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Essa Ward 3 race grows

Posted September 12 - Patricia Denney is the third candidate registered to run in Ward 3. Nominations close today at 2 pm.

Demianiuk drops out of race in Adj-Tos

Posted September 12 - Michael Demianiuk has withdrawn as a candidate in Ward 2 Adjala-Tosorontio. And Amanda Genyk is the fourth person filed to run for public school board trustee representing Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa, and CFB Borden. Nominations close today at 2 pm. That's also the deadline to have names removed from the ballot.

Beeton Agricultural Fair opens tonight through Sunday

Posted September 12 - The 158th Annual Beeton Fall Fair gets underway officially tonight with opening ceremonies at 7:30 pm. Placing of the exhibits is already underway, with judging scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm. The midway begins operating at 4 pm, and live entertain at 6 pm. Full day events are planned for Saturday, including the parade which begins at 10:30 am on Main Street. Click on the headline to view full program and time of events.
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Posted September 12 - Canada's Men's National Soccer team's week long training camp at the Nottawasaga Resort Aug. 31 to Sept. 6th, in preparation for a its friendly against CONCACAF rival Jamaica, paid off in a big way, as the Canadians snapped a 16-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the Jamaicans at Toronto's BMO Field, Sept. 9th. Canada's next game is Nov. 18th in Panama.

Young offenders charged in robbery, warrant out for third person

Posted September 11 - Two youths are under arrest, and a third suspect is wanted in connection to a home invasion at a residence on Cty Rd 50 in Adjala-Tosorontio early Tuesday morning.

Couple more sign on for Essa council races

Posted September 11 - Helen Barsby is the third candidate filed to run in Essa Ward 2, while Mike Van Tol has jumped in to contest the Ward 3 seat.

Ward 7, school board races heat up

Posted September 11 - Glen Wiley is the fourth candidate filed to run in New Tecumseth Ward 7, while Wayne Briggs is the first candidate from New Tecumseth to seek the public school board office.

No acclamation in Ward 1 Adjala-Tosorontio

Posted September 11 - More than four months as the lone candidate is over for Ward 1 incumbent Floyd Pinto as Steve Wynnyk has filed to run in south end Adjala-Tosorontio.

County implements waitlist to cut budget deficit in Children's Services

Posted September 10 - Simcoe County projects a year-end operating surplus of $315,000, which represents .08 per cent of its $403 million budget.

Male charged with two counts Indecent Acts

Posted September 9 - A Pottageville man is facing charges as a result of allegations he exposed himself to employees of a local drive-thru in separate incidents July and August.

Trio charged with stunt driving

Posted September 9 - Two Essa Township males, and another from Oro-Medonte lost their vehicles for seven days, Sunday night, and their licenses suspended, and face racing charges.

Third candidate for Ward 7

Posted September 9 - Guy Bonney has filed to run in New Tecumseth Ward 7.

So you want to be on council

Posted September 9 - Elected duty to municipal office in New Tecumseth comes with a paycheque, (one-third tax-free), health benefits, car allowance/mileage, phone and internet access, paid trips to out of town conferences, free dinner invitations, VIP treatment, in exchange for attending council and committee meetings, public sessions, and answering calls, sometimes in the middle of the night.

Final days to file for municipal elections

Posted September 8 - The registration period to run for municipal or a school board office that started Jan. 2, 2014, ends this Friday at 2 pm. After that, the next opportunity will begin again in 2018.

NVCA turns to Lake Simcoe CAO to lead administrative transition

Posted September 8 - The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) announced this morning that Gayle Wood will take over as its interim Chief Administrative Officer starting in October, "and will guide the search for a permanent successor" over the next six months.
Pictured above, New Tecumseth has purchased the property at 40 Mill Street in Tottenham, next to the Station 3 Fire Hall. The Town has placed $155,050 in Trust to Jay Feehely's office which represents the final closing purchase price, land transfer tax and a minimal legal fee & disbursements. The reason for the property purchase at this post was not confirmed, but Station 3 is planned for an expansion in conjuction with new residential growth in the community.

Stone seeks reelection in Tottenham

Posted September 5 - Jim Stone, the last of New Tecumseth council's incumbents to declare their election intentions has filed to run again in Ward 8. Mr. Stone is the third candidate, including Bo Neiderhuber and Chris Ross.
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Hornets open season with road win shutout

Posted September 12 - The Alliston Hornets opened the 2014-15 GMOHL Jr C regular season with a 5-0 win over Schomberg last season at the Trisan Centre. Goals were scored by Nic Archibald (the winner, a powerplay, four minutes into the first) Payton Dunlop, Mark O'Donnell and Matt Hamilton. New captain Tanner Dockerty chipped in a couple of assists. Tyler Brindle got the win in goal, and the shutout.

The Hornets play next Friday night against the Cougars to open the home portion of the regular season.

Dockerty named captain, season opener tonight in Schomberg

Posted September 11 - Tanner Dockerty starts his fourth and final season with the Alliston Hornets as the team's captain, named ahead of tonight's GMOHL's 2014-15 regular season opener in Schomberg at 8:30 pm.

Hornets team set for season opener Thursday

Posted September 8 - The Alliston Hornets have their 23 man roster set for opening night Thursday in Schomberg.

Steam open inaugural season with win over Bulls

Posted September 8 - The Tottenham Steam certainly did not have an easy task in its debut. The team played its first ever game on Saturday night against the defending Russell Cup champion Bradford Bulls, kicking off their inaugural season with a 7-5 victory.

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Terry Fox Run, Sunday in Alliston, Tottenham

Posted September 10 - The annual Terry Fox Run will be held locally on two fronts this Sunday including at Earl Rowe Park from 8:30 am to noon. Free parking and admission for participants. (You can start earlier and check-in after your run as course is set up Saturday.) In Tottenham, the event begins at F.X. O'Reilly school, starting at 8 am to noon.

Additionally, after 10 yrs of organizing the TFR, a volunteer(s) is/are required to take over the Pre-run duties. "This would be great for a family with children who require volunteer hours," said Richard Saunders, Alliston organizer. "The Terry Fox Foundation is very supportive and organized, so no problem if you don't have experience. "Our family will still be involved, especially with run day." Contact Richard at 705-435-9740 or 705-434-7187 for more details.
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Pratt named District Deputy Grand Master

Posted September 9 - Tottenham Masonic Lodge No. 647 G.R.C. is pleased to announce that one of their Past Masters, R.W. Bro. Kennard W. R. Pratt has been elected to the office of District Deputy Grand Master Georgian South District for 2014-15. He is only the third member to achieve this high ranking office in the 110 year history of the lodge in Tottenham. In his new role, Mr. Pratt will be Chairman for the Grand Lodge Booth at the International Plowing Match in Ivy from Sept 16-20th.

Alliston's Attic fundraiser for ACC School

Posted September 8 - Alliston's Attic is hosting an art/auction sale at its downtown store this Sat. Sept. 13th with all proceeds donated to the Alliston Christian Community School. Doors open 10 am and auction begins at 10:30. Alliston Attic's is located at 39 Victoria St. W.

Procyon Walk for Wildlife Sept. 20th

Posted September 8 - Procyon Wildlife of Beeton will be holding its 3rd Annual Walk for Wildlife on Sat Sept 20, 2014. Registration starts at 9:30 am at the Palgrave Forest - a protected wilderness area on the Finnerty Sideroad just west of Hwy 50. A buffet lunch is included. There will be a silent auction at the luncheon and prizes for the top fundraiser as well as the annual Westjet raffle draw. A minimum pledge of $50 per adult and $20 per child is required. Pledge forms are available from for more information, or call 905 729-0033.

Golden Rescue Annual Picnic goes for Guinness World Record

Posted September 8 - The 22nd Annual Golden Rescue Picnic will be held on Sun., Sept 21, from 10 am to 4 pm at Maplelane Farm 6311 12th Line, New Tecumseth. The event will include an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records' Largest Grooming Lesson record. Lots of fun for family and dogs, including great food, games, leash-free areas for dogs to play, silent auction, memorial service and more. $10 per person or $25 per family (incl. lunch, drinks, dog bandana and dog brush). Please RSVP to with number of dogs and number of people attending.
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