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Shelburne mosque holds vigil following London attack

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter                                                        We Stand With Our London Family. Community members gathered outside the Muslims of Dufferin Mosque in Orangeville (294 Broadway) on Friday (June 11) and the Muslims of Shelburne Centre last Thursday (June ...

Rolling Hills Drive getting a stop sign

By Sam Odrowski Improved safety is coming to Rolling Hills Drive. Following a presentation from the Rolling Hills Drive Traffic Safety Committee, Orangeville Council unanimously ...

Pride crosswalks painted downtown Orangeville

By Sam Odrowski Monday (June 14) marked a day of great significance for the local LGBTQ+ community here in Orangeville. Residents woke up to see ...

County Council calling on feds/church for release of documents, investigation into residential school

By Sam Odrowski At the regular meeting of the County of Dufferin Council held on June 10, 2021 Council unanimously adopted a motion that recognizes ...

WE STAND WITH OUR LONDON FAMILY: Dufferin–Caledon MP Kyle Seeback shared a speech at the Muslims of Dufferin Evening of Prayer event that was held at their Orangeville Mosque on June 11. The vigil was held to honour the victims of the attack in London, Ont. that killed four members of a Muslim family and left a nine-year-old boy in hospital. In addition to murder charges, the attack suspect is also being charged with terrorism, as police say the attack was pre-meditated and motivated by hate.

Community News

Residents take matters – and message – into their own hands on proposed 413

By Rob Paul, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter For years now Highway 413—also known as the GTA West Corridor—has been a controversial topic in the Region ...

Mulmur man wins over $700,000 on LOTTO MAX

Robert Hawkins of Mulmur has $712,820.70 to put toward his dreams after winning a LOTTO MAX second prize in the May 28, 2021 draw. Robert also won $20 on another ...

Local Bike Month scavenger looks to help lower GHGs

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The month of June marks the start of Bike Month and to encourage climate awareness, Climate Action in ...

WDG region declared area of concern for Delta variant

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The region of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG), has been declared a hotspot in the province for the Delta (B.1.617) variant ...

Vehicle stolen by mailbox while driver was retrieving their mail

Dufferin OPP are currently investigating the theft of a vehicle from Rolling Hills Drive in Orangeville.  The theft took place on June 9 around 2:00 ...

Orangeville and District Animal Centre helping crowded shelters south of border

A group of 20 U.S. dogs have arrived at Ontario SPCA and Humane Society animal centres following the success of a similar cross-border re-homing mission ...

Victory House project is making strides as its Victory Lap store re-opens

By Rob Paul, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter When women find themselves in an impossible situation, they need the ability to feel safe and the support ...

Tickets for Drive-in Summer Concert Series on sale now

The Town of Orangeville will be offering the second Drive-in Summer Concert Series in August, with tickets on sale now.   Orangeville Council approved the ...

Get involved in Orangeville’s largest community art project

To celebrate Canada Day, the Town of Orangeville is inviting Orangeville residents to participate in the creation of a legacy art project. The Town has ...

Residents bring forward more parking issues in Mono

By Peter Richardson Public Question Period during Mono Council on Tuesday (June 8) proved to be a long-winded affair. To begin with, resident Adelle Barr-Klouman ...

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MONTH: Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown and Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle board chair Debora Sipkema hold up the flag to celebrate National Indigenous History Month. The flag will fly at Town Hall for the rest of June.

It was a beautiful weekend for outdoor activities across the region. The golf courses were full and there were a lot of people on local hiking trails. Svetlana and Valerie went for a paddle board cruise across the Lake at the Island Lake Conservation Area on Sunday, June 13.

Letters to the Editor

Letter re: unmarked graves

Sir: It is said that politics is a dirty word, but I suggest that the definition be applied to its adherents instead, including national media. ...

Sports

Ontario announces return to play plans for pros and elite athletes

By Brian Lockhart The Ontario government is releasing a framework for select Ontario professional and elite amateur sport leagues and events. Lisa MacLeod, minister of ...

Outlaws ready to start flag football season

By Brian Lockhart The hope of having a regular football season this summer is slowly evaporating as the provincial limits to the number of players ...

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