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SMHF campaign receives huge boost from BMO Financial donation

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation received a major contribution to its “Because of you.. we can!” campaign when BMO Financial donated $430,000 in support of the campaign to redevelop the hospital. The $43 million campaign is the most ambitious initiative ...

Hornets rally in third, but have to settle for a tie

The Alliston Hornets had a stellar third period in Friday night, October 7’s game against the Schomberg Cougars, but after battling back from a three ...

Low-cost rabies clinics open in the region

If you have a new dog or cat in the family, you will be required to get them a rabies shot once they reach three ...

Grants support collaborative river restoration projects in Adjala

A funding recognition and river restoration tour took place on Friday, October 8, along the banks of the Nottawasaga River in Adjala, between Loretto and ...

Murphy’s Farm Market supports local OPP initiative, offers fall fun

Murphy’s Farm Market in Alliston is raising awareness and financial support for the annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event, in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). ...

100th Anniversary of the National Poppy Fund, lots new for 2021

Legion branches throughout New Tecumseth will be celebrating Remembrance Day in 2021 with the launch of the annual Poppy Campaign. The initiative, a fundraiser for ...

New exhibit at the MOD compares life from different eras

It has been said that history repeats itself. That certainly is true about a lot of things and a new exhibit at the Museum of ...

NVCA looking for volunteers for Conservation Area tree plant

If you enjoy doing things to help the environment, the Nottawasaga Conservation Authority is looking for volunteers to plant trees at the Tottenham Conservation Area ...

SMDHU offers advice on obtaining proof of vaccination documents

With the Province now requiring proof of vaccination to access some indoor businesses and settings, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is providing advice to ...

Every Child Matters flag flown in New Tecumseth

On Thursday, September 30, Town of New Tecumseth Mayor Rick Milne held a flag raising ceremony in honour of the National Day for Truth and ...

Tottenham Lions collect electronics and scrap metal

The Tottenham Lions Club were in the parking lot at the Home Hardware in Tottenham over the weekend for the second time this year collecting ...

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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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SMHF campaign receives huge boost from BMO Financial donation

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation received a major contribution to its “Because of you.. we can!” campaign when BMO Financial donated $430,000 in support of ...

Grants support collaborative river restoration projects in Adjala

A funding recognition and river restoration tour took place on Friday, October 8, along the banks of the Nottawasaga River in Adjala, between Loretto and ...

Murphy’s Farm Market supports local OPP initiative, offers fall fun

Murphy’s Farm Market in Alliston is raising awareness and financial support for the annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event, in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). ...

100th Anniversary of the National Poppy Fund, lots new for 2021

Legion branches throughout New Tecumseth will be celebrating Remembrance Day in 2021 with the launch of the annual Poppy Campaign. The initiative, a fundraiser for ...

Hornets rally in third, but have to settle for a tie

The Alliston Hornets had a stellar third period in Friday night, October 7’s game against the Schomberg Cougars, but after battling back from a three ...

New exhibit at the MOD compares life from different eras

It has been said that history repeats itself. That certainly is true about a lot of things and a new exhibit at the Museum of ...

NVCA looking for volunteers for Conservation Area tree plant

If you enjoy doing things to help the environment, the Nottawasaga Conservation Authority is looking for volunteers to plant trees at the Tottenham Conservation Area ...

Low-cost rabies clinics open in the region

If you have a new dog or cat in the family, you will be required to get them a rabies shot once they reach three ...

SMDHU offers advice on obtaining proof of vaccination documents

With the Province now requiring proof of vaccination to access some indoor businesses and settings, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is providing advice to ...

SSAC Arts on Main features “Diversity: Windows of the World”

From September 14 to October 5, the South Simcoe Arts Council (SSAC) held its annual Arts on Main event in the communities of Tottenham, Beeton ...

Every Child Matters flag flown in New Tecumseth

On Thursday, September 30, Town of New Tecumseth Mayor Rick Milne held a flag raising ceremony in honour of the National Day for Truth and ...

Tottenham Lions collect electronics and scrap metal

The Tottenham Lions Club were in the parking lot at the Home Hardware in Tottenham over the weekend for the second time this year collecting ...

Local seniors recognized by Province

Two area residents have been honoured by the Province with Ontario Senior Achievement Awards. A total of 15 seniors were singled out for their outstanding ...

Woodington Lake MZO gets no-vote at Council

The Woodington Lake MZO request was back before Town Council during the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, September 27. Council accepted a motion ...

Simcoe-Grey Progressive Conservative challenge will go to court in October

Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario nomination candidate Stella Ambler will get her day in court when her case will be heard in the Ontario Superior ...

SMHF announces anonymous matching gift opportunity

If you have been thinking about making a donation to support the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation and your local hospital, there is an opportunity to ...

Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3 – 9 : Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

New Tecumseth Fire Rescue wants you to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” this Fire Prevention Week. In partnership with the Town of New Tecumseth, ...

Hornets give up loss to Orillia in home opener

The Alliston Junior C Hornets are back on the ice for a regular season after sitting out most of last year and having their 2019/20 ...

Museum of Dufferin re-opens for in-person visits

The Museum of Dufferin has once again opened its doors to the public after a year and a-half of being closed. The museum first had ...

Alliston Walk for Dog Guides raises $1,915

On Saturday September 25, the third annual Alliston Lions Club & Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides took place with 30 participants (including Lions) and ...

Cystic Fibrosis drug now available after years-long battle

For those suffering from Cystic Fibrosis in Canada, a recent announcement by Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson, that a medication will now be available to people ...

TBDCC board signs on for another term, $1,000 raised for local hospital

By Wendy Gabrek The annual Tottenham Beeton & District Chamber of Commerce (TBDCC) Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday, September 23 at Woodington Lake ...

McHappy Day supports Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

McHappy Day returned to McDonald’s restaurants across Canada on September 22, and this year the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation will be receiving support from restaurants ...

Be prepared to show proof of vaccination at town facilities

If you are planning to enter some town facilities, you should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination along with photo ID, such as a ...

Barnstormer lands in Alliston, offers “best flights in town”

By Wendy Gabrek If you’re looking for a great place to eat, and a cold craft beer (or a flight of favourites), look no further ...

Council receives motion to support eye care funding in the province

An on-going dispute between Ontario Optometrists and the Provincial government has made its way to the New Tecumseth Council chambers in the way of a ...

Local real estate market shows no sign of slowing down

If you are planning to sell your home in New Tecumseth, you’ll have no shortage of buyers as the local real estate market remains hot ...

Brewers win 2021 NDBL senior championship

The North Dufferin Baseball League senior championship series between the Bolton Brewers and the New Lowell Knights ended in spectacular fashion when Bolton’s Stephen Warden ...

Hornets announce fan responsibility for this season

The good news is Alliston Junior C Hornets fans will be able to attend games this year. That doesn’t mean there is bad news to ...

Anglers should follow action plan when fall fishing

Fall fishing is an enjoyable pastime for many people in Ontario. The salmon are running and it’s a great time to find some fast moving ...

Terry Dowdall keeps Simcoe–Grey blue in landslide

The voters have spoken, and the Liberal government, led by Justin Trudeau, will return for a third term, although the bid for a majority government ...

Harvest of Colour brings life to the Gallery at the Gibson

The Gallery at the Gibson, located on the main floor of the Gibson Centre for Arts & Culture in Alliston, is now displaying its fall ...

New cases of COVID-19 are levelling out in community: Health Unit

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reporting that cases of COVID-19 have levelled off in the region.   This is keeping with the trend across ...

NVCA looking for landowners and volunteers for planting projects

You may have seen groups of people wading through local streams in New Tecumseth with buckets and tools and working to shore-up the banks and ...

Simcoe County named Forest Capital of Canada for 2022

The County of Simcoe has received national honours by being recognized as the Forest Capital of Canada for 2022. Recognized by the Canadian Institute of ...

New waste collection system starts November 1

The new County of Simcoe waste collection system will roll out on November 1, and move to a new four-day curbside collection schedule.   This means ...

Brewers take two-game lead in NDBL championship series

The Bolton Brewers have taken a two-game lead in the best-of five North Dufferin Baseball League senior championship series with the New Lowell Knights. Fall ...

Ontario Hockey Federation amends non-sanctioned league policy

The Ontario Hockey Federation has amended its policy regarding non-sanctioned leagues with the new rules going into effect in September of this year.  Ontario Hockey ...

Ontario Hockey Federation amends non-sanctioned league policy

The Ontario Hockey Federation has amended its policy regarding non-sanctioned leagues with the new rules going into effect in September of this year.  Ontario Hockey ...

Tim Horton’s Smile Cookies support SMH redevelopment

There’s another reason to smile this month as Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie week returns from September 13 to 19, supporting over 600 charities. Funds from ...

Federal candidates debate environmental issues in Simcoe-Grey

Local candidates from the four main political parties were invited to take part in a debate on environmental issues concerning the riding of Simcoe-Grey.  The ...

New Tecumseth Recreation Centre getting a new roof

When it officially opened with a lot of fanfare in the fall of 2007, the brand-new New Tecumseth Recreation Centre created a lot of civic ...

Town reports on current local COVID situation

Town Council heard a report on the current local COVID-19 situation during the Monday, September 13, Council meeting.  Town CAO Blaine Parkin provided an update ...

It’s all in the name: Chic and Unique opens in downtown Alliston

On Friday, September 10, Chic and Unique opened its doors at 4 Victoria Street East in Alliston. Owned by Lauri Brown, Alliston’s newest retail business ...

Alliston Lions Club Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides raises funds to train helpful canines

Dog Guides are valuable companions for many people who have disabilities or need assistance in a variety of ways.  It takes a couple of years ...

NDBL senior division moves to championship series

The North Dufferin Baseball League senior division is moving to the championship series after completing the second round of the playoffs.  The final series will ...

Junior hockey leagues announce vaccination policy

The Provincial Junior Hockey League (PJHL), the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), have announced their policy when ...

Canada – and Tottenham’s Ballard – take Home BMO Cup

Tottenham native Erynn Ballard, along with Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze and Amy Millar, were the heart and soul as together they led Canada to the ...

Meet the Candidates – Terry Dowdall, Conservative

Questions by Wendy Gabrek Full Name: Terry Dowdall Town of Residence: New Lowell Length of time living in Simcoe–Grey: 28 years Primary reason you’re running ...

Meet the candidates – Adam Minatel, People’s Party of Canada

Questions by Wendy Gabrek Full Name: Adam Minatel Town of Residence: Tottenham Length of time living in Simcoe–Grey: 2 years Primary reason you’re running: To ...

Meet the Candidates – Ken Stouffer, Christian Heritage Party

Questions by Wendy Gabrek Full Name: Ken Stouffer Town of Residence: Alliston Length of time living in Simcoe–Grey: 41 years Primary reason you’re running: To ...

Murphy’s Fun Farm Yard open this fall

Bring along the whole family for a day of fun at the Murphy’s Fun Farm Yard in Alliston. More than a farmers’ market and bakery, ...

Alliston RURBAN Farmers’ Market runs through Halloween

The Alliston Business Improvement Association (ABIA) will continue to host its popular fresh-air RURBAN (the best of all things rural and urban combined) Farmers’ Market ...

Health Unit advises businesses and organizations during fourth wave

As Simcoe Muskoka and the province have entered a fourth wave of the COVID-19 virus, with most cases caused by the highly contagious Delta variant, ...

Stevenson will require vaccinations for staff

Stevenson Memorial Hospital has announced that as of Tuesday, September 7, vaccinations will be mandatory for all staff, physicians, and other professional staff, students, volunteers, ...

Questions for the Candidates: Bren Munro, Liberal

Questions by Wendy Gabrek Full Name: Bren Munro Town of Residence: Collingwood Length of time living in Simcoe–Grey: 18 years Primary reason you’re running: I ...

Questions for the Candidates – Nick Clayton, Green Party

Questions by Wendy Gabrek Full Name: Nick Clayton Town of Residence: I have lived in The Blue Mountains for 12 years, and I am your ...

Webworms unsightly, but don’t cause damage to trees

After this summer’s invasion of gypsy moths, or LDD moths as they are now known, local property owners can now look forward to having their ...

Regional partner host event to discuss the future of food

In an area with a huge agricultural industry, local growers, agri-food processors, and food businesses are invited to join with others for a collaborative presentation ...

YSBA wraps up season with playoff weekend

It may have been a short season, but it was a successful one. The Tottenham Titans were able to get out on the diamond this ...

NDBL completes first round of senior playoffs

The North Dufferin Baseball League senior division is moving into the second round of playoffs after completing the first round during the final week of ...

GMHL joins list of leagues that require vaccinations

The Greater Metro Hockey League is joining the list of sports leagues requiring participants to be fully vaccinated. “All players, coaches, trainers, team staff, will ...

Alliston’s hero Deanne Rose returns home with Olympic Gold

Deanne Rose is more than an Olympic Gold Medallist; she is a role model for everyone in New Tecumseth who has big dreams, and the ...

NTPL appoints Jessica Mole as new CEO

The New Tecumseth Public Library (NTPL) has a new CEO. Jessica Mole was announced as the new full time library executive, taking over from Interim CEO ...

Meet more candidates, Simcoe-Grey

Meet your candidates, Simcoe-Grey By Wendy Gabrek As the clock ticks down to the 2021 Federal Election set for September 20, the ballot is filling ...

Chamber hosts final Artisan and Farmer’s Market for 2021

The Tottenham Beeton & District Chamber of Commerce (TBDCC) held its final Tottenham Artisan & Farmer’s Market of the season this past Sunday in Keogh ...

Sunday Concerts series in Tottenham ends with big finale

The Sunday Concerts in the Park series in Tottenham may have gotten off to a late start this year, but it finished with a big ...

Council proposes by-laws for cannabis production facility in New Tecumseth

Council’s August 25 meeting focused primarily on a by-law amendment regarding cannabis production in New Tecumseth. Ron Palmer from the Planning Partnership presented options for ...

Trudeau campaign event in Bolton cancelled due to safety concerns

On Friday evening in Bolton, at the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton, there was a large area of the parking lot roped off as ...

Debate set with focus on environment

A virtual All-Candidates’ Debate on the Environment will take place for the federal riding of Simcoe-Grey on September 8, 2021 starting at 7 p.m. This ...

Caledon Home and Lifestyle Show returns

Showcasing local businesses, and bringing the community flavour back to town is the new and improved Caledon Home and Lifestyle Show. The event, running September 10 to 12, is ...

Banting Foundation unveils monument to mark 100th anniversary of discovery

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by a team of researchers whose important work has saved hundreds of millions of lives. ...

Woodington Lake submits new request for Tottenham development

The Town of New Tecumseth has received an updated Request for Consideration regarding a Minister’s Zoning Order from Woodington Lake Management, on lands north and ...

Peaceful Warriors protest local MZOs in Beeton and Tottenham

The Peaceful Warriors of New Tecumseth have a new cause, which is again bringing them out to the streets in protest. The group recently held ...

David Stone opens at Sunday Concert in Tottenham

The Sunday Concerts in the Park are again happening every weekend at Keogh Park in Tottenham. The summer series is made possible with the involvement ...

Simcoe County Museum announces re-opening

The Simcoe County Museum is opening its doors to the public as a result of the easing of public health measures. The Museum will continue ...

New Canadian families experience the great outdoors at Tiffin Centre

The Tiffin Centre for Conservation welcomed over 30 new Canadian families on August 14, to give the experience of enjoying the great Canadian outdoors. “At ...

Tottenham U18 end season in first place

The Tottenham Titans U18 (Midget) team have ended the regular season in first place in the South Simcoe Minor Baseball Association League.

County Ask an Expert series focus on healthy workplace

A new Ask an Expert webinar series, sponsored by the County of Simcoe, will help business owners gain helpful insights on strategies to build new ...

County continues to roll out new carts until October

With the County’s new automated cart collection due to start on November 1, 2021, the delivery of a trio of carts to all eligible households ...

Road closure for well construction

Please be advised that a portion of George Street in Alliston, from 50m west of Doner Street to 80m west of Doner Street, will be ...

Alliston Hornets celebrating 50 years this season

The Alliston Junior C Hornets will be celebrating an historic milestone during the 2021/22 season. The local club will be entering their 50th year as ...

And they’re off! Who will be the Federal candidates for Simcoe-Grey?

Sunday’s announcement that the nation will be going to the polls on September 20 was no surprise. The political ads started turning up on radio ...

Town seeks input on local cannabis operations

New Tecumseth Town Council will hold a statutory public meeting about the Interim Control By-lay on August 25, 2021. An interim control by-law was passed ...

Artisans’ and Farmer’s Market spotlight: Candle Creations – artistry in wax

When you first see the beautifully sculpted candles created by artist Susan Colavita, of Candle Creations, you have to wonder how she was able to ...

Alyssa Tess featured at Sunday Concert in Tottenham

The Sunday Concerts in the Park are again happening every weekend at Keogh Park in Tottenham. The summer series is made possible with the involvement ...

Utopia Conservation Area once again open for visitors

After being closed for several years, the Utopia Conservation Area is once again open for visitors. The Conservation area was reverted back to a more ...

Pop-up vaccine clinic set for Thursday at Earl Rowe

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) will host a pop-up vaccination clinic for New Tecumseth-area residents this Thursday, August 19. The clinic, set to ...

OJHL unveils 2021/22 regular season schedule

Fans of junior hockey in the province will be pleased to hear that the Ontario Junior Hockey League has release its regular season schedule for ...

New Tecumseth’s Deanne Rose brings home gold

The last time Deanne Rose was at the Olympics in Brazil in 2016, she helped Team Canada win bronze by scoring the game-opening goal against ...

Artisan’s and Farmer’s Market Spotlight: Bran View Kreations

The Tottenham Beeton & District Chamber of Commerce Artisan and Farmer’s Market continues to bring in new vendors every week at Keogh Park in Tottenham. ...

Benji Crane and Megan Anne perform at Sunday Concert in Tottenham

The Tottenham Sunday Concerts in the Park series, sponsored by the Tottenham & Beeton District Chamber of Commerce, the County of Simcoe, Town of New ...

PC nomination candidate launches court challenge to overturn appointment

Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario nomination candidate Stella Ambler has filed an application in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice seeking to overturn the party’s ...

Virtual sessions will help Addiction Services reach more people in need

Some might think not a lot can be accomplished in an hour; but 60 minutes in the right hands could be a life-saver for people ...

SMH Foundation video provides insight to need for hospital redevelopment

A video produced by the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation aims to provide local residents and those in the surrounding region who also rely on the ...

Ontario’s Return to School plan doesn’t go far enough: advocates

August is a time when most parents – and their kids – turn their focus on getting back to school. As planning takes place this ...

County explores work from home experience through web series

The Ask an Expert webinar series hosted by the County of Simcoe will explore key considerations for employers if their employees are working remotely, in ...

Titans Midget team undefeated after seven games

The Tottenham Titans Midget team (U18) now have a solid first place in the standings in the South Simcoe Minor Baseball League standings after winning ...

Popular Village Pizza closes after 32 years on Queen Street

It’s the end of an era in Tottenham. After 32 years on Queen Street, Bernice Augusto, owner of Village Pizza Restaurant and Baja Luna Lounge, ...

Alliston BIA open air market this Saturday, includes vaccine clinic

Just it time for some mid-summer fun, the Alliston BIA is hosting its RURBAN Open Air Market this coming Saturday, August 7, in downtown Alliston. ...

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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