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Barrie male charged in fuel thefts

Posted August 18 - A Barrie man is facing numerous charges stemming from several thefts of fuel dating back about 17 months in Essa and Oro Medonte.

County councillors to vote on tax levy target for 2018

Posted August 15 - Simcoe County councillors will vote September 12 on whether to direct staff to halve the proposed two per cent tax levy target for the 2018 budget through "reductions in expenses and efficiencies and not from reserves.

Aurora male charged in weekend taser incident

Posted August 14 - A 23-year-old from Aurora is facing numerous charges following an early Saturday morning incident involving a taser at the fairgrounds during Potato Festival.

Governance Committee recommends appointing unelected Warden

Posted August 14 - Simcoe County's Governance Committee met for the first time in about four months last week and emerged with a recommendation seeking from the Province, a "clear endorsement" to "appoint an unelected qualified person as their head of council for a four-year term."

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Novice D Renegades win provincial title

Posted August 16 - TNT Renegades Lacrosse Novice 1 travelled to Whitby over the weekend and returned home as Provincial D division champions at the Ontario Lacrosse Festival held August 11-13 in Whitby.

Xtreme women national ball hockey champs

Posted August 14 - New Tecumseth Xtreme Women's A team won the Canadian Ball Hockey Championship over the weekend in St. John, NB. The Xtreme took the title with a 4-1 win over Edmonton, Saturday afternoon. Emma Whiteside paced the way with a pair of goals, with single markers to Kennedy Whelan and Hannah Coons. Samantha Jacobi got the win in net. The Xtreme's Men's A lost in the bronze medal match, 4-1 against Newfoundland.

Council to deal with deputy mayor vacancy Aug. 21 meeting
Posted August 9 - For the first time since the 1991 amalgamation, New Tecumseth is dealing with the death of a sitting member of council, deputy mayor Jamie Smith, triggering a process guided by the Municipal Act for filling vacancies.

King Street Alliston bridge closure Wednesday
Posted August 8 - King Street North (County Road 15) will be closed to through traffic between Victoria Street West (Highway 89) and Fletcher Crescent for one day tomorrow to permit completion of the surface course paving. It was originally scheduled for last Thursday. "During this period, we will endeavour to maintain access to all residential and commercial properties and the park entrance within the construction limits; however, it is expected that there may be some minor impacts and periodic access delays throughout the completion of the paving," according to the County's notice.

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Scott Anderson presents the Anderson Trophy to coach Dave Metz of the Mansfield Cubs during a post-game presentation Aug. 9. Mansfield Cubs win their first Jr. NDBL title
Posted August 10 - The Mansfield Cubs won their first junior title after defeating the New Lowell Knights 9-4 on Aug. 9 in the North Dufferin Baseball League championship series.


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