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Fairies are living along the Tottenham trail

There seems to be some new residents living along the walking trails in Tottenham by the Conservation Area. Local hikers have noticed little doorways that enter into secret tiny homes inside the trees along the trails. Some tiny little signs ...

Perm faded into history after promising start in 1850s

As far as pioneer settlements go, the village of Perm embodied the rugged determination of early settlers in the area. When Hugh Gallaugher arrived in ...

County accepting applications for tourism, culture, sports grants

The County of Simcoe is now accepting applications for its 2021 Tourism, Culture, and Sport Grant program. Grants will be awarded to qualified organizations that ...

Simcoe-Muskoka moved back in lock-down

Just when you thought it was safe – the Ontario government and the Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit has issued another lock-down to the region that became ...

Light at the end of the tunnel grows as New Tec vaccination sites open

The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel got significantly brighter this week with the opening of vaccination clinics in Tottenham and Alliston. Clinics ...

Minor hockey season cancelled

That’s it for hockey this year. After a short-lived time on the ice, minor hockey is throwing in the towel – and they have no ...

Survey requests input from residents on safety and well-being

This is your opportunity to have some input on your community and available services. The Ontario Government requires each municipality to develop a Community Safety ...

Town welcomes new Director of Administration Services / Clerk

The Town of New Tecumseth has hired a new Director of Administration Services and Clerk. Pamela Fettes will take over the position effective March 22, ...

Community grant program considering applications

The deadline for community grants ended on March 1, and the Town is now considering those applications that were received. Community Grants assist organizations who ...

Southlake’s team ready and eager to administer vaccines

York Residents 80 and older can book appointments to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. York began taking appointments Monday, and you can book yours by visiting york.ca/COVID19Vaccine ...

International Women’s Day marks one year anniversary of COVID-19

It’s a global day that celebrates the achievements of women, recognizes the state of gender equality, and calls on action for women’s rights. This year’s ...

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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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Fairies are living along the Tottenham trail

There seems to be some new residents living along the walking trails in Tottenham by the Conservation Area. Local hikers have noticed little doorways that ...

Simcoe-Muskoka moved back in lock-down

Just when you thought it was safe – the Ontario government and the Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit has issued another lock-down to the region that became ...

Light at the end of the tunnel grows as New Tec vaccination sites open

The light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel got significantly brighter this week with the opening of vaccination clinics in Tottenham and Alliston. Clinics ...

Minor hockey season cancelled

That’s it for hockey this year. After a short-lived time on the ice, minor hockey is throwing in the towel – and they have no ...

Perm faded into history after promising start in 1850s

As far as pioneer settlements go, the village of Perm embodied the rugged determination of early settlers in the area. When Hugh Gallaugher arrived in ...

Survey requests input from residents on safety and well-being

This is your opportunity to have some input on your community and available services. The Ontario Government requires each municipality to develop a Community Safety ...

Town welcomes new Director of Administration Services / Clerk

The Town of New Tecumseth has hired a new Director of Administration Services and Clerk. Pamela Fettes will take over the position effective March 22, ...

County accepting applications for tourism, culture, sports grants

The County of Simcoe is now accepting applications for its 2021 Tourism, Culture, and Sport Grant program. Grants will be awarded to qualified organizations that ...

Community grant program considering applications

The deadline for community grants ended on March 1, and the Town is now considering those applications that were received. Community Grants assist organizations who ...

OMHA recognizes volunteers who stepped up during pandemic

To say this has been challenging year for hockey players, coaches, and league executives may be an understatement. With league play cancelled, travel forbidden, and ...

Southlake’s team ready and eager to administer vaccines

York Residents 80 and older can book appointments to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. York began taking appointments Monday, and you can book yours by visiting york.ca/COVID19Vaccine ...

International Women’s Day marks one year anniversary of COVID-19

It’s a global day that celebrates the achievements of women, recognizes the state of gender equality, and calls on action for women’s rights. This year’s ...

Village Pizza a town favourite during restaurant restrictions

With current restrictions being eased, at least somewhat, local restaurants will again be allowed to have visitors in their dining room, although those numbers will ...

Thompsonville – Once a whistle stop on the frontier

Having the railway come through your town was usually the best thing that could happen to most villages in central Ontario during the latter half ...

Southlake remains cautious after a year of COVID-19

Just because stores are now allowed to reopen, don’t take that as a cue to have people over to your house for gatherings, says Arden ...

Southlake seeks community input at Virtual Town Hall

By the middle of last week, Southlake Regional Health Centre had nearly 25 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, four of whom were ventilated in the ...

Alliston’s first cannabis store appreciates the community response

As the first ever cannabis store in Alliston, Green Grove Cannabis is very happy with the response they have received from the public since opening ...

Mandatory hotel quarantine now in effect for air travellers

If you are thinking of leaving the country and returning by air, there are some new rules you should be aware of. The federal government ...

Town seeking nominations for Senior of the Year award

Do you know a senior 65 and older who actively participates in the community and has done something outstanding? The Town of New Tecumseth is ...

Skiiers flock to hills as resorts open again

Ski resorts in Ontario are open. Resorts got the green-light to let people back on the slopes on February 16. It has been a rough ...

Tornados back on the ice with restrictions

The TNT Tornados have announced they will be resuming hockey activity as of February 20. The return to the ice comes as the region has ...

Coldest Night of the Year benefits Alliston Out of the Cold

This walk is a fundraiser and a reminder of what it is like during the winter months if you don’t have a proper shelter or ...

Sasha’s Sweets Kitchen – A home based business success story

Turning your passion into a viable business is something many people would love to do. What better way to earn a living than to be ...

Alzheimer’s music program benefits those with dementia

It is estimated that there are more than 10,000 people living with dementia in Simcoe County and more than 20,000 others who are affected either ...

County’s investment in airport fuels future economic growth.

The County of Simcoe became the majority shareholder of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) in January 2020, with a 90 per cent ownership of ...

Keenansville – Left in the dust of history after the railroad passed it by

When you pass through Keenansville these days, there is no real indication that a thriving little town once occupied this section of Adjala-Tosorontio. There are ...

Simcoe-Muskoka lockdown lifted into Red Zone

Simcoe-Muskoka is back into the Red (Control) zone of the Province’s re-opening plan after lockdown was lifted just after midnight on Tuesday. The region was ...

March Break delayed due to COVID-19: Ministry

Simcoe County students went back to school last Monday, February 8, after being out of class since the start of the Winter Break. Now, they ...

Lifebeats First Aid to support two local charities throughout 2021

Although Simcoe County’s very own Mia Smilsky has been training people to save lives for the past 30 years, she’s not done giving back just ...

Cornell acclaimed Chair of Warden’s Caucus

County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell has been acclaimed Chair the of Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus. The WOWC is a not-for-profit organization representing 15 upper ...

Snowmobilers going full throttle with good conditions

The season was delayed this year due to a lack of snow on the trails, but snowmobilers in the region finally got the green light ...

Oldtimers cautious but optimistic about upcoming season

After last season’s wash-out, the Tottenham Oldtimers Slo-Pitch League is cautiously optimistic about the upcoming season. There were almost no diamond sports last year. A ...

Winter parking restrictions in effect

Unless you want to find your car trapped behind a wall of snow and possibly receive a fine on top of it, you must follow ...

Return to school met with cautious optimism

The kids are back in the classroom – at least most of them are after getting a lengthy break during the province wide lockdown. While ...

Town waives fees for outdoor summer patios

Restaurant owners will be able to have an outdoor patio this summer in New Tecumseth without having to pay fees or charges. The Committee of ...

Library Board pushing for building at the new administration centre

Citing a growing population and limited current facilities, the New Tecumseth Library Board is hoping to see a new Alliston library built at the site ...

End of stay-at-home orders eyed for February 16: Province

The Province is eyeing an end to stay-at-home orders in most parts of Ontario on February 16. The Ontario Government announced a move back into ...

Long lost village of Stanton almost known by a different name

Many Ontario towns were named after the original settlers who first staked a claim on the land, cleared the area for farming, and, perhaps, opened ...

Paramedics receive additional funding to help combat COVID

It is a challenging job at the best of times; however, during the current pandemic, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services have been called on to ...

Company announces plan for 100-acre development in Alliston

A Dorval, Quebec based company has announce it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase 100 acres of property in Alliston for future development. ...

Hockey teams now preparing for next season

With no ice, no practices, and no games at all, local junior hockey players have changed their focus to preparing for the start of the ...

OHF accepting applications for education scholarship

The Ontario Hockey Federation is now accepting applications to receive an OHF Scholarship. Introduced in 1997, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Scholarship recognizes and rewards ...

Cedar Kitchen perseveres through the current lockdown

The Cedar Kitchen in Tottenham is one of the region’s most popular restaurants. Their breakfast and lunch menu always draws a crowd and the excellent ...

Man charged with second degree murder in Tottenham homicide

A Tottenham man has been charged with second degree murder after an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police. Members of the Nottawasaga Detachment of OPP ...

Humane Society looking for new Feral Cat Coordinator

If you love cats, or just animals in general, and want to be part of an organization that helps them, the Alliston & District Humane ...

Tottenham pipeline extension on track

They’re getting closer. The Tottenham pipeline extension is getting closer to hooking up with the Mill Street reservoir by the Town’s water tower off the ...

Rutherford resigns from GM position with Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has resigned from his position with the NHL franchise. The resignation caught the hockey world by surprised. Rutherford cited ...

New officers elected a NVCA annual general meeting

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority held its 61st annual general meeting on Friday, January 21. Unique to Ontario, Conservation Authorities are local watershed management agencies ...

Vaccinations continue in long-term care as Feds announce production deal

Vaccinations are continuing in Ontario long-term care homes and within northern fly-in communities as the Federal Government outlines details of a deal to produce doses ...

Seniors housing needs to move away from long-term care “default”: CHATS

It is time for long-term care to be reconsidered as the default housing for the elderly, according to Christina Bisanz, CEO of CHATS. Ms. Bisanz, ...

Province investing $1.5 million for infrastructure in Simcoe-Grey

The Ontario government is planning on delivering funds to support infrastructure needs in small, rural, and northern communities this year. Simcoe-Grey will receive more than ...

Canadian Lacrosse Association unsure of 2021 season

As far as sports go, lacrosse has a rather short season. Junior A level box lacrosse teams in Ontario have a 20-game schedule that starts ...

Tottenham Chamber launches fun new contest to support local business

In an effort to support local businesses, the Tottenham Beeton District Chamber of Commerce has announced a new contest to increase exposure for businesses in ...

Emerald ash borer beetles march through Beeton

If you hear chainsaws and someone yelling “TIMBER!” in Beeton over the next few months, a rogue logging crew hasn’t moved in from Northern Ontario ...

SMH celebrates completion of Level 2 ICU

After being forced to halt construction in the spring due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston is celebrating the ...

Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit concerned about COVID-19 variant

By Brian LockhartLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The Simcoe-Muskoka Health Unit is concerned a new variant of the COVID-19 virus could spread through the community after ...

Chasing ghosts: the lost town of Ballycroy

While thousands of commuters pass through the intersection of Highways 9 and 50 every day, few realize that on top of the hill on the ...

Mayors push for business “equality” during shutdown

Mayors of many of Ontario’s “small urban” communities are calling on the Province to be fairer on businesses during the Province-wide shutdown. Meeting on January ...

MPP Jim Wilson recognized for his support of CF campaign

Simcoe-Grey Member of Provincial Parliament, Jim Wilson, has been nominated for national recognition by the CF Get Loud Campaign. He was nominated by Beeton Cystic ...

The race is on to replace outgoing Jim Wilson

With a year and a-half to go before the next Provincial election, candidates have started throwing their hats in the ring to seek the nomination ...

Tottenham family fights for drugs to help brothers with cystic fibrosis

For brothers Andre and Joshua Larocque of Tottenham, access to new drugs could provide a huge change in the way they live their lives. Both ...

Stay-at-home order – what it means

With the Ontario government’s current state-of-emergency and stay-at-home orders telling people not to go out unless it’s for essential reasons, many people are unsure of ...

Some trails closed after snowmobilers cross health districts

It’s been a tough season for some snowmobile clubs after a lack of snow caused many trails to be closed for riding. Some trails in ...

Long term care and retirement homes receive COVID-19 vaccine

Retirement home residents in Simcoe Muskoka will begin receiving the Pfizer-BoNTech vaccine after the provincial government determined the vaccine can be safely transported to Long ...

100 years since the discovery of life-saving insulin

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best. While the discovery of insulin ...

Parts shortage causing problems in auto industry

If you have been shopping for a new or used car over the past few months, you probably noticed that local dealerships are starting to ...

Penville – A once thriving little town that faded into history

You can pass through Penville and not realize the area was once a thriving village that was settled by early pioneers in the 1830s. The ...

Reduced number of people allowed on Tottenham ice pad

If you are planning to go for a skate on the outdoor rink in Tottenham, plan on waiting in line. Because of the new situation ...

Train whistles a concern for new developments

The CP railway that runs all the way from Alliston, through Beeton, and right through the middle of Tottenham won’t be going anywhere. A rail ...

Town warning residents to stay off the ice

It may be an age-old activity in Ontario to play hockey or just go for a skate when the local pond freezes over, but the ...

County continues to provide essential services

The County of Simcoe will continue to provide services that are deemed essential during the current Provincial Emergency Declaration. All programs that are operating will ...

The ice is out – Hornets won’t likely have any kind of season

With no games or practices taking place and the ice now removed from local arenas, it is looking more likely that the Alliston Junior C ...

OFSC announce no new changes for snowmobiling in Ontario

The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs announced that snowmobiling will still be allowed under the current rules of the province-wide shutdown. The OFSC cited a ...

Procyon Wildlife Centre cares for native Ontario animals

Racoons peer out from their dens and squirrels scurry around the branches in their enclosure hoping for a treat at the Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation and ...

Stay-at-home orders take effect Thursday to curb spread of second wave

Stay-at-home orders will take effect at 12.01 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, to limit mobility in the fight against COVID-19. The Provincial Government announced the ...

Irish immigrants founded Connor in the 1830s

Driving along the Adjala 5 Sideroad past Concession Rd. 3, in Adjala, there is no real indication at all that there was once a settlement ...

Four-part series hopes to provide insight into Alzheimer’s

The number of people living with dementia is on the rise. With costs of care-giving expected to rise to around $12 billion by 2040, the ...

Federal and provincial governments provide $5 million for beef farmers

If you have noticed the rising cost of products in your local grocery store, you’re not alone. As food prices continue to rise, the current ...

MOD host photo contest in support of Black History Month

The Museum of Dufferin has partnered with the Dufferin County Canadian Black Association to host a Black History Month Digital Exhibition. Canadian photographers and artists ...

Keep pets safe from coyote predators

During the winter months, you are likely to hear more stories about coyotes stalking and killing cats and small dogs. This time of year, a ...

Expanding Social Engagement for seniors’ is priority for CHATS

As we approach a full year of living in the midst of a global pandemic, Community & Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) is putting increased ...

SMH staff among those vaccinated at Southlake’s clinic

Southlake Regional Health Centre began administering its first doses of the Pfizer vaccine just before Christmas and now, in this new year, Newmarket’s Ray Twinney ...

Turning grandma’s recipe into profit

If you have an old secret recipe that people have always said you should try putting a label on the jar and selling it, now ...

Snowmobile Club waiting for more ground cover

Snowmobile enthusiasts in the area will have to wait a little longer to get out on the trails this year. The Alliston & District Snowmobile ...

Decision on in-class learning expected by January 20

Ontario parents living outside of COVID-19 hotspots, including Simcoe County, could have to wait until January 20 to find out when students will be allowed ...

Olympic Games in doubt for 2021

It is the ultimate goal for many athletes to compete in the Olympic Games and represent their country on the international stage. Years of training, ...

Tottenham outdoor rink still open

With so many Town facilities closed, you are probably looking for other ways to get in some exercise. Local trails are still open, and so ...

Province-wide shutdown curtails most activities

The province-wide shutdown has severely curtailed many activities and fully closed other facilities in both the Town and across the province. The shutdown is in ...

New outbreak reported at Simcoe Manor: County

A New Year and, sadly, a new outbreak of COVID-19 at Beeton’s Simcoe Manor. On Monday, Simcoe County, which operates the long-term care residence, reported ...

Recording is a passion at We Love Sound

If you’ve ever attended the Sunday Concerts in the Park series in Tottenham during the summer, you have seen Dayne Polny off to one side ...

Huge losses for skiing industry this season

The province wide shut-down couldn’t come at a worse time for skill hill operators in Ontario. When the government announced new restrictions on business on ...

Minor Hockey cancelled for a least a month

Minor Hockey players probably won’t see ice time until a least February. After the change to a Code Red alert, most minor hockey clubs in ...

Stevenson celebrates special holiday gift from donor

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) is pleased to announce that Debbie Hudson has generously pledged $50,000 to the redevelopment of Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) ...

12 Ways of Giving provides help for local charities

It has been 280 days and counting since Ken and Bonnie Pratt began making some noise in support of health care workers during the COVIC-19 ...

St. Paul’s Glee wins first place in CBC Music Challenge

A talented group of Grade 6 and 7 students at St. Paul’s Catholic School in Alliston have won first place in the CBC Music Challenge ...

Our Town Food Bank relies on holiday donations

It’s the season for giving, and the Our Town Food Bank in Tottenham has received generous support from the community. Even though the holiday season ...

Lions Hamper program receives overwhelming response this season

We are indeed living in a generous community. The Alliston Lions Club annual Christmas Hamper program was again a big success as members of the ...

Up Your Life guide helps residents “navigate their way through life”

COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways. People are experiencing isolation, anxiety, depression and loneliness, and all manner of challenges that have only been ...

Province-wide lockdown set for Boxing Day: Schools to remain closed until January 11

A Province-wide lockdown set to begin on Boxing Day will last for at least 28 days in Southern Ontario, Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday. ...

Thousands of Christmas cards en route to Canadian soldiers thanks to community efforts

Dianne Harrison spends this time of year filling her car with precious cargo. They are often festively decorated with colourful wrapping paper. Some bear hand-written ...

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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