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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 the Park series gets underway at Keogh Park. The Concerts are getting a late start ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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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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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 ...

Fierté Simcoe Pride finalizes events for end of July

A full slate of fun, educational, and empowering events have been prepared for this year’s Fierté Simcoe Pride celebrations from July 27 to August 9. ...

Tottenham photographer excited to be back in action

Many photographers were eager to restart their businesses earlier this month under Ontario’s Stage 2 Reopening Plan. Jennifer Gilbert, an accredited full-service photographer from Tottenham ...

Martial arts preparing for slow return to training

With some sports being given the green light to start some practices and training, the world of martial arts is now looking for a re-start ...

County launches new jobs portal

Simcoe County, in conjunction with partner municipalities, has launched a new interactive job portal to provide not only local resources and job opportunities for area ...

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 ...

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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