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Dufferin County pageant queen prepping for Miss World Canada

By Paula Brown Danielle Jenkins, already crowned Miss Dufferin County, is preparing for the national stage, set to compete in less than a week at the Miss World Canada pageant.  “I know I can do the public speaking and I ...

New CLD initiative aims at getting jobs for its clients

By Mike Baker Community Living Dufferin (CLD) has developed a new social enterprise initiative designed to create jobs for some of our community’s most vulnerable ...

Town Council agrees to investigate amnesty program for high water bills

By Mike Baker Some Orangeville residents feel they are being left high and dry by what they perceive to be extortionate water rates. Less than ...

Judge to rule on July 29 on whether mother will go to trial for Kaden Young’s drowning

By Paula Brown A ruling on whether Michelle Hanson will face trial in the death of her son Kaden Young will be made July 29.  ...

GREATEST CATCH: The Island Lake Bass Fishing Derby got underway on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday July 14. Lots of cash prizes were available with $2500 for the first place bass reeled in. Angler JP Lauzon, brings in his catch to event organizer, Bob Shirley, and Credit Valley Conservation officer, Phil Bird. Several hundred anglers took part fishing from boats and docks along the lake.

Community News

Candlelight vigil protests U.S. detention centres for asylum seekers

By Paula Brown A candlelight vigil was held last Friday (July 12) by two Orangeville-based Americans as part of a Lights for Liberty movement peacefully ...

Headwaters CEO Stacey Daub updates County on state of local facility

By James Matthews Headwaters Health Care Centre is showing its age. The health care facility is about 20 years old, and Stacey Daub, the hospital’s ...

Dog owners gather to push for end to breed-specific laws

By Makayla Pereira Last Saturday, July 13, many dog owners gathered in peaceful protest at Island Lake in support of the annual designated day to ...

Anglers compete for cash prizes at Island Lake Bass Derby

By Brian Lockhart Casting your line into Island Lake could net you a nice cash prize if the right fish takes the bait. The eleventh ...

Fringe North (519) coming back for repeat performance in Orangeville

By Constance Scrafield “This is the second year for Fringe,” said Lisa Lahue, Technical Director for Theatre Orangeville, in a telephone interview. “We have expanded; ...

Local dentist releases case study of new treatments for gum disease

By Makayla Pereira An Orangeville dentist has released a new case study titled “Periodontal Plastic Surgery: Gum Graft Techniques for Predictable Outcomes.” The case study ...

Roberts Roofing celebrating five years of quality service in town

By Julia Lloyd Justin Roberts is a young, hard-working business owner who promises Orangeville residents complete transparency and reliability if they choose his firm, Roberts ...

Garisto makes renewed plea for local bocce ball courts

By Mike Baker Nick Garisto isn’t taking no for an answer in his quest to bring bocce ball courts to Orangeville. The former town councillor, ...

Province investing in new math curriculum

By Mike Baker The provincial government has unveiled a new plan to improve math skills amongst students across Ontario. Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones confirmed on ...

New Portuguese-style smokehouse already a hit amongst community

By Makayla Pereira Since opening early last week Orangeville’s newest Sul Irmaos Smokehouse has been a hit. It’s southern Louisiana style BBQ crossed with the Portuguese ...

A BIG LEAP: Monster truck, Bigfoot, has no problem crushing a few cars while giving a demonstration at the grand opening of the Tire Discounter Group on County Road 3, just west of Orangeville on Saturday, June 22. The opening featured a variety of activities Bigfoot being a real crowd pleaser.

Orangeville Outlaws Junior Varsity receiver Nicholas Moretta reaches for a pass during the third quarter of Sunday’s (July 7) game against the Clarington Knights. The Outlaws played a solid game but had to settle for a 34 – 15 loss.

 

Letters to the Editor

Dyer column on Brexit ‘really touched me’

RE. Column “The Brexit Cult”. I want to applaud columnist Gwynne Dyer on his well-written piece about this awful mess in the UK that really ...

Sports

Outlaws Bantams win final regular season game

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Outlaws Bantam have finished the regular season schedule with three wins in a row including a 31 – 6 win ...

Otters swimmer wins five Provincial gold medals

By Brian Lockhart A local competitive swimmer has returned from a provincial meet with a lot of gold after winning five medals at the Ontario ...

Giants host double header against Creemore / Mansfield

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Giants senior NDBL team played a double header on Sunday, July 14, at Princess of Wales Park in Orangeville. In ...