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Electricity prices set to increase May 1

Posted April 16 - The cost of hydro for residential and small business users is expected to increase an average of $2.83 per month, or 2.4 per cent, for a "typical consumption pattern of 800 kWh" beginning May 1, when the time of use period switches to spring/summer.

Curbside battery collection in November, bid to push back 2015 brush pick-up

Posted April 16 - Simcoe County's waste management program will for the first time, include a curbside battery collection week, this year between Nov. 3-7, at a cost of $65,000.
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Recognizing grace under pressure
Posted April 16 - Colin Klutz, 7, from Tottenham, was presented yesterday with the Simcoe County 9-1-1 Management Board's 2013 Youth Award for his calm handling of a 911 call in March 2013, while his mother Claudette, pictured with him above, was choking. "Colin acted bravely, demonstrating maturity beyond his years." The 7th Annual event, held at the County's Administration Centre in Midhurst, "recognizes the exceptional work of the unsung but essential call-takers, dispatchers, and supervisors in our emergency response system."

County set to confirm funding for second year of transit

Posted April 16 - Simcoe County will allocate $50,000 in 2014 toward the second year of the three year pilot initiative for transit between the Township of Essa, City of Barrie, and Base Borden, matching its 2013 contribution to the tri-party agreement.

Council pushes forward with TCT route, adjacent owners to be part of process

Posted April 15 - New Tecumseth councillors voted 8-2 last night in favour of an amended motion that pinpoints the Town-owned abandoned rail corridor (ARC), which is proposed to include an easement crossing WD Potato property, as the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) between the 9th Line to the Innisfil boundary, "in consultation with" adjacent landowners along the route.

Deal reached to head off tax sale

Posted April 15 - A property owner in Beeton has struck a repayment plan with New Tecumseth to pay off $15,352 in tax arrears by May 1, 2017.

New doctor taking patients

Posted April 14 - Dr. Avneet Parmar, whose been taking emergency room shifts at Stevenson Memorial Hospital since November, and joined the Alliston Family Health Team in February, was "officially" announced this afternoon as the area's newest physician recruit.

Council set to ratify TCT decision tonight, MDS not a factor concludes solicitor

Posted April 14 - Barring a change in voting intentions from last Monday night, New Tecumseth councillors are expected to confirm the use of the Town-owned abandoned rail corridor (ARC) as the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) route, Phase 2, between the 9th and 14th Line.

Tottenham Lions Club seeks rate reduction as membership dwindles

Posted April 14 - The Tottenham and District Lions Club is turning to New Tecumseth at its time of need for relief from the annual maintenance fees charged on its meeting room and storage space at the Community Centre.

OPP to focus on seat belt blitz this weekend

Posted April 14 - "Occupant restraint will be the OPP's main traffic focus over the Easter Long Weekend. Officers are urging those few non-compliant drivers and passengers who continue to put themselves and others at risk to buckle up every time they drive. They are asking the motoring public to work with them to keep 2014 seat belt related deaths, currently sitting at nine in OPP jurisdiction, from rising."

Town's borrowing capacity shrinks in 2014

Posted April 11 - New Tecumseth's annual debt service obligations grew to $5.4 million (P&I) in 2013, an increase of $1.58 million, reducing the municipality's Annual Repayment Limit (ARL) to $3.3 million in 2014, according to the ARL schedule posted by Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
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Birkett to remain Hornets coach, Rookie camp June 1

Posted April 17 - While the Lakefield Chiefs of the Central League prepare to meet the Essex 73s in the Jr C Schmalz Cup finals beginning Saturday night, the Alliston Hornets off-ice preparations for next season are underway with Clay Birkett announcing this morning that he will remain behind the bench as head coach, along with assistants Scott Hutchinson and Trevor Belrose .

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Banting Homestead open to public

Posted April 17 - Starting April 22 the Banting Homestead will be open to the public on Tuesdays from 11am until 4pm, as well as the first and third weekends of the month; Saturdays 11am-4pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm. There are some great exhibits on display in the restored historic farmhouse, so come on out and learn about Sir Frederick Banting.

Lion's holding pancake breakfast

April 17 - On Saturday, April 26, the Alliston Lions Club will be hosting a free pancake breakfast at 60 Boyne Street from 9-11am. 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, April 24

Posted April 15 - The County of Simcoe & District of Muskoka office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation is pleased to announce Alliston's annual Big Bike event, presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada, which is taking place at East Side Mario's on April 24th between 2 pm and 6:30 pm.  Local organizations including RBC, Home Hardware, Zehrs, Nottawasaga Inn, Sinton Transportation, and Town of New Tecumseth are taking a Seat to Make Health Last by getting a team of 29 together to ride a 2-4km route in their community on Canada's only 30 seat bike.

Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner, April 26

Posted April 15 - 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.

Women At Their Best 2014, April 23rd

Posted April 14- Join us for a fun-filled evening on Wed., April 23 at 5:30 pm in the Crystal Ballroom of the Nottawasaga Inn for Women At Their Best 2014: 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

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