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Local agencies to benefit from overhaul of Ontario’s health care bureaucracy

By Mike Baker Eight months on from the Ford government’s announcement of plans to overhaul Ontario’s health care system, service providers in Dufferin-Caledon feel our community is “well placed” to become one of the provincial leaders in the new movement.  ...

DCAFS now at ‘crisis point’ due to lack of foster parents

By Brian Lockhart Not everyone has a stable home life. When trauma or a family disruption occurs, it is sometimes necessary to temporarily take a ...

Efforts underway to reduce poverty in Dufferin County

By James Matthews Service agencies and stakeholder groups have come together to work toward alleviating poverty in Dufferin County. Anna McGregor, the county’s director of ...

OPS trending to come in under budget in 2019 says Chief Kalinski

By Mike Baker Police Chief Wayne Kalinski has this week sought to set the record straight following claims that the Orangeville Police Service (OPS) would ...

RUNNING THE PLAY: Orangeville District Secondary School Bears forward, Alecia Bowering, drives to the net during the Bears’ District 10 game against the Bishop Macdonell Celtics in the gym at ODSS on Tuesday, October 15. The Bears left the court with a 63 – 50 win and are in second place in the District standings. For the full story answer Page B1.

Community News

Local group is determined to eliminate invasive plant

By Brian Lockhart You’ve most likely seen the feathery tops that adorn these tall reed-like plants that are sprouting up all around the county.  They’re ...

Debra Jones launching The Successful Healer at Museum of Dufferin

By Constance Scrafield “This is a reference book about the life of an entrepreneur,” said Debra Jones. “I want people to go to The Successful ...

Andrea Barbuto grows a Wild Culture through her local business

By Constance Scrafield “These are wild cultures of bacteria that are creating the fermenting process,” said Certified Nutritional Practitioner Andrea Barbuto. “I like to think ...

Questions posed to candidates ahead of election

Editor’s Note: The following article was submitted for publication by members of the Orangeville Climate Action group. We are Orangeville Climate Action , a group ...

Theatre Orangeville to be accessible to any and all

By Constance Scrafield With the first play, Come Down from Up River, of the 2019/20 season at Theatre Orangeville’s opening tonight (October 17), the issue ...

Dufferin County Council eying possible regional transit service

By James Matthews Public transit could be the ribbon that better ties Dufferin County municipalities. And with that in mind, Shelburne Deputy Mayor Steve Anderson ...

HCIA recognizes coordinators and volunteers at AGM

By Marni Walsh Headwaters Communities in Action (HCIA) held its Annual General Meeting at the Lord Dufferin Centre in Orangeville on October 8th. The theme ...

Fauré Requiem to be featured in 2019 Remembrance Concert

By Constance Scrafield In keeping with their annual tradition, the Amaranth Chamber Choir, under the director of John Wervers, are  performing their In Remembrance concert ...

Orangeville area job fair features local employment opportunities

The Town of Orangeville is inviting job seekers and commuters to explore local employment opportunities at the Orange-ville and Area Job Fair next Tuesday, October ...

NDACT urges mindful voting ahead of Oct. 21 election

By Marni Walsh Next Monday, Oct. 21, Canadian citizens have the opportunity to voice their concerns by voting in the federal election. It is a ...

THE FASHIONS of Ms. Emma Designs, were on display during a luncheon and fashion show hosted by Protect Mono at Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant on Tuesday, October 8. Protect Mono is a group dedicated to stopping a proposed open gravel pit on Highway 89, in Mono.

The Orangeville District High School Bears field hockey team take on Guelph Collegiate on the field at Centre Dufferin District High School in Shelburne on Friday, October 4. Three teams played two games each for the day. The Bears won their first game 2 - 1 over CDDHS, but gave up a 2 - 1 loss to Guelph in this game.

Sports

Minor Northmen honour players at annual awards night

Orangeville Northmen Minor Lacrosse honoured players and coaches during their annual awards night held at Tony Rose arena on Tuesday, October 8. Players were recognized ...

ODSS girls improve record to 6-2 with win over BMAC

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears senior girls basketball team improved their record to 6 – 2 with a win over the ...