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Downtown gardens to be decorated with painted rocks

By Sam Odrowski Positive messages and images painted on rocks will soon adorn Orangeville’s raised garden beds outside of Readers’ Choice (151 Broadway) and Broadway Music (229 Broadway). The Orangeville Business Improvement Association (OBIA) is encouraging residents to paint rocks ...

Local firefighter training brightens day of apartment residents

By Sam Odrowski Orangeville’s firefighters recently brightened the day of several residents living in an apartment building on Bythia Street. Following an emergency call to ...

Dunk Disposal launches bike drive to support local not-for-profit

By Sam Odrowski A new social venture aimed at assisting youth in overcoming employment barriers through intentional life skills development, on-the-job training, and paid employment ...

Orangeville to introduce on-demand transit service

By Sam Odrowski Municipal transit at the push of a button is coming to Orangeville. Council unanimously approved a motion that will introduce a pilot ...

FIRST OF MANY: The Orangeville BIA held the first open air farmer’s market of the year on Saturday (May 8). Community members flocked to the event, which saw independent vendors selling a variety of products. Pictured is Marg and Gord Quarrie of Spirit Walk Farm, who have been attended farmers markets for over 20 years. They sell lamb, yarn, rovings, lamb skins, blankets, and pet portraits.

Community News

Jim Cuddy headlining drive-in concert supporting suicide awareness

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Juno-award-winning musician Jim Cuddy, along with other local musicians are joining forces for an upcoming drive-in concert at ...

Dufferin small businesses offered rapid COVID-19 testing kits

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Dufferin Board of Trade (DBOT) has joined a province-wide initiative that looks to help local businesses better ...

Plan and design being developed for new transit hub

By Sam Odrowski Orangeville Council took another step towards building a transit hub at the Edelbrock Centre during their Monday night meeting (May 10). In ...

Stabbing suspect arrested in Orangeville

Members of the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have made an arrest in relation to a stabbing incident in the Town of ...

Mayor Brown recognizes National Nurses Week

By Sam Odrowski May 10-16 is National Nurses Week this year and Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown recognized the day during Council’s Monday night meeting (May ...

Dufferin OPP respond to multiple thefts from vehicles

The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating multiple thefts from vehicles in the Town of Orangeville. On May 4, 2021, ...

Mayors call for ‘predictability’ on what will follow stay-at-home order

By Brock Weir Mayors from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area are calling on the Province for greater “predictability” when it comes to Ontario’s ...

How Artists in the Alton Mill Arts Centre are staying in business

By Constance Scrafield For those of us who did not know until today what is Patreon, this is the right moment to explain it: it ...

Town of Orangeville recognizes May 13 as Falun Dafa Day

By Sam Odrowski The Town of Orangeville has proclaimed May 13 as Falun Dafa Day, following a request from the Falun Dafa Association of Canada. ...

Help available for women entrepreneurs

While many businesses have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses run by women have been hit harder than most. Research conducted long before ...

INTERNATIONAL NURSING DAY: Orangeville Firehouse Subs in celebration of International Nursing Day donated boxed lunches to nurses and personal support workers at local nursing homes on Wednesday (May 12). The sub shop donated lunches to 51 staff members at Chartwell Retirement Home, Avalon Retirement Home, Bethsaida Retirement Home and Lord Dufferin Center Retirement Home. Jason Edgar, owner of the local franchise, said they wanted to donate the sub lunches to put a smile on the faces of the frontline workers after facing the pandemic, and to support them on International Nursing Day.

With the warmer weather a lot of people are turning to water sports in lakes and rivers. Kassey Phillips, guides her paddle board over the lake at the Island Lake Conservation Area on Saturday, May 8. There are currently no rentals available at the Conservation Area but if you have your own water craft the launch area is open.

Letters to the Editor

MPP Sylvia Jones responds to last week’s open letter

Mr. Fairley, In your Open Letter on May 6, 2021 addressed to me, you have asked for a response about our decision to make available ...

Highway 413

Deputy Mayor John Creelman: Regarding Mono Council’s motion opposing Hwy 413 proposal, some points for your consideration: – There is no doubt the 413 would ...

Sports

Paddle boarding increasing in popularity across the province

By Brian Lockhart You may have seen them out on Island Lake, standing above the water and casually propelling themselves across the pond. Paddle boarding ...

Provincial parks open, but not for over night stays

By Brian Lockhart Provincial parks in Ontario remain open, however if you are considering an over night visit you will have to wait a little ...

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