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Public meeting Monday for draft new development charges

Posted May 25 - New Tecumseth council will host a public meeting Monday for Hemson Consulting's proposed updated fee schedule of development charges (DCs), beginning at 6 pm, and prior to the regular council meeting at 7.

Local principals, VPs on the move

Posted May 25 - The annual year end shuffle of principals and vice-principals were ratified Wednesday night and include changes for next September's new year at schools in Alliston, Beeton, and Angus.

SCDSB trustee race heats up in Adj-Tos, Essa

Posted May 24 - Brandy Rafeek, who was appointed Tuesday night as the Simcoe County District School Board trustee for Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa, and CFB Borden, to fill a resignation vacancy, has filed to keep the seat in the October 2018 elections.
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Posted May 23 - Brandy Rafeek, pictured above centre, with Simcoe County District School  Board Chairperson Peter Beacock, left, and Director of Education Steve Blake, was appointed last night as trustee for Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa, and CFB Borden. Ms. Rafeek, from Utopia, replaces Wayne Clements who resigned from the Board in March. She was picked on the first ballot over five others, including Derek Vernon-Browne from Angus.

Duckworth jumps into Angus race in Essa

Posted May 23 - Archie Duckworth has filed to run for Essa councillor in Ward 1 Angus.
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Posted May 23 - Banting Memorial High School's Gr 12 Politics class hosted a Simcoe-Grey all-candidates meeting this morning for the June 7 provincial elections. From top right: Jim Wilson, PC; David Matthews, NDP; and Dan Hambly, Liberal, took questions from students. (Jesseca Perry, Green Party, was absent). The session was "to encourage millennial voters and demonstrate to them how the provincial government effects the daily lives of students."

New Tecumseth hosting 'Regional Roadeo' Wednesday

Posted May 22 - Simcoe County Roads Supervisors 2018 Safety and Training Truck Regional Roadeo will take place tomorrow (May 23), at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre from 8 am to 1 pm.

County readies for textile collection in June, bags are in the mail

Posted May 22 - The inaugural curbside textile across Simcoe County will take place in Zone 1 - south Simcoe, and Clearview Township between June 11-15.

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Essa Historical Society celebrating 40 years

Posted May 22 - The Essa Township Historical Society will be kicking off its 40th anniversary with the unveiling of a calendar to celebrate its members' work over the past four decades this Saturday, May 26. Formed at a meeting in Egbert in 1979, the society has worked for four decades to conserve and celebrate the township's heritage through local histories. plaques and other work. The unveiling will take part during the society's meeting at the township library in Thornton at 1:30 p.m.

Annual CWL garage sale Saturday

Posted May 22 - The Catholic Women's League is hosting its annual garage sale on on Sat.,, May 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle King Street South in Alliston. "We have many clean, useful items for sale."
Wynne campaign to make stop in Alliston for a hospital visit Posted May 18 - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's re-election campaign is expected in Alliston approximately 3 pm today for a tour of Stevenson Memorial Hospital.
New Tecumseth male faces multiple charges - armed robbery, flee police
Posted May 16 - A New Tecumseth man is facing multiple charges stemming from a robbery of a pharmacy in Everett, which turned into a high speed police pursuit, ending with his arrest in Barrie yesterday afternoon.
More join races in Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa
Posted May 16 - Essa Township now has at least one candidate in each council position with the entry of Jim Hunter filing in Ward 2, Thornton.
Smith steps up for Deputy Mayor run in Essa
Posted May 15 - Essa Ward 2 councillor Michael Smith has filed to run for Deputy Mayor.
Essa looks to scale back watermain job in Angus
Posted May 14 - Essa council is poised to break-up a watermain replacement project in Angus because as a single contract it's about $563,000 over budget, according to the tender package on Wednesday's night's agenda.
Candidate list grows in Adjala Tosorontio, North in for SCDSB trustee Posted May 14 - Adjala Tosorontio has its first race with Deborah Hall of Everett filing to run in Ward 4.
Essa to host DC public meeting Wednesday
Posted May 14 - Essa is hosting its mandatory public meeting to update the Township's development charges fee schedule on Wed., May 16 at 6 pm in the Council chambers.

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New-found sisters unite
Posted May 18 - Lisbeth Prime, centre, of Beeton was surprised when her two recently discovered sisters, Ulla (left) and Brita (right) both from Denmark, arrived on May 17 to celebrate her birthday. Supper held at The Club at Bondhead with her son and daughter-in-law joining as well her two Canadian sisters and a brother-in-law.


'Council should adhere to their responsibilities'

A reader writes: Posted May 17 - I was present at the Adjala-Tosorontio council meeting on May 15, which quickly became a debacle due to the lack of common sense on the part of our mayor.
'I am saddened to have witnessed this unnecessary event'
A reader writes: Posted May 17 - I was present on May 15th at 2 pm for the reconvening of the monthly Adjala-Tosorontio council meeting.
'We need more councillors who will actually listen'
A reader writes: Posted May 17 - I was pleased to see the wisdom and compassion shown by Councilor Bob Meadows in the Council meeting that was held on Tuesday, May 15 in the afternoon.
'Just show up, pay the bills'
A reader writes: Posted May 17 - Recent events in Adjala-Tosorontio have shown the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and their band of camp followers have absolutely no respect for the ratepayers of this Township.
'As a ratepayer I was appalled at how this unfolded'
A reader writes: Posted May 16 I attended the Adjala Tosorontio council meeting Tuesday afternoon (a carryover from the night before which ran long) and was witness to the complete ineptitude of Mayor Mary Small Brett to deal with a simple matter of letting a tax paying citizen voice her view on an agenda item under the "Public Input" portion of Council Business.

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