Author: Steve Pecar

Honey and Garden Festival a proud Beeton tradition

A lot of places make the claim of being the sweetest place on earth, but not too many have the proof to back it up. Fortunately, the good people of Beeton have a long history of proving their sweetness – even though it can get a little sticky. Beeton is home to the Honey and Garden Festival, an annual event that attracts thousands onto its main street to enjoy family oriented activities and great food. This year, the festival takes place  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 26. And while the festival has many modern attractions, it...

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Earth Day clean-up coming to Bradford

Bradford West Gwillimbury residents are expected to be out in full force on April 21 for the town’s annual Community Clean-up Day. Coinciding with International Earth Day (April 22), the event has become a tradition for the town as residents are eager to shake off the winter weather and enjoy a spring day, all the while helping to beautify the community. Participants are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the Bradford District Memorial Community Centre at 125 Simcoe Rd. From there they will be broken into different groups and bused to designated clean-up areas throughout the community. At...

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Water flushing begins in Tottenham

Tottenham residents will likely notice something murky in their water for the next five weeks. The discolouration will be a result of the Town of New Tecumseth public works department conducting maintenance and flushing the water distribution system. The work is scheduled to be done between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day for the period. According to town officials, low water pressure as well as the discoloured water may be experience during the flushing period. They recommend letting cold water taps run until the water is clear, which can take up to 10 minutes. As well, before doing...

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Harlem Globetrotters head to Barrie Molson Centre

When the Harlem Globetrotters play the Barrie Molson Centre in April, not only will they bring their classic brand of basketball skill and magic, they will carry with them an almost 90-year tradition of performing before Canadian audiences. Formed in the south side Chicago in the 1920s– nowhere near the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan – the Globetrotters  barnstormed their way around the U.S. in the early years as a legitimate team, and with Illinois as their base, the Canadian border wasn’t too far off and on any west coast swing Vancouver was always a stop. Newspaper accounts reveal they...

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OPP satellite office opens in Midland

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has opened a satellite office in Midland to coincide with the new law enforcement direction the town has taken. Located at 250 Second St., the building formerly housed the town’s own police service, but closed down for renovations once the OPP took over policing duties in Midland earlier this year. The office will be used for law enforcement and investigative purposes as well as for the Marine Unit serving Georgian Bay. Part of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment, the office will house OPP staff along with the return of civilian and uniform members of...

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