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Final budget flourish adds to avg tax hike

Posted December 12 - New Tecumseth council's final budget of this term before next year's municipal elections, will add approximately $50 to the property tax bill for local purposes over 2017, on a home with an average market value assessment of $368,267.

Briar Hill condo corp lawyer asks Town to  deny water connection, 'in order to avoid costly litigation'

Posted December 11 -A legal review by the solicitors representing Briar Hill/West condominium corporations recommends the Briar Hill Residential Servicing Organization (BHRSO), and the developer, 1204551 Ontario Ltd. (Lou Biffis), withdraw their proposal for municipal water connection, "and the Town to deny any and all requests for such."

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First annual Kyle Coleman & Mitchell Conlon tribute hockey game, Dec. 28

Posted December 12 -The first annual Kyle Coleman & Mitchell Conlon tribute hockey game will take place Dec. 28 at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre.

Nottawasaga OPP join Barrie, SSP in drug raid
Posted December 7 - Nottawasaga OPP joined Barrie and South Simcoe Police in executing a drug related search warrant yesterday morning in the city, ending with the arrest of five people.

Township set to award contract to connect water systems in Loretto
Posted December 7 - Adjala Tosorontio councillors will be asked Monday night to award a $218,621 contract to Dev Con Inc to connect the two water systems in Loretto.
School boards stay the course for 2018
Posted December 7 - The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB) held their annual Special Organizational Meetings this week, and in both cases, acclaimed their Chair and Vice-Chair for the final year of this term.
'Animal contact' and high winds cited for recent power outages
Posted December 6 - Last Sunday night, 565 Alectra Utilities (formerly PowerStream) customers in Beeton were without power for approximately two hours.
Fate of abandoned Beer Store site still unknown
Posted December 6 - The former Beer Store property on Church Street remains vacant, serving as a public parking lot for downtown Alliston, nearly seven months after reopening in a new location at Young and Industrial Parkway.
Water hook-up request moves behind closed doors Posted December 5 - The request for connection to the municipal water supply for Green Briar and Briar Hill has moved in camera with the potential for litigation on the table.
Beeton robbery suspect arrested, Alliston suspects still at-large
Posted December 4 - Nottawasaga OPP reported this afternoon two armed robberies that occurred Friday night (Dec. 1) within two hours of each other in Alliston and Beeton are not connected.
Draft 2018 Essa tax levy up two per cent
Posted December 4 - Essa Township ratepayers are facing an average tax increase of $47 over last year on a home with an assessed value of $320,250.


'We need something dynamic like this'

A reader writes: Posted December 7 - Here's what I would deem an exciting application for the old beer store: another upscale eatery in the downtown core which could be a successful venture for some visionary entrepreneur.
Gas station site 'will create another traffic disaster'
A reader writes:, Posted December 4 - Regarding the Alliston gas station proposal to the OMB, just take a look at the Canadian Tire gas bar to see why gas stations should not be located in such small areas.
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