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Giant Tiger eyes March 14 new store opening

Posted February 26 - Barring unexpected delays, Giant Tiger Alliston is scheduled to host the grand opening of its new 22,000 sq. ft store at 130 Young Street in the Alliston Mills Shopping Centre, on Sat., March 14, beginning at 8 am.

Loretto man compounds his driving woes, by driving

Posted February 26 - A South Simcoe Police traffic officer conducting speed enforcement on Hwy 89 near Cookstown yesterday morning, pulled a car over for an offence around 11:15 a.m., and learned the driver was under two driving prohibitions.

Alarm heads-off burglary attempt

Posted February 25 - Nottawasaga OPP believe a residential alarm scared off an alleged break and enter attempt at an Essa Township residence Monday night.

Updated - fire out, road reopened

Posted February 25 - Cty Rd 50 between Hwy 9 and 5 Sideroad has reopened to traffic. A shed used by the property owner for smoking meat, caught fire, believed to have been caused by electrical wires. No injuries were reported.

Structure fire on Cty 50 north of Hwy 9

Posted February 25 - At this update (12:42 pm) Adjala-Tosorontio fire crews, with mutual aid from New Tecumseth Station 3 Tottenham, are on scene of structure fire - reportedly a garage - at 1243 Cty Rd 50, which is between Hwy 9 and 5 Sideroad. Traffic will be impacted. It's the third fire in the area since yesterday morning.

Third phase of Townline reconstruction bids close next week

Posted February 25 - Tender bids on the single largest road project of the 2015 budget cycle in New Tecumseth, whose estimated $2,452,518 cost will be financed by long term debenture, closes next Thurs., March 5th, at 2:00 p.m.

Education Ministry allocation hike for County's Children's Services

Posted February 25 - The 2015 Child Care Service Agreement (CCSA) between Simcoe County and the Ministry of Education (MEDU) includes a funding increase of approximately $4 million, which raises the provincial grant to $26 million.

Updated - Storage unit fire

Posted February 25 - A Quonset type storage structure located at 6964 6th line, Tottenham, including its contents, suffered approximately $50,000 in fire damage yesterday afternoon. Upon arrival at approximately 2 pm, New Tecumseth fire crews reported heavy black smoke coming from unit. Cause of fire is undetermined at this time. No injuries were reported.

Structure fire on 6th Line

Posted February 24 - At this post, (2:12 pm) New Tecumseth firefighters battling a barn structure fire at 6964 6th Line New Tecumseth, between Tottenham Road and Adjala-Tec Townline. It's the second fire of the day for local crews since 5:30 am.

Special permit to clear trees in Beeton, followed bylaw procedures, CAO

Posted February 24 - A "special permit' granted to Tecumseth Estates (Rizzardo) to clear 14.2 hectares (35 acres) of woodland on its 9th Line property in Beeton, was issued by Simcoe County because the upper tier's Forest Conservation Bylaw superscedes local policies when the site involved is at least one hectare (2.5 acres) or more.
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New Tecumseth firefighters contain Dufferin Street house fire.

Morning fire in Alliston sends two to hospital, cause linked to furnace

Posted February 24 - Two residents of a Dufferin St. N, home in Alliston were treated for smoke related injuries earlier this morning after their house caught fire around 5:30 am.

Decision on DC policy reversal delayed to May pending further details

Posted February 23 - New Tecumseth councillors met in special session last Friday afternoon and after more than an hour of debate, again deferred voting on a motion that would reinstate development charges (DCs) for hard services payable upon execution of a subdivision agreement, to at least May 4th.

Fraud charges in horse betting scheme

Posted February 23 - An Essa Township man faces fraud related charges following approximately three months of investigation by the Nottawasaga OPP's Crime Unit.
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Wilding joins Wall of Honour
Posted February 23 - Ralph Wilding accepts his selection to the Museum on the Boyne's Wall of Honour, Saturday afternoon in Alliston. Mr. Wilding, whose role as Town Crier dates back to Tottenham in 1983, and New Tecumseth since its amalgamation in 1991, was recognized for his years of service promoting community heritage.

Proposed organics processing facility planning shifts to site selection

Posted February 20 - Simcoe County, six years removed from the protracted and bitter fight lost to opponents of its proposed landfill site in Elmvale (Site 41), prepares to embark on a new site selection process, this time to develop and operate an organics processing facility, whose end results would divert waste from landfills.
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Steam end Coyotes season, Halton up next

Posted February 26 - Corey Derose's powerplay goal 15:06 into overtime last night in Tottenham, propelled The Steam into the next round of Russell Cup playoffs, with a 3-2 win over the Alliston Coyotes. Tottenham won the best of five first round series, 3-2. The home team won all five games. The Steam now move on to a best of five quarter-final round against the Halton Ravens, who won their first round series 3-1 over Niagara Whalers.

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Schedule as follows:

Today 3 pm @ Halton
Friday 8 pm @ Tottenham
Saturday 7:30 pm @ Tottenham
*Sunday 3:30 pm @ Halton (in Burlington)
*Wed. March 4, 8 pm @ Tottenham.
* If necessary.

Coyotes win pushes series to brink, clincher tonight

Posted February 25 - The Tottenham Road series between the Alliston Coyotes and Tottenham Steam comes down to win or pack-up following Alliston's 4-3, Game 4 victory last night at the NTRC. The Coyotes win extends the best of five, first round Russell Cup playoff series, to a deciding Game 5, which is tonight in Tottenham. Puck drop at 8 pm. Coyotes goaltender Donald Oldreive made 62 saves in the win.
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Schomberg into finals, Alliston's ticket on hold in OT loss

Posted February 24 - The Schomberg Cougars defeated the Penetang Kings 6-5 win last night to complete a four game sweep, and booked their first trip to GMOHL finals since winning it in 2002. The Cougars will have to wait at least another game to determine who they will meet following Orillia's 3-2 overtime win to save their season. Alliston has a 3-1 series lead with Game 5 Friday night at the NTRC.

Alliston, Schomberg win away from meeting in finals

Posted February 23 - With wins tonight, the Alliston Hornets and their neighbouring rival Schomberg Cougars, would set up their first ever meeting in a Jr. C finals.

Steam take series lead over Coyotes, Game 4 Tuesday

Posted February 23 - The Tottenham Steam defeated the Alliston Coyotes 4-2 Saturday night to take a 2-1 first round, best of five, Russell Cup series lead. A Game 4 win tomorrow night at the NTRC in Alliston, and the Steam would advance to the next round. Game time is 9 pm.

Midgets take early series lead on Ajax

Posted February 23 - The TNT Tornados AA Midget squad continued their winning ways over the weekend with a Game 1 victory over the Ajax Knights in OMHA semi-final action.

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Only 'memories of what could have' been in Beeton

A reader writes: Posted February 24 - This is not a perfect world. If it were, the beautiful woodlot, complete with abundant flora and fauna, which is situated in Beeton, would not be slated for development.

'Only if you lived nearby would you miss it if it was gone'

A reader writes: Posted February 20 - Re: The special permit granted to the Rizzardo interests by the County to clear land on their property north of Beeton, it is too bad that this could happen.

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New Tecumseth clubs to mark PROBUS month in March

Posted February 17 - The three New Tecumseth PROBUS Clubs will be joining with the other 235 Canadian clubs to mark PROBUS Month, in March of this year.

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