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County announces changes to garbage and recycling collection schedule

Posted December 11 - Simcoe County announced this morning beginning February 3, 2020, garbage and recycling collection will occur on alternating weeks, while green bin collection will continue every week.

Police collar speeding suspended driver

Posted December 11 - A Palgrave man is facing several charges after failing to stop for a Caledon OPP traffic enforcement unit yesterday afternoon on Hwy 9.

Budget expected to be approved tonight in committee

Posted December 9 - New Tecumseth 2020 draft budget is scheduled to be approved in committee tonight, then ratified in two weeks but what the final levy will be remains to be determined because staff is recommending a separate capital levy - proposed at 0.5 per cent - which would be allocated to an asset replacement fund, but councillors haven't voted on it yet.

New Tecumseth DCs climb 1.7 per cent

Posted December 9 - The cost of building a single or semi-detached residential unit in New Tecumseth will increase to $43,371, a $725 increase or 1.7 per cent, based on the Construction Price Statistics Index.



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'Dial-a-dope' dealer busted at RIDE check in Bradford
Posted December 5 - South Simcoe Police have charged a 33-year-old Mississauga man with multiple drug related offences following a RIDE check in Bradford last night.
Simcoe County council approves $530 million budget
Posted December 4 - Simcoe County ratepayers will see the upper tier portion of their 2020 tax bill climb $5.58 per each $100,000 of property assessment to finance a $530 million spending package, which requires $178 million from taxation.

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Posted December 4 - The Tottenham Council of the Knights of Columbus Cash Calendar Project Chair John McIntyre (left) and Council Treasurer John Sherrer (right) recently presented a cheque for $3,000 to Alliston Out of the Cold Director Jenifer Pergentile. The funds were raised by selling a 'cash calendar' last Fall and prize draws were made weekly throughout this year. The calendar was specially designed to raise awareness of homelessness. Many local businesses and community organizations sponsored the calendar, allowing the proceeds to be given to Out of the Cold in readiness for the onset of this winter.
Latest bid to alter Simcoe County council includes mayors and elected members
Posted December 3 - Simcoe County's governance committee is picking up where the provincial government's abandoned regional government review left off, by agreeing to pursue a recomposition of Council, including direct elections of 'sub-regional county councillors."
In-town public transit in Angus to end Dec. 31, no replacement at hand
Posted December 2 - Essa Township came up empty with zero replies to its request for proposal seeking to continue public transit services within Angus, after its six year deal with Barrie Transit expires, and won't be renewed.
Elliott's 'coming days' has turned into weeks for SMH
Posted November 29 - Earlier this month, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott told Simcoe Grey MPP Jim Wilson during Question Period her ministry's approval for Stevenson Memorial Hospital to proceed to Stage 2 of a five phase capital planning process, was imminent.
OPP opens its parking lot as online transaction meeting place
Posted November 28 - Nottawasaga OPP has set aside two of its detachment parking spaces for use as a public meeting place to complete the exchange of goods purchased online.
Chartered flights to New York from Lake Simcoe Airport start in September
Posted November 27 - CWT Vacations/Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd will begin offering one-stop (Peterborough) chartered flights to New York City from Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) starting with the inaugural weekend package Sept. 24-27, 2020, at a cost $1,692 per person (including tax).
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