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Orangeville transit marks 25th anniversary with a brand new bus

Orangeville Transit has celebrated its 25 years of operations with the introduction of a new bus, marking significant improvements for transit and the Town. Orangeville Transit began opera­ting on December 2, 1991, back when the Town’s population was approximately 18,000. It seems a ...

Police budget for 2017 calls for zero increase

The Orangeville Police Service will toe the line on spending next year, with an $8.5 budget that requires no additional funding by town taxpayers. The ...

All three local school boards see a bright future for French Immersion programming in Dufferin County

The future of French language education in Dufferin, as seen by all three school boards operating in the county, is bright. Enrolments are up and ...

Police services send both greetings and reminder ‘don’t drink & drive

The Orangeville and Shelburne police services send out holiday greetings to Dufferin County residents with a reminder: Do not drink and drive. Orangeville Police Chief ...

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK: The 24th-annual Christmas in the Park kicked off at Kay Cee Gardens on Dec. 2. The month-long event has long been a staple of the local community and serves as the unofficial launch of the festive season in Orangeville. Above, excited children Elizabeth B. and Mahayla G. pose for a photo with Santa Claus himself at his workshop right at the heart of Kay Cee Gardens. See Page A12 for more pictures and the full story.

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FTP commemorates Montreal Massacre

Family Transition Place (FTP) has commemorated the Montreal Massacre by holding a candlelight vigil, raising awareness and celebrating International Day for the Elimination of Violence ...

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Christmas in the Park

The festive season officially arrived in Orangeville this past weekend as the 24th annual Christmas in the Park kicked off with a bang at Kay ...

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Orangeville Toastmasters mark 20th anniversary in community

For two decades, Orangeville Toastmasters has acted as a beacon of hope for individuals looking to make a positive change in their life. This past ...

Youth and senior of the Year award recipients announced

The recipient of Orangeville’s 2016 Youth of the Year Award is Molly Mullin, while the 2016 Senior of the Year Award recipient has gone to ...

School board’s ruling to end 30-year program at ODSS

A tradition that has spanned three decades and grown to become synonymous with Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS) will come to an emotional close next ...

Theatre Orangeville’s production of Miracle on 34th Street opened this past Thursday (Dec. 1) . Above, Hanubae Carlos (left) steals the show as young Susan Walker while Walter Learning (right) powerfully brings the character of Kris Kringle to life. The show runs until December 23 at the Opera House on Broadway.

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Are eye drops really needed?

Dear Editor, Are eye drops really needed? On arriving home from the hospital with our new daughter, the first call on our answering machine was ...

There was a lot of experience on the sheets at the Orangeville Curling Club during the Classic Masters Bonspiel on Wednesday, November 30. Sixty-four curlers on 16 teams from around the region signed up for the day long event.

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Masters show skill at O-ville curling bonspiel

Sixty-four curlers fill 16 teams for day long event Curling is one of those sports you can participate in for pretty much your whole life ...

Fall Classic brings police to Honeywood arena

Annual tournament raises funds for local causes The seventh annual Police Fall Classic Hockey Tournament took place at Honeywood Arena on Thursday, December 1, with ...