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Banting student will shed long locks for charity

His long hair may define his current look and is instantly recognizable to family and friends, but Isaac Vestby said “it isn’t the defining factor of who I am.” Isaac plans on having his locks clipped to raise funds for ...

Schools in Ontario won’t re-open before the fall

If you have school-age children, you’ll have to keep them busy. Premier Doug Ford announced last week schools in Ontario will not open until at ...

Tottenham Lions Club hosting E-Waste collection Saturday

If you got old electronic devices that have been taking up space in your basement and closets, you have the chance to dispose of them ...

Farmers’ Market Spotlight: Jellies like you’ve never seen before

Tired of the traditional raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry jam? Stephanie Matthews, of My Grandmother’s Farm, in New Lowell, produces some amazing jellies with ingredients you ...

Town considers remote working options for new administration centre

New Tecumseth Council discussed possible new working arrangements for Town employees and the impact of remote working for Town employees during a Committee of the ...

Better access to youth mental health supports only a pedal away for mom

As a sister, she has seen the impact mental health programs can have on the individual. As a mom, she has seen how the challenges ...

Step One of Ontario’s new re-opening plan in effect Friday

Businesses will once again be able to re-open their doors, following a decision made by the Province on Monday to accelerate it’s four-step plan towards ...

County’s textile collection program returns

If you’ve got a closet full of clothes that you just don’t wear any more and want to get rid of, the County of Simcoe ...

Jim Cuddy Trio appearing in Mansfield

Local sponsors are bringing the Jim Cuddy Trio to Mulmur Township. Cuddy and his trio along with several other acts will be performing at the ...

Lacrosse season in doubt: National championships already cancelled

Lacrosse fans may have to wait another year to see their sport in action. While no announcement has been made yet, it seems the likelihood ...

No alcohol, no railway relegated small town Whittington to history

One thing is for sure: early residents of the region sure enjoyed a drink. In fact, a law banning the sale of alcohol in hotels ...

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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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Banting student will shed long locks for charity

His long hair may define his current look and is instantly recognizable to family and friends, but Isaac Vestby said “it isn’t the defining factor ...

Farmers’ Market Spotlight: Jellies like you’ve never seen before

Tired of the traditional raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry jam? Stephanie Matthews, of My Grandmother’s Farm, in New Lowell, produces some amazing jellies with ingredients you ...

Town considers remote working options for new administration centre

New Tecumseth Council discussed possible new working arrangements for Town employees and the impact of remote working for Town employees during a Committee of the ...

Better access to youth mental health supports only a pedal away for mom

As a sister, she has seen the impact mental health programs can have on the individual. As a mom, she has seen how the challenges ...

Schools in Ontario won’t re-open before the fall

If you have school-age children, you’ll have to keep them busy. Premier Doug Ford announced last week schools in Ontario will not open until at ...

Step One of Ontario’s new re-opening plan in effect Friday

Businesses will once again be able to re-open their doors, following a decision made by the Province on Monday to accelerate it’s four-step plan towards ...

County’s textile collection program returns

If you’ve got a closet full of clothes that you just don’t wear any more and want to get rid of, the County of Simcoe ...

Tottenham Lions Club hosting E-Waste collection Saturday

If you got old electronic devices that have been taking up space in your basement and closets, you have the chance to dispose of them ...

Jim Cuddy Trio appearing in Mansfield

Local sponsors are bringing the Jim Cuddy Trio to Mulmur Township. Cuddy and his trio along with several other acts will be performing at the ...

Garlic mustard – another invasive plant to watch for

Ontario is filled with invasive plants that simply don’t belong here. They can cause problems in a lot of different ways, including forcing indigenous plants ...

Lacrosse season in doubt: National championships already cancelled

Lacrosse fans may have to wait another year to see their sport in action. While no announcement has been made yet, it seems the likelihood ...

No alcohol, no railway relegated small town Whittington to history

One thing is for sure: early residents of the region sure enjoyed a drink. In fact, a law banning the sale of alcohol in hotels ...

Bees work hard to bring honey to Alliston Farmer’s Market

There’s a lot of hard work that goes into bringing fresh and natural honey to the Alliston RURBAN Farmer’s Market. First of all, you’ve got ...

Woodington Lake Golf Club withdraws MZO request for Tottenham

The owners of Woodington Lake Golf Club have withdrawn a request for consideration of a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) for a proposed development on the ...

DoorDash expands service to New Tecumseth

Ordering take-out from your favourite restaurant is getting a little more convenient. DoorDash, a company connecting customers with their favourite local and national businesses, is ...

NVCA review new proposals for Conservation Authorities Act

With changes coming to the Conservation Authorities Act, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is reviewing the first phase of changes in the Regulatory Proposal Consultation ...

Toot n’ Holler becomes Wave as you Drive By

It’s a Tottenham tradition. Every April, the Town hosts the Toot n’ Holler giant garage sale where people hoping to get rid of their old ...

Rotary Adventure Park nearing new construction start

The playground at Rotary Adventure Park next to Riverdale Park in Alliston is getting closer to having new equipment installed. Equipment at the park was ...

Basketball Ontario encouraging players to “get out and hoop”

With restrictions on some outdoor activities and sports having been eased, Ontario Basketball is encouraging players to “get out and hoop!” When the provincial government ...

Vince’s Tottenham wins best small-format grocery store in Canada

Tottenham’s popular Vince’s Market is no longer simply a grocery store – it’s an example for the country. The local store, which also has markets ...

Gypsy months particularly pesky this year

Residents in New Tecumseth are reporting a high number of cases of gypsy moths this spring and, along with that, many people are reporting getting ...

NTPL celebrates Pride Month with Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime

The New Tecumseth Public Library will be holding virtual Pride Month programming on Saturday, June 12. “We’re having one big all ages event,” explained Kimberley ...

Mental Health in Motion benefits youth programs in York and South Simcoe

Youth mental health is in crisis at the moment, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, a problem only compounded by the global pandemic. But ...

Reopening Province will depend on vaccine rates

Every dose of COVID-19 vaccine injected into an arm will bring us one step closer to re-opening Ontario, the Province announced Thursday. Last week, the ...

Raise Your Voice virtual concert final on Thursday

There’s only a few days left to get your ticket for the Raise Your Voice virtual concert in support of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation ...

Summer camps may be allowed to operate this year

It is a summer experience that a lot of kids enjoy and it makes for great memories, but last year overnight camps were cancelled. The ...

Museum launches fun new interactive exhibit

The Simcoe County Museum is launching a fun and interactive community exhibit to bring some happiness to families across Simcoe County. The exhibit, called a ...

It’s back on – golf, tennis, outdoor sports now allowed

In rather sudden turn of events, the Provincial government decided to allow outdoor sports to re-open as of May 22 as part of a three-step ...

Provincial parks open – but not for overnight stays

Provincial parks in Ontario remain open; however, if you are considering an over night visit you will have to wait a little longer. The parks ...

Ask an Expert series focuses on women in business

The Ask and Expert series hosted by the County of Simcoe in partnership with the Sandbox Centre, XcelerateHER, Grant Thornton LLP, and RBC, invites business ...

Alliston Farmer’s Market returns Saturday with fresh farm goods

The RURBAN Farmer’s Market in Downtown Alliston will be open soon once again with vendors offering fresh produce, seedlings, plans, honey, jams, meats, pickles and ...

Tottenham Paint and Paper thriving amid stay-at-home order

While the restrictions of the past year and the current stay-at-home order has hammered some businesses hard, there is some silver lining in the clouds ...

Tottenham No Frills planned for the fall

After much speculation over the past few years by local residents, No Frills has confirmed it will be building a new grocery store on Mill ...

Tottenham to get gates and warning system at main rail crossing

If you are approaching the train crossing on Mill Street in Tottenham you always have to pay attention and come to a full stop if ...

County asks local employers to join job fair

The County of Simcoe, along with the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, Employment Ontario, and the Province of Ontario, are collaborating ...

New automated cart collection program set for rollout by County

The County of Simcoe is rolling out a new automated cart system for curbside waste collection. Slated to begin on November 1, 2021, the new ...

Spud Fest cancelled again this summer

It probably won’t come as much of a surprise, but the Alliston Potato Festival has been cancelled again this summer. This is the second year ...

OPP recognize dedication of new Staff Sergeant

The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have announced the promotion of Andy McDougall to Auxiliary Staff Sergeant of the detachment’s auxiliary unit. Auxiliary ...

Golf courses will not open during stay-at-home order

Don’t expect to be swinging your clubs on the links any time soon. The links at local golf courses are green, well manicured, and ready ...

Golf courses closed but still have to pay for maintenance

Local golf courses are idle as the provincial shut-down order mandates they may not open the fairways to players. While closed, they still have to ...

Woodington Lake hosts roundtable discussion over proposed development

A proposed development on the northwest side of Tottenham received some public input when the owners of Wooding Lake Golf Course hosted an on-line roundtable ...

Students honoured with Give Back Awards for community service

To mark National Volunteer Week last month, Neighbourhood Network honoured 20 graduating students living in York Region and South Simcoe with the Give Back Award. ...

Well-known Tottenham piano teacher celebrates 100th birthday

There are many piano students in the Tottenham area who look back fondly on their lessons with Edna May Donovan. Also know by the last ...

Cost of replacing Alliston high school now $42.3 million

The cost of replacing Banting Memorial High School in Alliston keeps going up. The latest estimate comes in a $41.3 million. That’s up $7 million ...

Raise Your Voice finalists announced by Stevenson

And then there were three. On Monday, the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) announced the top three finalists for the Raise Your Voice Virtual Concert, ...

Mayors call for “predictability” on what will follow stay-at-home order

Mayors from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are calling on the Province for greater “predictability” when it comes to Ontario’s current stay-at-home orders. ...

County proclaiming recognition days for health care providers

The County of Simcoe is proclaiming a series of recognition days and weeks to pay tribute to the hard work, skill, and commitment of health ...

Simcoe extends waste facility hours

Beginning on May 3, the County of Simcoe is extending operating hours at local waste facilities to support residents and business during COVID-19. All sites ...

Lacrosse on hold during shut-down

Like every other sport in the province, lacrosse is dead in the water right now. Normally, some Junior teams would have already started playing, while ...

When your passion becomes more than a hobby – fishing guide makes it a career

When you can turn a passion into a career, you are going to enjoy going to work every day. For Ron Piotrowski, his life long ...

Legion surviving despite tough times

“We’ll be here no matter what happens,” said Royal Canadian Legion Tottenham Branch president Gary Brown, of the Legion’s efforts to continue to be a ...

Honda reveals new Civic to be built in Alliston

After a recent announcement that the new 2022 Honda Civic will go into mass production at its Alliston manufacturing plant, Honda released the details of ...

All Ontarians 18+ eligible for vaccine come May 24

The light at the end of the tunnel has grown brighter following the Province of Ontario’s announcement that all Ontarians 18 years of age and ...

Town responds to end of hunger strike

The Town responded to the announcement that “Peaceful Warriors of New Tecumseth” spokesperson, Joe Feiner, ended his hunger strike on April 25, during the April ...

It’s tick season – staying safe after a walk in the woods

With hiking now one of the most popular pastimes due to people just wanting to get outdoors during this pandemic, there are some precautions you ...

Ask an Expert series focuses on pandemic-era business models

The County of Simcoe’s Ask an Expert webinar series will feature a segment on transition and how to stay in control of your business during ...

Emergency Preparedness Week encourages resident to think ahead

When disaster strikes, it happens when you least expect it. The County of Simcoe is reminding residents about the importance of being prepared for a ...

Tottenham playground getting a facelift

Another park will be getting new playground equipment as the Town updates infrastructure. Currently, the playground at the Beeton Community Park has already seen removal ...

Golf course charged for opening and players fined

When it was announced that golf courses were among the businesses that must close during the current provincial stay-at-home order, it didn’t go over very ...

Joe Feiner ends his Town Hall hunger strike

He made his point. After camping out for two weeks at the New Tecumseth Town Hall and going on a hunger strike, Joe Feiner ended ...

Virtual Town Hall meeting updates hospital progress

Stevenson Memorial Hospital and the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation held a virtual Town Hall meeting on Thursday to keep residents informed of the hospital’s progress ...

Stevenson COVID-19 assessment centre completes over 18,000 tests

Since starting testing on March 23, 2020, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston has completed over 18,000 COVID-19 tests. The Centre ...

Last chance to visit TBDCC virtual Home Show

The Tottenham & Beeton District Chamber of Commerce may not have been able to hold their annual Home Show and Artisan Market in the traditional ...

Leaves of three, let it be – learn about toxic plants in Ontario

Conservation Authorities in Ontario are reminding people to be aware of toxic plants now that spring is here and green leaves are sprouting all over ...

Lloydtown – Once a rebel stronghold

The hamlet of Lloydtown is somewhat off the beaten path. It is tucked in the hills behind the Town of Schomberg, in King Township, near the corner of Highway ...

PJHL officially ends the season – Hornets done for the year

The Provincial Junior Hockey League has officially announced the cancellation of the 2020/21 season. This year will pretty much be a blank page in the ...

Golf industry struggling under shutdown

It was a short-lived opening for the 2021 golf season. After a few nice days that saw golf courses across the province see record numbers ...

Cycling community looking forward to summer rides

If you live in Simcoe County, you have no doubt encountered groups of cyclists riding on rural roads around the region. The hills, open roads, ...

Vince’s launches PPE recovery program

Most Canadians have adapted to the “new normal” by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) on the job, while buying groceries, and anywhere they are likely ...

Beeton park getting new playground equipment

Kids in Beeton will have some new playground fun when upgrades to their local park are complete. The playground at Beeton Community Park will be ...

Stay-at-Home orders extended as Province walks back some restrictions

Stay-at-Home orders across Ontario have been extended for a further two weeks amid a significant surge in COVID-19 cases. The Province announced the extension of ...

Pharmacy vaccine appointments now open to 40+

Select pharmacies across Ontario and primary care settings are now administering COVID-19 vaccines to residents born in or before 1981. Effective this past Tuesday, April ...

New Civic planned for mass production at Alliston Honda plant

The Alliston Honda plant will soon be very busy at it gears up to start mass production of the new 2022 Honda Civic. The Alliston ...

Experts offer advice during opioid crisis

With the rate of opioid poisoning deaths remaining at an alarming level, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home measures have made the situation even ...

County uses collaboration and innovation to help homeless during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in number of individuals who are homeless and in need of shelter. There are several factors that ...

Town will require new rules for pet stores

Pet stores in New Tecumseth will soon be operating under new rules that will stop the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits, unless they come ...

The memory of Redickville is all that remains 150 years later

When passing through Redickville on County Road 124, north of Shelburne, the only indication that the corner even has a name is a sign announcing ...

Stevenson puts ‘non-urgent’ surgeries on hold to accommodate third wave

Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston is ramping down pre-scheduled surgeries to accommodate pandemic-related pressures the hospital and health care system are now facing and expected ...

That’s it for Junior A hockey – League calls it quits

The Ontario Junior Hockey League has formally announced the cancellation of the 2020/21 season. It’s not like the League had a real season to begin ...

Canadian Tire commits an additional $12 million to Jumpstart

With many sports clubs across the country feeling the stress of the financial burden of a year with stoppages and cancellations, organizations are looking for ...

Peaceful Warriors start protest at Town Hall

A local group opposed to the planned new New Tecumseth Administration Centre is taking the protest to the street. The group is allied through a ...

Council acknowledges protest but declines to discuss

The fact that Beeton resident Joe Feiner is conducting a hunger strike and protest while chained to the New Tecumseth Administration Centre building didn’t enter ...

COVID-19 rates “highest they have ever been” in New Tecumseth: Gardner

New Tecumseth is currently seeing the highest incident rate yet of new COVID-19 cases, according to Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for the ...

Province issues “stay-at-home” order

Retail store owners, restaurants, and personal care people will once again be forced to close after the Province issued a new stay-at-home order that will ...

Annual remuneration report details Council salaries/expenses

The Town of New Tecumseth Annual Remuneration Report listed details of salaries paid to the Mayor and members of Town Council for 2020. The Municipal ...

Vacant lot in Tottenham site for new restaurant

A vacant lot in Tottenham will be the site of a new commercial building that will eventually become a restaurant. The lot is located at ...

Shut-down information for business owners available through Town website

If you are a small business owner struggling to navigate your business during the current pandemic, you can find out more information through the Town ...

New Tecumseth Library hosts virtual programs during lockdown

The Library may be closed for in-house visits during the current stay-at-home order, but that doesn’t mean you can’t read, learn, and have some fun. ...

Virtual Home Show and Artisan Market starts this weekend

The Tottenham Beeton & District Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home Show and Artisan Market will go ahead this year, but it will be a virtual ...

Prince Philip leaves lasting legacy at community level through awards program

She didn’t always jump at opportunities when they presented themselves, but learning how to get out of her comfort zone and do just that has ...

Students return to online learning following April Break

Ontario students will return to online learning following April Break. Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Monday that schools across the Province ...

Lavertyville – Remnants of the village now private homes

If you have ever strolled through a local pioneer cemetery, you may have wondered about the names etched in granite and weathered limestone on the ...

Tottenham Tennis Club open for registration

It is one sport where physical distancing is an inherent part of the game. On the tennis courts you’re outdoors, a good distance away from ...

NDBL will convene to determine course of 2021 season

The North Dufferin Baseball League will hold a virtual meeting near the end of April with representatives from all teams in the League to discuss ...

Group seeks improvements to popular basketball court

A group of basketball enthusiasts in Tottenham are hoping to make improvements to a popular local basketball court. Pierce Park located at the end of ...

Stay-at-home orders in effect for four weeks

A third wave has brought a third stay-at-home order from the Province. Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott announced the four-week stay-at-home order, ...

Iron Oak Designed – Unique business, community space opens in Beeton

There is a unique new business in Beeton that provides a space for those that are into wood working and metal – and it has ...

Belfry Chocolates gives away giant Easter Bunny

Flowers and chocolate are a natural pairing for many holidays and special occasions. Lachlan McGurk, of Bern’s Flowers & Gifts in Alliston opened Belfry Chocolates ...

Conservation Authority receives funding to restore habitat

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is getting some help to restore habitat for two at-risk species in the Nottawasaga River Watershed. Water pollution and degradation ...

Gypsy Moths a problem in the region

If you’ve noticed fuzzy cocoon-like objects growing vertically on one of your trees, you may have a case of Gypsy Moths. The European Gypsy Moth ...

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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