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The bridge is out
Posted August 26 - There's no turning back on this job now that the 67-year-old Alliston bridge over the Boyne River on King Street (Simcoe County Rd 15) has been removed. Esposito Bros. Construction Ltd. which was awarded the $2.65 million contract to rebuild the structure, is expected to have it reopened by mid-December. In the meantime, King Street between Victoria and Fletcher Crescent is closed, with the detour through Riverdale Park at Fletcher.

Labour deals, and administration shuffles mark SCDSB first meeting since June

Posted August 25 - Simcoe County District School Board trustees met for the first time last night since since June 15 ratifying collective agreements reached with the local Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario for the term September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2017, and the Designated Early Childhood Educators and its local agreement, dated August 24, 2016.

Handgun seized, Cookstown male charged

Posted August 24 - A Toronto Police service dog trained to detect firearms, helped South Simcoe Police (SSP) recover an illegal handgun from a 5 Sideroad residence in Innisfil, Saturday (Aug 20).

Town, NVCA renew long term lease of Riverdale Park in Alliston

Posted August 24 - The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and New Tecumseth have reached terms on a 20 year, "net-net", lease of the 19 acre Riverdale Park, effective September 30th.

NVCA expects to fill new CAO post in April 2017

Posted August 24 - The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) board of directors are expected to ratify the process and timeline to replace retiring CAO Gayle Wood, at their monthly meeting Friday morning.

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Mill Pond Medical Centre to transform downtown Alliston

Posted August 23 - Work is underway at the northwest corner of Victoria and Paris Street in Alliston to transform the approximate 20 year old Mill Pond building, into a multi-disciplinary Mill Pond Medical Centre. Work includes the addition of a three storey expansion attached to the existing structure and will tie in at same grade and floor levels.

Swerving to avoid wildlife leads to crash

Posted August 23 - A two vehicle collision this morning sent both drivers to hospital, including one who was later airlifted to a Toronto hospital for their injuries.

Alliston man charged in ATV incident that sent youth to hospital

Posted August 23 - Stevenson Memorial Hospital alerted Nottawasaga OPP to an 11-year-old male who had suffered head injuries Sunday night in an ATV collision.

Simcoe County moving to standardized garbage cans, and lower bag limits

Posted August 23 - The next five years in Simcoe County could include a 'mandatory diversion bylaw' policed at curbside, namely, left uncollected, if not sorted properly, according to the Solid Waste Management Strategy Update Final Recommendations and Initiatives Report being presented this morning to County councillors.

Hundreds of new homes cleared by council

Posted August 23 - New Tecumseth councillors signed off on 417 new residential units last night through amending subdivision agreements for Treetops, and the West Alliston subdivision.

Province announces annual funding for Matthews House Hospice in Alliston

Posted August 22 - Provincial government representatives were in Alliston this morning to announce $420,000 in annual funding immediately for Matthews House Hospice's four bed operation inside two rented housing units at Kingsmere.

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Alliston Feed Mill fire remains under investigation at this post.

Feed mill fire investigation 'very much active' as business reopens in Alliston

Posted August 22 - At this writing, Nottawasaga OPP and the Ontario Fire Marshal's office had not provided any new information as to the cause of Friday's early morning suspected arson that destroyed a large part of the Alliston Feed Service property.

Charges pending in death of Tottenham cyclist

Posted August 19 - South Simcoe Police (SSP) expect to lay charges in Wednesday morning's (Aug. 17) collision that killed Peter Reinlaender, 71, of Tottenham, who was struck from behind by a pick-up truck, while riding his bicycle on the 4th Line between 5th Sideroad and Hwy. 27, in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

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'All these issues were important and deserved serious attention'

A reader writes: Posted August 24 - As the one year Anniversary of AWARE Simcoe's plight to Save the Beeton Woods at Simcoe County Council passed, I recall some pivotal discussions had by County Councillors and I'm not able to sit back quietly and merely accept some statements made.

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Hornets add to blueline

Posted August 26 - The Alliston Hornets have signed defenceman, Brandon Washer, 20, as one of its overagers. Washer, from New Lowell, has played the last three years with Lindsay and Markham of the Ontario Jr A League. The Hornets, who opened camp earlier this week, are in Ayr tomorrow for a three game exhibition.

Hornets open camp on upcoming season

Posted August 22 - Approximately 40 hopefuls will take to the ice tonight with the aim of cracking the Alliston Hornets opening day roster when the Jr. C club's season begin's Sept. 16 against Stayner. The Hornets, defending league champions, will be in Ayr - Schmalz Cup champs - for a three game exhibition against the home team, Caledon, and Dundas. The Hornets will also host their annual pre-season 12-team tournament the weekend of Sept. 9-11.

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Ice cream fundraiser for CLASS tonight

Posted August 23 - Cool Moose Creamery is hosting its 9th annual Ice Cream Block Party Fundraiser in support of CLASS from 6-9 pm tonight, at 9 Church St. S (Church St. South of Victoria St.). Kanye West concert tickets, and Leafs tickets, are among the silent auction goods up for bid.
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Posted August 22 - Pictured above, Andy Harasymczuk puts the final installation touch yesterday, on his Modern Conservatory of Music's new outdoor signage at 78 Victoria Street E, in Alliston. The 10 ft high guitar was created by Wes Wilkinson and his T1 Signs. "The sign is made from a picture of my guitar, a Hagstrom 'Jimmy' made in Sweden and designed by a very well known guitar designer named Jimmy D'Aquisto," explained Harasymczuk. "I've had it since I was 14 years old."


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