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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 Education Centre on the 7th Line of New Tecumseth. The Centre hosts a variety of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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 ...

Vince’s steps up online shopping experience with Instacart service

When the pandemic struck, Vince’s responded quickly with their own home delivery and store pickup services. This was well received by their customers – many ...

Children’s book helps kids understand pandemic

The pandemic has caused a lot of stress for everyone. While adults have found ways to cope, children are more vulnerable and have many questions. ...

Local business owner named semi-finalist in Total Mom Pitch

A local business owner has been named as one of the top 100 semi-finalist in the Total Mom Pitch presented by the Scotiabank Women Initiative. ...

Trains not required to tone it down after dark

Residents in the south end of Tottenham will probably not be getting relief any time soon from what some say are overly loud and long ...

CMHA moves forward on urgent mental health care centre

The Canadian Mental Health Association of York Region and South Simcoe is moving forward with a new mental health hub for the community, following an ...

Library nearing completion but still no date for opening

The new Tottenham branch of the New Tecumseth Public Library is nearing completion, however there is no confirmed date when the building will be open ...

NVCA concerned controversial Bill limits environmental authority

The provincial government’s controversial Bill 229, which will allow the minister of natural resources to take over some decision making on developments in the province ...

Sisters’ Touch of Christmas moves to curbside after making merry on the edge of lockdown

Christmas is a time Effie Gialedakis looks forward to every year, and not just for gathering around the tree with loved ones to share the ...

Nottawasaga Futures helps business owners transition to on-line sales

The way many businesses operate has seen a dramatic shift over the past several years with more and more people working from home and the ...

Parking restrictions in effect for the winter

The recent snowfall should remind everyone that when it snows, Town plows will be out clearing the streets. The Town is putting the word out ...

PJHL now looking at February start for regular season

Alliston Hornets fans will have to wait for a couple more months before they will even have the possibility of seeing their team on the ...

Shift to “Red Zone” alters local hockey programs

Minor hockey will be taking a step back now that the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit has moved the region back into the red zone. Minor ...

Allison BIA kicks off holiday Rurban Christmas Crawl

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, finding that gift for a special someone can sometimes be a daunting task. However, when you shop local, there ...

Community rallies behind Beeton girl on her birthday

A young Beeton girl received a birthday surprise that went beyond the usual cake and cards on Saturday, December 5. Sarah Hamby, who just turned ...

Simcoe Manor awaits all clear following latest outbreak

Beeton’s Simcoe Manor is awaiting the all-clear after a series of COVID-19 tests have come back negative. On Monday, the County of Simcoe, which operates ...

Half of new COVID-19 cases acquired from close contact

Approximately half of all new COVID-19 infections recorded within the Simcoe Muskoka District Health unit with a known cause were acquired from close contact with ...

Everett resident plans 1,900 km walk in support of Mental Health

Long distance walking and hiking is a regular part of Toni Schofield’s life. She has hiked in the Himalayas and made it to base camp ...

Stevenson Foundation hosts Home for the Holidays fundraiser

During a time when bringing people together is not only frowned upon, it contradicts local regulations and restrictions, the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation found a ...

NVCA express concerns over proposed industrial expansion in 5th Line

The PMC Film plant located on the 5th Line of New Tecumseth at the northwest corner of Tottenham has been abandoned for almost 13 years ...

Vacant Tottenham site will have townhouses, not a church

At one time, it was a rolling farm field planted with corn that signaled the upcoming curve on Tottenham Road that led into the centre ...

Shovels in the ground at Urban North development in Barrie

The shovels are in the ground at Pace Developments Urban North construction site in the south end of Barrie off Mapleview Drive. When complete, the ...

Alliston Curling Club hosts first bonspiel of the year

The Alliston Curling Club hosted its first bonspiel of the season on Saturday, December 5, when the annual Men’s Turkey Spiel took over the ice ...

Lions Club Hamper Program helps families enjoy the holiday season

The Alliston Lions Club was out greeting people and asking for a food donation on Saturday, November 28, to ensure its annual Christmas Hamper Program ...

GoFundMe page started for Alliston fire victims

An Alliston couple whose home was destroyed by fire on November 22, will be receiving some help from a GoFundMe effort that was created by ...

Arts Council Christmas Market features unique pieces by local artists

You won’t have to go far to find that special Christmas gift for the upcoming holiday season. The South Simcoe Arts Council held a grand ...

Coalition urges municipalities to resist Zoning Orders

A regional environmental group is urging municipalities to resist some kinds of development that are being pushed through by a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO). The ...

Tottenham Community Centre limits time in fitness centre

The change to “Orange” status in the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit means new restrictions for people using the fitness centre at the Tottenham Community ...

GMHL schedule still in doubt for this year

The Greater Metro Hockey League has not released a schedule for this season other than a couple of local exhibition games. The League’s West Division ...

Hockey teaches responsibility to young players

If you spend a fair amount of time in hockey arenas as a player, parent, coach, or fan, you’ve probably seen young players arriving for ...

Museum of Dufferin unveils plans for the holiday season

The Museum of Dufferin (MOD) is hosting events leading up to the holiday season. The Museum is currently open Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 ...

Alliston Out of the Cold receives donation to help with coming winter months

Alliston Out of the Cold received a major boost to its operating budget with a donation from FLATO Developments. FLATO donated $10,000 to the organization ...

Medical Officer of Health urges further public safety measures as household clusters of COVID-19 rise

As Simcoe Muskoka settles into the Orange (Restrict) Zone of the Province’s plan to curb the spread of COVID-19, the area’s Medical Officer of Health ...

Banting artists take over the Gibson Centre for Senior Art Show

The senior art class of Banting Memorial High School has taken over the Gibson Centre with its Senior Art Show, “Euphoria.” The annual show kicked ...

Santa Claus is coming to the Gibson

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves are returning to the Gibson Centre on December 12 to bring a little Christmas spirit to New Tecumseth ...

Alliston Lions’ Christmas Hamper program in need of donations

The season of giving is fast approaching and a local not-for-profit organization is working to provide relief to those who are less fortunate over the ...

Minister of Education agrees to tour Banting, provide assessment

A replacement for 70-year-old Banting Memorial High School could be on the horizon as Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce recently said he’d be willing to ...

New rules speeding up the game on ice

The new rules put in place by Hockey Canada on how to conduct games is making a big difference on the ice. There are only ...

Wasaga resident launches campaign for PC nomination

Wasaga Beach resident Stella Ambler has launched her campaign to become the next candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario to represent Simcoe-Grey. The ...

Level 2 ICU unit opening in January

Construction of a Level 2 ICU is well under way at Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH) and the new unit is set to open in January ...

MPP calls on Feds to speed up Cystic Fibrosis drug

Negotiations for gene modulating drugs that treat cystic fibrosis have dragged on longer than anticipated between the Federal government and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Simcoe Manor reports zero cases of COVID-19 within its walls

For the first time in more than a month, Beeton’s Simcoe Manor is reporting zero cases of COVID-19 within its walls. Simcoe Manor, which was ...

Town projects 1.32% increase in property tax for 2021

The Town is projecting an $88 million budget in 2021, which is $1.6 million more than what’s being spent this year and accounts for an ...

Tottenham Paint and Paper re-opens with new design

It was time for a change, so Tottenham Paint and Paper went all out to redesign both the exterior facade at its Queen St. store ...

Tottenham Foodland holds grand re-opening to celebrate renovations

After three months of renovations, Tottenham Foodland held a grand re-opening on Thursday, November 12, to celebrate the store’s refreshed and re-designed appearance. Local dignitaries, ...

A “Halloween Hoorah” ends successful Farmers’ Market season in Alliston

On Saturday, October 31, the Alliston Business Improvement Association celebrated Halloween at the final Rurban Farmers’ Market of the season. This year, the ABIA had ...

Campaign focused on reducing inequity created through climate change

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) recently launched its “Make It Better” campaign, aimed at protecting children’s health from the impacts of climate change. The ...

Alliston Curling Club gets back on the ice

The Alliston Curling Club is back playing their sport although there are many protocols that are in place to ensure a safe environment. “We started ...

Home for the Holidays supports Stevenson Memorial

Tickets are now available for Home for the Holidays on Thursday, November 26, a new fundraiser organized by the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF). This ...

Tottenham Remembers in small ceremony

Remembrance Day ceremonies were held at Keogh Park in Tottenham, on Sunday, November 8. It was a small event this year and the public was ...

New Tecumseth passes Bradford West Gwillimbury in COVID-19 cases

New Tecumseth recently exceeded the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Bradford West Gwillimbury, which had a significant lead on the municipality just a ...

New cases still coming in during COVID-19 outbreak at Simcoe Manor

Positive cases of COVID-19 continue to trickle in at Simcoe Manor as it battles a six week long outbreak that’s infected 75 individuals and resulted ...

COVID-19 is exacerbating domestic abuse locally, as demand for shelter services outweighs supply

Domestic violence is a public health issue of pandemic proportions and its victims need the government’s help now more than ever. Imani’s Place in Alliston ...

MZO for 900-unit development in Beeton gains Council’s approval

Council approved a Minister Zoning Order (MZO) application from Flato Developments for a project in Beeton last Monday, with conditions attached to meet the Town’s ...

Town denies three MZO applications at Council meeting

Following the Town’s approval of a Minister Zoning Order (MZO) from Flato Developments in principal last month, three more popped up on Council’s agenda at ...

Community groups to receive emergency funding from Town

The Gibson Centre, Good Shepherd Food Bank, and Alliston Out of the Cold (AOTC) were recently granted emergency funding from the Town of New Tecumseth ...

MPP presses Education Minister on Treetops school

Plans to build a new Catholic school in the Treetops subdivision of Alliston have been underway for a few years now, but are currently awaiting ...

Community rallies to send poignant cards to soldiers

If this were an ordinary year, people from across the community, including students sitting at their desks, would be diligently setting pen to paper – ...

Hornets hoping for January start to the season

After the postponement of the start of the Provincial Junior Hockey League season, the Alliston Hornets are hoping to get into some kind of league ...

Basketball in phase 3 of return to play

Ontario Basketball has released guidelines for teams returning to the gym for practice sessions. The guidelines will be different in some areas depending on which ...

Ontario Hockey restricts registration for non compliant players

Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation have never been too accepting of rogue leagues or hockey organizations that decide to play outside of the ...

Remembrance Day 2020: Services restricted in New Tecumseth

Beeton Legion, Branch 421 The Beeton Legion is having a small ceremony on November 11, limited to 25 selected Legion members to ensure a safe ...

COVID-19 cases rise while hospitalizations remain low in Simcoe Muskoka

The number of COVID-19 cases being reported during the second wave is much larger than the first, yet hospitalizations and deaths associated with the virus ...

Simcoe Manor sees three new COVID-19 cases

Simcoe Manor in Beeton has seen a small increase in positive COVID-19 cases after numbers stagnated for two weeks. Two new resident cases were confirmed ...

Banting Memorial High School replacement denied funding in latest announcements

The Ministry of Education finished announcing its second round of school repairs and replacements for the year last Friday, again leaving 70-year-old Banting Memorial High ...

Stevenson updates Town Council on redevelopment campaign

Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s redevelopment continues and an update was provided by its CEO, Jody Levac, at this past Monday night’s Council meeting. The hospital plans ...

Tottenham Legion member shares memories of WW2 and service in Scotland

Developed nations have been fortunate in seeing very few attacks on their soil since the Great Wars. It wasn’t too long ago that Tottenham resident ...

Local businesses and BIAs scarify storefronts for Halloween

New Tecumseth’s downtown areas were filled with spooky decorations this October and many were able to hand out candy or do something fun for Halloween. ...

Hockey Canada announces line-up for Junior team selection camp

With less than two months left until the puck drops in the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey ...

Stevenson Foundation kicks off monthly 50/50 draw series

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) kicked off a four-month 50/50 draw series November 1, in support of the Hospital’s redevelopment. The draw will take ...

Sherryl Jackson named Senior of the Year & Wall of Honour recipient

While hard work can sometimes go unnoticed, the Town of New Tecumseth recently shined a spotlight on a resident who’s been working hard to make a ...

COVID-19 numbers at Simcoe Manor stabilize, more residents/staff slowly recover

The COVID-19 outbreak at Beeton’s Simcoe Manor appears to be under control as the last new positive case was reported on October 17 following facility ...

Beeton women delivers 60 clock radios to Simcoe Manor amidst outbreak

Simcoe Manor has been under lockdown with very strict protocols since COVID-19 made its way into the home at the start of the month. Residents ...

Beeton Legion receives much needed boost for Poppy Campaign

The Beeton Legion’s Poppy Campaign, which launches today, received a financial boost from a local business over the weekend. Trevor’s Roof Repairs dropped off a ...

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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