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Great Lakes Gliding in the air – but with restrictions

The gliders are airborne at the Great Lakes Gliding Club just outside of Tottenham, but don’t expect to be taking a flight if you’re a passenger this summer. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, the only gliders that will be taking ...

Rurban Farmers Market vendors selling plenty of local product

It’s been a long road for small business owners. Retail stores and local business owners have endured the past three months, scraping away at their ...

Elective surgeries start back up at Stevenson

Roughly 200 individuals who were set to receive an elective surgery or procedure at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) in late March, April or May were ...

New Tecumseth and Simcoe County sees largest single day spike in COVID-19 following steady decline

Things were going well for New Tecumseth and Simcoe Muskoka up until last Friday, June 19, when they both saw the largest single day spike ...

Banting students share their experience achieving “Excellence in Education”

Hard work is the key to success. And the success that three Banting Memorial High School students achieved through their hard work was recently recognized. ...

New Tecumseth reopens recreation spaces as it adjusts to COVID-19

With warmer weather and looser provincial controls for COVID-19, things are opening back up in New Tecumseth. The splash pad and Riverdale Pavilion are now ...

Housing development moving along in Beeton

The Town of New Tecumseth approved a report at their Monday night meeting that will facilitate the urbanization of Lilly Street in Beeton. The 81 ...

Obstetrics department at Stevenson slightly tweaked under COVID-19

Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) has continued delivering babies throughout the pandemic, with some modifications, but SMH CEO Jody Levac says they’re trying to keep things ...

Health Unit can’t accurately differentiate asymptomatic cases from false positives

As testing capacity has increased for COVID-19, its accuracy has remained a problem, so much so that the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) cannot ...

Numbers up on the links as golf becomes more popular

With many sports either restricted or cancelled this summer, golf centres are seeing a rise in the number of people hitting the links. While some ...

Ontario Soccer announces return to play guidelines

“If you are not comfortable with returning to play, DON’T.’ That’s the message being delivered by Ontario Soccer when it comes to getting players back ...

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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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Great Lakes Gliding in the air – but with restrictions

The gliders are airborne at the Great Lakes Gliding Club just outside of Tottenham, but don’t expect to be taking a flight if you’re a ...

New Tecumseth and Simcoe County sees largest single day spike in COVID-19 following steady decline

Things were going well for New Tecumseth and Simcoe Muskoka up until last Friday, June 19, when they both saw the largest single day spike ...

Banting students share their experience achieving “Excellence in Education”

Hard work is the key to success. And the success that three Banting Memorial High School students achieved through their hard work was recently recognized. ...

New Tecumseth reopens recreation spaces as it adjusts to COVID-19

With warmer weather and looser provincial controls for COVID-19, things are opening back up in New Tecumseth. The splash pad and Riverdale Pavilion are now ...

Rurban Farmers Market vendors selling plenty of local product

It’s been a long road for small business owners. Retail stores and local business owners have endured the past three months, scraping away at their ...

Housing development moving along in Beeton

The Town of New Tecumseth approved a report at their Monday night meeting that will facilitate the urbanization of Lilly Street in Beeton. The 81 ...

Obstetrics department at Stevenson slightly tweaked under COVID-19

Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) has continued delivering babies throughout the pandemic, with some modifications, but SMH CEO Jody Levac says they’re trying to keep things ...

Elective surgeries start back up at Stevenson

Roughly 200 individuals who were set to receive an elective surgery or procedure at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) in late March, April or May were ...

Health Unit can’t accurately differentiate asymptomatic cases from false positives

As testing capacity has increased for COVID-19, its accuracy has remained a problem, so much so that the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) cannot ...

Parking Fees to Resume at Stevenson Memorial Hospital July 1

On Wednesday, July 1, parking fees will be reinstated at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) for members of the public, staff and physicians Temporary free parking ...

Numbers up on the links as golf becomes more popular

With many sports either restricted or cancelled this summer, golf centres are seeing a rise in the number of people hitting the links. While some ...

Ontario Soccer announces return to play guidelines

“If you are not comfortable with returning to play, DON’T.’ That’s the message being delivered by Ontario Soccer when it comes to getting players back ...

Simcoe Manor redevelopment project moving along

A milestone has been achieved for improving long-term care and seniors housing in New Tecumseth. The County of Simcoe operates Simcoe Manor in Beeton and ...

Eighty-five per cent of COVID-19 cases in New Tec are now recovered

A large majority of Ontarians have been adhering to the COVID-19 control measures and guidelines set by the Ford government, leading to a reduction in ...

Tottenham based wood turner shares his love for the craft

Individuals who found themselves locked indoors with extra time on their hands because of the pandemic have had no better opportunity to pick up a new ...

Increased grocery prices caused by COVID-19 could worsen food security locally

As Ontarians lost their jobs due to the economic shutdown designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, food security has become a growing concern. Food ...

Residents shouldn’t fear recently reopened businesses: MPP Jim Wilson

The COVID-19 lockdown forced some Simcoe County businesses to shut down permanently, while others exhausted their savings to survive. These businesses now have a shred ...

Residents express concern over GTA traffic under regional reopening

A common concern among Simcoe residents is that the regional approach to reopening Ontario will bring people from the Toronto area who have greater exposure ...

No baseball or soccer this summer in New Tec

If you played minor sports as a kid, you will know that practice is an important part of getting your team ready to play. However, ...

Day camps cancelled in New Tecumseth due to extensive guidelines

The government recently announced township run day camps can go forward but most Simcoe County municipalities, including New Tecumseth, are already opting out. Town CAO, ...

Alliston Farmer’s Market sees successful opening day

Alliston BIA Rurban Farmers Market records hundreds of local residents in attendance on opening day this past Saturday.   ABIA General Manager Linda Spurr said ...

Beattie’s Distillers plans to make sanitizer production permanent

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, New Tecumseth has banded together as a community to support people, programs, and institutions in need. In March, when the virus ...

Simcoe Muskoka among regions to reopen under Ontario’s Stage 2 plan

Simcoe Muskoka has been selected to move forward under Ontario’s Stage 2 reopening plan which will allow more businesses to operate and loosen the current ...

Simcoe Pride moving forward in a virtual format

Things are running a little bit different this year for Simcoe Pride. In the wake of COVID-19, Pride organizers say they don’t want to jeopardize ...

Town of New Tecumseth to ramp up grass cutting, reopen buildings

The Town of New Tecumseth is currently preparing crews to improve the condition of its parks and green areas. The Town declared a state of ...

Ribfest cancelled this year despite drive-thru format

Organizers of the Alliston Ribfest are still making their way across the province this summer in a drive-thru style format to respect physical distancing but ...

Simcoe businesses pitch physically distanced patios

A few restaurants in New Tecumseth are interested in utilizing their private parking lots for creating makeshift patios that better allow physical distancing to take ...

County Council supports major redevelopment of Simcoe Manor

County Council approved a plan this week to proceed with a significant redevelopment of Simcoe Manor and Village in Beeton into a leading long-term care ...

Tottenham Tennis Club open for summer registration

The Tottenham Tennis Club is open and looking forward to a summer of exercise and skilled racquet sports on the courts at Keogh Park. Tennis is one ...

Simcoe County and New Tecumseth seeing less cases each week

Simcoe Muskoka has continued to see a decline in weekly case counts for COVID-19 since the start of May and 83 percent of those infected ...

Alliston artist spearheads new series highlighting women’s daily lives

An Alliston based visual artist is currently working on a new series of paintings, recognizing the many tasks, routines, and patterns women experience every day. ...

Simcoe’s homeless shelters adapt under the threat of COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus started to spread in Simcoe County, its homeless shelters had to find alternative ways to support individuals who are struggling, without ...

Simcoe’s homeless shelters adapt under the threat of COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus started to spread in Simcoe County, its homeless shelters had to find alternative ways to support individuals who are struggling, without ...

Local health unit redeploys staff back to regular programs, begins hiring

In certain areas across Ontario, the Federal and Provincial governments have provided staffing resources to assist with case contact and management for COVID-19. This hasn’t ...

Local first responder addresses impacts of COVID-19 on paramedicine

As Ontario tries to determine it’s “new normal” in the wake of slowed infection rates for COVID-19, the delivery of medical services has rapidly evolved. ...

Council provides local dance school with relief by providing rent at-cost

Many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat under Ontario’s COVID-19 lockdown. The Nicole Jacklin School of Dance recently put forward a request to the ...

Renegades Lacrosse waiting from direction from OLA

The Ontario Lacrosse Association – the governing body for the sport in the province – has mandated that all in-person activities are prohibited until after ...

ER visits nearly cut in half since start of pandemic

South Simcoe County residents are heeding the advice of health professionals to only access emergency room services when necessary. Visits to the ER at Stevenson ...

Alliston first responder shares her career path during National Paramedic Week

It’s National Paramedic Week from May 24-30 and the occupation is being celebrated throughout Simcoe County. Alliston based paramedic of eight years Laura Sperdutti told ...

Tottenham artist empowers women through ‘Think Pink Welding’

A local woman is inspiring fellow females to follow their passions through her welded artwork and successful business.

Data shows COVID-19’s much more prevalent and less deadly than previously thought

As studies reveal COVID-19’s prevalence is exponentially more common than what was originally captured through conventional tests, Canadian health officials say this demonstrates the importance ...

First “summer” event of 2020: RURBAN Farmers Market in Alliston

With the weather warming up, many Ontarians who have been obeying the Provincial government’s stay-at-home orders are eager to get outside and enjoy the sun. ...

Nottawasaga Futures to distribute $1 million to local businesses in need

The Federal government has rolled out a number of programs to support businesses financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many are still falling through the ...

New Tecumseth libraries launch curbside pickup

Bookworms throughout New Tecumseth rejoice! All three of the Town’s library branches introduced curbside pickup on Monday, allowing readers to check out physical books for ...

New “Virtual Visits” program launches at Stevenson

In the era of COVID-19 many institutions and organizations are adapting how they operate to be in compliance with rapidly changing government regulations. Stevenson Memorial ...

Music in the Park silenced this summer

The bandshell at Keogh Park in Tottenham won’t be getting much use this summer. A popular place to spend a Sunday, the park has been ...

Parents left wondering how to collect kid’s belongings from closed schools

Premier Doug Ford announced last week that schools won’t reopen in June, leaving many parents wondering how they can safely get their child’s belongings out ...

Tennis anyone? Tottenham club now open for the summer

As far as sports go, tennis provides a natural barrier and distance between competitors while on the court. There is no contact between players during ...

Hornets forward Gillis-McAnulty keeping fit during hockey shut-down

After seeing the season come to an abrupt end this year, Alliston Hornets players are doing what they can to keep in shape until they ...

Tottenham family’s struggle has parallels with COVID crisis: Mom

As COVID-19 numbers decline and Ontario embarks on the first stage of its reopening plan, millions are optimistic about a return to normal life. But ...

Handful of knitters helping protect staff at Simcoe Manor

Throughout New Tecumseth, people are doing what they can to help others and be supportive of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Simcoe Manor, ...

Simcoe Muskoka sees COVID-19 cases level out: Health Unit

Ontarians have been asked to sacrifice their daily routines to “flatten the curve,” which protects the Province’s healthcare system from being overrun by COVID-19. While ...

Stevenson hosts “Virtual COVID-19 Q&A” for members of the public

The way services are delivered at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) has drastically changed over the past 12 weeks in response to COVID-19. To allow the ...

Stevenson CEO optimistic about instantaneous COVID-19 testing

Increasing testing capacity and wait times is an important part of limiting COVID-19’s spread and better understanding its impact. The United States, Canada, and other ...

South Simcoe Arts Council continues community connections

By Suu TaylorExecutive DirectorSouth Simcoe Arts Council At a time when many organizations have suspended activity, the South Simcoe Arts Council has found ways to ...

It’s official – no football this year

The TNT Express Football Club has been sidelined for the 2020 season. Football clubs around the province received the news on Tuesday, May 19, that ...

New program at local library sparks conversations in a time of social isolation

As Canadians collectively experience the challenges related to COVID-19, many are struggling with changes to their lifestyle, routine, and overall well-being. To help offset stress, ...

Pen pal program at Simcoe Manor is a success for the books

At a time when seniors are stuck indoors to stay safe from the novel coronavirus, a local long-term care home started up a program to ...

Dry land training for Hornets player in off-season

With no ice in any arenas in the province, Alliston Hornets forward Adam Hoppe said physical training during the off-season is an important part of ...

Long-term care accounting for most COVID-19 deaths

As the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths in Ontario are taking place at long-term care facilities, the importance of protecting the province’s most vulnerable has ...

New Tecumseth has continued blood donations during the pandemic

In some communities, blood donation clinics were cancelled as the municipal buildings used as donor centres closed due to COVID-19. Fortunately for New Tecumseth, Councillor ...

Town extending closures until end of May, cancels summer camps, events

The Town of New Tecumseth recently extended the closure of all its facilities from May 4 to May 31. Town CAO Blaine Parkin said the ...

Town Councillor shines light on International Day of Families

Friday, May 15, is the International Day of Families and a local Councillor took the opportunity to recognize the special day at Monday’s regular council ...

Premier Ford optimistic about return to cottages for Victoria Day

As warmer weather brings more people into the great outdoors, enjoying nature, health officials say Ontarians can’t return to their cottages just yet. Canada’s Chief ...

Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s moves to virtual format this year

The Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County is hosting its annual Walk for Alzheimer’s fundraiser May 31, but, for the first time ever, the event has ...

Local Glee Club using its talents to recognize frontline workers

At a time when human interaction is being limited by physical distancing, many are finding alternative ways to connect. Despite not being able to meet ...

Local hospital lands $150,000 matching donation from Morningview

As Stevenson Memorial Hospital deals with added costs and financial uncertainty in the face of COVID-19, a local organization has stepped in to provide support. ...

Health officials advise the public to physically distance this Mother’s Day

The number of COVID-19 positive cases is starting to slow down, but health officials are advising people to still exercise physical distancing, particularly during Mother’s ...

Complaints roll in as residents ignore COVID-19 related regulations

Most residents are obeying advice from health officials regarding social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, but not everyone. To date, New Tecumseth has ...

New Tecumseth finds cost savings as revenues flatten because of COVID-19

The Town of New Tecumseth has made several swift changes to the way it conducts business, in an effort to mitigate financial impacts, since COVID-19 ...

Town lays off staff to find savings as it responds to COVID-19

As COVID-19 has placed mounting financial pressures on the Town of New Tecumseth, the municipality has laid off nearly 100 employees. The staffing impact has ...

The summer that wasn’t – no sports this year

Forget about outdoor exercise this summer. You might want to stock up on video games and figure out how your kids are going to fit ...

Town continuing with certain services, projects amidst COVID-19

With almost everybody stuck inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of people are tackling renovations and home improvement projects. Despite many of New ...

New Tec Climate Action focused on eco-friendly initiatives and green economy

As COVID-19’s peak passes, many are wondering how the government can transition to a more eco-friendly economy when recovery efforts begin. “This is an opportunity ...

Dancing used as a tool to boost morale at Simcoe Manor

Busting a move is quickly becoming the new way for frontline workers to boost morale and lift spirits. Across the country, healthcare workers, long-term care ...

Stevenson doctor shares his experience working on the frontline

The stress endured by healthcare professionals as they respond to COVID-19 can be overwhelming, as some carriers of the virus can be contagious without symptoms. ...

Stevenson Foundation launches online group in support of healthcare workers

As communities continue to battle COVID-19, the importance of healthcare workers is being recognized around the world. Locally, the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) launched ...

Province announces certain criteria for re-opening the economy

Premier Doug Ford announced the Province’s plan for de-escalating COVID-19-related control measures during a press conference on Monday. No specific timeline was given, but Ford ...

Students to learn from home a little longer as cancellations extend

Ontario’s publicly funded school closures have been extended from May 4 to May 31, at least, as students adapt to remote learning environments. The unprecedented ...

Volunteer program aimed at supporting seniors launches in New Tec

A local organization is working to reduce social isolation among seniors while maintaining physical distancing. CONTACT Community Services is launching the “Check-In & Chat” program ...

Alliston musician nominated for CMA Ontario’s Artist of the Year

Alliston native and country music artist Nicole Rayy has been nominated by the Country Music Association of Ontario for Female Artist of the Year, in ...

Province deems community gardens as essential source of fresh food

The Provincial government announced its new and amended emergency orders on Saturday, which permit the use of community gardens during the pandemic. The community gardens ...

Town puts forward more measures to support the business community

New Tecumseth Council is making efforts to support the business community through the COVID-19 pandemic. At last Monday night’s regular Council meeting, Ward 6 Councillor ...

Simcoe Manor redevelopment being kept on track

To allow for the reconstruction of Beeton’s Simcoe Manor in a timely manner, Deputy Mayor Richard Norcross amended a report brought forward at last Monday’s ...

New refill business is making it easier to reduce plastic waste

Individuals who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and overall use of plastics are in luck, as a new eco-friendly refill delivery service has ...

Stevenson launches COVID-19 response fund

The novel coronavirus outbreak has placed increased financial pressures on local health services and, at this time, the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) is raising ...

COVID-19 reaching “peak” in Ontario, reduced controls on the horizon

Premier Doug Ford said COVID-19 appears to be peaking in Ontario and there’s potential to relax control measures down the road. The Premier offered this ...

Town continuing battle against COVID-19

The Town of New Tecumseth has made rapid changes to the way its operating and delivering services since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the ...

Tottenham’s water pipeline tender awarded by Council

The Tottenham water pipeline project is moving forward as the Town of New Tecumseth awarded its tender at Monday night’s Council meeting Construction to the ...

Over $100,000 for community organizations to be doled out soon

The Town of New Tecumseth is ironing out the final details of its 2020 Community Grant Program, where it gives local organizations a financial boost ...

Alliston businesses adapting through COVID-19 crisis

Local restaurants have taken a hit as they closed their doors to dine-in traffic due to regulations surrounding COVID-19. Roughly 20 restaurants in the Alliston ...

Town puts forward more measures to support the business community

Town Council is making efforts to support the business community through the COVID-19 pandemic. At Monday night’s regular Council meeting, Ward 6 Councillor Stephanie MacLellan ...

Local health unit issues warning about phishing scam

The Simcoe Muskoka Public Health Unit (SMDHU) is warning the public about phishing scams on the internet right now. Individuals are reportedly posing as public ...

Matthews House Hospice launches Bucket List lottery

Matthews House Hospice is pleased to announce the launch of a new  5050 online raffle to raise funds for the Hospice @ Home program.  The ...

Stevenson doctor spearheads initiative to help combat virus spread with “Tube in a Cube”

Despite rigorous measures to prevent the novel COVID-19 spread at hospitals, healthcare workers are among the most at risk for contracting it. They are particularly ...

COVID-19’s “peak” expected to last for weeks, continuing closures

Pandemic could continue well into next year until a vaccine is developed: Health Unit As Ontarians heed calls from the government to stay indoors and ...

Long-term care homes are at frontline of COVID-19 fight: Premier

Schools will not reopen on May 4 Long term care homes are now at the “frontline” of Ontario’s COVID-19 fight, according to Premier Doug Ford. ...

Tottenham Beeton food bank supporting the community through COVID-19

As New Tecumseth continues to battle COVID-19, a local food bank has reshaped its services in an effort to stop the virus’s spread. “We’ve gone ...

Orphaned and injured wild animals given “second chance” at life

The treatment of large cats has been on the public’s conscious since the documentary series “Tiger King” went viral on Netflix earlier this month, but ...

Time to consider alternative ideas to replace summer sports

It may be time to start considering some alternative activities for your children this summer. If your kids usually sign up for summer league sports, ...

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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