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Sportsplex is Humboldt Strong

By Wendy Gabrek The Centre Ice Sportsplex at the Nottawasaga Inn & Resort has erected a permanent memorial to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, honouring the 16 people killed and 13 injured in the April 6 bus collision. Based on ...

Walking the Journey together – who are you hiking for?

By Wendy Gabrek   Matthews House Hospice will host its annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 6th. This is the organization’s second biggest fundraiser of ...

PITCH–IN Week: April 22–29

By Wendy Gabrek Pitch-In Canada is inviting you to get outside, get active, and help to prepare for spring by participating in its annual PITCH-IN ...

Next Step: they’ll put a spell on you

By Wendy Gabrek The 9th Annual ‘Grate Groan–Up Spelling Bee’, hosted by Next Step Literacy Council of South Simcoe, took place Saturday, April 7, at ...

Community mourns loss of long-time editor and journalist Bill Rea

By Mark Pavilons The Caledon community was shocked to learn about the sudden passing of veteran journalist, editor and resident Bill Rea. Rea, 60, passed ...

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Sportsplex is Humboldt Strong

By Wendy Gabrek The Centre Ice Sportsplex at the Nottawasaga Inn & Resort has erected a permanent memorial to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, honouring ...

PITCH–IN Week: April 22–29

By Wendy Gabrek Pitch-In Canada is inviting you to get outside, get active, and help to prepare for spring by participating in its annual PITCH-IN ...

Next Step: they’ll put a spell on you

By Wendy Gabrek The 9th Annual ‘Grate Groan–Up Spelling Bee’, hosted by Next Step Literacy Council of South Simcoe, took place Saturday, April 7, at ...

Community mourns loss of long-time editor and journalist Bill Rea

By Mark Pavilons The Caledon community was shocked to learn about the sudden passing of veteran journalist, editor and resident Bill Rea. Rea, 60, passed ...

6th Annual Keanan Family Walk raises $2500 for local children

By Wendy Gabrek Cheryl Allin Boston, and her husband, Kevin Boston, hosted their sixth annual “Keanan Family Walk” on Easter Sunday, April 1. In one ...

Walking the Journey together – who are you hiking for?

By Wendy Gabrek   Matthews House Hospice will host its annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 6th. This is the organization’s second biggest fundraiser of ...

Signed Connor McDavid jersey to help raise funds – Keanan’s Family Walk this Sunday

By Wendy Gabrek   Friends, family and local residents are encouraged to come out for the sixth annual Keanan’s Family Walk on Sunday, April 1 ...

Woof report: We raised $6K in one day!

By Wendy Gabrek   The Alliston & District Humane Society hosted its second annual “Raise the Woof” dinner and dance at the Alliston Legion on ...

Mental health crunch to be tackled with $8.7 million investment in Southlake

By Brock Weir   It has been a matter of keeping patients safe, healthy and offering them the right support. This is the challenge Dr. ...

Premier makes whistlestop at The Whistle Stop with family

By Brock Weir   It’s been a busy, eventful Provincial Election so far – and it hasn’t even officially started yet. Nevertheless, Premier Kathleen Wynne ...

Sugartones celebrate fifth anniversary

By Wendy Gabrek   Members of Sugartones, an enthusiastic group of women who enjoy singing four-part harmony in the a cappella barbershop style, celebrated their ...

Disaster recovery assistance launched to help those impacted by recent floods

By Brock Weir   The Province has activated Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program to help residents impacted by recent flooding in Adjala-Tosorontio. Launched on ...

Get glamorous while getting your groceries

By Wendy Gabrek   Three year residents of New Tecumseth, Millie and Nana Boateng, have realized their dream of bringing an international grocery store and ...

Beeton Family Dental Centre opens on Main Street

By Wendy Gabrek Beeton Family Dental Centre is now open in New Tecumseth and accepting new patients. Dentists Dr. Rosanna Porretta, DMD, and Dr. Pedram ...

Simcoe Pride survey hopes to take “pulse” of the community

By Brock Weir   Youth homelessness, health care access for trans residents, and “significant discrimination” are just three key issues facing area LGBTQ residents, according ...

Bee Town brings medical options to Beeton

By Wendy Gabrek   Owners of the building at 34 Main Street West in Beeton were excited to welcome guests into their newly renovated facility ...

Councillor Biss seeks Conservative federal nomination for Simcoe–Grey

By Wendy Gabrek   Town of New Tecumseth Ward 1 Councillor Marc Biss has his sights set on becoming the next Conservative MP of Simcoe–Grey. ...

It’s going to be an Alliston/Stayner final series

By Brian Lockhart The battle for the Carruthers Division of the PJHL championship will be fought on the ice between the Alliston Hornets and the ...

Water pools near roadways, motorists cautioned

By Wendy Gabrek   The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting that members of the public be aware of flooding in ...

They said it best –  Legion honours speech winners

Story & Photo by Wendy Gabrek   Winners in the Branch 329 Royal Canadian Legion Speech Contest are rewarded with plaques and future speaking opportunities, ...

Councillor Whiteside appointed County alternate

By Wendy Gabrek   Ward 3 Councillor JJ Paul Whiteside as been appointed to serve as alternate County Council Councillor. “This afternoon I took my ...

“There’s a Rehteah in every single community”

Parsons’ mother shares powerful story of love and coping By Brock Weir   They mean well, but sometimes they don’t think before the words pass ...

Local singer caught in CBC’s Searchlight – and that’s a good thing

By Brock Weir   “Brother, I see you in my dreams,” could very well be the first words Canadians from coast-to-coast hear from local singer ...

Museum on the Boyne log house getting makeover

By Wendy Gabrek   Council has awarded a tender for the reconstruction and relocation of the historic pioneer log house, on the Museum on the ...

$500K Planning Grant will help with redevelopment of local hospital

By Wendy Gabrek   On Monday, February 12, Stevenson Memorial Hospital and Collingwood General and Marine Hospital received approval for Planning Grants from the province ...

Family Day Free Skate in Tottenham ushers in Family Day

By Wendy Gabrek   On Monday February 19, the Beeton–Tottenham Business Improvement Association (BTBIA) will host a Family Day Free Skate at the Tottenham Community & ...

Alliston resident gains worldview on girl’s rights after interning in Ghana

By Wendy Gabrek   Recently The Times received the following letter from a reader:   My name is Symonne Gordon and I’m an Alliston girl ...

Annual half marathon & 5KM supports SMH 

By Wendy Gabrek   This Run’s for You, a local volunteer based organization, will once again host its annual New Tecumseth Memorial Half Marathon and ...

The Premier Next Door? Caroline Mulroney launches leadership bid

By Brock Weir The race to replace former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown has quickly turned Ontario into the playing field of Canada’s biggest political ...

It’s about eating with intention: Pharmacy sets 10,000 pound goal

By Wendy Gabrek   Johnny Wong, Pharmacist at Alliston Family Pharmacy held a weight loss seminar at his clinic on January 10. As a diabetes and menopause ...

Songwriter’s Showcase comes to Beeton

The Songwriter’s Showcase is hosted by the Beeton Trinity United Church every third Friday of the month. The Showcase features a singer/songwriter from the local ...

IN PICTURES: TottenHUG 2018

    (Top) Rob Farah, was joined by his daughter and granddaughter at another successful TottenHUG, an annual event he founded. (Above) Ian Witherspoon and ...

Kellie Leitch won’t seek re-election

January ended with a week of political change in Ontario, but while much of the focus was on Queen’s Park, change is in the air ...

New elementary school coming to New Tec – but nothing for Banting

Provincial dollars for a move, expansion or renovation of Banting Memorial High School after the Province announced its latest round of education funding for the ...

Totten“HUG” helps residents stay positive

By Wendy Gabrek   With so much drama and negativity going on, don’t you just need a hug? That’s what organizers from the Tottenham and ...

New tech lab keeps seniors connected and engaged with the community

By Brock Weir   In any new situation, there is always the fear of the unknown and sometimes it can be hard to step over ...

Employees “just weren’t sharing in Ontario’s prosperity,” says Labour Minister

By Brock Weir   Ontario is in an election year, and the Government says the Province is “doing very well” when it comes to prosperity. ...

New Tec council approves 2.59 per cent tax levy increase

By Wendy Gabrek   The Town of New Tecumseth adopted its 2018 Operating and Capital budgets at its Council meeting on Monday, January 15. With ...

Beeton resident in the money with Lotto 6/49

Wilma Frivalt of Beeton is celebrating after winning a $76,224.30 prizefrom the December 30, 2017 LOTTO 6/49 draw. “I play the lottery regularly,” shared Wilma, while at the OLG Prize Centre in ...

Experience a full menu of fun at Taste of the Arts

By Brock Weir   Whether you see yourself behind a keyboard or a shiny kitchen counter that would make the best TV chefs envious, try ...

Investigation continues into fatal Tottenham fire – Plan your escape

Monday, January 1, was a tragic day for the residents policed by Nottawasaga OPP. Two lives were tragically lost in two separate incidents within a ...

New Tec residents invited to come and “hug it out”

With a fatal house fire in the early hours of New Year’s Day, followed later on by a fatal car crash involving a young woman ...

Tottenham woman killed in overnight house fire

A Tottenham woman has died after being trapped in an overnight house fire. According to reports, the fire broke out at 53 Park Crescent around ...

Arden Krystal leads Southlake in a time of increasing growth and demand

By Brock Weir   Not many people get a crash course on their new workplace while standing in line for a new license plate, but ...

Alliston Lions embody their motto, “We Serve”

Through the generosity of the community, and community partners such as the Everett Fire Fighters, Nottawasaga OPP, Honda, churches, schools and a  large number of ...

Alliston couple issues Habitat for Humanity challenge to local youth

By Brock Weir   Canada 150 has been a year for important discussions about reconciliation – but a local couple is issuing a challenge to ...

Join a local Christmas Bird Count this holiday season

Each year, bird lovers celebrate the joys of winter by joining a Christmas Bird Count. It’s a great way to explore nature while helping to ...

Food drive helps feed families this holiday season

Last Tuesday evening, the Alliston Lions Club & Adjala Tosorontio Fire & Rescue hosted the annual Jim Kenn Memorial Food Drive in Everett. The late ...

Michael Worrod Memorial Fund still helping kids play

Earlier this month, Kerry Worrod, co-founder of the Michael Worrod Memorial Fund, presented members of Help The Kids Play with a cheque for $4,000. Help ...

Baby it’s cold outside, but our windows are warm

By Wendy Gabrek   The winners of the 2017 Christmas Window Decorating Contest, hosted by the Alliston BIA, were recently chosen by a panel of ...

Heroes in many ways, Paramedic Toy Drive saves Christmas for local families

By Wendy Gabrek   County of Simcoe Paramedic Services kicked off the 15th annual Toy Drive on November 17. The Toy Drive benefits local children ...

Alliston family rallies to help son’s business

By Brock Weir   Marilyn Rathke could barely find the words to express the gratitude she felt Thursday as people filed through the doors of ...

Alliston helps local homeless get ‘Out of the Cold’ this winter

By Wendy Gabrek   The former Anchor Point Church building on Paris Street, Alliston, has been converted into a ‘pop-up’ homeless shelter for winter, 2017-18. ...

New Tec council fills Ward 5 vacancy, 14 vie for the spot

By Wendy Gabrek   The 14 candidates for Ward 5 were allowed a 10 minute presentation during a special meeting in Council Chambers, on Monday, ...

Vince’s Market continues community expansion

By Brock Weir   Just two months after expanding their operations into Tottenham, Vince’s Market is ready to experience another growth spurt. The supermarket announced ...

Purple is power for local shelter

By Wendy Gabrek People In Transition, ‘My Sisters Place’, the local women and children’s shelter, in partnership with, Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses, ...

Trillium Ford and Alliston Union help to ‘Scare Away Hunger’ in New Tecumseth

By Wendy Gabrek The ME to WE movement is alive in Alliston. Helping to ‘Scare Away Hunger’ this Hallowe’en, students at Alliston Union Public School, and customers ...

Alliston Business Improvement Association brings free Wi-Fi to downtown

By Wendy Gabrek The Alliston Business Improvement Association (ABIA) rurban.ca announce the introduction of a solar powered free public Wi-Fi service to the Alliston downtown core last ...

With gratitude, love the Worrods

By Wendy Gabrek   The 10th Annual Michael Worrod Memorial Golf Tournament, which took place on Saturday, July 15, at Glen Eagle Golf Course in Bolton, ...

Off the leash: has gone to the dogs

By Wendy Gabrek   The Town of New Tecumseth opened its first off leash dog park on Stewart Street, Beeton on Thursday, October 26. Town ...

Chamber honours local businesses at Harvest Moon Gala & Awards

By Wendy Gabrek   Woodington Lake Golf Course in Tottenham was transformed into a moonlit ballroom during last week’s Harvest Moon Gala & Awards, hosted ...

The Clothes Line gets a fresh look in Alliston

By Wendy Gabrek   On Friday, October 13, CONTACT Community Services’ community thrift store, The Clothes Line, welcomed local members of the public to a ...

Honda donates $750K to local hospice

By Wendy Gabrek   On Monday, October 23, The Honda Canada Foundation announced a $750,000 donation in support of the Matthews House Hospice (MHH), Alliston. ...

Tottenham P.S. chosen for ‘Adopt a School’ program

  Tottenham Public School in Tottenham has been chosen as a recipient for the Indigo 2017 Adopt a School program! This means that the Chapters ...

Deputy Mayor will be sadly missed

The Town of New Tecumseth is deeply saddened by the passing of Deputy Mayor Jamie Smith. Smith passed away in his home on August 1st ...

Borden Women’s Open raises $800 for SMHF

On Tuesday, August 1, the Borden Women’s Open presented Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $800 to refresh patient rooms at the Hospital. ...

Local family receives $2,944 donation from the Nottawasaga Foundation

On Friday, July 21, The Nottawasaga Foundation presented a cheque for $2,944.00 to the Morrison family. The Morrisons’ seven-year-old daughter Shannon was born with multiple health challenges that requires her to use a wheelchair almost daily for her endurance problems and safety when out in crowds. This donation from the Foundation will be used to purchase a new wheelchair for Shannon who has outgrown the existing one that she has been using since the age of two and a half.

All Day for Jordyn at Domino’s Pizza

Over the past few years, Robert Hiltz and Matthew Bolton, owners of Domino’s Pizza Alliston, have done much to give back to the community. But this time their plan is bigger than ever. On Wednesday, Aug. 9, one hundred per cent of all pizza sales from the time they open at 10 a.m. until they close at 11 p.m., will be donated to the Andrews family of New Tecumseth to help offset costs associated with their daughters illness.

Bus trip to Casino Rama another huge success

Tottenham resident Eva Bradley has spent the past 10 years of her life fundraising for local charities. This year, despite her own personal circumstances, Eva once again hosted a bus trip to Casino Rama, with proceeds benefitting the Our Town Food Bank (Tottenham/Beeton).

Plans for hospital redevelopment outlined at Mayor’s Breakfast

The annual Mayor’s Breakfast took place at the Gibson Centre for Arts & Culture in Alliston on June 15. The purpose of the Breakfast was to allow members of the community an up-close and personal experience with the Mayor of New Tecumseth, Rick Milne, and members of Town Council.

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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