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Tory leadership candidate Peter MacKay kicks off seven-day tour in local riding

By Mike Baker Conservative Party leadership candidate Peter MacKay kicked off a seven-day cross-province tour just outside of Caledon on Wednesday morning (July 8) as he ramps up his bid to succeed Andrew Scheer as Tory leader.  Mr. MacKay is ...

The 8th Annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest took over Alder Street this past weekend. The event recorded mpre than 20,000 visitors over the course of the three days.

Popular Orangeville Rotary Ribfest returning for drive-thru event

By Mike Baker The 11th annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest has been resurrected, albeit in a much-changed, COVID-19 enforced format.  The weekend long event, originally slated ...

Orangeville, Caledon to receive provincial funds for COVID-19 transit cleaning

By Paula Brown Orangeville and Caledon will receive provincial funding to cover additional costs associated with cleaning municipal buses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Local MPP ...

OPS charge two with assault

By Paula Brown Orangeville Police have arrested and charged two local men in connection to an assault and a separate stolen vehicle incident. Orangeville Police ...

SLICK RIDE: Members of the Cruisin’ on First Auto show and The Classic Car Club of Brampton teamed up to form a classic, vintage, and modified car parade through the streets of Orangeville on Saturday, July 4. The parade passed by the Lord Dufferin Centre before driving past the home of a local boy who is recovering from hospital treatments to help brighten his day. The cars passed the Headwaters Health Care Centre before wrapping it up with a visit to a local birthday party as a drive-by surprise.

Community News

Enterprising student creates virtual camp to ‘beat COVID-19 blahs’

By Brian Lockhart While many students are finding it challenging to secure a part-time summer job, a Westside Secondary School student has created a virtual ...

Headwaters hospital opening doors to essential visitors this week

By Mike Baker Headwaters Health Care Centre took the next step in its reopening plan on Tuesday, opening its doors to essential visitors.  Speaking to ...

Classic and vintage autos parade through Orangeville to raise spirits

By Brian Lockhart It’s tough to keep your classic car locked up in the garage when the good summer weather is finally here. Most drivers ...

Ryan Hancock’s invitation to make ‘big, fat music’

By Constance Scrafield “I’m a little stir crazy,” not a surprising comment from Ryan Hancock, manager and musician/lead vocalist with The Campfire Poets, a well ...

Recovering from the shutdown, local pedorthist welcomes new clients

By Brian Lockhart The COVID-19 pandemic caught a lot of business owners by surprise and when the province mandated a shut-down, those businesses were left ...

Orangeville SBEC: Students learn to be their own boss this summer

The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) in partnership with the Province of Ontario, is once again delivering the popular Summer Company program. ...

Ontario Civilian Police Commission approves the disbandment of OPS

By Mike Baker Following a months-long review, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OPCP) has approved the Town’s application to disband the Orangeville Police Service (OPS).  ...

Council approves 541-unit development behind Orangeville Mall

By Mike Baker It may have taken the better part of a decade, but a local developer has finally been given the green light to ...

Kyle Seeback frustrated with lack of support for small businesses

By Alyssa Parkhill Dufferin-Caledon MP Kyle Seeback is frustrated by the lack of support being afforded to small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In ...

Gordon Lightfoot struggling with COVID-19 restrictions

By Constance Scrafield “I’m paying attention to my very extended family,” said Gordon Lightfoot in a telephone interview with the Citizen this week, referring to ...

MACKAY VISITS CALEDON REGION: Citizen Editor Mike Baker sits down with Peter MacKay, one of the four candidates vying for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada, during a campaign stop in the area on Wednesday (July 8). He discussed the economy, Canada’s energy sector and the need to bolster the nation’s international relations. The visit kicked off a seven-day, cross-province tour for Mr. MacKay.

The Canada Day holiday turned out to be a spectacular day weather wise and people were out enjoying many outdoor activities. Ava and Sophie, along with dad, Ted, brought their bikes to the BMX park behind the Alder Street arena in Orangeville to enjoy some off-road biking.

Sports

Cycling becoming the number one sport this summer

By Brian Lockhart With most league sports cancelled or limited to practices only this summer, and many more events being restricted, a lot of people ...

Baseball Ontario releases training protocols

By Brian Lockhart Ontario Baseball, the governing body of the sport in Ontario, has released its guidelines for a return to the sport in the ...