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New Tecumseth raised almost $10k for Tim Hortons’ Camp Day

Local Tim Hortons’ locations raised $9,306.39 to send kids to camp last Wednesday. The Tim Hortons in Alliston at 3 Dunham Drive and the Tim Hortons at 5 Patterson Street N in Beeton held special events at their locations, seeing ...

Mental Health in Motion raises nearly $170,000 for youth programs

If you see the colourful MOBYSS bus in your neighbourhood providing mental health services to youth where they need it most, it is all thanks ...

Fundraising golf tourney on the horizon

A former Caledon resident is trying to increase awareness through a fundraising golf tournament this September. Vera Robinson, who owned a business in Bolton for ...

SMDHU says no concerns over mixing vaccines

As members of the public continue to receive both the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, some people remain concerned about mixing different vaccines ...

King Street resident calls his street the Indy North

A King Street North resident is trying to raise awareness of speeders along that stretch of road heading into town. The location is posted as ...

Tottenham Artisan and Farmer’s Market – Blacksmith turns metal into art

The Tottenham Beeton & District Chamber of Commerce is reporting continued success at its weekly Artisan and Farmer’s Market at Keogh Park in Tottenham. The ...

Visitor restrictions eased at SMH

Now that the province has entered into Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen, Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston has updated their policy regarding visitors ...

Noise Control By-law regulates noise that is a public nuisance

The Town of New Tecumseth is reminding residents about the Noise Control by-law which regulates and prohibits noise that could be a public nuisance. If ...

From horseshoe to a work of art – Think Pink!

One of the best things about visiting a market that features work from various artisans is you will always see something new. At the Tottenham ...

Moondog Cornhole will host league play in Alliston

It’s a fast-growing activity that anyone can play and is growing in popularity. Cornhole is sort of a new take on horseshoes. Slanted boards are ...

RURBAN Farmer’s Market Spotlight: D&D Meats

When you think of a farmer’s market, quite often one of the first things that comes to mind is cured meats right from the farm. ...

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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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New Tecumseth raised almost $10k for Tim Hortons’ Camp Day

Local Tim Hortons’ locations raised $9,306.39 to send kids to camp last Wednesday. The Tim Hortons in Alliston at 3 Dunham Drive and the Tim ...

SMDHU says no concerns over mixing vaccines

As members of the public continue to receive both the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, some people remain concerned about mixing different vaccines ...

King Street resident calls his street the Indy North

A King Street North resident is trying to raise awareness of speeders along that stretch of road heading into town. The location is posted as ...

Tottenham Artisan and Farmer’s Market – Blacksmith turns metal into art

The Tottenham Beeton & District Chamber of Commerce is reporting continued success at its weekly Artisan and Farmer’s Market at Keogh Park in Tottenham. The ...

Mental Health in Motion raises nearly $170,000 for youth programs

If you see the colourful MOBYSS bus in your neighbourhood providing mental health services to youth where they need it most, it is all thanks ...

Visitor restrictions eased at SMH

Now that the province has entered into Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen, Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston has updated their policy regarding visitors ...

Noise Control By-law regulates noise that is a public nuisance

The Town of New Tecumseth is reminding residents about the Noise Control by-law which regulates and prohibits noise that could be a public nuisance. If ...

Fundraising golf tourney on the horizon

A former Caledon resident is trying to increase awareness through a fundraising golf tournament this September. Vera Robinson, who owned a business in Bolton for ...

From horseshoe to a work of art – Think Pink!

One of the best things about visiting a market that features work from various artisans is you will always see something new. At the Tottenham ...

Environmental groups fear long-term impacts on Province’s transportation plan

In early July, the Government of Ontario released its Master Transportation Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH). Its purpose is to outline the future ...

Moondog Cornhole will host league play in Alliston

It’s a fast-growing activity that anyone can play and is growing in popularity. Cornhole is sort of a new take on horseshoes. Slanted boards are ...

RURBAN Farmer’s Market Spotlight: D&D Meats

When you think of a farmer’s market, quite often one of the first things that comes to mind is cured meats right from the farm. ...

Improvements to Riverdale Park trail will help accessibility

The Town is going to make improvements to the Riverdale Park Accessible Trail that runs along the Boyne River in Alliston. Crews have begun prepping ...

SMDHU opens walk-in clinics for COVID vaccinations

As the community settles into Stage 3 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit says vaccinations have been key to getting ...

Town reminds residents to watch for flashing green

If you’re a long-time resident of the area, you’ve probably seen a vehicle approaching from behind with a flashing green light on the dashboard. For ...

Arrival of local railway helped to put Proton Station on the map

Current residents of Proton Station might not consider their corner of the world to be an actual ghost town, however when you consider the past ...

Camp Tiffin now open for registration

If you’re looking to keep the kids busy this summer, Camp Tiffin is now open for registration. Led by Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority environmental educators, ...

Basketball back on track for practice and games

Ontario Basketball, the governing body of the sport in Ontario, is giving clubs the green light to get back into b-ball activity now that the ...

Senior of the Year for 2021 has long history of community involvement

Many local residents and graduates of Banting Memorial High School will remember Larry Keogh as a long-time teacher, vice principal, and principal at the local ...

Town working on by-law to regulate cannabis production

If you want to grow cannabis in New Tecumseth on a commercial level, there are rules in place regarding cannabis as an agricultural use. The ...

New Tec libraries are now open for Browse, Borrow and Go

There’s now some good news for book lovers. All three branches of the New Tecumseth Public Library are now open for visitors. As of July ...

Farmer’s Market Spotlight: Lovin Little Gems

The gems come from all over the world and are turned into beautiful works of art by Janita Robbins, of Lovin Little Gems. Janita brings ...

More than 8,000 available jobs in Simcoe: County

Following an on-line Work in Simcoe County Job Fair, held on July 2, the County released data collected through June on available job postings in ...

Ask an Expert Series explores cybersecurity for business

The County of Simcoe’s newest installment in the Ask an Expert virtual series will focus on cybersecurity risks for business. The aim of the webinar ...

Gibson Centre re-tools Taste of the Town with gift cards

Taste of the Town, the popular annual fundraiser benefiting the Gibson Centre for Community, Arts and Culture, may have to wait another year for a ...

County hosting virtual session on new automated cart program

The County of Simcoe will be hosting a virtual public information centre for residents to learn more about the new automated cart collection program that ...

Ontario moves to Step 3 of re-opening plan this Friday

As the number of new daily cases of COVID-19 continues to drop, Ontario will move into Stage 3 of its Roadmap to Recovery at 12.01 ...

Hornets prepare for 2021 / 22 season

The Provincial Junior Hockey League is looking at an October 1, start to the season this year – that is if all goes well and ...

ILSA raises $14,000 for Indigenous Youth

The Indigenous Life Sport Academy raised $14,000 in support of Indigenous youth this year. The Whistler, BC not-for-profit organization sold Indigenous art to raise funds ...

Citizens recognized for community contributions ahead of Canada Day

The Town of New Tecumseth announced the 2021 award winners for volunteerism and community involvement during the June 28 Council meeting. The awards are presented ...

Tottenham Artisan and Farmer’s Market now open for the summer

After taking last year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tottenham Artisan and Farmers Market is again open at Keogh Park in Tottenham for ...

Popular local motorcycle TV show goes national

It’s already a popular program on Rogers cable, and now the TV show, In Search of the Ultimate Two Wheel Classic, will be seen on ...

Tottenham welcomes newest child care centre

With a growing population and more young kids in town, the need for more child care has been a concern in Tottenham. Learning Cubs Child ...

Vacant building in Tottenham will become a new franchise

The building on Queen Street in Tottenham has been somewhat of an eyesore for the past four years, however the former Dairy Queen is going ...

Simcoe County opens in-person service

Following the province’s announcement regarding Ontario’s accelerated move to Step 2 or re-opening, the County of Simcoe will be opening its Service Simcoe Contact Centre ...

Hospital Foundation appoints new CEO

Mary Thomas, a long-time fundraising leader, will steer the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation into the future. The Foundation (SMHF) announced her appointment last week, hailing ...

Basketball returning to outdoor venues

Ontario Basketball has announced the resumption of training for b-ball clubs around the Province after Queen’s Park announced it is moving into stage 2 of ...

Teams will be back on the soccer pitch

With the province’s re-opening plans moving forward, Ontario Soccer has announced it is providing direction to its membership regarding return-to-play for this summer. The organization ...

North Dufferin Baseball League confirms they will have a season

The North Dufferin Baseball League has confirmed they will go ahead with a season this summer with games starting on July 10. The League executive ...

Copper Bowl Studio hosts grand opening

One of Alliston’s newest businesses held a grand opening on Tuesday, June 22, to welcome customers and invite the public to see their full line-up ...

Reopening takes Step forward just in time for Canada Day

Canada Day is normally a day for some time off, but for many businesses this year, it is a time to hit the ground running. ...

Health Canada approves Cystic Fibrosis drug

Health Canada as approved the drug Trikafta for sale in Canada. Several area residents have been working to have the drug approved to bring help ...

Homelessness prevention strategy published by Simcoe County

The County of Simcoe has released its seventh annual report card on Housing Our Future: 2020 Annual Report, to measure and evaluate the implementation of ...

Peaceful Warriors keep marching to have their voices heard

The Peaceful Warriors of New Tecumseth are continuing their protest and brought their voices to the streets of town when they staged a demonstration and ...

Fresh produce from E.F.T. Farms at Alliston RURBAN Farmer’s Market

If you’re looking for fresh produce, it doesn’t get any better than this. E.F.T. Farms near Cookstown brings farm fresh produce right from the fields ...

Rapid screen tests now available to business in New Tecumseth

The Tottenham & Beeton District Chamber of Commerce is now distributing rapid COVID tests to small and medium sized business in New Tecumseth. Medium size ...

Town reminds residents of fireworks bylaws

With the July 1 holiday being a traditional time for fireworks, the Town is reminding residents of the rules that are in place when it ...

PJHL announces date for start of new season

The Provincial Junior Hockey league is making plans for the next season. After a board of directors meeting, it was announced on June 23, that ...

Lacrosse clubs training with restrictions

Lacrosse clubs are returning to training and practices as the province slowly begins to re-open. With many arenas still closed, some box lacrosse teams have ...

Rotary Club hosting Run4Youth for mental health

The Rotary Club of Alliston is pleased to announce the launch of its latest fundraising event, the Run4Youth, South Simcoe. This is a community participation ...

Farmer’s Market spotlight: Organic vegetables and herbs from Mansfield Heritage Farm

If you are looking for fresh herbs to spice up your cooking, Sun Moon Gardens at Mansfield Heritage Farm has a full variety of organically ...

One Book One New Tecumseth brings readers together

The New Tecumseth Public Library will again host their One Book, One New Tecumseth event to bring book and story lovers together. This will be ...

Vaccination efforts continue as the number of new COVID-19 cases continue decline

Eligibility for vaccines in the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit continues to expand as the number of new cases of COVID-19 here in New Tecumseth ...

Alliston Out of the Cold has a new name: Support and Hope for Individuals and Families Today (S.H.I.F.T)

By Alicia Kalozdi-MacMillanFundraising DirectorS.H.I.F.T. We have some exciting news to share! We all know how quickly our community is growing; with that in mind, it ...

$6.5 million announced to create 12 new mental health beds at Southlake

A $6.5 million investment from the Province will create 12 new beds in an expanded adult inpatient mental health unit at Southlake Regional Health Centre. ...

Simcoe Manor redevelopment project gets long-term care bed approval

A business case for redevelopment of Simcoe Manor was presented to Simcoe Count in June 2020. The business case outlined a detailed redevelopment master plan ...

North Dufferin League announces intent to have a season

The North Dufferin Baseball League has announced its intent to have a season this year. Executive members met on Sunday, June 13, to discuss the ...

Get rid of old electronics with curbside collection

Simcoe County residents will have the option to recycle their old or unused electronic items through a convenient curbside collection program run by Simcoe Country. ...

Changes to County student bursary program

Simcoe County Council has accepted changes to its annual student bursary program. The bursary programs has existed under different formats for years. The current program ...

Simcoe County announces tourism, culture, and sports grants

The County of Simcoe has approved 89 successful applications totaling more than $470,000 through the 2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program. The program is ...

Flag football a good alternative while leagues wait for return to play

Local football leagues are encouraging their players to take part in flag or touch football while they wait for a return to tackle football. Players ...

To be “Stronger” sometimes you have to change

If someone asked you what would September 2021 hold, many citizens might have a puzzled reaction and a very unsure response. But in an ideal ...

Tottenham Lions host successful E-Waste collection

The Tottenham Lions Club will be putting funds they receive from their E-Waste collection back into community projects. The Club brought four five-ton shipping containers ...

Council votes to proceed with new administration centre

Town Council voted to award a tender to Matheson Constructors Limited for construction and renovation works to deliver the new Town Hall at 25 Albert ...

Copper Bowl Studio brings exotic flair to downtown Alliston

One of New Tecumseth’s newest businesses is bringing an exotic flair to the local retail scene. Copper Bowl Studio is now open on Victoria Street ...

Simcoe-Muskoka top doctor praised for leadership during pandemic

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Board of Health has given a unanimous vote of confidence to Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Charles Gardner, for ...

Tottenham Music in the Park will return in August

Music lovers will be able to attend the weekly concerts at Keogh Park in Tottenham this summer, they’ll just have to wait a little longer ...

TBDCC will distribute COVID rapid test kits to local business

The Tottenham Beeton District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, will be distributing COVID-19 rapid test kits to local businesses. ...

Town provides tree watering bags to help promote urban forest

The Town of New Tecumseth is working to increase the tree canopy around town. By planting young trees along boulevard areas, the trees will grow ...

OPFL lobbies provincial government to allow return to football

The gates at Mel Mitchell Athletic field are still closed and the football field hasn’t seen any action since 2019. Summer league football lost its ...

Ontario announces return to play plan for pros and elite athletes

The Ontario government is releasing a framework for select Ontario professional and elite amateur sport leagues and events. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism ...

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority looking for camp counsellors

Here’s a good opportunity for students who are planning to work with kids and would like to add some experience to their resumé. The Nottawasaga ...

Banting student will shed long locks for charity

His long hair may define his current look and is instantly recognizable to family and friends, but Isaac Vestby said “it isn’t the defining factor ...

Farmers’ Market Spotlight: Jellies like you’ve never seen before

Tired of the traditional raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry jam? Stephanie Matthews, of My Grandmother’s Farm, in New Lowell, produces some amazing jellies with ingredients you ...

Town considers remote working options for new administration centre

New Tecumseth Council discussed possible new working arrangements for Town employees and the impact of remote working for Town employees during a Committee of the ...

Better access to youth mental health supports only a pedal away for mom

As a sister, she has seen the impact mental health programs can have on the individual. As a mom, she has seen how the challenges ...

Schools in Ontario won’t re-open before the fall

If you have school-age children, you’ll have to keep them busy. Premier Doug Ford announced last week schools in Ontario will not open until at ...

Step One of Ontario’s new re-opening plan in effect Friday

Businesses will once again be able to re-open their doors, following a decision made by the Province on Monday to accelerate it’s four-step plan towards ...

County’s textile collection program returns

If you’ve got a closet full of clothes that you just don’t wear any more and want to get rid of, the County of Simcoe ...

Tottenham Lions Club hosting E-Waste collection Saturday

If you got old electronic devices that have been taking up space in your basement and closets, you have the chance to dispose of them ...

Jim Cuddy Trio appearing in Mansfield

Local sponsors are bringing the Jim Cuddy Trio to Mulmur Township. Cuddy and his trio along with several other acts will be performing at the ...

Garlic mustard – another invasive plant to watch for

Ontario is filled with invasive plants that simply don’t belong here. They can cause problems in a lot of different ways, including forcing indigenous plants ...

Lacrosse season in doubt: National championships already cancelled

Lacrosse fans may have to wait another year to see their sport in action. While no announcement has been made yet, it seems the likelihood ...

No alcohol, no railway relegated small town Whittington to history

One thing is for sure: early residents of the region sure enjoyed a drink. In fact, a law banning the sale of alcohol in hotels ...

Bees work hard to bring honey to Alliston Farmer’s Market

There’s a lot of hard work that goes into bringing fresh and natural honey to the Alliston RURBAN Farmer’s Market. First of all, you’ve got ...

Woodington Lake Golf Club withdraws MZO request for Tottenham

The owners of Woodington Lake Golf Club have withdrawn a request for consideration of a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) for a proposed development on the ...

DoorDash expands service to New Tecumseth

Ordering take-out from your favourite restaurant is getting a little more convenient. DoorDash, a company connecting customers with their favourite local and national businesses, is ...

NVCA review new proposals for Conservation Authorities Act

With changes coming to the Conservation Authorities Act, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is reviewing the first phase of changes in the Regulatory Proposal Consultation ...

Toot n’ Holler becomes Wave as you Drive By

It’s a Tottenham tradition. Every April, the Town hosts the Toot n’ Holler giant garage sale where people hoping to get rid of their old ...

Rotary Adventure Park nearing new construction start

The playground at Rotary Adventure Park next to Riverdale Park in Alliston is getting closer to having new equipment installed. Equipment at the park was ...

Basketball Ontario encouraging players to “get out and hoop”

With restrictions on some outdoor activities and sports having been eased, Ontario Basketball is encouraging players to “get out and hoop!” When the provincial government ...

Vince’s Tottenham wins best small-format grocery store in Canada

Tottenham’s popular Vince’s Market is no longer simply a grocery store – it’s an example for the country. The local store, which also has markets ...

Gypsy months particularly pesky this year

Residents in New Tecumseth are reporting a high number of cases of gypsy moths this spring and, along with that, many people are reporting getting ...

NTPL celebrates Pride Month with Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime

The New Tecumseth Public Library will be holding virtual Pride Month programming on Saturday, June 12. “We’re having one big all ages event,” explained Kimberley ...

Mental Health in Motion benefits youth programs in York and South Simcoe

Youth mental health is in crisis at the moment, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, a problem only compounded by the global pandemic. But ...

Reopening Province will depend on vaccine rates

Every dose of COVID-19 vaccine injected into an arm will bring us one step closer to re-opening Ontario, the Province announced Thursday. Last week, the ...

Raise Your Voice virtual concert final on Thursday

There’s only a few days left to get your ticket for the Raise Your Voice virtual concert in support of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation ...

Summer camps may be allowed to operate this year

It is a summer experience that a lot of kids enjoy and it makes for great memories, but last year overnight camps were cancelled. The ...

Museum launches fun new interactive exhibit

The Simcoe County Museum is launching a fun and interactive community exhibit to bring some happiness to families across Simcoe County. The exhibit, called a ...

It’s back on – golf, tennis, outdoor sports now allowed

In rather sudden turn of events, the Provincial government decided to allow outdoor sports to re-open as of May 22 as part of a three-step ...

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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