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Ski hills offer respite during latest COVID wave

The recent restrictions imposed by the provincial government may have closed indoor arenas and recreational facilities but it has not affected those operations who host their sports outdoors. Ski resorts in Ontario are open and operating for the season. Last ...

Mental health donation supports leaders of tomorrow

Our leaders of tomorrow might be struggling today – and it’s up to a collective effort to ensure they reach their full potential. This is ...

Minor hockey in “pause” mode

It is another interrupted hockey season and players in minor hockey associations across the province will have to sit it out for at least a ...

New SCRAM video program launched in New Tec: Criminals beware

The Nottawasaga OPP and the Alliston Business Improvement Association (Alliston BIA) have partnered to share footage from private video cameras, owned by area merchants and ...

COVID cases continue to rise – vaccinations aren’t enough to stop it

The pandemic continues to sweep across the region with case numbers rising steadily. Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health with the Simcoe Muskoka District ...

Omicron is “unlike anything we have encountered” during pandemic: Southlake

Over the span of last week, Southlake Regional Health Centre saw the number of patients admitted to hospital increase from 20 to more than 60, ...

Stevenson Hospital exceeds “Twin Your Gift” goal

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced it has exceeded its goal during the Twin Your Gift matching program. The program launched on October 1, ...

Stevenson Memorial Hospital awarded Exemplary Standing in Accreditation Program

Stevenson Memorial Hospital has been awarded Exemplary Standing status by Accreditation Canada after recently completing their accreditation review with that organization. This is the highest ...

OJHL plans to complete full season despite pause in games

The Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced plans to complete a full season, including playoffs, despite the temporary pause in hockey action around the province. ...

Festival of Lights winners give back winnings, keep bragging rights

On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, members of the Alliston Lions Club visited the three Top Winners in the first annual Lions “Festival of Lights” outdoor ...

Veronika’s Sweet Creations delivers baked goods and custom cakes

Beeton’s newest business promises to deliver some satisfying items to those with a sweet tooth. Veronika’s Sweet Creations is now open with a line-up of ...

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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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Ski hills offer respite during latest COVID wave

The recent restrictions imposed by the provincial government may have closed indoor arenas and recreational facilities but it has not affected those operations who host ...

New SCRAM video program launched in New Tec: Criminals beware

The Nottawasaga OPP and the Alliston Business Improvement Association (Alliston BIA) have partnered to share footage from private video cameras, owned by area merchants and ...

COVID cases continue to rise – vaccinations aren’t enough to stop it

The pandemic continues to sweep across the region with case numbers rising steadily. Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health with the Simcoe Muskoka District ...

Omicron is “unlike anything we have encountered” during pandemic: Southlake

Over the span of last week, Southlake Regional Health Centre saw the number of patients admitted to hospital increase from 20 to more than 60, ...

Mental health donation supports leaders of tomorrow

Our leaders of tomorrow might be struggling today – and it’s up to a collective effort to ensure they reach their full potential. This is ...

Stevenson Hospital exceeds “Twin Your Gift” goal

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced it has exceeded its goal during the Twin Your Gift matching program. The program launched on October 1, ...

Stevenson Memorial Hospital awarded Exemplary Standing in Accreditation Program

Stevenson Memorial Hospital has been awarded Exemplary Standing status by Accreditation Canada after recently completing their accreditation review with that organization. This is the highest ...

Minor hockey in “pause” mode

It is another interrupted hockey season and players in minor hockey associations across the province will have to sit it out for at least a ...

OJHL plans to complete full season despite pause in games

The Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced plans to complete a full season, including playoffs, despite the temporary pause in hockey action around the province. ...

OJHL plans to complete full season despite pause in games

The Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced plans to complete a full season, including playoffs, despite the temporary pause in hockey action around the province. ...

Festival of Lights winners give back winnings, keep bragging rights

On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, members of the Alliston Lions Club visited the three Top Winners in the first annual Lions “Festival of Lights” outdoor ...

Veronika’s Sweet Creations delivers baked goods and custom cakes

Beeton’s newest business promises to deliver some satisfying items to those with a sweet tooth. Veronika’s Sweet Creations is now open with a line-up of ...

COVID cases reported as “very high rate of transmission”

Rates of COVID-19 continue to climb in Simcoe-Muskoka as the Omicron variant of the virus spreads through the region and it seems having two doses ...

A New Year’s Levee like no other: Celebrating 2022 with moosemilk & clam chowder at the Alliston Legion

Members of the Alliston Legion Branch #171 welcomed 2022 in style – with “moosemilk” and clam chowder. How else? On Saturday, January 1, the Alliston ...

New Year sees Ontario return to Step Two in Roadmap to Reopen

Ontario is beginning the New Year with a temporary return to Step 2 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopening Plan amid a continued surge of ...

Enhanced vaccine certificate now required for Town facilities

In keeping with Provincial guidelines, the Town of New Tecumseth will now require an enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code for persons entering town facilities ...

Hockey leagues “paused” during latest restrictions on indoor sports

Will this be another season where the hockey record books have a blank entry in the “champion” column? The Ford government’s announcement on Monday, January ...

Hornets maintain second place after weekend cancellations

Junior C hockey got off to a slow start for the New Year when several games were postponed across the province due to inclement weather. ...

County receives grant to enhance virtual programming for seniors

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many seniors in long-term care facilities began to rely on tablets and other electronic devices to keep in contact with family ...

Ask an Expert Series stresses importance of strategic planning

A new Ask an Expert webinar series hosted by the County of Simcoe and partner organizations will focus on the importance of strategic planning in ...

Toys for Tickets helps local families in need, pays for parking violations

The Town of New Tecumseth hosted its annual Toys for Tickets campaign again in 2021. Although the activity was skipped last year due to the ...

Christmas Hampers delivered in time for Christmas, need greater than ever

The Alliston Lions packed, and delivered their Christmas Hampers in time for the holidays. This year, 145 families and more than 200 children benefitted from ...

Lions Club hosts first annual Festival of Lights, results are “pan”tastic

With options narrowing for families in New Tecumseth while the COVID–19 pandemic continues, the Alliston Lions have found a solution for a family friendly outdoor ...

Frontline heroes step up to make holidays bright for local kids

They have been working day in and day out through the global pandemic to keep the community safe and healthy, but frontline heroes at Southlake ...

New Tecumseth Fire Rescue notes increase in structure fires

In its annual report to New Tecumseth Town Council, New Tecumseth Fire Rescue reported they responded to 943 incidents in 2020. The number is down ...

Health Unit prepared to impose tighter capacity limits

The Simcoe Muskoka region could find itself under added restrictions under the direction of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit as reported cases of COVID-19 ...

Stevenson Memorial Hospital tightens visitor restrictions

In response to the rising number of cases of COVID-19 and the risks associated with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Stevenson Memorial Hospital ...

Hornets move into second place after weekend wins

It just keeps getting better and better for the Alliston Hornets as the season goes on. After a rough start to the season, the squad ...

Minor hockey player tips: Stay engaged while on the bench

While there are only five skaters and goalie on the ice at a time during a hockey game, everyone takes a turn in contributing to ...

LCBO plans new store at east end plaza

It’s good news for those that like wine and spirits. The LCBO is planning to open a second location in Alliston. During its December 13 ...

County announces service hours during the holidays

The County of Simcoe provides a large number of services that are crucial to local residents and businesses. Given the importance of these programs, services ...

Gibson Centre welcomes Victorian Santa in time for the holidays

Although the Jolly Man in Red has a lot to do in December, he took time out of his busy schedule to drop by The ...

AlbaLisa Mexican Food nominated for Ontario Made award

With an economy struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly important for people to show support for Canadian- and Ontario-made ...

Students overtake Alliston’s Canadian Tire to Shop With a Cop

Members of the Nottawasaga detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) met with students from local elementary schools on Saturday, December 11, at Canadian Tire ...

Ontarians 18+ eligible for vaccine boosters Monday

All Ontarians who received their second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least three months ago will be eligible for a booster shot this ...

Stevenson Memorial Hospital announces new Chief of Staff

Stevenson Memorial Hospital has announced that it will have a new Chief of Staff in the new year. Dr. Jaco Scheeres, who is currently Chief ...

Omicron variant likely associated with household cluster

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is investigating a household cluster in Simcoe County with seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 that have a strong probability ...

COVID transmissions still high in Simcoe Muskoka

The COVID pandemic continues to see a rise in cases in Simcoe Muskoka, reports Dr. Charles Gardner, Simcoe Muskoka Medical Officer of Health. The region ...

Town of New Tecumseth approves 2022 budget

The Town of New Tecumseth approved the budget for 2022 at its Monday, December 13, Council meeting. Overall, the combined 2022 approved levy reflects a ...

Overnight parking by-law lifted for holiday season

If you are expecting some out-of-town visitors this holiday season and worried about where everyone will park their cars, the Town of New Tecumseth’s over-night ...

Local coach marks 1000 games on the bench

A local hockey coach is celebrating a hockey milestone and was honoured for his commitment to the game during a special ceremony on the ice ...

Overtime loss splits the weekend for Hornets

The Alliston Hornets gained two points in their road game of the weekend, but gave up an overtime loss in the second game. On Friday, ...

Concession Road Mercantile nominated for Ontario Made award

At a time when many businesses have struggled due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a push to support local and ...

Drysdale’s Christmas & Holiday Village – an annual tradition since 1945

Every weekend from now through December 19, Drysdale’s Tree Farm in Egbert is the place to be for all things festive this holiday season. Activities ...

Gibson Centre hosts Seasonal Marketplace through December 17

From November 5 until the week before Christmas (December 17) The Gibson Centre is hosting its annual Seasonal Marketplace – but much like everyone’s favourite ...

Chief Medical Officer pens letter asking to keep public health measures in place

In response to increasing community transmission of COVID-19, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Charles Gardner, has issued an open letter ...

Hornets win both weekend games – big upset over Stayner

The Alliston Hornets had a huge boost to their record over the weekend winning both of their games including a huge win over the first ...

More toys needed to meet needs of community this holiday season

On Saturday, December 4, Auxiliary members of the Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were outside three locations in Alliston for the 11th annual ...

Track your Plow app keeps residents informed in bad weather

After a big snow fall, you may still have to leave home for work or other reasons, but you may be concerned about the state ...

Fire Chief Association offers holiday fire safety tips

The holiday season presents some unique challenges when it comes to fire safety.  With Christmas lights, candles, and other festive additions to the home, the ...

BIA hosts annual Christmas Crawl in RURBAN downtown Alliston

The Alliston Business Improvement Association (Alliston BIA) hosted its annual RURBAN Christmas Crawl in the downtown core over the past weekend (November 26 & 27) ...

Alliston Lions rely on community to ‘Stuff a Bus’ and save Christmas for the less fortunate

The Alliston Lions Club is helping local families in need again this holiday season with their annual Christmas Hamper program. In all, about 160 families ...

Christmas Market welcomes local entrepreneurs to the Lions Hall in Alliston

On the evening of Friday November 26, the Alliston Lions Hall on Boyne Street was transformed into a Christmas Market. The event, hosted by local ...

Town plans for future increase in storm water

With climate change affecting the size and type of rain fall that occurs in a particular area, municipalities must maintain storm water run off systems ...

Arenas are now open for recreational skating and shinny hockey

The skating arenas at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre and the Tottenham Community Centre are now open for various skating activities. The arenas are currently ...

Labour shortage addressed through County Job Fair

According to data collected from the County of Simcoe’s “workinsimcoecounty” website, there are approximately 9,684 active job openings in the region. The most in-demand skills ...

County approves $638 million budget for 2022

County of Simcoe Council has approved a $638 million budget that focuses on the resources necessary to maintain existing services, support the continued recovery from ...

Game cancelled – Hornets stay in fourth place

The Alliston Hornets missed a chance for two points and an opportunity to challenge for third place in the Carruthers Division of the PJHL when ...

Thousands gather for Alliston Rotary Night Lit Parade

The 14th annual Rotary Club of Alliston Night Lit Santa Claus Parade took place on Saturday, November 20. The route – from Banting Memorial High ...

Alliston Lions to host new Festival of Lights this holiday season in support of Christmas Hamper program

The Alliston Lions Club has announced a new holiday home decorating contest this holiday season, where homeowners in Alliston and area can enter for a ...

A taste of the Caribbean in Alliston’s newest kitchen

If you like the flavour of Caribbean cuisine, Alliston’s newest restaurant take-out has got the full menu of island-inspired fare. The Flavor Kitchen has opened ...

Alliston BIA launches security camera program for downtown

A new program designed to make shoppers, visitors, and merchants, feel safe while visiting downtown Alliston is off to a good start. The ABIA has ...

Toys for Tickets offers amnesty for errant parkers

The Town of New Tecumseth is once again offering its annual Toys for Tickets program that allows people to pay for their parking tickets with ...

Count of Simcoe maintains AA credit rating

Based on prudent financial management and supportive institutional framework, the County of Simcoe has received an “AA” credit rating from S&P Global Ratings. This is ...

Students learn realities of diabetes through I Challenge and Diabuddies

Chris Jarvis didn’t know where to turn when he was first diagnosed with diabetes. A native of Grimsby, the Olympic rower was at a loss ...

Hornets win at home – take a loss on the road

The Alliston Hornets winning streak ended on Saturday night, November 20, when they took a loss in a road game against the Penetang Kings. It ...

South Asian Network of Simcoe hosts first Diwali event in Alliston

On Saturday, November 13, the South Asian Network of Simcoe, a new group founded by residents of Treetops in Alliston, hosted a Festival of Lights ...

Alliston Memorial Arena will host SMDHU booster clinic

Alliston Memorial Arena will be a location for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s clinics for booster doses for eligible people in “high-risk” groups. Online ...

COVID-19 Assessment Centre switching to same-day booking

Due to a new IT infrastructure at Ontario Health, Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre will be switching to same-day appointment booking. The change became ...

What’s on for Christmas and the holidays this season

Still not quite back to normal after the COVID–19 outbreak, you might be interested to know what’s actually happening this holiday season. With a few ...

Smoke and fire alarms distributed through New Tecumseth Fire Rescue

New Tecumseth Fire and Rescue, Enbridge Gas, and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council announced they are working together to reduce fire and carbon ...

Toys for Tickets program returns this holiday season in New Tec

The Town of New Tecumseth is bringing back its annual Toys for Tickets program for 2021. Now in its 13th year, Toys for Tickets allows residents ...

Paramedic Service kicks off annual Toy Drive

The County of Simcoe Paramedic Services has kicked off its 2021 Toy Drive to support families in need throughout Simcoe County. In keeping with current ...

Hornets post back-to-back wins over the weekend

There’s been a lot of good news coming out of the Alliston Hornets camp over the past couple of weeks. After a rocky start at ...

Local Legion member has been selling poppies for almost 60 years

At 90 years of age, Jay Davenport was too young to take part in the Second World War;; however, he still plays a part in ...

Meet our Veterans: two perspectives, from soldiers 50 years apart

In honour of Remembrance Day 2021, The Times wants to help you get to know our local Veterans. We’ve interviewed Hart Holmstrom, long time community ...

Northern Budzz is Beeton’s newest business

If you’re into marijuana products, you’ll appreciate the fact the Northern Budzz Cannabis Dispensary is now open in Beeton. It is Beeton’s first cannabis store. ...

Banting Legacy Foundation has new exhibits to commemorate World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is observed every year on November 14. That date is also the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting – co-discover of insulin and ...

CO week is a reminder to stay safe

Carbon Monoxide awareness week is an opportunity to raise the importance of having a working CO alarm in your home as well as other structures ...

Hornets win two out of three over the weekend

The Alliston Hornets flipped their record over to the plus side with a couple of wins over the weekend. The Hornets were on the road ...

York United clinch berth in Canadian Premier League playoffs

Despite falling 2-1 in their last match against Forge FC, York United clinched their spot in the 2021 Canadian Premier League playoffs. With Valour FC ...

Monsters mash and teeth are gnashed at annual ABIA Halloween street festival

On Saturday, October 30th, the Alliston Business Improvement Association (ABIA) hosted its 11th annual Monster Mash Halloween event in the “Rurban” Downtown Core, attracting more ...

Alliston Legion members will be out with poppies this year

The Royal Canadian Legion, Alliston Branch 171, has announced they will be out among the public to hand out poppies this year in advance of ...

Proof of vaccination required for visit to hospital

Stevenson Memorial Hospital is taking full precautions to keep the COVID-19 virus out of its facility and will require all visitors to provide proof of ...

$10,000 donation to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation got a boost through a donation to the hospital’s obstetrics unit and the “Because of you, we can” campaign supporting ...

Kaisei Sushi will bring a new flavour to Tottenham

Tottenham will soon be getting its very first sushi restaurant when Kaisei Sushi opens its doors in November. The restaurant is replacing a former coffee ...

Flying a drone? Learn your responsibilities

Following a complaint to the Nottawasaga OPP about a drone hovering outside of a home’s windows in Adjala-Tosorontio, Police said they have not determined if ...

Automated cart collection begins this week

The County is reminding residents that automatic cart collection for waste materials begins this week. As of November 1, the new automated system will be ...

400 Blizzard treats sold in Alliston on Miracle Treat Day

The Alliston Dairy Queen store, along with other franchises across Canada and the United States, came together on Thursday, October 28, to host Miracle Treat ...

Hornets split the weekend with a win and a loss

The Alliston Hornets are still at .500 for the season after losing on the road in Stayner, and then winning home ice the following night. ...

Hornets honour 2021 graduating players

The Alliston Hornets honoured five players who graduated at the end of the 2021 season during a ceremony held prior to Friday night’s home game ...

Addiction Services rebrand reflects growing community presence

Since its inception, Addiction Services for York Region has provided community treatment services, support and assistance to individuals in need throughout York and beyond. With ...

New Tec prepares for monsters, mayhem, during Halloween Rurban invasion

The Alliston Business Improvement Association’s (ABIA) annual Rurban Monster Mash is a go! Put on your costumes and crawl, slither, hop or fly to downtown ...

Mayor’s Annual Business Address focuses on post-pandemic resiliency

The Mayor’s Annual Business Address, a top event in the New Tecumseth business community, took place via Zoom on Thursday, October 14. The two-hour event, ...

Integrity Commissioner report presented to Council

Council was presented with a report from the integrity commissioner during the meeting of October 18. Council had already been notified of six complaints regarding ...

NVCA hosts tree planting event at Conservation Area

After a spring effort to remove hundreds of infected ash trees, the Tottenham Conservation Area received some new greenery on Saturday, October 16, when volunteers ...

Used batteries will be picked up for recycling

It’s time to properly dispose of all your used batteries. The County of Simcoe will be collected used batteries from households in the region to ...

Hornets give up loss to Stayner in low scoring game

The Alliston Hornets gave up their second loss of the season to the Stayner Siskins during Friday, October 15’s home game at the New Tecumseth ...

New exhibit explores humanity and the environment

Her paintings may be described as a little surreal, a little abstract, and maybe of a few other genres as well, but you can’t really ...

SMHF campaign receives huge boost from BMO Financial donation

The Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation received a major contribution to its “Because of you.. we can!” campaign when BMO Financial donated $430,000 in support of ...

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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