13 - Santa's third and final visit to the New Tecumseth
will take place tomorrow in Beeton, including a pre-parade party at
Beeton Foodland from 10:30 am to 2 pm to Meet Santa, and Christmas
related all-ages activities in the village. The annual Christmas Parade
will start at 3 pm. After parade events include the festival of lights
at the corner of Centre and Main Street. Live entertainment, and more
opportunities to take a picture with Santa and his reindeer.
by John Heydon
of giving. Pictured above, members of the Green Briar
Crafters with their annual donation of knitting and crochet pieces they
create that are included as part of the Alliston Lions' Club Christmas
hampers. And, below, a group including Meals on Wheels volunteers,
Deputy mayor Rick Milne and local choir members have been visiting the
seniors residences in New Tecumseth entertaining audiences with
12 - New Tecumseth is advertising for a Clerk/Director
of Administration to replace Cheryl McCarroll, who reportedly announced
her retirement for "health reasons" in a note to council on Monday.
December 12 - Nottawasaga OPP's Crime Unit is
investigating a storage trailer fire
that occurred last night at a property on Wales Avenue in Everett which
is deemed to be "suspicious."
entrance/exit into the Green Briar community and
Nottawasaga Resort at Hwy 89 is now an intersection with traffic
lights, which went live yesterday morning. The community has been
lobbying the provincial government for several years for their
12 - New Tecumseth council hosted a public input
session last night in regards to the draft 2014 municipal budget, and
the lone significant request came from residents living on the 6th Line
who asked their road be paved between 10 and 15 Sideroad. Currently it
is not listed among the capital projects proposed.
Injury at local gravel site this morning
11 - A contract dump truck driver reportedly fell off
his vehicle earlier this morning at the Wilson gravel site on the 3rd
Line, east of Tottenham Road. He was transported to Stevenson Memorial
Hospital. OPP are currently investigating the incident.
'Suspicious' fire under investigation
11 - A fire last night at an abandoned, but for sale,
property at 7058 13th Line New Tecumseth, remains under investigation
this morning. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at
approximately 8:30 pm. New Tecumseth Fire Rescue Chief Dan Heydon said
he expected more details to be released.
10 - Two complaints lodged during the 2010 municipal
elections in New Tecumseth were cited by the mayor as justification to
from placing their signs on road allowances without the permission of
the resident abutting the public access.
skyline is changing permanently with the start of
demolition today of the decades old grain silos on Dayfoot Street.
Three new residential lots, plus the original parcel will replace them.
10 - Council's decision last night to force a condition
on a development agreement that did not initially bind Beeton Woods to
carry out a pre-demolition survey prior to removing five abandoned
grain silos from 102 Dayfoot did not stop this morning's demolition to
abandoned silos on Dayfoot Street in Beeton are poised to
come down, but their proximity to nearby homes is causing concern from
residents and councillors.
10 - The pending demolition of five abandoned grain
silos at 102 Dayfoot
Street that were most recently owned by the Town (tax arrears) but sold
to a Maple based interest called Beeton Woods Ltd, will be slowed by an
amended requirement in the development agreement for the proponent to
carry out a pre-demolition survey before proceeding.
9 - A Saturday working session of New Tecumseth council
to deal with the draft 2014 budget ended with a taxation levy reduction
of $85,000, which, with an updated growth impact of $616,147 (vs
$567,657) will tap ratepayers for $1,548,240 or 6.96 per cent more than
9 - Draft plan changes to a subdivision proposal
immediately east of The Boulevard in Tottenham has reshuffled the
housing mix which will reduce the number of total units from 604 to 560.
by John Heydon
Alliston Lions Club, OPP, and Simcoe County paramedics spent Saturday
collecting toys and donations for the annual Lions Christmas hamper,
which includes gifts and food baskets for local families in need, in
time for Christmas.
December 10 - The change to election signage policy is
preposterous, petty-minded and ridiculous on a week when all the world
mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, a patron saint of freedom and
democracy around the globe, but falls on deaf ears here in our council
chambers in New Tecumseth.
A reader writes: : Posted
December 9 - In
response to my letter last week, mayor Mike MacEachern has advised me
he understands the impact of the 4-way stop on my neighbours and myself
and is working closely with the Engineering Department to resolve this
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Fergus tonight for Hornets
13 - The Fergus Devils make the trip into Alliston for a
7:30 pm game start tonight against the Hornets, at the NTRC. The Devils
come in sporting a 10-12-1-1 record. Then on Sunday, Alliston makes the
trip to Fergus for a 2:30 pm matinee.
9 - Alliston Hornets' goaltender Connor Ryckman was
honoured prior to the start of Friday night's game for being named
November's GMOHL Player of the Month, then went out and backstopped the
team to a 6-1 win over Huntsville.
Posted December 9
- On Dec 5th, 2013 members of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Foundation received proceeds from Tottenham Curves as a result of their
fundraising efforts from their Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 events. A
total of $1,347.35 was raised by the Tottenham Curves from these events.
Craft sale Saturday St. John Church
Posted December 9
- Holiday Magic Craft Sale on December 14th at the St. John Church, 56
Victoria St. East in Alliston from 10 am to 2 pm. Lots of unique crafts
great for gift giving. Admission is free. Donations accepted for the
Christmas Cantata Sunday
Posted December 9
- Knox Cantata Choir and Friends present a Christmas Cantata, "And
Glory Shone Around" on Sun., Dec. 15, at 7:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian
Church, 160 King St. S., Alliston. A freewill offering will be taken
and refreshments will follow the presentation. Please join us as we
celebrate the Christmas season with this musical performance. Send
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