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DOZENS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS gathered outside Orangeville District Secondary School on Tuesday (Feb. 21) to show their support for the local high school’s Teddy Bear Playschool program, which is set to be shut down at the end of the current school year following three decades of programming in the community.

Local resident leads battle to save Teddy Bear Playschool

By Mike Pickford As the clock continues to tick down on the popular Teddy Bear Playschool program at Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS), one local resident is refusing to sit back and simply watch the long-time local initiative die without ...

GEORGIAN COLLEGE’S Orangeville campus, located on Centennial Road, is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in the community this year.

Georgian College to mark 10 years in permanent home

By Mike Pickford Georgian College will celebrate a major milestone in Orangeville this year, with the post-secondary institution on the cusp of marking its 10th ...

Hospice Dufferin looking to grow its services throughout rural community

By Mike Pickford One of the most unique, yet necessary community service organizations in the region is looking to get its name out there in ...

THERE WAS PLENTY TO DO AROUND ORANGEVILLE during the Family Day long weekend. It was unseasonably warm, meaning outdoor adventures were pretty popular. The Weppler family, from left Natasha, Clark, Agnes and Daniel, were on the ice at the Island Lake Conservation Area along with hundreds of others, soaking up the sun and doing some ice fishing.

Community News

Family Transition Place hosting International Women’s Day event

By Jasen Obermeyer Family Transition Place (FTP) will be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, March 8, International Women’s Day, celebrating the challenges and accomplishments of ...

First Line for Syria seeking help from public

By Marni Walsh Currently guiding two Syrian families, including a family of nine in Shelburne, First Line for Syria members find themselves stretched to the ...

Monday Night at the Movies accepting food bank donations

By Jasen Obermeyer Monday Night at the Movies is screening the movie I, Daniel Blake next Monday, February 27, in support of Orangeville’s Food Bank ...

The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears host the Westside Secondary School Thunder at Tony Rose arena on Tuesday, February 14. The Bears came out on top in this game with a 4-1 win. The high school teams will now head into playoffs to determine the District 4 / 10 champions.

Letters to the Editor

Community Living Dufferin in crisis

A recent Ontario Ombudsman Report, entitled “Nowhere to Turn”  an Investigation into the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ response to situations of crisis involving ...

STUDENTS AND STAFF from Centre Dufferin District High School (CDDHS) in Shelburne wore pink to stand together against bullying on Feb. 22. Stop Bullying Day, or Pink Shirt Day, grew from the unfortunate bullying of a Canadian student, Jadrien Cota back in 2007. On the day, students created an active participation area where kids had the chance to silk screen their own anti-bullying t-shirt.

Sports

Westside swimmers savoring stellar season

The Westside Secondary School Thunder swim team is having an outstanding year of competition. There are two divisions in high school swim competition – open, ...

The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears host the Westside Secondary School Thunder at Tony Rose arena on Tuesday, February 14. The Bears came out on top in this game with a 4-1 win. The high school teams will now head into playoffs to determine the District 4 / 10 champions.

Bears boys hockey squad capture top spot in District

By Brian Lockhart The ODSS Bears boys hockey team have finished the regular season in first place in the District 4/10 standings. The team moved ...

Orangeville A’s forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson powers past a Halifax Hurricanes defender during Sunday’s (Feb. 19) NBLC game at the Athlete Institute.  The A’s came up short this time taking a 108-101 loss to the Halifax team.

A’s take double loss on home court

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville A’s took a pair of losses of the holiday long weekend. On Sunday, February 19, they hosted the Halifax Hurricanes. ...

The Westside SEcondary School Thunder boys hockey team host the Bishop Macdonell Celtics during their District 4 / 10 opening round playoff game at the Alder Street arena on Tuesday, February 21. The Thunder rallied from a three goal deficit in the third period but couldn’t fin dthe tying goal and had to settle for a 5-4 loss. The Thunder are now finished for the 2017 season.

Thunder hockey done for the season

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Secondary School Thunder boys hockey team were knocked out of the 2017 season after a 5-4 loss to the Bishop ...