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Mayor Williams not against bringing Sir John A. Macdonald statue to Orangeville

By Mike Pickford Two of Dufferin County’s top politicians found themselves in hot water this week after chiming in on the debate surrounding the future of a statue of  Sir John A. Macdonald that until this week was in front ...

Town staff picks central site for new Orangeville transit hub

By Mike Pickford Orangeville Council has finally decided on a location for its long-touted new transit transfer hub, although it will need county approval before ...

Council candidate James Jackson slams ‘elitist attitude’ at town hall

By Mike Pickford Having spent the better part of his life helping people, first as an emergency service responder and now as an ambassador for ...

‘Stackhouse’ complex wins approval of council

By Mike Pickford Orangeville landowners hoping to gain approval for a 3.5 storey ‘stackhouse’ complex on Centre Street finally got the thumbs up they were ...

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Orangeville’s Dairy Queen celebrated Miracle Treat Day last Thursday (Aug. 9), where the community helped to raise more than $60,000 for SickKids hospital in Toronto. Pictured above, OPS Const. Scott Davis (second left) volunteering on the day, working alongside several regular DQ employees.

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16th Miracle Treat Day a huge success, should top $60,000

By Mike Pickford That’s another one in the books for Orangeville’s Dairy Queen location, which once again expects to raise more than $60,000 following the ...

Classic Chrome Car Show celebrates a bygone era in style

By Brian Lockhart From bobby socks to hippy tie-die, the 1950’s and 1960’s are considered to be classic decades for car production in North America. ...

Mount Kilimanjaro climber raises $5,000 for Orangeville Food Bank

By Jasen Obermeyer Mono resident Elaine Kehoe successfully raised $5,000 by climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, providing much-needed support for the Orange-ville Food ...

Young Company troupe trades costumes, makeup for soap, suds

By Brian Lockhart Theatre Orangeville’s Young Company put their acting skills to one side and gave a genuine performance when they greeted visitors to their ...

Mono’s pollinator garden officially opened to public

By Jasen Obermeyer Mono officially opened its pollinator garden on Hockley Road to the public, celebrating an environmental project that has been nearly three years ...

OPP explosives unit called in to dispose of dynamite sticks

By Mike Pickford Area residents may have been forgiven for thinking the Orangeville Police Service (OPS) had a run-in with the Wile E. Coyote after ...

York St. homeowner supports downtown heritage designation

By Mike Pickford One downtown Orangeville homeowner believes the only way he can protect his century-old neighbourhood is to convince the town to officially adopt ...

Young Company presenting Robin Hood from Aug. 24 to 26

By Constance Scrafield Just for the weekend of August 24-26, could we pretend that the woods on Island Lake are in Sherwood Forest? That is ...

Mono mayoralty candidate Stephen Unwin challenging Laura Ryan

By Jasen Obermeyer Stephen Unwin is running for the position of Mono’s Mayor, the first time he has sought public office. Despite his first time ...

What the Heart Knows theme of authors’ afternoon Sunday

By Constance Scrafield Now in her 29th year of setting standards for a good book store, BookLore owner Nancy Frater is hosting the next authors’ ...

The BLACK WOLF SMOKEHOUSE held it’s annual charity golf tournament on Saturday, July 21, on behalf of Family Transition Place in Orangeville. Through contests and contributions by a number businesses, the tournament raised $2,475, in support of Family Transition Places’ programs and services. Tournament organizer, Richard Menard, and Peter Rak, owner of the Black Wolf Smokehouse, present a cheque to Kelly Lee, events and community relations coordinator at Family Transition Place.

THE ORANGEVILLE BENGALS Jr. Rookie AllStars travelled to Ancaster, Ontario, over the the Civic holiday long weekend to compete in the 50th annual T-Ball World Championship. The team played eight games in the tournament, winning five, and won the final game  over the Windsor Canadians. This is the fist year for the Jr Rookie development program in Orangeville. The players tried out for a spot on the team and worked hard during winter practice to get ready to compete at the championships.

Letters to the Editor

We all have same colour of blood

Re Tabitha Wells’ column, Race, paradigms and privilege August 9): Thank you Tabitha for your articulate and very insightful column last week about ‘white privilege’. ...

Canada’s illegal immigration crisis

For the first time in Canadian history there are more people illegally entering the country than there are legally seeking asylum. This is a major ...

Sports

Giants done after first round loss to Clearview

By Brian Lockhart It was a quick end to an otherwise stellar season for the Orangeville Giants senior team. The Giants lost their first round ...

Orangeville Minor Hockey hosts annual equipment consignment sale

Orangeville Minor Hockey will be holding its fifth annual equipment consignment sale. This is a great opportunity to beat the cost of outfitting a growing ...

Junior Cubs finalists in provincial championships

By Brian Lockhart The Mansfield Junior Cubs took a break from the North Dufferin Baseball League playoff to attend the Ontario Junior A provincial OBA ...