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Injuries sustained at Cty Rd 56 accident scene

Posted April 24 - OPP are currently investigating a two vehicle collision on Cty Rd 56 and 25 Sideroad in Essa that happened at approximately 12 pm, involving four people. Air ambulance was dispatched to the scene but did not end up taking any patient. At this post, Cty Rd 56 in that area is closed to traffic for OPP's investigation. No further details were confirmed at this update.

Load limits extended north of 90, to end on schedule south end

Posted April 23 - Simcoe County announced this afternoon that due to weather factors, the seasonal load restrictions on County roads north of Cty 90 will be extended until May 15,while south of that, will be removed as scheduled on April 30.

Crews clearing way for next phase of Cty Rd 50 reconstruction

Posted April 23 - Site preparation is underway for Phase 7 of Simcoe County's multi-phased improvements to Cty Rd 50 south of Loretto with the tree clearing and fencing contract to be completed by June 20. That makes way for the utility relocation which is expected to take until December to complete.

Theft accusation leads to drug charges

Posted April 22 - An Alliston woman accused of stealing a coat yesterday morning from a downtown business, is subsequently facing drug possession charges as a result of the investigation into the allegation.

Tenders close this week on NTRC expansion bid

Posted April 22 - Bidding ends Thursday at 2 pm for the chance to win the contract to build the 4,000 sq. ft new home for the 54 Plus Club at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre (NTRC).

Toronto man remains in custody after fleeing drug arrest, handgun found

Posted April 22 - A Toronto man remains in custody after sparking an OPP search early Sunday morning following a traffic stop that first yielded a small amount of marijuana, then a loaded 9mm handgun the suspect tossed away before fleeing the scene.

Licensed day care boost in Simcoe County

Posted April 22 - Simcoe County has received an "enhancement" of  $1.74 million in funding from the Ministry of Education (MEDU) that will boost the number of subsidized day care spaces and special education programs for 4,200 children.
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A step back in time
Posted April 22 - The Banting Homestead, the restored childhood home of Sir Frederick Banting, opened for public tours this morning, and Alexandra and Doug Pitkin of Beeton, pictured above, were first to take the tour. Pictured below is the farmhouse, and the Heritage Exhibit Building linked by a barrier free, covered ramp. The facility is a component of the Diabetes Management and Education Centre, which, also contains artifacts, memorabilia, documents and paintings created by, or relating to Banting. Nicole Brown photos
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'The disappearance of smaller schools/centres,' a trend

A reader writes: Posted April 23 - Reading that Simcoe County has just received a $1.74 million enhancement to increase licensed day care spots is just a bit too late for Beeton's only full-day preschool.

Toot 'n' Holler, Saturday in Beeton, Tottenham

A reader writes: Posted April 22 - I can't believe that the time is running short for Bonnie and I to bid adieu to our staff, customers and friends we have developed over the past years at Beeton Foodland.

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Wood named Steam's GM, 'ID skate' May 27 & 29

Posted April 24 - The expansion Tottenham Steam will open their inaugural season in the Greater Metro Hockey League (GMHL) with Ryan Wood as the team's General Manager.

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Banting Homestead opens today to public

Posted April 22 - Starting this morning at 11 am, the Banting Homestead will be open to the public on Tuesdays from 11am until 4 pm, as well as the first and third weekends of the month; Saturdays 11am-4 pm and Sundays 1 pm-4 pm. There are some great exhibits on display in the restored historic farmhouse, so come on out and learn about Sir Frederick Banting.

Women At Their Best 2014 tomorrow

Posted April 22- The Women At Their Best 2014: takes place tomorrow (Wed) starting at 5:30 pm in the Crystal Ballroom of the Nottawasaga Inn. There's a Fashion Show: Barb's Clothes Closet; Keynote Speaker: Meg Soper - Humour is One Size Fits All; and live Entertainment: Kori Rowe - Adult Contemporary Singer-Songwriter. Tickets are $30. All proceeds will be donated to My Sister's Place, Girl Guides of Canada and Stevenson Memorial Hospital. For more info, please visit

Lion's holding pancake breakfast

April 22 - This Saturday, the Alliston Lions Club will be hosting a free pancake breakfast at 60 Boyne Street from 9-11 am. Along with free pancakes and smiles, members will be there to answer any questions you may have about community projects or how to join the Club.

Heart & Stroke Big Bike Ride, Thursday

Posted April 22 - The County of Simcoe & District of Muskoka office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's annual Big Bike event in Alliston, takes place on Thursday starting at East Side Mario's between 2 pm and 6:30 pm. Local organizations will have teams riding the country's only 30 seat bike on a 2-4km route.

Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner, Saturday

Posted April 22 - Followed by entertainment by: Brian & Suzie Good (Country), and Jack Tanquiy (Folk) at Knox Presbyterian Church, 160 King St., S, Alliston Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 6 pm. Adults: $20 Child (5-12): $8. Concert Only $10 Call: 705-435-5081 or 705-435-7175 for tickets.

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