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Residents oppose high-density infill behind Orangeville Mall

By Mike Pickford Dozens of local residents this week voiced their opposition against the proposed infill development on Hansen Boulevard behind the Orangeville Mall, which town staff estimates would house about 1,500 people. The proposal, fronted by Orangeville Highlands Limited ...

Orangeville Food Bank use has doubled in last seven years

By Mike Pickford In what was something of a startling revelation on Monday evening, Orangeville Food Bank Executive Director Heather Hayes informed Town Council Monday ...

Heritage, transit station issues left for new Orangeville Council

By Mike Pickford What was billed as something of a grand finale for the current members of Orangeville Council turned out to be anything but ...

Council candidate Todd Taylor to bring professionalism to Town Hall

By Mike Pickford Having spent the best part of 15 years building up his community portfolio, Todd Taylor wants to bring a sense of pride ...

REMEMBERING A BROTHER: The Orangeville Fire Department held their car wash fundraiser this past Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Fire Hall, to honour five-year volunteer firefighter Owen Sheardown, who passed away in February after a short battle with cancer. Though money is still being counted, at the time of release, $6,274 was raised for Owen’s family, who were also on hand to help at the fundraiser. Hundreds of cars came by to get a sparkling shine, and help raise funds. Pictured above, Owen’s family pose alongside members of the fire department. Above right, A truck given a pre soaking by one of the firefighters.

Community News

CVC hosts ‘remove invasive plants’ at Island Lake Conservation Area

By Jasen Obermeyer Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has hosted an invasive plant removal event at Island Lake Conservation Area, helping to keep the natural area ...

Dedication service at Island Lake lets folks remember lost loved ones

By Brian Lockhart What started out as a single tree has become a mighty forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area. The forest area, located ...

Hospice Dufferin’s board chair riding with a purpose

By Mike Pickford When Dan LaCute awoke from a strange dream roughly five years ago, he could never have imagined the path it would eventually ...

Eighth local Parkinson’s Walk raised $10,107 last weekend

By Jasen Obermeyer More than 30 people came together last Saturday for the eighth annual Orangeville WALK-IT for Parkinson’s at the Alder Recreation Centre, raising ...

Hoping for a royal flush at annual Knights of Columbus poker run

By Brian Lockhart It was a little cool for a long distance ride, but around 80 motorcyclists dressed for the temperature and joined the annual ...

Owen Sheardown memorial car wash a huge success

Members of the Orangeville Fire Department this past weekend hosted a special car wash fundraiser in honour of one of their fallen brothers. Approximately two ...

2018 Terry Fox run coming to Island Lake trails on Sept. 16

By Mike Pickford Nearly four decades have passed since Terry Fox embarked on his final Marathon of Hope but his legacy continues to live on ...

Sewer rates, Tony Rose pool, policing top Kidd’s to-do list

By Mike Pickford As the only sitting member at Town Hall seeking re-election as a councillor during the 2018 municipal election, Don Kidd wants to ...

Dan Needles, Ian Bell begin theatre season with stories, song, laughter

By Constance Scrafield In separate conversations with Dan Needles and Ian Bell, the Citizen learned a good deal about their joint upcoming evenings and matinee ...

Projected enrolments up slightly across Orangeville area schools

By Jasen Obermeyer With this week seeing students back to school, the projected numbers for enrolments at Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) and Upper ...

COMMUNITY DONATION: Dr Raj Khanuja (left), with Headwaters Dental Centre, was recently named a recipient of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. The program celebrates the achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants from coast to coast who inspire others. It profiles the work, impact, and contributions they have made in the community they live and work. As part of the program, award recipients are able to select a registered charity of their choice to receive a donation of $500 from RBC. The selected organization is Choices Youth Shelter, represented by Edward Davey (right). Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones (centre) was also on hand to take part in the celebration.

BIG EFFORT: Orangeville Outlaws peewee player Noah Jacques sprints down field during Saturday’s (Sept. 8) game against the York Lions at Westside Secondary School in Orangeville. The Outlaws turned it up a notch in the second half of the game to close the score, but had to settle for a 25-14 loss.

Letters to the Editor

Say no to this travesty

As a senior Citizen of Canada and Ontario  I ask you to do the right  thing and stand up for the Rule of Law, You ...

Dismayed by Premier’s announcement

The following letters to Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones were submitted for publication: Ms. Jones, I am dismayed by the announcement that the Government of Ontario ...

Sports

Outlaws Peewees battle York Lions in OFL action

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Outlaws peewee team are giving a solid effort and playing well during the fall football season, but they are still ...