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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 in their mental state and an increase in suicidal thoughts, according to a recent study ...

New all-way stop coming to Alliston intersection

A new all-way stop is coming to the Wellington Street and Church Street South intersection in Alliston. A report was unanimously approved at Monday night’s ...

Farmers’ Market vendors gear up for fall and winter

It’s an easy question followed by a complicated answer. What’s the next step for vendors at the Alliston B.I.A Farmer’s Market as they prepare for ...

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 ...

COVID-19 seeing a resurgence in Simcoe Muskoka and Province

Similar to the rest of Ontario, Simcoe Muskoka is seeing a resurgence in cases of COVID-19. There’s already been over 60 new infections in the ...

Town Council butts heads over grant application for a new Admin Centre

The $17 million price tag on New Tecumseth’s Administration Centre project at the former Alliston Union Public School has been a point of contention for ...

Vince’s announces S.O.S. Food Drive: Funds to purchase food and supplies for four local shelters

Vince’s is pleased to announce the launch of their S.O.S. Food Drive, running September 14-27. S.O.S., stands for “Support Our Shelters,” and it’s all about ...

Ice Cats release Return to Play plan

Girl’s hockey in the region is planning a return for the 2020 / 21 season, however there will be some changes to the upcoming season ...

Midwifery services and at-home birth on the rise in Alliston

Fewer people are visiting hospitals in-person, including expecting mothers, since the start of the pandemic While hospitals follow strict protocols to keep patients and staff ...

New Roads and Neal Brothers raise $30,000 for Southlake

By the middle of spring, countless signs dotted lawns across our community thanking frontline workers for their efforts in keeping us safe, healthy and fed ...

Screen your children each day before school for COVID symptoms: SMDHU

Many students in Simcoe County return to school this week and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is urging parents to screen their kids each ...

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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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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 ...

COVID-19 seeing a resurgence in Simcoe Muskoka and Province

Similar to the rest of Ontario, Simcoe Muskoka is seeing a resurgence in cases of COVID-19. There’s already been over 60 new infections in the ...

Town Council butts heads over grant application for a new Admin Centre

The $17 million price tag on New Tecumseth’s Administration Centre project at the former Alliston Union Public School has been a point of contention for ...

New all-way stop coming to Alliston intersection

A new all-way stop is coming to the Wellington Street and Church Street South intersection in Alliston. A report was unanimously approved at Monday night’s ...

Vince’s announces S.O.S. Food Drive: Funds to purchase food and supplies for four local shelters

Vince’s is pleased to announce the launch of their S.O.S. Food Drive, running September 14-27. S.O.S., stands for “Support Our Shelters,” and it’s all about ...

Ice Cats release Return to Play plan

Girl’s hockey in the region is planning a return for the 2020 / 21 season, however there will be some changes to the upcoming season ...

Farmers’ Market vendors gear up for fall and winter

It’s an easy question followed by a complicated answer. What’s the next step for vendors at the Alliston B.I.A Farmer’s Market as they prepare for ...

Midwifery services and at-home birth on the rise in Alliston

Fewer people are visiting hospitals in-person, including expecting mothers, since the start of the pandemic While hospitals follow strict protocols to keep patients and staff ...

Faris Team celebrates grand opening of new office in Alliston

After 13 years of service in New Tecumseth, the Faris Team now officially has a presence in Alliston. The family-owned real estate agency celebrated its ...

New Roads and Neal Brothers raise $30,000 for Southlake

By the middle of spring, countless signs dotted lawns across our community thanking frontline workers for their efforts in keeping us safe, healthy and fed ...

Screen your children each day before school for COVID symptoms: SMDHU

Many students in Simcoe County return to school this week and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is urging parents to screen their kids each ...

Return to Play plan in place for minor hockey

After months of uncertainty, minor hockey associations are putting together a return-to-play plan to get players back out on the ice for the 2020/21 season. ...

Ontario Soccer issues Return to Play guide

Ontario Soccer, the governing body of the sport in Ontario, has modified its Return to Play guide with the latest release coming out on September ...

Smile Cookie Campaign comes to Beeton

The first ever Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign fundraiser is coming to Beeton this year, from September 14 to 21. The coffee shop opened on ...

SMDHU looks at negative impacts of COVID-19 related restrictions

A report was recently released by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) looking at the harmful impacts of COVID-19 related control measures put in ...

Council to explore different opportunities at property slated for new Admin Centre

New Tecumseth Council is creating a sub-committee to undertake visioning exercises at the former Alliston Union Public School (25 Albert St. W). The property was ...

Town projects $2.1 million surplus, lauds residents’ prompt tax payments

The Town of New Tecumseth is doing well financially, despite COVID-19 and is projecting a $2.1 million surplus by the end of the year. “This ...

Mayor Milne elected President of OSUM

Mayor Rick Milne was recently elected as the President of Ontario Small Urban Municipalities (OSUM) late last month. OSUM is the voice for urban townships ...

Ronald Beattie passes at 88

The community suffered a significant loss on August 21 when Ronald Kenneth (R.K) Beattie passed away at the age of 88. He was extremely active ...

Beeton pitcher just glad to be on the diamond

With a late start to the 2020 baseball season, any leagues that were fortunate enough to at least get started will be playing into the ...

Abcore Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation opens up in Tottenham

More medical services are now available to residents of Tottenham, since the grand opening of Abcore Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation last Friday. The facility is ...

Osprey getting a new home at Coventry Park

With the installation of a new lighting system at the Coventry Park baseball diamonds, local slo-pitch teams will be able to get a few more ...

Redevelopment at Simcoe Manor slated for completion in 2024

There’s a strong demand for seniors housing in Simcoe County and a $177 million redevelopment to Simcoe Manor in Beeton is projecting 160 new long-term ...

Council to reinvestigate whistle cessation at 3rd Line crossing in Tottenham

Town of New Tecumseth staff is reinvestigating the cost and feasibility of a whistle cessation along the 3rd Line CP Rail Crossing in Tottenham, following ...

Local charities to receive annual donation from Bailey Creek Farms

Five local charities are once again receiving a much-needed boost in funding this fall from a local pumpkin farmer who understands the importance of community. ...

Simcoe Muskoka to hire 20 additional nurses for return to school

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is currently working with school boards in the region to reduce risks in the classroom this September. The ...

Alliston woman rediscovers passion for fine art with pet portraits

An Alliston woman recently reignited her fire for artistic creation in the form of acrylic and oil animal portraits. Luanne Turner has always gravitated towards ...

Town Administration Centre now open for some walk-in services

The Town of New Tecumseth’s Administration Centre has reopened its doors to the public for certain walk-in services, available through its customer service team. These ...

New Tecumseth records new COVID-19 case, bringing monthly total to 2

A New Tecumseth resident was confirmed to have COVID-19 on August 21 by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. It’s the second recorded case in ...

Mini dog festival is coming to Tottenham in early September

Dog owners in Tottenham and the surrounding area are getting the chance to cheer them on at the Dog Lover Days lure course on September ...

Everett ball player glad to be on the diamond

The baseball diamond at the Tottenham Community Centre is getting some good use this summer, even if most of the teams calling it home are ...

Hornets season delayed until at least December

Junior C fans won’t be filing into the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre to see the popular Alliston Hornets any time soon. The regular season usually ...

Made in Simcoe County campaign pivots to highlight local PPE production

The County of Simcoe is refocusing the Made in Simcoe campaign to recognize the efforts of dozens of local manufacturers in adapting their production lines to ...

Stevenson and Home Hardware rev up for Revitalization Raffle

With less a week until the draw on September 1 for the Revving Up for Revitalization Raffle there is still time to purchase tickets! The ...

New Tec baseball players just glad to be on the diamond

A slight drizzle covered the ball diamond at the Tottenham Community Centre during a game on Sunday, August 16, but the players were happy to ...

Alliston restaurants increase capacity with outdoor patios on Victoria Street

Restaurant goers across Alliston are in luck. More outdoor seating options have been made available through the Alliston Business Improvement Area’s (ABIA) Pilot Patio Program, ...

Local health unit is ready to manage COVID-19 at public schools

Keeping COVID-19 out of school is a top priority for the local board and health unit. Both elementary and secondary schools are ready to open ...

Public health unit hoping to get additional information on outside cases

The local public health unit is requesting that the province enhance their contact tracing for individuals who visit other regions and receive a positive COVID-19 ...

COVID-19 rates continue to slow in New Tecumseth

New cases of COVID-19 are becoming increasingly rare in New Tecumseth, with just one new case recorded so far this month. That infection was recorded ...

Tottenham residents requesting whistle cessation along 3rd Line

Quality sleep has been rare for many Tottenham residents living in Deer Springs. A Canadian Pacific Railway crossing along the 3rd Line roughly 50 to ...

Nottawasaga Futures partners with nearby townships to expand mental health supports for the business community

Small businesses and entrepreneurs across Ontario, including New Tecumseth, have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have closed down permanently, while others struggle ...

Parents thank Stevenson team, community member after special delivery

Submitted by Stevenson Memorial Hospital July 16 was a day like no other for Jessica and Rodrigo Silva, Pryanka Balley and Caroline Greason. They were ...

New lights up at Coventry Park slo-pitch diamond

Slo-pitch leagues will be able to get a few more games in now that the second diamond at Coventry Park has lights installed allowing for ...

Local artist uses human body to spread awareness for mental health

For most people, carving a brain sounds like something out of a horror movie. But, for Tottenham sculptor, printmaker and photographer Tiffany Folmeg, it’s just ...

New Tecumseth keeping COVID-19 cases low

New Tecumseth has remained on a path towards eliminating COVID-19 since the start of July. Over the last month, transmission of the virus has slowed ...

Nearly 250 care packages to be sent to Black youth across Simcoe

The death of George Floyd in late May created a strong demand for justice across the globe, even reaching Simcoe County. Out of this tragedy ...

Alliston public library moves into Stage 3 reopening, Tottenham and Beeton will remain in Stage 2

Good news seems to be rare these days but bookworms in Alliston now have something to be excited about. Their public library moved into Stage ...

Mental wellness program for newcomers starts up in York–South Simcoe

The immigrant population in northern York Region, South Simcoe and the surrounding area has been steadily increasing for several years, creating a larger need for ...

SCDSB unveils schools plans for September

School will be a much different place for students in New Tecumseth this September. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) recently announced it will ...

Out of town action at Tottenham baseball diamond

The baseball diamond at the Tottenham Community Centre is getting a lot of action these days, but the teams that are making it their home ...

Local family and long-time supporters give $50,000 boost to Stevenson

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) has received a generous pledge donation towards the Because of You, We Can Capital Campaign from a family who ...

More seniors housing to be developed west of New Tecumseth

More seniors housing is coming to the Township of Southgate in Dundalk as FLATO Developments recently celebrated a ribbon cutting for its over-$20 million flagship ...

Brand new Alliston–Beeton–Bradford bus route now active

All aboard! A brand-new transit system running from Alliston to Beeton to Bradford West Gwillimbury, launched on Tuesday, August 4, and rides are free until ...

COVID Alert notification app now available in Ontario

Surveillance of COVID-19 has been the government’s focus for controlling rates of infection and, to aid those efforts, a smartphone app was rolled out in ...

Nottawasaga OPP launches educational campaign surrounding opioids

Drugs don’t affect everyone in the same way, and many don’t get addicted, but similar to a finger print, everybody’s brain chemistry is different. A ...

Simcoe based environmental group speaks out against “deregulation agenda”

A local environmental group is working to ensure Simcoe has an equitable and environmentally friendly restart from the pandemic as things ramp up back up. ...

Students set to return to classrooms in September

Students at publicly-funded elementary and secondary schools across Ontario will be hitting the books in classrooms once again this September, the Province announced Thursday. Last ...

Sports Association looking for outstanding coaches

The Coaches Association of Ontario is looking for nominations for a new award to honour coaches. The 2020 Coaching Excellence Awards will recognize outstanding coaches as determined ...

Mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites following confirmation that mosquitoes collected from a trap in Alliston tested ...

Sunday Concerts in the Park return to Tottenham

The melodic tunes of everything from country and classic rock to pop music will be once again drifting across Tottenham as the Sunday Music in ...

North Fire Circus coming to Stevenson Farms this weekend

As the economy came to a grinding halt and people stayed indoors because of the pandemic, the desire to enjoy a night out and get ...

Local health unit is asking the public to be respectful of mask use exemptions

Following the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s implementation of mandatory masks, there’s been backlash from both sides. Some residents argue the use of masks should ...

Sheldon Creek Farms innovates milk alternatives for dairy sensitivities

Alternatives to cow’s milk have been on the rise for several years as digestion issues with dairy climbs among consumers. But many of those who ...

Alliston CMHA shares mental health impact of COVID-19

Things are starting to look a little more normal in New Tecumseth as it entered Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening. A light at the end ...

Simcoe School Board approves 2020-2021 budget

Enhanced mental health supports start this fall  The Simcoe County District School Board’s 2020-2021 Budget approval came much later than usual this year, as the ...

TNT Express decides against activity this summer

With team sports opening in stages, some sports are starting to get back into practice mode. Some sports are now playing games; however, that includes ...

Pregnancy and infant loss program expands to Stevenson

Every foot, no matter how small, leaves an imprint on this earth. Alliston resident Jenna Dollin knows this firsthand having lost her daughter Rosie, shortly ...

Reopened playgrounds to provide much needed outlet for children

Being a parent during COVID-19 is no easy task. Distanced learning, finding childcare, and keeping the little ones entertained has created challenges in many households. ...

Stevenson welcomes back visitors in phased-in approach

Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) has started to phase-in visitors at the hospital, allowing them to be at the bedside of loved ones as of Monday, ...

Stevenson lands Stage 1 approval for redevelopment

Stevenson Memorial Hospital is one step closer to redevelopment. It received formal approval from the Ministry of Health for its Stage 1: Proposal Submission for ...

New Tecumseth Council pushing for Tottenham to be included in new transit system

New Tecumseth’s Town Council is requesting that Simcoe County’s new LINX Transit Route include Tottenham. Currently, the transit system, which starts August 4, will only ...

Simcoe Muskoka sees zero COVID-19 deaths since May

As certain parts of the United States reach new highs for COVID-19, Canada has largely been successful in flattening the curve and reducing rates of ...

Matthews House Hospice releases butterflies in symbolic gesture

For some people, a caterpillar becoming a cocoon then emerging as a butterfly represents a new beginning and a transition. Matthews House Hospice in Alliston ...

Town finds budgeting surplus during COVID-19

Despite all the economic hurdles associated with COVID-19, the Town of New Tecumseth has maintained a surplus position financially. This has been accomplished through a ...

Simcoe County lands $28 million for improving internet services

There are many benefits associated with living in a rural environment, but high-speed internet isn’t one of them. Fortunately, help is on the way for ...

Tottenham hockey team re-branding for 2020 / 21 season

There is a new image, logo, and colours for the hockey team that represents the Greater Metro Hockey League in Tottenham. The Tottenham Express is ...

Popularity of cycling surges during sports cancellations

With many sports and team activities cancelled this summer, people are looking for other ways to get outside and enjoy the summer weather. Cycling has ...

Simcoe Muskoka included in Ontario’s Stage 3 reopening

Dine-in restaurants, bars, movie theatres, and gyms are reopening in Simcoe Muskoka this Friday as most of Ontario moves into Stage 3 of reopening plans. ...

Drive in movie theatre at Stevenson Farms kicked off last weekend

Business owners have been forced to think outside the box throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have had to move online or drastically change the way ...

Outdoor lovers can still enjoy their sports

It’s the summer of alternative entertainment and exercise. With sports leagues cancelled for the summer or heavily restricted when it comes to training, many people ...

Local hospice to host Butterfly Release virtually this Sunday

Butterflies represent life, and, in many cultures, they are associated with a person’s soul. In the Christian faith, butterflies are seen as a sign of ...

Mayor’s Student Bursary programs grant $16,000 this year

Eight graduates from Banting Memorial and St. Thomas Aquinas have received $2,000 each from the municipality to help pay for their post secondary schooling this ...

Indoor graduation ceremonies are unlikely this fall: SCDSB

Graduation ceremonies looked very different this past June, not only in New Tecumseth but around the world. In light of the global pandemic, there were ...

Town of New Tecumseth awards and recognitions postponed to fall

Each year, the Town of New Tecumseth hands out awards to citizens who have dedicated their time volunteering or having a positive impact on the ...

Stevenson’s “Revving up for Revitalization” with a raffle to raise funds

Readers, start your engines. The Revving up for Revitalization Raffle is coming to Stevenson Memorial Hospital. First place winner rides home in a 2019 Triumph ...

This weekend’s Adjala-Tosorontio Ribfest is cancelled

Organizers of the Alliston ribfest had a bit of a letdown when they couldn’t go forward with a drive-thru event in New Tecumseth this year. ...

Local residents make new memories on socially distant Canada Day

For almost all of Canada’s history since Confederation in 1867, Canadians have been able to get together in their respective communities and celebrate July 1. ...

New transit system starts up early next month

Barriers to accessing neighbouring communities are being eliminated in New Tecumseth. Alliston and Beeton residents will soon be able to ride a bus in between ...

Mandatory mask use reaches New Tecumseth

Legislation enforcing the use of masks has been of growing interest among the public as larger urban areas such as Toronto and Ottawa passed bylaws. ...

COVID-19 is taking a toll on the mental health of Canadians

Canada is recognized globally for providing its citizens with a high standard of living, but, since the start of the pandemic, that standard has been ...

Residents express concerns over upcoming waste management changes

Many seniors living on Greenbriar Road are concerned about Simcoe County’s new waste management process that’s going into effect later this year. Ward 4 Councillor ...

Limited baseball activities returning to local diamonds

Local ball diamonds are seeing a slow return to some activity on the field. Many municipalities are now allowing at least some parks to re-open ...

Fishing seeing an increase in activity at Conservation Area pond

With the warm summer weather finally here, people are heading out into the great outdoors. However, with so many restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Simcoe school board trustee requests hard stance against systemic racism

Racism and equality have been in focus internationally since the murder of George Floyd in late May. It has led many institutions who are separate ...

Simcoe County student trustees say farewell as school year closes

This year’s group of student trustees who served Simcoe County’s public schools were recently recognized by the Board for all of their hard work in ...

Local couple recognized for supporting frontline workers

A couple in Alliston recently received recognition for their commitment and support towards frontline workers since the start of the pandemic. Ken Pratt and his ...

COVID-19 outbreak at Simcoe Manor quickly contained, only one infected

The COVID-19 outbreak declared at Simcoe Manor last Sunday was contained quite fast as there were no other positive cases confirmed following extensive testing throughout ...

Cystic Fibrosis community is one step closer to accessing treatments

A better quality of life could be coming to thousands of Canadians with Cystic Fibrosis as negotiations to include gene modulators in public drug plans ...

Stevenson lands funding for unique PPE

A steady stream of generosity and acts of kindness have filled communities with hope throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) has been on ...

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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