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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 Facebook page called the New Tecumseth Peaceful Warriors and have held protests in the past ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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 ...

Town welcomes new Director of Planning and Building

The Town of New Tecumseth will be welcoming a new Director of Planning and Building. Jennifer Best will take over the position effective April 6, ...

County will conduct controlled burn in Adjala-Tosorontio

The County of Simcoe will be executing a controlled burn on 40 hectares of County Forests within the Tosorontio Track. The location is west of ...

Early pioneer town Whitfield slowly faded into history

With Ontario being a fairly new place in terms of world history, its past is well documented in local historical societies and museums. When you ...

Simcoe opens 2021 Age-Friendly Seniors Housing Grant program

The County of Simcoe has approved $500,000 in annual funding towards a program to support eligible applicants in creating age-friendly housing. The Age-Friendly Seniors Housing ...

Hiking and biking the trails – Outdoor activity has seen a huge increase this year

With so many organized activities either restricted or cancelled over the past year, the province is seeing a huge increase in the number of people ...

Stuff a cruiser event helps Food Bank stock the shelves

It has been a challenging year for everyone and with so many people staying at home, the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Alliston has seen ...

Province-wide lockdown set for Saturday

A Province-wide lockdown will come into effect at 12.01 a.m. on Saturday for a minimum of four weeks. The new measures, which see the Ontario ...

Council hears both sides of New Administration building arguments

Opposing groups had the opportunity to express their opinions regarding the planned new Town of New Tecumseth Administration Centre during Council meeting on Monday, March ...

Adults age 70 and over can pre-register for COVID-19 vaccination

Adults aged 70 and older (born 1951 or earlier), as well as all remaining healthcare workers as identified in the Ministry of Health’s Guidance on ...

Parts shortage continues to plague auto industry

A parts shortage will continue to hamper production at Honda’s manufacturing facilities across North America, including the plant in Alliston. The plant has already experienced ...

Learning Cubs Child Care opening in Tottenham

With a growing population and many young families moving into the area, the need for child care in Tottenham has been increasing at a rapid ...

Fire rating danger for New Tecumseth set to HIGH

With the warmer weather now approaching, there are more opportunities to plan a party in the back yard and get the fire pit going. But ...

Conservation Area campsites can now be booked on-line

The Tottenham Conservation Area is a popular place for both day-trippers and campers. The Town of New Tecumseth has launched a new online feature to ...

Run for Southlake cooking up something fresh this month

April is here and the countdown to the 2021 Nature’s Emporium Run for Southlake is on! Due to present health restrictions, this will be the ...

Slopes remain open despite warmer weather

Local ski resorts are doing whatever they can to recoup losses when they were shut down in prime season and that means extending the spring ...

Football postponed for another season

Don’t expect to see any real football games again this year. Even teams in Green (Alert) health districts won’t be allowed to play the game. ...

Opinion: In support of proposed Beeton Heritage Conservation District

By Richard Lex In the spring of 2003 an interesting journey began for Collingwood’s downtown. The Collingwood Downtown Heritage Conservation District had just come into ...

County seeks input from residents for future transportation needs

Simcoe County is looking 30 years into the future and is seeking input from residents to help provide direction for planning, coordination, and implementation of ...

County of Simcoe to conduct Immigrant Health Survey

The County of Simcoe is conducting an Immigrant Health Survey to collect information from foreign-born individuals to assist local health services with planning and future ...

Shop Local: Concession Road Mercantile grand re-opening celebrates new location

It’s a fun store with a new location that really compliments its unique variety of products and provides spaces for crafting workshops. Concession Road Mercantile ...

COVID: One Year On

It’s an anniversary most of us would rather not have reason to mark, but despite the challenges the last twelve months have brought to the ...

More vaccines on the way to Simcoe-Muskoka

Officials provided new details on the region’s COVID vaccination program during a media technical briefing on Thursday, March 18. The program is currently targeting seniors ...

Temporary patio program happening again this summer

Dining establishments in New Tecumseth will again be allowed to establish or expand patio spaces this summer to take advantage of the warm weather and ...

Facebook group organizes to oppose new Town administration centre

A group of local residents who are opposed to the planned new Town of New Tecumseth Administration Centre have organized through a Facebook group to ...

Long-term care homes seeking donations to support virtual programming

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only put a strain on long-term care facilities, it has forced them to reinvent how they can have residents connect ...

Melancthon has a long and storied history dating back to 1840s

When the first settlers arrived in the area that became the Town of Melancthon in the 1840s, they had a daunting task ahead of them. ...

County relaunches Bursary Program in support of local students

Post secondary students from Simcoe County could be eligible for up to 21 $3,000 bursaries available through the County of Simcoe’s Bursary Program. One bursary ...

Beeton’s Borden Metals wants to add new warehouse

Borden Metal Products in Beeton has submitted an Official Plan to re-zone lands from urban residential to an employment area. The company wants to build ...

Lacrosse planning 2021 season with restrictions

It looks like there will be a lacrosse season this year, however expect restrictions. The TNT Renegades have said they are following the direction of ...

Nothing confirmed for 2021 baseball season

The umpires are ready but no one is yet sure what is going to happen with the baseball season in Ontario. Umpires in the OBA ...

Player Assist Program will help families in need

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association has introduced a player-assist program for the first-time, helping families across Ontario financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Basically, ...

An errant throw and a dead seagull put one kid in the spotlight

He got his dream job as a teenager, but little did he know he would soon be thrust into the international spotlight as part of ...

Beeton development land approved by Ministerial Zoning Order

A parcel of land on the west side of Beeton, which is the site of a proposed development, has been given the green light after ...

The business of dying – Funeral industry adapts to life with COVID

Second of two parts In times of grief, it is only natural for people to come together as a family and with friends to say ...

Local snags frustrate launch of Province’s vaccination platform

Residents of New Tecumseth looking to book their COVID-19 vaccinations online Monday following the launch of the Province’s appointment system faced a few technical hurdles ...

Volatus Aerospace plans assembly facility at Regional Airport

The County of Simcoe Council has approved a proposal from Volatus Aerospace to locate a significant portion of its domestic and international assembly operations at ...

Couple’s wish for community enjoyment created the Tottenham Conservation Area

It is a popular park loaded with charm that draws visitors from both the local area as well as from other regions across the province. ...

Webinar series offers tax tips

If you are a business owner or self-employed individual who had to shut down or alter your operations this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Community program helps new residents

A new program is set to launch with an aim to help new residents to the area. The “Welcome Home New Tecumseth” program will help ...

Province provides new funding to municipalities

The provincial government has announced it will be providing nearly $7 million in new funding to help municipalities in Simcoe-Grey address ongoing COVID-19 operating costs. ...

County hosts virtual seminar on building diverse workforce

The County of Simcoe will host a virtual seminar on how cultural awareness and diversity helps enrich workplaces, increase productivity, and attract and retain talent. ...

COVID-19 vaccinations clinics now underway

We are hopefully on the way to the end of the current pandemic situation as COVID-19 vaccination clinics opened in New Tecumseth this past week. ...

The business of dying – Funeral industry adapts to life with COVID

There are some things in life we can’t escape from – and dying is one of them. Funeral traditions have developed over centuries with many ...

Older adults, hotspots will be focus of vaccine rollout’s second phase

Older adults and individuals living in COVID-19 hotspots will be the focus of Phase 2 of Ontario’s vaccine rollout. The Province detailed the second phase ...

Health District moves back to Red Alert

One week after placing the Simcoe-Muskoka Health District into lockdown, the province has done an about-face and moved the region back into the Red Alert ...

Move to Red Alert opens some town facilities with restrictions

The move to a Red Alert in the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit means there will again be an impact to Town services. The Health District ...

It’s all about “fresh” at Foodland Juice and Wellness Bar

When the Tottenham Foodland went through an extensive renovation last year, they took the opportunity to increase the deli area by a considerable size. In ...

Ruskview – Settlers chose an odd place to build a town

As far as towns go, the former village of Ruskview is in a very odd place. Unlike almost every other town settled in Ontario, Ruskview ...

Keep your cars in the driveway when pruning season starts

Spring maintenance will be starting around Town in the near future and that includes pruning trees on Town property. Pruning the trees is necessary to ...

Solutions to reducing your kids’ screen time and keeping them active

If you speak to someone in the electronics industry you will find out that sales of video games, smart phones and other electronic devices have ...

Ski season extended into April

If you’re into spring skiing, this could be a bonus year for you. Ski hills across Ontario have announced they will be extending the season ...

Ball Hockey stars spring / summer registration

The New Tecumseth Ball Hockey League is forging ahead with an optimistic view going into the spring and summer ball hockey season. The local club ...

Fairies are living along the Tottenham trail

There seems to be some new residents living along the walking trails in Tottenham by the Conservation Area. Local hikers have noticed little doorways that ...

Simcoe-Muskoka moved back in lock-down

Just when you thought it was safe – the Ontario government and the Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit has issued another lock-down to the region that became ...

Light at the end of the tunnel grows as New Tec vaccination sites open

The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel got significantly brighter this week with the opening of vaccination clinics in Tottenham and Alliston. Clinics ...

Minor hockey season cancelled

That’s it for hockey this year. After a short-lived time on the ice, minor hockey is throwing in the towel – and they have no ...

Perm faded into history after promising start in 1850s

As far as pioneer settlements go, the village of Perm embodied the rugged determination of early settlers in the area. When Hugh Gallaugher arrived in ...

Survey requests input from residents on safety and well-being

This is your opportunity to have some input on your community and available services. The Ontario Government requires each municipality to develop a Community Safety ...

Town welcomes new Director of Administration Services / Clerk

The Town of New Tecumseth has hired a new Director of Administration Services and Clerk. Pamela Fettes will take over the position effective March 22, ...

County accepting applications for tourism, culture, sports grants

The County of Simcoe is now accepting applications for its 2021 Tourism, Culture, and Sport Grant program. Grants will be awarded to qualified organizations that ...

Community grant program considering applications

The deadline for community grants ended on March 1, and the Town is now considering those applications that were received. Community Grants assist organizations who ...

OMHA recognizes volunteers who stepped up during pandemic

To say this has been challenging year for hockey players, coaches, and league executives may be an understatement. With league play cancelled, travel forbidden, and ...

Southlake’s team ready and eager to administer vaccines

York Residents 80 and older can book appointments to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. York began taking appointments Monday, and you can book yours by visiting york.ca/COVID19Vaccine ...

International Women’s Day marks one year anniversary of COVID-19

It’s a global day that celebrates the achievements of women, recognizes the state of gender equality, and calls on action for women’s rights. This year’s ...

Village Pizza a town favourite during restaurant restrictions

With current restrictions being eased, at least somewhat, local restaurants will again be allowed to have visitors in their dining room, although those numbers will ...

Thompsonville – Once a whistle stop on the frontier

Having the railway come through your town was usually the best thing that could happen to most villages in central Ontario during the latter half ...

Southlake remains cautious after a year of COVID-19

Just because stores are now allowed to reopen, don’t take that as a cue to have people over to your house for gatherings, says Arden ...

Southlake seeks community input at Virtual Town Hall

By the middle of last week, Southlake Regional Health Centre had nearly 25 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, four of whom were ventilated in the ...

Alliston’s first cannabis store appreciates the community response

As the first ever cannabis store in Alliston, Green Grove Cannabis is very happy with the response they have received from the public since opening ...

Mandatory hotel quarantine now in effect for air travellers

If you are thinking of leaving the country and returning by air, there are some new rules you should be aware of. The federal government ...

Town seeking nominations for Senior of the Year award

Do you know a senior 65 and older who actively participates in the community and has done something outstanding? The Town of New Tecumseth is ...

Skiiers flock to hills as resorts open again

Ski resorts in Ontario are open. Resorts got the green-light to let people back on the slopes on February 16. It has been a rough ...

Tornados back on the ice with restrictions

The TNT Tornados have announced they will be resuming hockey activity as of February 20. The return to the ice comes as the region has ...

Coldest Night of the Year benefits Alliston Out of the Cold

This walk is a fundraiser and a reminder of what it is like during the winter months if you don’t have a proper shelter or ...

Sasha’s Sweets Kitchen – A home based business success story

Turning your passion into a viable business is something many people would love to do. What better way to earn a living than to be ...

Alzheimer’s music program benefits those with dementia

It is estimated that there are more than 10,000 people living with dementia in Simcoe County and more than 20,000 others who are affected either ...

County’s investment in airport fuels future economic growth.

The County of Simcoe became the majority shareholder of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) in January 2020, with a 90 per cent ownership of ...

Keenansville – Left in the dust of history after the railroad passed it by

When you pass through Keenansville these days, there is no real indication that a thriving little town once occupied this section of Adjala-Tosorontio. There are ...

Simcoe-Muskoka lockdown lifted into Red Zone

Simcoe-Muskoka is back into the Red (Control) zone of the Province’s re-opening plan after lockdown was lifted just after midnight on Tuesday. The region was ...

March Break delayed due to COVID-19: Ministry

Simcoe County students went back to school last Monday, February 8, after being out of class since the start of the Winter Break. Now, they ...

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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