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Compass Run For Food reaches $65,000 fundraising goal

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Compass Run for Food, an annual initiative which raises money for local food support programs in Dufferin County, has reached their 2021 goal of $65,000. “We are very passionate about what we do ...

Bethell Hospice marks 10-year anniversary with cheque donation

By Rob Paul, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Bethell Hospice, Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson and members of Caledon Town Council ...

Choices men’s homeless shelter closing Oct. 15

By Sam Odrowski Orangeville’s very first homeless shelter for men will be closing down tomorrow (Oct. 15) due to a lack of funding. The shelter ...

Hospice Dufferin’s first annual Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt fast approaching

By Sam Odrowski Halloween is around the corner and the spirit of the season can be felt throughout Dufferin County with carved pumpkins popping up ...

RUNNING FOR A GOOD CAUSE: A record number of donations have been fundraised through the Annual Compass Run for Food this year. The goal of $65,000 was recently surpassed and people still have until Oct. 31 to register and take part in the run. It is being conducted virtually this year, same as last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Runners can complete a 5km or 10km walk/run at any time during October.

Community News

Town to look at addressing graffiti problems

By Sam Odrowski Orangeville Council will be discussing a Notice of Motion with respect to graffiti, brought forward by Mayor Sandy Brown, at their Oct. ...

Local health unit opting in to provincial rapid antigen testing program in schools

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health is opting to participate in the province’s new rapid antigen testing program in schools. The Ontario government announced on Tuesday (Oct. ...

2021 Virtual Economic Outlook Summit will offer economic insights and local business perspective

The Town of Orangeville, in partnership with TD Bank Group, will hold its annual Economic Outlook Summit on Tuesday, November 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. This ...

Orangeville Lions raise over $10,000 with food drive

By August Bettinelli This past weekend the local Lions Club and Metro Orangeville teamed up to run a food drive that, paired with support from ...

Empty Bowls Headwaters fundraiser set for October 17 in Alton

By Rob Paul, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Over 30 years ago, Michigan art teacher John Hartom began the Empty Bowls fundraiser as a way to ...

Area Blacksmith sets up in Alton Mill Arts Centre

By Constance Scrafield Straight up and straight forward, Blacksmith artist, Jason Duclos says of his early life, “I was a trouble maker in my younger ...

Recipients of 2021 Orangeville Arts and Culture Awards announced

By August Bettinelli Recipients of the 2021 Arts & Culture Awards in Orangeville were announced last Thursday (Oct. 7), with eight awards being given out ...

SEASONAL FOOD DRIVE: Lions Club members Don Hutchison (left) and Fred Giles (right) stand outside Metro Orangeville (150 First Street) on Saturday (Oct. 9) to collect donations for the Orangeville Food Bank. In total, $10,350 and over 1,150lbs of food was collected.

Orangeville Outlaws junior player, Ayden Fines, scores a touchdown during this past Sunday’s (Oct. 10) game on the field at Orangeville Christian School. The Junior teams are now playing a round-robin style format for playoffs to determine who will go to the championship final.

Letters to the Editor

Open letter re: new restrictions to recreational facilities

To: Sylvia Jones and Nicola Mercer,  I am writing to you both with a number of concerns regarding both the Province’s adoption of a vaccine ...

The climate… again

Sir: I’m a long-term and continuing fan of Nancy Urekar’s BookLore, but I don’t recall any books offered there by Australian Professor Ian Plimer, Canadian ...

Letter re: federal election result

Last night last hopePeople had their sayOur country will never be the sameDivisions were coming from far right and far leftOur society has never been ...

Sports

Outlaws flag football season ready to start playoffs

Junior and senior divisions battle it out By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Outlaws flag football program has turned out to be a real success with ...

Provincial Junior Hockey League starts 2021 / 22 schedule

By Brian Lockhart Fans of small-town Junior C hockey are coming back to watch their teams play now that the Provincial Junior Hockey League has ...

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