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Town in surplus after first half of year

Posted August 23 - New Tecumseth posted a surplus of $2.9 million during the first six months of 2019 including water and wastewater operations.

Simcoe County braces for long term care funding cuts

Posted August 22 - Simcoe County expects to lose $380,675 in funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (LTC) this year, and at least $875,418 in 2020.

SCDSB, Big Brothers/Sisters agencies to strike partnership deals

Posted August 22 - The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the five Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies serving the region are scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Monday afternoon commiting to streamlining and expanding their mentoring in-school programs.

Innisfil bids hit the cannabis lottery trifecta, Barrie, Collingwood in mix

Posted August 21 - Barring any disqualifications for not meeting specified timelines including October 2019 opening dates, Commerce Park Dr. in Innisfil will be home to three cannabis retail stores, one in Barrie, and another in Collingwood.

Youth facing weapons, drug trafficking following raid in Angus

Posted August 21 - Notttawasaga and Dufferin OPP Community Street Crime Units executed a drug search warrant on a home in Angus, August 15, ending in two arrests, including a 17-year-old, and seizure of multi pharmaceuticals, currency, and loaded firearms.

Fail to remain driver sought by OPP for causing motorcycle crash

Posted August 21 - Nottawasaga OPP is seeking the public's assistance locating the driver of a vehicle that failed to remain at the scene of a collision July 29, 2019 at approximately 3 pm in Angus.

Province orders conservation authorities to start 'shutting down' non core programs

Posted August 20 - The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and its Lake Simcoe counterpart are among the 36 province-wide authorities "stunned" by a "Friday evening" bulletin from the provincial government to commence winding down programs and services "not related to their core mandate."

Simcoe County to turn rails to trails between Angus and Stayner

Posted August 19 - A 23 km stretch of the Barrie to Collingwood railway line purchased by Simcoe County in 2017 will move the through the process of decommissioning to accommodate a multi-use trail system at an estimated cost of $5.5 million between Angus and Stayner, connecting to Collingwood's system.

New Tec Xtreme win CBHA title

Posted August 19 - New Tec Xtreme won the organization's first ever Men's A Canadian Ball Hockey Association championship, defeating the host Newfoundland Black Horse 2-1 in St. John's.


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Ivy wins NDBL Jr. title over Orangeville

Posted August 19 - The Ivy Blues captured the North Dufferin Baseball League junior division championship Sunday (Aug. 18) winning Game 4 8-4 over the Orangeville Rockies.



Simcoe County cancels electronics collection, contractor staffing problems
Posted August 14 - Simcoe County has cancelled next month's electronics special collection program because its contractor can't keep up with its weekly obligations for curbside waste, organics, and recycling contract.
South Simcoe Police investigating alleged indecent act in Cookstown
Posted August 14 - South Simcoe Police is investigating an alleged indecent act reported to have occurred on the Trans Canada Trail in Cookstown, Sunday afternoon.Traffic stop leads to weapon, drugs, impaired charges
Posted August 12 - A Toronto man is facing several charges including "unauthorized possession" of a weapon following a traffic stop by Nottawasaga OPP Friday in Essa.
Federal election campaign offices start popping up
Posted August 12 - The first outward signs of October's federal election in Simcoe-Grey were visible Sunday afternoon when Liberal candidate Lorne Kenney opened his campaign office at 78 Victoria St. E in Alliston.
Thornton male charged in single-vehicle MVC that hospitalized him
Posted August 12 - South Simcoe Police have charged a 24-year-old Thornton man with impaired driving-related offences and dangerous driving following a single-vehicle rollover in Innisfil last Victoria Day, which left him with "life-altering injuries."
Serious injuries suffered in t-bone collision in Everett
Posted August 9 - Nottawasaga OPP continue to investigate a two-vehicle collision this morning in Everett that required air ambulance for a male who suffered life threatening injuries.
Simcoe County to buy majority stake of Lake Simcoe Regional Airport
Posted August 8 - Simcoe County will pay approximately $5.18 million for 70 per cent of ownership shares of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) from the City of Barrie and Oro-Medonte.
Essa man caught 'tagging' Cookstown building
Posted August 8 - South Simcoe Police have charged a 30-year-old male from Essa with mischief after he was caught in the act of tagging a grocery store with spray paint.
Tottenham assault suspect still at-large, arrest warrant pending
Posted August 7 - A male who fled the scene of a domestic assault last Thursday night (Aug. 1) in Tottenham, at this post, was reported still at-large by Nottawasaga OPP.
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