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Orangeville Council signs off on new three-year backyard hen pilot project

By Mike Baker You can now add chickens to the list of animals that people are allowed to keep in Orangeville.  Orangeville Council signed off on a new multi-year pilot project on Monday (Oct. 19) that will allow up to ...

Council pauses work on downtown transit hub, ponders new proposal

By Mike Baker Orangeville Council is once again rethinking its decision to construct a transit transfer terminal on Broadway after Mayor Sandy Brown revealed, on ...

Town reports single member of staff contracts COVID-19

By Mike Baker A Town of Orangeville employee has tested positive for COVID-19.  In a release to media this week, the municipality confirmed that an ...

UGDSB holds town hall to discuss police presence in schools

By Paula Brown The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is looking towards the community for input regarding police presence within local schools, and the ...

NEW MURAL HONOURS ORANGEVILLE’S HISTORY: Mill Creek Gardens Ice Cream Safe is the home of Orangeville’s newest mural, featuring a mix of art, heritage and frozen desserts. The latest addition to the wide array of public art pieces of display throughout Orangeville is sponsored by the Orangeville BIA. The photograph showcases the Mill Creek area during a flood in the late 1800s. The content and location of the mural illustrate the stark contrast between the Mill Creek in 1890 compared to Mill Creek today. The mural honours the history of Orangeville, but with the addition of a tasty twist, reflecting the commercialization of the area, with a slight nod to the business sitting on the land today.

Community News

New award to recognize community during pandemic

By Mike Baker The Town of Orangeville has launched a new COVID-19 Community Recognition Awards program to honour those who have stepped up to the ...

Town planning to light up the community this Christmas

By Mike Baker It’s official – Santa Claus will be coming to Orangeville this Christmas.  Although Town officials confirmed this week that they have been ...

Wightman breaks ground on $56 million fibre-optic project

By Mike Baker Ontario-based telecommunications firm Wightman has officially broken ground on a $56 million project, which, company officials say, will bring “next-generation” internet services ...

Theatre friends product the 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds

By Constance Scrafield There is apparently some controversy as to just how much panic the presentation of the radio play, War of Worlds (adapted for ...

2020 Virtual Economic Outlook Summit taking place Oct. 27

In partnership with TD Bank Group, on October 27 the Town of Orangeville will host its annual Economic Outlook Summit featuring a keynote address by ...

Saddle up and put on your costume for ‘scary’ Halloween tour in Orangeville

By Brian Lockhart An Orangeville mom has come up with a unique way to celebrate Halloween while still remaining in your social bubble and practicing ...

Dufferin OPP searching for local thief

By Mike Baker Dufferin OPP is calling on the local community to help identify an individual wanted in connection with a theft at the Orangeville ...

Mono resident calls on Council to veto electronic participation in Town meetings

By Peter Richardson One local resident is concerned by a recent amendment to Mono’s procedural bylaw that allows Council to participate virtually in meetings even ...

Business community, OBIA oppose downtown bus terminal

By Mike Baker A collection of Orangeville business owners, as well as the organization charged with looking after the downtown core, have criticized a recent ...

COVID-19 outbreak claims 15 lives at hard-hit Shelburne Residence Retirement & Nursing Home

By Mike Baker Top brass at Shelburne Residence Retirement and Nursing Home say staff at the facility are doing all they can to protect its ...

MARCH FOR INDIGENOUS WOMEN: The Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle (DCCRC) organized a march through Orangeville on Sunday (Oct. 4) as a part of a nationwide Day of Action for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Pictured above, from left to right, braving the fall rain to participate was Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown, Norah Kennedy (Executive Director, Family Transition Place), Debbie Sipkema (DCCRC), Tiffany Smith, and Coun. Lisa Post.

There was a full house at the Orangeville Rotary BMX and Skate park in Orangeville on Saturday, October 17. Enthusiasts were lining up to take their shot at the ramps and rails on a bright sunny day. Skateboarder, Owen Buckley, shows good from as he cruises along the ramp at the park. The BMX and skate park has been very popular this year as one of the few sporting venues that have been open.

Sports

Rain or shine on the gridiron

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Outlaws don’t let a little inclement weather slow them down. In fact they have had a series of rather dismal ...

Basketball in phase 3 of return to play

By Brian Lockhart Ontario Basketball has release guidelines for teams returning to the gym for practice sessions. The guidelines will be different in some areas ...