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CAO Ed Brennan cites potential savings in recommending Council disband OPS

By Mike Baker Orangeville CAO Ed Brennan is once again leading the charge for the Town to make drastic changes to local policing. Little more than two years has passed since the Town’s top staffer recommended the community’s previous Council ...

Early 2020 budget forecast calls for 1.5 percent tax hike in Orangeville

By Mike Baker Town staff offered something of a sneak peek at Orangeville’s 2020 financials on Monday evening (Nov. 11), with very early estimates calling ...

Local Collaborative has site visit with Ministry on OHT application

By Mike Baker The Hills of Headwaters Collaborative may be one of the first to receive an Ontario Health Team (OHT) designation.  Last month, the ...

New PAWS legislation proposed for animal welfare services

By Alyssa Parkhill The Ontario government is expected to pass the new Provincial Animal Welfare (PAWS) Act legislation within the next month or so.  The ...

MOVEMBER: Members of the Orangeville Fire Service are taking part in Movember by growing some facial hair for the month of November. Movember is an initiative to bring awareness and help support men’s health issues. The fire fighters are still in the early going of their moustache competition but expect to see some pretty impressive upper lips by the end of the month.

Community News

Sara Rose reflects on career as second album nears release

By Mike Baker Almost 18 months on from the release of her debut album and Orangeville recording artist Sara Rose is moving full speed ahead ...

Orangeville’s Bravery Park slated for completion next summer

By Mike Baker It’s mission almost accomplished for mother-daughter duo Shannon and Valerie McGrady, who last week announced the innovative Bravery Park project at Alder ...

Orangeville firefighters growing out their best ‘stache for Movember

By Brian Lockhart A group of Orangeville firefighters are looking a little fuzzy these days as they participate in Movember – a month-long initiative to ...

New ‘Lawless in Dufferin’ exhibit rolls back the years at local museum

By Brian Lockhart If you had been trying to sell a loaf of bread that didn’t quite weigh up to the standards of the local ...

Little Women, the musical returns a-fresh to Theatre Orangeville

By Constance Scrafield “It’s important, as a Canadian, I’m very proud. I’ve always wanted to be in this play. That Theatre Orangeville is producing this ...

A Dream is a Wish bringing fairytales to life in Dufferin County

By Brian Lockhart It seems a lot of young girls dream to grow up to be a princess. While that probably won’t happen, Cady Flynn ...

The Hill Academy is moving to a new location near Alton

By Brian Lockhart The Hill Academy is moving to a new location in Caledon.  The private school is a independent school geared for dedicated student ...

Orangeville man arrested following theft of poppy donations

Orangeville Police have arrested an Orangeville man said to have stolen poppy donations. On Monday, October 28, at approximately 9:35 p.m. a man attended the ...

Reed T. Cooper award given to two recipients

By Constance Scrafield The Reed T. Cooper Bursary in Visual Arts was established under the auspices of the Dufferin Arts Council’s (DAC) Artist Support Program, ...

New ‘Artful Giving’ exhibit opens at Alton Mill Arts Centre

By Marni Walsh Headwaters Arts’ Holiday Sale and Exhibit, Artful Giving, opened Wednesday (Nov. 13) in the Alton Mill Arts Centre. The annual holiday sale offers ...

Volunteers who helped put together the 9th Holmes’ Halloween Haunt were on hand at the Orangeville Food Bank last Wednesday (Nov. 6) to donate the 623 pounds of food, and $478.15 raised through donations over the course of the two scare-nights.

Westside Secondary School Thunder senior forward, Leah Vanderbyle looks for an opening while a Wellington Heights Wolverines player tries to block the shot during the first quarter of the District 4 senior girls basketball championship game on Monday, November 11, in the gym at Westside. The Thunder had an eight point lead going into the second half but the Wellington team fought back to close the gap to four points to start the fourth quarter. The Thunder had a good year finishing in first place in the District standings with a 9 - 1 record. The Wellington Heights team came to the final with an equal 9 - 1 record to make the championship game a talented and skilled exhibition on the court. Wellington Heights will now go on to compete at the regional level at CSOSSA.

Letters to the Editor

Be decisive. Vote OPP

During the last few years, many residents in Orangeville have argued that the town’s residential households are among the highest taxed in Ontario with the ...

Sports

Westside senior volleyball team win District 4

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Secondary School Thunder senior boys volleyball team will be moving on to the CWOSSA regional competition after winning the District ...