Posted March 22
- GMP Contracting has been awarded a $771,969 contract
to carry out the rehabilitation of Deadman Bridge on 10 Sideroad that
will require its closure between the 10th and 11th Line, July 4 to
Posted March 21
- New Tecumseth council voted 9-0 in committee last
Marc Biss was absent) to eliminate the 20 per cent surcharge that
applied to all non-residents utilizing the Town's parks, recreation and
culture facilities effective September 1, 2016.
March 20 - New Tecumseth's Parks, Recreation
and Culture department is having a difficult time collecting a newly
enforced non-resident surcharge because the organizations are balking
at playing the role of collection agency.
TNT Minor Midget AA
win OMHA title
was down in Burlington which saw TNT play a dominant style of hockey
Game two was a complete reversal. Burlington traveled to the NTRC and
didn't want to go down by two games. They played us hard and gritty and
came away with a 7-0 victory. Series tied at a game each.
Game 3 turned out to be a balanced affair with a closer score, 5-3 for
the Tornados. Game 4 was back at the NTRC. The local fan support was
outstanding with many coming to watch the game. TNT scored the first
goal 21 seconds after the opening face off. Turns out that's the only
goal they would need. The Tornados came away with 5 to 0 win and took
the series in 4 games.
A reader writes: Posted March 22
- Regarding your editorial, you indicate: "... losing authority over
those services leaves little left for a municipal council to do. Why
have a planning department if the County controls the hard services?"
A reader writes:
22 - The Ontario Municipal Act, Practices and
Procedures, S,224, clearly states that the role of council is "to
ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the
A reader writes:
21 - In reply to the March 17 story, 'Mayor, deputy
mayor sound off on audit motions, Councillors Floyd Pinto, Ambrose
Keenan and I have vigorously attempted to explain to Mayor Mary Small
Brett, Deputy Mayor Doug Little and Councillors Dave Rose and Scott
Anderson, a basic accounting practice required by the Canada Revenue
Agency and our Employment Standards By-Law that are not being followed
in our township.
Hornets draw first blood on Patriots
Posted March 22
- The first ever Schmalz Cup playoff meeting between Alliston and Mount
Forest goes to the Hornets, who opened the quarterfinal round with a
4-2 win on home ice last night. Drake Board's pair of goals, and single
markers by Devon Gillham and Stephan Nosad, who also notched two
assists, led the way. Matt Nixon, who the Hornets signed just prior to
the start of league playoffs, extended his playoff record to 10-1,
including one shutout. Nixon, from Barrie, was playing Jr. A in
Timmins, when an injury sidelined him, which has turned into Alliston's
gain. Game 2 is Saturday in Mount Forest, 8:30 start. Game 3 is Sunday
in Alliston, 6:30 puck drop.
Alliston, Mount Forest to tangle in first round
- The quarterfinal round of the Schmalz Cup finals features the Battle
of Highway 89 between the Alliston Hornets and the Mount Forest
Patriots. Mount Forest is making its first trip to the provincial round
in 21 seasons, thanks to a Gm 7 win over Walkerton to win the PJHL
Pollock Division. The Hornets have home ice advantage should a Gm 7 be
necessary. Game 1 is Wed., March 22, at the NTRC starting at 7:30 pm.
It's the first time Alliston and Mount Forest will meet in a playoff
Alliston vs Mount Forest
Grimsby vs *Ayr
Lakefield vs Port Hope
Essex vs Dorchester
deputy mayor sound off on audit motions
March 17 - Adjala Tosorontio mayor Mary Small Brett
told Free Press Online she is surprised to hear the same councillors
who've been critical of the Township's procedural practices in the past
are upset that she followed them in relation to their Notice of Motion
to trigger a forensic audit.
suspect in Alliston and Orillia nursing home thefts
March 15 - For the second game in a row, the Stayner Siskins
couldn't hold a 2-0 lead, and last night it proved fatal as the
Alliston Hornets needed just under nine minutes of overtime to dispatch
the top seed Siskins 6-5, at the NTRC, in four straight to win their
third straight league championship, and ninth in 10 years. Stephen
Nosad, who scored the winner in overtime last night, was named the
playoff MVP. The Hornets now move on to the provincial Schmalz Cup
round, and will meet the winner between Mount Forest and Walkerton.
Mount Forest holds a 3-2 lead and can win the Pollock Division title
with a home win Friday night. Game 7, if necessary would be Saturday in
Smith vote to trigger facilitated talks with
County, Essa, BWG opposed
Posted March 14
- Simcoe County council, in a recorded vote, approved
this morning a motion to engage a provincial facilitator to begin
negotiations with the 16 municipalities regarding a "future role" for
the upper tier in water and wastewater operations - a municipal domain.
sought in reported break and enters at hospital, Good Samaritan
Posted March 13
- Nottawasaga OPP is investigating break-ins at
Stevenson Memorial Hospital and Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Alliston
that reportedly took place on the same day last month.
council to vote on mediation for 'future roles'
in water, wastewater Posted March 13
Simcoe County's mayors
and deputy mayors, who sit as County
council, will be asked tomorrow morning to set their towns on a course
that opens the door to the upper tier's involvement in municipal
and wastewater operations.