Tillsonburg Road Work Begins in June

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:52 MH
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A number of major construction projects on County roads in Tillsonburg will be commencing shortly, the biggest being the North Street project. It will run from June until November and will basically close the road except to local traffic from Broadway to the tracks. The construction will also involve sewer and water work. Other projects include Potters Road reconstruction from July to November, Tilson Ave resurfacing which is already underway and Christie Street reconstruction for water main work between June and October.


Housing Crunch Solution Could Cause Issues for Smaller Communities

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:45 MH
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The Town of Tillsonburg feels that a solution developed by the province to help solve the housing crunch in the Greater Toronto area may have an impact on smaller communities. The proposed changes would mean development fees could not be charged for second units being constructed in homes and standards for dealing with issues such as parking, occupancy and construction dates, which are normally governed by municipalities could be over ruled by the province. Also of concern to municipalities is that the owner of the building that constructs the second unit does not have to occupy one of the units. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is asking for feedback and would like to hear responses by the 9th of June.


Family Trust Wants to Make Improvements to Outdoor Rink

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:43 MH
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The family of a local sportsman who passed away in January of last year wants his memory preserved with a new outdoor sports facility including an outdoor rink. The JL Scott McLean Memorial Trust already has $150,000 in donations and pledges. They would like to extend the refrigeration piping from the current arena pads so the new pad could operate 4 months of the year. The original cost to construct the pad is in the range of a quarter million dollars and another $200,000 would be needed if boards and netting was placed to allow for pick up hockey. The Town would be responsible for yearly maintenance which is projected to be in the $10,000 range, and have asked staff to bring back a report to see if the project can be done.


Underage Driver Gets Pulled Over

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:55 Megan
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If this one driver waited one more year, they may not be in as much trouble as they are now.

OPP stopped a vehicle on Blueline Road in Norfolk County shortly after midnight on Saturday. The driver, a 15 year old male from Norfolk County did not have a valid driver's licence and took the vehicle without the owner's consent.

He was released to his parents and dealt with according to the provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

(Meghan Spotswood)


Norfolk County Break In

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:45 Megan
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Police are continueing to investigate a break and enter in Norfolk County.

Police received the report of the break and enter on Saturday evening at Norfolk County Road 23 address.

Investigation has revealed that unknowns gained entry into the residence where they removed a variety of electronics, hockey cards, collectible bills, money, a laptop and a stash of jewellery.

OPP are seeking the public's assistance in helping bringing the thief to justice.

(Meghan Spotswood)


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