has determined New Tecumseth will not be required to undertake an individual environmental assessment for the proposed extension of the water pipeline to Tottenham.

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Loaves and Fishes group meets April 18

Posted April 16 - The Loaves and Fishes growing project, whose fields are located throughout Simcoe County, will be holding its spring launch and information session this Wednesday, April 18 at St. John's Anglican Church, 29 Church Street, Cookstown.

Members of the project either dedicate a section of their land to grow a crop used to respond to emergency hunger, or get together to rent land, or raise funds for inputs. For more information, contact Kevin Eisses at, 705.720.0431

The program is a component of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger.

Oxnard to meet DC payment deadline for Alliston development
Posted April 13 - Oxnard Development Inc. expects to meet its development charges obligation of approximately $1 million by May 25 to continue building its Kings Gate subdivision at Industrial Parkway and King Street in Alliston.

OPP lay charge in online threat to Banting last week
Posted April 11 - Nottawasaga OPP reported this morning a youth who posted an online threat directed at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston on Tues., April 3, has now been charged.
'Ice cream wars' fallout continues on home occupation signage Posted April 10 - On the heels of New Tecumseth council's bid last year to shutdown a home based ice cream shop in Alliston, which did not succeed in court, comes further restrictions on permitted signage proposed to be incorporated into the Town's sign-bylaw.
Councillors deny DC payment extension
Posted April 10 - New Tecumseth council rejected an Alliston developer's request for up to a one year extension to pay approximately $1 million in development charges for the water, wastewater, and transportation component, that's due May 25.
Alliston builder seeks delay in DC payments
Posted April 9 - Oxnard Developments, which is building 59 semis and townhomes around the Kingsmere site at Industrial Parkway and King Street, is seeking up to a year delay in paying the hard services component of development charges, of which in this situation equates to approximately $1 million for phase two.


'All this money is coming out of our pockets'

A reader writes: Posted April 11 - Once again, while attending the Adjala Tosorontio council meeting this Monday night, I noticed a contentious spending issue I felt compelled to speak on.

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