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Police link break-ins in Cookstown, Bradford, handgun reported

Posted August 16 - South Simcoe Police believe a pair of day-time break-ins Monday at homes in Cookstown and Bradford, are connected.

County green lights traffic signals in Baxter

Posted August 15 - Simcoe County councillors overturned a staff recommendation that suggested traffic signals weren't warranted at the intersection of Cty Rd 21 and Denney Drive in Baxter, following a deputation by Essa mayor and Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall.

Alliston mosquitoes test postive for West Nile

Posted August 15 - The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has confirmed mosquitoes collected from a trap in Alliston, tested positive for West Nile virus. That follows a positive test from mosquitoes collected in Bradford West Gwillimbury on July 30.
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Its days are numbered
Posted August 15 - The perimeter fence to secure the area around the former Alliston Union Public School property is up as Salandria Ltd.'s $513,333 contract to demolish the 63-year-old, asbestos-ladened 980 sq m original AUPS building - on the Tupper Street side - moves closer to taking place. Extra safety precautions are required because of the asbestos. Salandria's contract also included the "selective" interior demolition works to remove the entire mechanical and electrical systems from the (50-year-old) building and remove the interior finish work to expose the base structure." When contigency, taxes, and consulting fees are factored in, the project cost comes in at $766,455. Council approved spending approximately $15 million to transform the property into the Town's new administration centre. Approximately $7 million is expected to come from reserve accounts, and at least $8 million would be debentured as long term debt. It is not a development charges eligible project.

Alliston man charged in Innisfil car thefts, dangerous driving

Posted August 14 - A 19-year-old Alliston man is facing numerous charges including dangerous driving and theft of motor vehicles after a stolen car crashed in Innisfil yesterday morning.

Etobicoke woman charged in crash for failing to yield

Posted August 14 A 17-year-old motorcyclist was injured after a being struck by a van on King street Friday night in Alliston.

Little wants to add council reprimand against Pinto

Posted August 13 - Adjala Tosorontio Deputy Mayor Doug Little is asking council tonight to consider its own penalty for Ward 1 councillor Floyd Pinto who was deemed by the Integrity Commissioner to have broken council's code of conduct and harassed the Township's Director of Planning, Jacquie Tschekalin.

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'Discarded cigarette' cause of Tecumseth Pines house fire
Posted August 10 - A fire in the Tecumseth Pines community south of Tottenham yesterday afternoon is believed to have been caused by a "discarded cigarette."

Essa, County at odds over timing of traffic lights in Baxter
Posted August 9 - Essa Township wants Brookfield Development to install traffic signals at the intersection of Denney Drive and Murphy Road (Cty Rd 21) in Baxter as a component of its 253-unit subdivision.
Cookstown male charged in pedestrian collision
Posted August 9 - South Simcoe Police have charged a 19-year-old Cookstown man with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle after he struck a pedestrian in Bradford last night.
Provincial government's end of 'cap and trade,' costs County about $2.4 million
Posted August 9 - The provincial Conservative government's cancellation of the cap and trade program effective July 3, leaves about a $2.4 million funding shortfall in Simcoe County's social housing portfolio.
Police investigating jewelry heist at flea market
Posted August 8 - South Simcoe Police are investigating the theft of jewelry from the 400 Market in Innisfil, sometime overnight between Aug. 2 and 3.
Alliston girl killed in Caledon crash, cause still under investigation Posted August 7 - Caledon OPP have identified six-year-old Valentina Palermo from Alliston, as the deceased in a two-vehicle collison Monday morning on Highway 10 between Charleston Sideroad and Olde Base Line Road.
Enbridge donation boosts firefighter training in New Tecumseth
Posted August 7 - New Tecumseth Fire Rescue is one of 20 provincial fire departments that will share a $100,000 donation from Enbridge Gas Distribution to purchase firefighting training materials to enhance to life-saving techniques.


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