Posted May 18 - The
provincial government released an update this morning to The Growth
Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017, which includes Simcoe
County and the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia, which takes
effect on July 1, 2017.
Posted May 17 - Growth
in communities of New Tecumseth, Bradford West Gwillimbury, and
Innisfil contributed the bulk of an additional $1.34 million in
property tax revenues pushing Simcoe County's year end surplus to $4
Posted May 16 - Tottenham's
103-year-old decommissioned water tower has been granted an
opportunity to remain standing at least through September while
potential funding sources are scoured to save it.
Press photo by Tony Veltri
16 - At approximately noon today, emergency
crews were called to the CP Rail bridge immediately north of Victoria
Street at Dufferin for a "high angle" rescue of one male who was
perched underneath it above the Boyne River. At this post, it was not
confirmed how or why he got there.
Posted May 16 - Essa
councillors will deal with a proposal tomorrow night that involves "Bio Cremation" a
trademarked process that "replaces the use of flame with the
utilization of water, blended with an alkali solution of potassium
Press photo by Tony Veltri
Posted May 16
- The Beer Store era is over on Church Street in Alliston after more
than 60 years in the downtown core. The new model Beer Store opened on
Monday in space carved out of the FreshCo at Young Street and
Industrial Parkway. It's still unclear what is planned for the
Posted May 15 - The
Simcoe County District School Board's (SCDSB) 2017 draft budget
proposes to spend $572.2 million in 2017-18, an increase of $26.1
million over last year.
Citizens of Adjala Tosorontio were out Saturday protesting
the proposed gravel pit on County road 13, north of 5 Sideroad Everett.
Nelson/Lafarge Aggregates is seeking a license to extract one million
tons of sand and gravel per year. It's scheduled for an OMB hearing in
Posted May 17
- In support of the MS Society of Canada - Simcoe Muskoka Chapter, the
month of May as been proclaimed, Multiple Sclerosis Awareness
Month in New Tecumseth. A flag raising was held this morning at the
Town Administration Centre in Alliston.
Fine Arts night at Banting, Thursday
Posted May 16
- Banting Memorial High School's annual Fine Arts Night takes place
this Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm in the Cafeteria. It
features an art exhibition of student work from Grade 9 through 12, a
coffee house, and improv. Admission is $3 at the door.
Knox hosting garage sale Saturday
Posted May 16
- Knox Presbyterian Church
located at 160 King St. S., Alliston is holding a garage sale Saturday
May 20th from 8 am to 1 pm.
2017 tax rates push average property tax bill higher
Posted May 12 - The
tax ratios established each year by Simcoe County used to calcuate the
final property tax bill for New Tecumseth ratepayers pushed the
municipal portion up by $2.31 setting the average increase at $95.64 or
2.81 per cent, versus $93.43 or 2.74 per cent as reported when the 2017
budget was approved, on a home with an assessed value of $345,791.
Posted May 9 - New Tecumseth Fire Chief
Dan Heydon was presented with the Volunteer Firefighter
Recruitment and Retention Award last night in Toronto during the 65th
Annual gathering of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs. The award
"celebrates an Ontario fire department that has developed a resourceful
and creative recruitment and retention program." New Tecumseth Fire
Rescue consists of 124 part-time firefighters, a full-time Fire Chief,
Deputy Fire Chief of Operations And Training and Deputy Fire Chief of
Prevention and Education. As well, Cynthia Ross Tustin, Fire Chief,
Essa Township Fire Department, was reelected to the OAFC Board of
Directors for 2017-18.
funding up two per cent, first hike in four years
Posted May 8 - The
provincial government's 3.1 per cent increase to Ontario hospital base
funding announced in its 2017 budget, will provide Stevenson Memorial
Hospital with an increase of $370,900, raising its 2017-18 allocation
to approximately $19 million.
charges up 69 per cent in first quarter of 2017
Posted May 8 - Nottawasaga
OPP laid 22 drug possession charges in the first three
months of the year, up from 13 during the same period in 2016, an
increase of 69.2 per cent according to the March 2017 summary report to
the Police Services Board.
charged with mischief, assault
Posted May 8 - A
15-year-old female from Cookstown is facing charges of mischief and
assault police charge stemming from a Friday night incident that
followed after she started a fire next to a residence.
May 8 - The Concerned Citizens in Adj/Tos Incorporated hosted a
'Soup Stock' Event on Saturday at Somerville Nurseries as a fundraiser
for its fight against the proposed below water gravel pit in Everett.
Several local restaurants served up hot soup and coffee on a wet
afternoon, following a pancake breakfast. All complimenting the
seedlings sale, which is held at Somerville Nurseries annually and
continues next Saturday (May 13th) with the addition of a picket rally
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Posted May 10
- Tottenham has seen incredible growth in the past
year. Along with that growth are some growing pains for long time
residents: increased traffic, loss of green space etc.