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Family, Child, Youth Services Act raises age of protected children

By Jasen Obermeyer The Ontario government recently passed the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA), which Dufferin’s child protection agency says creates more accountable, responsive and accessible child and youth services. The act, which came into effect at the ...

2017 a ‘banner year’ for Headwaters Health Care Foundation

By Mike Pickford It has been a big 12 months for Headwaters Health Care Centre. With the unveiling of its new $14 million ambulatory care ...

Former Dufferin County warden talks poverty, says community isn’t ‘healthy, wealthy’ for all residents

By Mike Pickford While poverty has long been considered one of Dufferin County’s “chief concerns” a former warden believes the municipality “should be doing more” ...

Provincially funded naloxone kits available in pharmacies

By Brian Lockhart As deaths from fentanyl overdoses continue to rise, the Ontario government has responded by issuing naloxone kits that can temporarily reverse the ...

GEARED UP AND READY TO GO: The ice on Island Lake is about ten inches thick and with the cold weather the ice fishing huts are in place. Anglers, David McCluskey and Patrick Gray have their sleds filled with equipment are ready to head out onto the open ice for a day of fishing.

Community News

Headwaters Tourism hosts annual awards ceremony

By Jasen Obermeyer Headwaters Tourism this week made their annual Headwaters Tourism awards, recognizing local businesses and individuals who help attract tourists to Dufferin County ...

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

By Avery Park The start of the New Year also marks the start of Alzheimer Awareness Month, and this year every one of us can ...

Brewzapalooza takes over downtown this weekend

By Brian Lockhart The Brewzapalooza Beer Festival is returning to Orangeville this weekend and it’s going to be even bigger with an extra day added ...

The Pay it Forward Foundation with Lance Secretan

By Constance Scrafield Dr. Lance Secretan believes in love. He recommends it as alternative way of running a business. He encourages its constant presence in ...

New lead at DC MOVES

By Mike Pickford There is a new, familiar face in charge of operations at DC MOVES. Elaine Capes, a former Mono councillor and prolific local ...

PINK DAY PAYS OFF: Virginia Hutton (left) from the Breast Cancer Society of Canada was in Orangeville on Tuesday (Jan. 16) to present a cheque for $5,000 to Headwaters Health Care Centre. The money came as a result of Westside Secondary School’s involvement in Pink Day back in November of last year, where they once again secured their spot as the top fundraising school in Canada, bringing in over $20,000. Above, from left to right, Ms. Hutton, Westside teachers Nicholle Jones and Christine Kirkland, students Liam Croft and Katelyn Parsons and Nicole Hand, from Headwaters Health Care Foundation

TENNIS ANYONE? Some of the best under 16 tennis players in the province arrived at the Headwaters Racquet Club in Orangeville to compete in a qualifying tournament. Players are competing for a spot on Team Ontario that will eventually go on to compete at the nationals.

Sports

HRC hosts junior selection tournament

By Brian Lockhart Some of the best junior tennis players in Ontario arrived at the Headwaters Racquet Club for a selection tournament on Saturday, January ...

Teams of competitors aim to improve body fitness

By Brian Lockhart The Better Body Challenge is exactly what it sounds like – a challenge to get your body in better shape through fat ...

Flyers give up two weekend losses

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Junior A Flyers gave up back to back losses over the weekend and have dropped to the fifteenth spot in ...