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Popular Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival ‘likely’ to return in 2021

By Mike Baker The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival will, in all likelihood, return in 2021 says Larry Kurtz, one of the founders and lead organizers of the annual summertime downtown event.  Despite running into some significant financial difficulties stemming ...

Town signs off on $3 million redevelopment of Alder pool

By Mike Baker Orangeville Council has signed off on the $3 million redevelopment of the main swimming pool at Alder Recreation Centre in a move ...

Council passes permanent electronic participation bylaw

By Mike Baker Virtual attendance during Orangeville council and committee meetings may become more of a permanent fixture for elected officials moving forward after the ...

Dufferin County to officially recognize Indigenous history with land acknowledgment

By Paula Brown Growing up in Dufferin County in the 1980s, Debbie Sipkema, can remember being taught the history of Orangeville.  “They were trying to ...

TAP INTO SOME LOCAL CRAFT BEER: The Taphouse Craft Beer and Kitchen held a grand opening at their new Mill Street location on Friday, September 11. The Taphouse specializes in serving Ontario craft beer and has a wide variety of specialty beers from around the province. Owners Mike Beattie and Sarah Morrison are joined by Joe Sammut, from the Orangeville BIA, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon Kyle Seeback, Member of Provincial Parliament Dufferin-Caledon Sylvia Jones, and friends, Doug and Jacqueline Hodgson, during the grand opening celebration.

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Green Party leader visits local riding, criticizes plans for new highway

By Alyssa Parkhill Although the provincial government is on board for the proposed 413 highway that is planned to travel through Caledon, a move that ...

Former finance minister broke Elections Act during local visit

By Mike Baker Former federal finance minister Bill Morneau has been charged with breaking election rules following a visit to Dufferin-Caledon last year.  In a ...

Town to look into organizing traditional Santa Claus parade in November

By Mike Baker Orangeville Council is doing everything it can to ensure Santa Claus comes to town this Christmas time.  On Monday (Sept. 14), Coun. ...

It was curtains for Inistioge when major railway line passed it by

By Brian Lockhart If there was one thing that could stop development of a town in the mid to late 1800’s, it was the fact ...

Cameron & Devon Dunkerley – the art of being nice people

By Constance Scrafield Moving is stressful and very hard work. Whatever the reasons for moving, it is a big change, taking time to acclimatize to ...

New Taphouse bar offers unique variety of craft beers

By Brian Lockhart If you are a connoisseur of finely crafted beer, the Taphouse in Orangeville is now open and serving craft beer from around ...

Orangeville Chrysler opens brand new drive-thru facility

By Brian Lockhart Taking your vehicle in for service at Orangeville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat just became a lot easier and a whole lot ...

Area farmers discuss Bill 158 at local agriculture roundtable

By Paula Brown Dufferin-Caledon farmers and agribusinesses joined government officials last week (Sept. 8) for a roundtable to consult on a provincial bill addressing food ...

Canadians relying on ODSP facing constant struggle to make ends meet

By Kira Wronska Dorward Those lucky enough to be in ignorance of how the Ontario disability (ODSP) program works easily can shrug it off with ...

Mono Council hears presentation from Nottawasaga Valley Conservation

By Peter Richardson Mono Council heard a presentation from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority regarding their Strategic Plan for the future last Tuesday (Sept. 8).  ...

SAY NO TO HWY 413: Leader of the Green Party on Ontario Mike Schreiner (top right) was joined by Dufferin-Caledon Greens President Stefan Weisen (bottom left) and other environmentalists to announce the disapproval of the proposed new 400-series that is to travel through Caledon.

A to Z Sports and Batting Cages are now open in Orangeville. The facility has several pitching machines that can throw everything from slo-pitch balls to high speed fastballs. Nathan Schenkel takes a swing at a pitch during batting practice with some coaching from dad, Dan.

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A to Z Batting Cages now open for indoor training

By Brian Lockhart Orangeville’s newest sports facility will allow baseball and slo-pitch players to practice their hitting in a controlled environment. A to Z Sports ...

Orangeville Tigers start new season with modified play

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Tigers are back on the ice for the 2020 / 21 season.  There are restrictions in place as the girls ...

Bengals start tryouts for 2021 season

With the shut-down of the 2020 baseball season, the Orangeville Minor Baseball Association is now shifting focus to the 2021 season. The club pulled the ...