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New nationwide program redefining retirement for local teacher

By Marni Walsh Launching the national digital history program “Defining Moments Canada” has radically redefined retirement for former history teacher Neil Orford.  “I jumped in with both feet,” Mr. Orford said. “People often ask me how retirement is going, and ...

New ‘Join in Dufferin’ portal targets more community involvement at County level

By Mike Baker The County of Dufferin will today launch a new online portal designed to increase community involvement in the development of regional policies ...

Mono Council opts out of hosting cannabis stores in community

By Jasen Obermeyer Faced with making a decision on cannabis retail stores, Mono council has unanimously decided to opt out of allowing them in the ...

Ford government cutting $15 million from grants to Trillium Foundation

The Ontario government has withdrawn a promised $15 million to Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF); money the foundation would have granted out to community projects this ...

A PROCLAIMATION: Mayor Sandy Brown proclaimed January as Crime Stoppers month in Orangeville this week at Town Hall. Mayor Brown was joined by Joel Genoe (beside left) Chair of the Dufferin County Crime Stoppers Committee, Orangeville Police Service Staff Sgt. Lindsay White (top left) and Constable Scott Davis (top right). Throughout the month, the program promotes crime solving programs and ways to provide anonymous information on criminal activity.

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‘Love is in the Air’ theme set for 2nd pride, diversity fundraiser

By Mike Baker “Love is in the Air” as a special fundraiser designed to support Dufferin County’s second annual pride and diversity event prepares to ...

OMT starts year with Beauty and the Beast & Mary Poppins

By Constance Scrafield Orangeville Music Theatre, the town’s long-running community theatre, is opening the New Year with two shows: the adult group is doing Beauty ...

Local society recognizing Alzheimer Awareness Month

By Jasen Obermeyer With Christmas behind us, and January being the month when everyone catches their breath from the busy holiday time, it also the ...

100 Kids Who Care Dufferin to meet at Mel Lloyd Centre

By Mike Baker Following a successful launch back in October, 100 Kids Who Care Dufferin is hoping to maintain the momentum as the organization prepares ...

Orangeville Library to feature Storytelling Series

By Mike Baker The Orangeville Public Library has developed a new literary program designed to bring the community together over a shared love and appreciation ...

Mono to establish policing task force

By Jasen Obermeyer Mono Council has supported a motion by Deputy Mayor John Creelman to establish a task force to investigate the current police resources ...

New Saputo Health and Lifestyle Centre nearing completion at Alder

The Saputo Health and Lifestyle Centre, located at the Alder Recreation Centre, is nearing completion and will offer an exciting new variety of programs for ...

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY: For 10 years, Orangeville Home Hardware has been supporting local residents receiving service through Dufferin Child and Family Services.  They generously donated 100 grocery gift cards during the recent holiday season, making a big impact across Dufferin. Pictured above, Jenny Petryna-Brownrigg (left), Jacqueline Moore (centre) and Melody Crowe (right).

Orangeville Tigers midget B goalie, Alex Broughton, deflects a puck away from the net during the third period of the Tiger’s game against the Aurora Panthers at Tony Rose arena in Orangeville on Saturday, January 5. The Tigers played a good game but had to settle for a 3 – 1 loss.

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Orangeville Tigers gear up for annual Sweetheart Tournament

By Brian Lockhart With only a few games left on the regular season schedule, the Orangeville Tigers are also getting ready for their annual Sweetheart ...

Muskies move up in standings

By Brian Lockhart The Shelburne senior Muskies finished off the year on a high note winning four in a row before getting back in action ...

Close battle in Junior C playoff run

By Brian Lockhart With only a few games left on the regular season schedule the Provincial Junior Hockey League is gearing up for what should ...