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OPP takes over Toys for Tots

By Sam Odrowski Dufferin OPP has partnered with the Salvation Army to take over a longstanding holiday tradition that was formerly hosted by the Orangeville Police Service. The Toys for Tots Campaign is back and accepting donations of new, unwrapped ...

Province bans cross-regional road tests

By Sam Odrowski Orangeville Council’s request for the Province to ban cross-region travel for DriveTest exams has been fulfilled, following an announcement on November 26. ...

Orangeville to team up with Grey County for transit planning

By Sam Odrowski Grey County recently expanded its transit services to run a route between Owen Sound and Orangeville, Monday to Friday. The service began ...

Orangeville OPP station reopens to the public

By Sam Odrowski The Orangeville Office of the OPP (390 C Line) has reopened to the public after six weeks of renovations, costing $1.2 million, ...

County anticipates unforeseen demand when CERB expires

By Sam Odrowski Dufferin County’s social service department is bracing for a “tsunami” of applications from people in need when CERB expires. Demand on financial ...

Family Transition Place to honour Montreal Massacre victims through virtual vigil

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Family Transition Place (FTP), will be commemorating the victims of the Montreal Massacre and women who have lost ...

Drive-thru ‘Christmas Winter Festival’ to take over Teen Ranch for Dec.

By Sam Odrowski A creative collection of 3D Christmas displays is taking over the grounds of Teen Ranch (20682 Hurontario St) from December 1 to ...

Local choir to launch free online concert Dec. 16

By Sam Odrowski A festive collection of Achill Chloral Society’s performances, featuring music celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice is premiering December 16 at 8 ...

Blood drive slated for Dec. 28 in Orangeville

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Canadian Blood Services is holding its final mobile blood drive clinic of the year in Orangeville on Dec. ...

SANTA CLAUS TO VISIT VIA ZOOM: The Orangeville Library has teamed up with Santa Claus for virtual visits each Friday leading up to Christmas, where Saint Nick shares stories with children.

Community News

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 ...

Orangeville pair busted for possession of illegal substances during drug raid

By Mike Baker Orangeville Police have arrested two Orangeville residents in connection with an ongoing illicit drug investigation in the community.  Last Friday (May 1), ...

Local Horticultural Society celebrates its 50th anniversary

By Brian Lockhart They are dedicated to beautifying the town and the results of their passion and dedication can be seen at 10 different gardens ...

Orangeville senior ‘paints to inspire’ during trying times

By Brian Lockhart The painting depicts a child looking toward the sun with his back to the viewer, a teddy bear in his arms. A ...

Orangeville RAM Rodeo pushed back to last weekend in September

By Brian Lockhart The popular RAM Rodeo that takes over the Orangeville Agricultural Centre every June will still go ahead, but it has been postponed ...

Local musician produces new song to bring people together

By Alyssa Parkhill Artists all over the world have taken this time during the global COVID-19 pandemic to create new music in the hopes of, ...

Tight planting kills weeds ‘nature’s way’ says Hockley landscaper

By Constance Scrafield Gardening, sensibly and for best results, begins with feeding the soil and never with chemicals -at all.  “Spend 75 percent of your ...

Town reopens Community Garden with enhanced social distancing guidelines

By Mike Baker Orangeville’s Community Garden has opened up for a new season.  The space, located on Centre Street, is a popular spot for many ...

ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS: Well-known, well loved, Leisa Way is bringing with her Wayward Wind Band, another energy packed musical show, “Rockin’ ‘Round the Christmas Tree” to Theatre Orangeville, as an online performance.

The early snow melted freeing up the skate and board park at Rotary Park in Orangeville for some late season fun on the ramps and rails. Skateboarder, Jesse Jeffery, gets some air on a ramp on Saturday, November 25. The park was packed with bikers, scooter riders, and skateboarders.

Sports

Curling clubs fail to achieve numbers required to open this season

By Brian Lockhart If you enjoy curling, you may want to look for a new sport this winter. Curling clubs across the country are either ...

Hockey teaches responsibility to young players

By Brian Lockhart If you spend a fair amount of time in hockey arenas as a player, parent, coach, or fan, you’ve probably seen young ...

Josh Wagner wins unanimous decision in Quebec fight

By Brian Lockhart Orangeville boxer, Josh Wagner came out on top in his Saturday, November 21, fight against Raphael Courchesne, in Rimouski, Quebec, winning a ...

Shelburne says ‘no’ to Super Leauge

The Ontario Junior Super League (OJSL) will have to find another arena to play at. It was announced in early November that the Dufferin Recreation ...

O-ville Tigers host First Shift program

If you have a youngster who is interested in giving hockey a try, the First Shift program, hosted by the Orangeville Girls Hockey Association, will ...