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Wilson handily wins re-election as MPP for Simcoe-Grey

June 14, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Brock Weir   Incumbent Progressive Conservative MPP Jim Wilson handily secured a re-election victory on Thursday night, capturing 55.93 per cent of the vote. ...

Aschwanden inducted into Wall of Honour

By Wendy Gabrek   The Museum on the Boyne Advisory Committee honoured Mr. Franz Aschwanden for his contribution to heritage in South Simcoe during this ...

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, ...

Highlights from the 44th Annual Alliston Potato Festival!

Brenna Coates, Emily Gimpel and Jamey MacDougall representing Clothz, during the Potato Festival’s ‘Rurban Sights and Sounds’, hosted by the Alliston BIA on Victoria Street ...

Tottenham resident shares heart-warming story

A Tottenham resident’s story is good enough to warm your soul. A tale by Isolde Ryan is included in the new “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada” book. Canada is known for warm people and cold winters, vibrant cities and wide open spaces, national pride combined with a cultural mosaic, and its humorous, yet hard-working citizens. And these days, Canada, a relatively young nation at age 150, is looking better than ever to the rest of the world. You’ll know why after you read the 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada, released June 6.

Local author hosts first book signing during festival

She’s an orange-belt kickboxer, long-time ball hockey player and old-time volleyball player. Now, she can add published author to her list of accomplishments.

New Tecumseth senior graduates from U of T with an Honours BA

Meet Clive Davies, a 79-year-old former police officer and New Tecumseth resident who graduated this past June 10 from The University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History. The oldest graduate this year by far, he has 59 years at hand on the youngest and completes his journey after taking what he jokingly refers to as a “25-year sabbatical” (he first began his studies at U of T part-time in 1978).

25th anniversary of operations at the South Simcoe Railway

The South Simcoe Railway (SSR) has been operating for 25 years, and members of the Tottenham Beeton & District Chamber of Commerce (TBDCC) know that’s something to celebrate.

Loretto Tavern oozes charm and nostalgia

The grand old lady in Loretto has some great bones. Now she’s getting new legs, thanks to the efforts of an experienced entrepreneur.

Beeton teen receives John Simcoe Award for volunteerism

Piper Emma Dedels, a 17-year-old Beeton resident, was recently recognized by Simcoe-Grey MP, Dr. Kellie Leitch, with the John Simcoe Award.

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