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Alliston Out of the Cold receives donation to help with coming winter months

Alliston Out of the Cold received a major boost to its operating budget with a donation from FLATO Developments. FLATO donated $10,000 to the organization to help them get through the winter. “FLATO has a tradition of giving to charities,” ...

Alliston Lions’ Christmas Hamper program in need of donations

The season of giving is fast approaching and a local not-for-profit organization is working to provide relief to those who are less fortunate over the ...

Wasaga resident launches campaign for PC nomination

Wasaga Beach resident Stella Ambler has launched her campaign to become the next candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario to represent Simcoe-Grey. The ...

Medical Officer of Health urges further public safety measures as household clusters of COVID-19 rise

As Simcoe Muskoka settles into the Orange (Restrict) Zone of the Province’s plan to curb the spread of COVID-19, the area’s Medical Officer of Health ...

Banting artists take over the Gibson Centre for Senior Art Show

The senior art class of Banting Memorial High School has taken over the Gibson Centre with its Senior Art Show, “Euphoria.” The annual show kicked ...

Santa Claus is coming to the Gibson

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves are returning to the Gibson Centre on December 12 to bring a little Christmas spirit to New Tecumseth ...

Minister of Education agrees to tour Banting, provide assessment

A replacement for 70-year-old Banting Memorial High School could be on the horizon as Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce recently said he’d be willing to ...

New rules speeding up the game on ice

The new rules put in place by Hockey Canada on how to conduct games is making a big difference on the ice. There are only ...

Level 2 ICU unit opening in January

Construction of a Level 2 ICU is well under way at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) and the new unit is set to open in January ...

Simcoe Manor reports zero cases of COVID-19 within its walls

For the first time in more than a month, Beeton’s Simcoe Manor is reporting zero cases of COVID-19 within its walls. Simcoe Manor, which was ...

Town projects 1.32% increase in property tax for 2021

The Town is projecting an $88 million budget in 2021, which is $1.6 million more than what’s being spent this year and accounts for an ...

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Jim Rutherford to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

By Wendy Gabrek Jim Rutherford of Beeton will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. Rutherford has known about the induction since ...

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Alliston Out of the Cold receives donation to help with coming winter months

Alliston Out of the Cold received a major boost to its operating budget with a donation from FLATO Developments. FLATO donated $10,000 to the organization ...

Medical Officer of Health urges further public safety measures as household clusters of COVID-19 rise

As Simcoe Muskoka settles into the Orange (Restrict) Zone of the Province’s plan to curb the spread of COVID-19, the area’s Medical Officer of Health ...

Banting artists take over the Gibson Centre for Senior Art Show

The senior art class of Banting Memorial High School has taken over the Gibson Centre with its Senior Art Show, “Euphoria.” The annual show kicked ...

Santa Claus is coming to the Gibson

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves are returning to the Gibson Centre on December 12 to bring a little Christmas spirit to New Tecumseth ...

Alliston Lions’ Christmas Hamper program in need of donations

The season of giving is fast approaching and a local not-for-profit organization is working to provide relief to those who are less fortunate over the ...

Minister of Education agrees to tour Banting, provide assessment

A replacement for 70-year-old Banting Memorial High School could be on the horizon as Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce recently said he’d be willing to ...

New rules speeding up the game on ice

The new rules put in place by Hockey Canada on how to conduct games is making a big difference on the ice. There are only ...

Wasaga resident launches campaign for PC nomination

Wasaga Beach resident Stella Ambler has launched her campaign to become the next candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario to represent Simcoe-Grey. The ...

Level 2 ICU unit opening in January

Construction of a Level 2 ICU is well under way at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) and the new unit is set to open in January ...

MPP calls on Feds to speed up Cystic Fibrosis drug

Negotiations for gene modulating drugs that treat cystic fibrosis have dragged on longer than anticipated between the Federal government and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Simcoe Manor reports zero cases of COVID-19 within its walls

For the first time in more than a month, Beeton’s Simcoe Manor is reporting zero cases of COVID-19 within its walls. Simcoe Manor, which was ...

Town projects 1.32% increase in property tax for 2021

The Town is projecting an $88 million budget in 2021, which is $1.6 million more than what’s being spent this year and accounts for an ...

Tottenham Paint and Paper re-opens with new design

It was time for a change, so Tottenham Paint and Paper went all out to redesign both the exterior facade at its Queen St. store ...

Tottenham Foodland holds grand re-opening to celebrate renovations

After three months of renovations, Tottenham Foodland held a grand re-opening on Thursday, November 12, to celebrate the store’s refreshed and re-designed appearance. Local dignitaries, ...

A “Halloween Hoorah” ends successful Farmers’ Market season in Alliston

On Saturday, October 31, the Alliston Business Improvement Association celebrated Halloween at the final Rurban Farmers’ Market of the season. This year, the ABIA had ...

Campaign focused on reducing inequity created through climate change

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) recently launched its “Make It Better” campaign, aimed at protecting children’s health from the impacts of climate change. The ...

Alliston Curling Club gets back on the ice

The Alliston Curling Club is back playing their sport although there are many protocols that are in place to ensure a safe environment. “We started ...

Home for the Holidays supports Stevenson Memorial

Tickets are now available for Home for the Holidays on Thursday, November 26, a new fundraiser organized by the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF). This ...

Tottenham Remembers in small ceremony

Remembrance Day ceremonies were held at Keogh Park in Tottenham, on Sunday, November 8. It was a small event this year and the public was ...

New Tecumseth passes Bradford West Gwillimbury in COVID-19 cases

New Tecumseth recently exceeded the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Bradford West Gwillimbury, which had a significant lead on the municipality just a ...

New cases still coming in during COVID-19 outbreak at Simcoe Manor

Positive cases of COVID-19 continue to trickle in at Simcoe Manor as it battles a six week long outbreak that’s infected 75 individuals and resulted ...

COVID-19 is exacerbating domestic abuse locally, as demand for shelter services outweighs supply

Domestic violence is a public health issue of pandemic proportions and its victims need the government’s help now more than ever. Imani’s Place in Alliston ...

MZO for 900-unit development in Beeton gains Council’s approval

Council approved a Minister Zoning Order (MZO) application from Flato Developments for a project in Beeton last Monday, with conditions attached to meet the Town’s ...

Town denies three MZO applications at Council meeting

Following the Town’s approval of a Minister Zoning Order (MZO) from Flato Developments in principal last month, three more popped up on Council’s agenda at ...

Community groups to receive emergency funding from Town

The Gibson Centre, Good Shepherd Food Bank, and Alliston Out of the Cold (AOTC) were recently granted emergency funding from the Town of New Tecumseth ...

MPP presses Education Minister on Treetops school

Plans to build a new Catholic school in the Treetops subdivision of Alliston have been underway for a few years now, but are currently awaiting ...

Community rallies to send poignant cards to soldiers

If this were an ordinary year, people from across the community, including students sitting at their desks, would be diligently setting pen to paper – ...

Hornets hoping for January start to the season

After the postponement of the start of the Provincial Junior Hockey League season, the Alliston Hornets are hoping to get into some kind of league ...

Basketball in phase 3 of return to play

Ontario Basketball has released guidelines for teams returning to the gym for practice sessions. The guidelines will be different in some areas depending on which ...

Ontario Hockey restricts registration for non compliant players

Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation have never been too accepting of rogue leagues or hockey organizations that decide to play outside of the ...

Remembrance Day 2020: Services restricted in New Tecumseth

Beeton Legion, Branch 421 The Beeton Legion is having a small ceremony on November 11, limited to 25 selected Legion members to ensure a safe ...

COVID-19 cases rise while hospitalizations remain low in Simcoe Muskoka

The number of COVID-19 cases being reported during the second wave is much larger than the first, yet hospitalizations and deaths associated with the virus ...

Simcoe Manor sees three new COVID-19 cases

Simcoe Manor in Beeton has seen a small increase in positive COVID-19 cases after numbers stagnated for two weeks. Two new resident cases were confirmed ...

Banting Memorial High School replacement denied funding in latest announcements

The Ministry of Education finished announcing its second round of school repairs and replacements for the year last Friday, again leaving 70-year-old Banting Memorial High ...

Stevenson updates Town Council on redevelopment campaign

Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s redevelopment continues and an update was provided by its CEO, Jody Levac, at this past Monday night’s Council meeting. The hospital plans ...

Tottenham Legion member shares memories of WW2 and service in Scotland

Developed nations have been fortunate in seeing very few attacks on their soil since the Great Wars. It wasn’t too long ago that Tottenham resident ...

Local businesses and BIAs scarify storefronts for Halloween

New Tecumseth’s downtown areas were filled with spooky decorations this October and many were able to hand out candy or do something fun for Halloween. ...

Hockey Canada announces line-up for Junior team selection camp

With less than two months left until the puck drops in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey ...

Stevenson Foundation kicks off monthly 50/50 draw series

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) kicked off a four-month 50/50 draw series November 1, in support of the Hospital’s redevelopment. The draw will take ...

Sherryl Jackson named Senior of the Year & Wall of Honour recipient

While hard work can sometimes go unnoticed, the Town of New Tecumseth recently shined a spotlight on a resident who’s been working hard to make a ...

COVID-19 numbers at Simcoe Manor stabilize, more residents/staff slowly recover

The COVID-19 outbreak at Beeton’s Simcoe Manor appears to be under control as the last new positive case was reported on October 17 following facility ...

Beeton women delivers 60 clock radios to Simcoe Manor amidst outbreak

Simcoe Manor has been under lockdown with very strict protocols since COVID-19 made its way into the home at the start of the month. Residents ...

Beeton Legion receives much needed boost for Poppy Campaign

The Beeton Legion’s Poppy Campaign, which launches today, received a financial boost from a local business over the weekend. Trevor’s Roof Repairs dropped off a ...

Alliston food bank to relocate in December

The volunteer-run Good Shepherd Food Bank in Alliston is upsizing in December to a bigger location as it sees a growing number of people accessing ...

Farmer’s Market has been a “gem” as vendors see rise in business during COVID times: Come out in your costumes this Saturday

It wasn’t the best year for businesses, but for vendors at the Alliston BIA Farmers’ Market, this year was better than others. “I did better ...

Town supports future development in Beeton, with conditions attached

Flato Developments has put forward a Minister Zoning Order on 166 acres of its 226 acre property located southwest of Beeton. In a report to ...

Health unit offers advice on trick-or-treating safely this year

Premier Doug Ford has advised against door-to-door trick-or-treating in COVID-19 hotspots such as Toronto, Peel, York Region and Ottawa but Simcoe Muskoka is in the ...

GMHL has started scheduled games but only in the west

The Greater Metro Hockey League has started playing games, but only in the West Division located in Northern Alberta. In Ontario, the schedule is delayed ...

Minor hockey provides guidelines in how to be a hockey parent

We’ve all seen that parent in the hockey arena who takes the game a little too seriously. Cheering on your team is a good thing. ...

Halloween Party to be held at the Library on October 30

Premier Doug Ford has advised against trick or treating in COVID-19 hotspots such as Toronto, Ottawa, York Region and Peel. While the Chief Medical Officer ...

COVID-19 continues to ravage Simcoe Manor in large scale outbreak

By Sam Odrowski Local Journalism Initiative Reporter COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Simcoe Manor, with a total of 40 residents and 28 staff confirmed to ...

COVID-19 continues its momentum in Simcoe Muskoka

COVID-19 continues to gain traction in Simcoe Muskoka, passing 1,200 cases in total, as New Tecumseth approaches 200. While the rise in recorded cases is ...

More New Tecumseth businesses could close permanently under Stage 2

York Region joined Toronto, Peel and Ottawa in reverting back to a modified Stage 2 reopening on Monday and the New Tecumseth business community has ...

Town restricts service for individuals travelling from COVID-19 hotspots

New Tecumseth’s recreation centres, fitness areas and arenas have been open to anyone since early August, but Town staff are now restricting access for anyone ...

Smile Cookies deliver sweet bonus to Beeton arena campaign

Those tasty cookies that were available for $1 at Tim Horton’s recently helped to top up the funds that will go toward building a new ...

New Tecumseth Library launches anti-racism book club

The New Tecumseth Public Library (NTPL) is starting important conversations about race and spreading education about how to counter racism. The launching point for this ...

UPlift Black shares its vision for the future

The newly formed not-for-profit social service agency UPlift Black has been working to empower Black people in Simcoe Muskoka since the death of George Floyd. ...

Matthews House Hospice is helping seniors get online

Matthews House Hospice (MHH) will be de-mystifying technology for older adults during its Compassionate Communities Information Fair on Thursday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to ...

Tornados on the ice with limited play

At least they are on the ice. The TNT Tornados Minor Hockey Association have started house league play with four-on-four style hockey at local arenas. ...

Poppy Campaign to launch October 30 with COVID-19 precautions in place

It’s a very different year for Royal Canadian Legions across the country as they head into their Poppy Campaign and host Remembrance Day Ceremonies. The ...

Simcoe Manor battles COVID outbreak infecting 50 residents and staff

Simcoe Manor is facing one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks the Region has seen. Four COVID-positive residents have passed away while 30 others remain infected ...

Impact of COVID-19’s second wave yet to be seen at Stevenson

Canada is closing in on 200,000 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, but the second wave hasn’t yet impacted health services locally. ...

2020 Home Show and Artisan Market cancelled due to COVID-19

It has been a year of cancellations for most organizations in New Tecumseth, including the Tottenham Beeton District Chamber of Commerce (TBDCC). The 2020 Home ...

Alliston author to release new mystery novel Nov. 10

Alliston-based mystery writer Judy Penz Sheluk is releasing her third and final book of the Glass Dolphin Mystery series, “Where There’s a Will,” on November ...

Minor hockey underway but with tough restrictions

While local hockey players are glad to be back on the ice, they are facing some tough challenges when it comes to playing by the ...

Southlake launches $7.5 million Capital Campaign to address mental health needs

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us feeling stress, fear, depression and loneliness. Each of us address those issues in our own ways, but ...

Gibson Centre hopes to launch online platform for artists soon

COVID-19 has provided unique challenges for everybody, including artists. The Gibson Centre in Alliston, which hosts many local artists, reopened to the public on September ...

Matthews House Hospice raises close to $200,000 at virtual gala

Matthews House Hospice held its Annual Butterfly Ball Gala virtually for the first time ever late last month, hosted by former Breakfast Television co-host, Kevin ...

Simcoe Manor fighting large COVID-19 outbreak inside of Home

Simcoe Manor in Beeton is facing a COVID-19 outbreak, impacting 16 residents and six staff. Two residents passed away on Saturday, one who tested positive ...

Simcoe Muskoka and New Tecumseth see sharp rise in cases

Simcoe Muskoka is closing in on a total of 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as infections continue to climb each week. New Tecumseth is in ...

Gibson Centre hosts first in-person show since lockdowns started

Art collectors and connoisseurs had lots to look forward to on Sunday, October 4, as the Gibson Centre hosted its first art show since it ...

Kingsmere Retirement residents rediscover or reignite passion for gardening

The healing power of a quiet moment in the garden should never be underestimated. Sowing seeds has many benefits, not only does it uplift one’s ...

Mental Health campaign aims to educate community and eliminate stigma

The Nottawasaga OPP is running a mental health campaign, releasing information daily for those who are struggling or know someone who may need help. The ...

Council votes to freeze new cannabis growing application until further research is complete

New Tecumseth voted 7-3 last Thursday to stop new cannabis growing operation applications until a study reviewing the plant’s production is conducted by a consultant ...

Town reviews first phase of drainage plans to mitigate future floods

New Tecumseth’s flood in July of 2017 left properties and cornfields in several feet of water, leading Town Council to begin developing a plan for ...

Virtual Southlake Run surpasses $150,000 goal – and there’s still time to show your support

The 2020 Nature’s Emporium Run for Southlake may have taken a different form this year, but the virtual SL5K run has been a resounding success ...

GMHL allowing clubs to begin with “Phase 1” training camp

The Greater Metro Junior Hockey League is permitting League Clubs to begin with “Phase 1” training camps beginning on October 1, 2020. The League includes ...

Return to hockey a waiting game for junior leagues

At this point in the year, junior hockey teams would normally already have several games in, with some teams taking a lead in the standings. ...

Minor hockey starts training with restrictions on the ice

Hockey players are making a return to the ice with training sessions getting underway this week. While actual game schedules aren’t yet being planned, individual ...

Simcoe Muskoka is now facing the second wave of COVID-19

A sharp rise in COVID-19 cases over the last month has plagued Simcoe Muskoka and the rest of the Province. The second wave of COVID-19 ...

Council opposes Ward Boundary Review at this time

A request to undertake a Ward Boundary Review in New Tecumseth and investigate reducing Council from 10 to an uneven number was shot down 5-4 ...

Simcoe–Grey MPP Jim Wilson to step down in 2022

After more than 30 years of service to Simcoe–Grey, MPP Jim Wilson won’t be seeking re-election in 2022. During his tenure, Wilson served as Ontario’s ...

Council debates a funding application for Tottenham bus route

Since the implementation of Simcoe County’s LINX Transit system that runs through Alliston–Beeton–Bradford in early August, members of New Tecumseth Council have noted that Tottenham ...

Local forests face threat of invasive species and climate change

The 100th Anniversary of National Forest Week was celebrated throughout Canada from September 20-26. This year’s theme was “Healthy Forests, Healthy Future” and the County ...

Ukrainian fashion designer shares her passion for the craft

Everett-based fashion designer Angela Volk has been working in the field for around seven years, creating unique Ukrainian themed pieces. Volk is originally from Ukraine ...

Blood donations needed through the holiday season

Canadian Blood Services has had to reshape its clinics for collections during the pandemic. Venues for the clinics have been modified and, in many instances, ...

COVID-19 Assessment Centres keeping busy

Assessment Centres throughout Simcoe Muskoka, including Alliston, have seen long lineups since the start of school. Many students with the sniffles or other symptoms aren’t ...

ATV riding a growing sport in the region

With ATVing (All Terrain Vehicles) becoming more popular across the province, there is an increasing demand for places to ride and riding organizations are working ...

Alliston Out of the Cold at risk of not operating this season

Alliston Out of the Cold may not be able to operate this year due to a shortage of volunteers. The majority of its regular volunteers ...

Local health unit calling on residents to reduce their COVID-19 exposure as cases climb

Simcoe Muskoka and the rest of Ontario is seeing a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases this month compared to July and August, leading to concerns ...

Beattie’s Distillers provides tour to Ontario MPs

Beattie’s Distillers was recently put under the spotlight during the Conservative Ontario MP Caucus Retreat last week. Almost all of Ontario’s MPs toured the facility ...

Modernized Soldiers’ Aid Commission will provide support for recent veterans

Modernizing Ontario’s Soldiers’ Aid Commission, established at the height of the First World War, will help ensure veterans of modern conflicts and their families, will ...

Lace up for a Southlake Run like no other: Virtual SL5K kicks off this week

Each year, hundreds of participants lace up their running shoes and pass under the iconic arch in front of Newmarket’s Southlake Regional Health Centre for ...

Loretto Ski and Board Shop celebrates one-year anniversary at new location

The Loretto Ski and Board Shop recently marked its one-year anniversary at its new location on 936577 Airport Rd in Mansfield. The ski store operated ...

Kevin Frankish to host Matthews House Hospice’s virtual gala this Friday

All of the magic of Matthews House Hospice’s Butterfly Ball is being spread across New Tecumseth and beyond this Friday, September 25, at its virtual ...

Nottawasaga Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Capital Campaign

On Monday, September 21, the Nottawasaga Foundation presented their fourth $100,000 installment of a $1 million pledge made to the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF). ...

No good news for new hockey season

With new rules in place by the province regarding the number of people allowed to gather in both indoor and outdoor facilities, the future of ...

County marks National Forest Week

September 20 to 26, 2020 is National Forest Week in Canada. In recognition of the vital role that forests play in Simcoe County, the County ...

Suicide Awareness Day recognized in Adjala-Tosorontio

The pandemic’s disruption to routine and everyday life has had a pronounced impact on mental health. Now more than ever Canadians are experiencing a decline ...

Local parents share their thoughts on return to in-person learning

Ontario’s return to school plans left parents with a difficult choice in the last few weeks as they decided to send their kids back into ...

Sports

Hornets win back to back weekend games

It didn’t take the Alliston Junior C Hornets long to set the tone of their Friday (Oct. 6) night home game against the Orillia Terriers. At the end of the first period the Alliston team was leading 6-0.

Steam take win over North York

The Tottenham Steam won their fourth game of the season when they hosted the North York Renegades on Saturday (Sept. 30) night at the Tottenham Community Centre arena. North York came to Saturday’s game with a 4-3 record and both teams were trying to get the two points to move up in the standings.

Hornets double down over Schomberg

The Alliston Junior C Hornets are undefeated in four games to start the season after back-to-back wins over the Schomberg Cougars. The teams met up on Schomberg home ice on Thursday (Sept. 21).

Minor peewee AEs return with victory

  The wait was over. The much anticipated return of the mighty minor peewee AE from TNT was finally here. The team travelled to the ...

Alliston Hornets opener nets first win

The Alliston Junior C Hornets are back on the ice for the 2017/18. Things got under way Friday (Sept. 15) night when the Alliston squad hosted the Huntsville Otters at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre.

Organization receives $5,000 donation from The Nottawasaga Foundation

The Nottawasaga Foundation presented a cheque for $5,000 to Help The Kids Play (HTPK). HTPK is a community based organization that has been operating in the Tottenham, Beeton and surrounding areas since 2007 with the mandate to provide children with the funding to participate in a recreational activity, outside of regular school and home environments, where their parents / guardians are unable to do so.

Heritage Celebration brings players home

Looking around a packed room full of local residents, former residents, family and friends, it’s easy to see the impact that growing up in Beeton had on many people – especially those that were, and are a part of the town’s rich sports history. The Aug. 20 Beeton Heritage Celebration took place in the upstairs hall of the Community Centre and it was standing room only by the time everyone arrived.

911 News

Tottenham man arrested in Feed Mill arson

  In the early morning hours of Aug. 19, 2016, members of the Nottawasaga Detachment, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), were called to the scene of ...

Arrested at Potato Fest.

Members of the Nottawasaga Detachment of the OPP arrested a male who was fighting with a security officer at the Potato Festival Saturday, August 12, ...

Adj–Tos resident charged for drugs and a weapon

On Wednesday August 9th, at 8:30 a.m., as part of an on-going joint investigation, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Grey-Bruce Community Street Crime ...

Motorcyclists terrorize on 400 series highways

On Sunday, August 6, between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., the OPP Highway Safety Division received numerous complaints of a large group of motorcycles traveling ...

Alliston man charged with “Fail to Remain”

On Sunday, July 30, at approximately 9:54 p.m., officers from the Caledon OPP were dispatched to a collision on Caledon King Townline S, south of ...

“Move Over” charges double

For the second consecutive year, the OPP is reporting one of the highest numbers of charges laid in recent history against drivers who failed to ...

Guide Light embraced in King, proven to save lives

A close-knit community looks after its own. That sentiment is behind a project supported by fire departments in York Region. The Guide Light program aims to ensure that every senior, living independently in their own home, is taken care of.

Health and Wellness

Worrod Memorial golf tourney raises $18.5K

The 10th Annual Michael Worrod Memorial Golf Tournament, held in July at Glen Eagle Golf Course, raised an amazing $18,500. “We are so thankful and ...

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