Simcoe County council will gather Tues., Dec. 13, for the
bi-annual Inaugural meeting which includes the secret ballot election
of Warden and Deputy Warden for a two-year term.
Press photo by Tony Veltri
December 1 - Sobeys' discount grocery brand, FreshCo, opened
for business at 8 am this morning following a brief ribbon cutting
ceremony at the 161 Young Street location in Alliston. FreshCo, which
is 30,000 sq. ft (10k smaller than the store it replaced), hired
approximately 72 people, including 37 that came over from the Sobeys
which closed in August.
30 - Adjala Tosorontio Ward 1 councillor Floyd Pinto
has doubled down on his allegations of misused municipal funds
suggesting now that monthly mileage expense claims paid out to a senior
manager, were being approved without oversight.
29 - New Tecumseth council, which last June, agreed to
support the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) request to
utilize the Sir Frederick Banting homestead property for a rebuilt
Banting Memorial High School site, last night was asked by the Alliston
BIA to take it off the table.
29 - Stevenson Memorial Hospital, faced with raising
more than $30 million as its share of any planned redevelopment cost,
is eyeing the prospect of a charity bingo to generate revenue to
finance an upgrade of its Health Information System (HIS).
28 - A Barrie OPP traffic unit was conducting radar
patrol Saturday afternoon on Hwy 11 in Oro-Medonte when at 4:10 pm the
officer clocked a red Mustang driving 140 km/h in the 90 km/h zone.
28 - New Tecumseth councillors are meeting this morning
for their first kick at a proposed 2017 budget that would add $60.52 or
3.35 per cent more, to the municipal portion of a property tax bill on
average residential assessment of $337,546.
Posted December 2
- The Alliston Hornets are back at it tonight with Midland paying a
visit for a 7:30 puck drop at the NTRC. But the real clash of the
weekend is Sunday, when the Hornets travel to Stayner for a 1:30
matinee start versus the Siskins. Alliston, with a 21-1-1 record is one
point up on Stayner, at 21-3, with the Hornets holding a game in hand.
All three Siskins losses are against Alliston. Third place Huntsville
is 18 points back of Stayner.
A reader writes: Posted
December 2 - For the last year, I have had it in my
head that we, as in the
Town of New Tecumseth, don't seem to do a good job of recognizing our
sports heritage. In fact, we don't do anything at all.
1 - Simcoe County is now accepting applications for its
2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage (Built, Natural and Environmental)
Foundation donation helps homeless animals
30 - The Nottawasaga Foundation provided the Alliston
and District Humane Society with a $2,000 donation on Giving Tuesday,
yesterday. The funds will be used to sponser a 'cat condo,' small
animal cage, and a cage for a cat and dog, for a year. The funds will
also provide food and medical care to homeless animals. Pictured above
from left, Peter Biffis, Emily Day (ADHS), Paul Wratten, Steve Jones,
and Dino Biffis.
30 - TNT Minor Hockey and the Alliston Hornets
community helped raise $450 for Childhood Cancer Canada on November 18
& 19 via the Alliston Hornets/TNT Minor Hockey Minor Hockey Day.
Bantam AA win in Detroit
30 - TNT Bantam AA travelled to Detroit over the weekend
to play in the annual Nations Cup tournament, and left with the
championship. The tournament features teams from the U.S. and Canada.
TNT's division had 16 teams, and they won their loop. They defeated
Troy (Mich) Stingers 4-1 to secure the overall championship for Canada
in the Bantam division.
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