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Varaschin Investigation – video released to identify witnesses

During the early morning hours of August 30, 2010, Sonia Varaschin, who was 42-years old at the time, was brutally murdered in her residence on Spring Street in Orangeville. Since this date, a Multi-Jurisdictional Major Case Management (MCM) investigation, led ...

Races under way for all Orangeville Council seats

By Tabitha Wells – On Monday afternoon, Councillor Jeremy Williams announced that he had filed his papers, and is officially running for Orangeville Mayor in ...

Cross-country walk for homeless

By Tabitha Wells – Homelessness is an incredibly important issue facing Canadians. That’s the point Jason McComb, a former Orangeville resident, is trying to drive ...

CORN ROAST - Last Thursday, friends, family, members of the community and residents of the Lord Dufferin Centre enjoyed the first annual Lord Dufferin Family and Friends Country BBQ and Corn Roast. Those in attendance had the opportunity to dress in their favourite country attire, enjoy some great country BBQ foods and listen to musical performances by Debbie Bechamp.

Community News

Fair marks 160th anniversary with shortened program

The theme is “Celebrating our 160th Fair,” but the big change in the 2014 edition of Orangeville’s fair is the elimination of Labour Day from ...

Orangeville husband in 12th annual walk for cancer research

As the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers draws near, the time to register as a participant draws closer to a close. The ...

Mag Ruffman – the Road from Avonlea

By Constance Scrafield – Mag Ruffman played the role of Olivia Dale in the famous television series, Road to Avonlea, set in Prince Edward Island, for ...

THE ORANGEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT called on all its firefighters to accept Councillor Jeremy Wilson’s nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Along with having a shower of cold water doused on them from the hose extended up a truck’s ladder, the firefighters also filled their helmets with ice and dunked it over themselves. The group went on to nominate the Mississauga Fire Department and all Orangeville Emergency Services officers.

Sports

Orangeville native Merrill coming to Rock in blockbuster trade

According to a release from the NLL’s Toronto Rock, the Rock and recently-relocated Connecticut-based franchise have completed a blockbuster deal pending league approval. The trade involves ...

Athletics Division One women end season with back to back games

Tough season in a competitive league The Orangeville Athletics Division One women’s soccer team wrapped up the 2014 season with back to back games on ...

Northmen Midgets capture provincial title

Team making history at Final Six tournament   The Orangeville Northmen Midgets captured the Final Six tournament championship at the Ontario Summer Games held in ...

The Orangeville Athletics Division One women’s team played their last two games of the season on Sunday (Aug. 24) against teams from Aurora. Story page B2.

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for listening, acting

To Mayor and council members:  For more than a couple years now, I have written in to have something done about the parking on Carlton ...