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Orangeville resident inspires York University’s Plastic Pickup Challenge

By Sam Odrowski A local resident’s personal efforts to pick up litter and improve the environment has inspired an online challenge, being hosted by York University. At the beginning of the month, Hailey Thomas-Squirrell of Orangeville saw that the ditches ...

National Volunteer Week recognized locally

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism initiative Reporter Volunteers are often seen as the glue that holds a community together, contributing both their time and efforts ...

Lord Dufferin IODE hosting 27th Annual Geranium Fundraiser

By Sam Odrowski With the weather warming up and limited options for activities outside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no better time to take ...

Food Bank looking for community input on strategic plan

By Sam Odrowski The Orangeville Food Bank is looking for the community’s help in putting together its new strategic plan, which will be the organization’s ...

WDG Public Health confirms case of Brazilian Variant in region

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism initiative Reporter Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has identified the first local case of the COVID-19 Brazilian variant (P1). The local ...

Michelle Hanson trial new dates to be set

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Michelle Hanson, an Amaranth mother facing charges in relation to the 2018 death of her three-year old son ...

Restaurants hit hard by latest lockdown

By Sam Odrowski and Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter From the outside, the end of March looked like a turning point for restaurants in ...

ANNUAL GERANIUM SALE: Lord Dufferin IODE member, Dori Ebel holds up a flat of red citronella geraniums, which are currently for sale through their 27th Annual Geranium Fundraiser. Orders can be placed by emailing lorddufferiniode@gmail.com or calling Ebel at 519-941-1865 or Jessica Cerveny at 519-307-2088 and pickup is May 27, 28 and 29 at the 10&10 Garden Centre. The plants are $7 each or $36 for a flat of 10.

Community News

Achill Choral Society releasing free virtual spring concert

By Sam Odrowski The Achill Choral Society is warmly inviting all of you to attend their virtual spring concert titled, “Journeys”, an uplifting performance, celebrating ...

Dufferin OPP lay charges after theft of high end perfume from local Shoppers Drug Mart

The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two suspects as a result of a theft investigation at a Shoppers Drug Mart ...

Local students to continue online learning

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism initiative Reporter Students in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph region won’t be returning to the classroom anytime soon, as the local health unit ...

Orangeville adds roughly $85k to Parkland Reserve Fund In 2020

By Sam Odrowski The Town of Orangeville added a little over $85,000 to its Parkland Reserve Fund in 2020, bringing the total balance up to ...

New television series to be filmed in Orangeville area

Filming for a new television series is about to get underway in Orangeville. Marble Media OU Productions Inc. will be using Orangeville for some of ...

Almost $50,000 in grant funding distributed by Council

By Sam Odrowski The Town of Orangeville approved nearly $50,000 in grant funding for community organizations in need at last Monday night’s Council meeting (April ...

Ontario expands age eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to 40+

On Monday (April 19), Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued the following statement to expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility at pharmacies and primary care ...

Loud vehicle noise issue brought forward at Council

By Sam Odrowski An Orangeville resident brought his vehicle noise concerns forward to Council on April 12. Michael Cornish moved here two years ago for ...

Shade structure coming to 10&10 Garden Centre in Mono

By Peter Richardson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Mono Council heard two different Site Plan Agreement Exemption requests last week. The first is from 10&10 Garden ...

Amaranth man charged with stunt driving in Mono

On April 18, 2021, at approximately 4:16 p.m., an officer from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a driver for stunt ...

READING PROCLAMATION: Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown read out the Town’s Sikh Heritage Month Proclamation in front of Town Hall on the morning of April 15. April has been recognized as Sikh Heritage Month in Ontario since 2013. The month provides people with an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Sikh Canadians and the important role that they have played and continue to play in communities across Ontario.

The new provincial lock-down order has pretty much eliminated any chances of taking part in most sports for the next several weeks. With tennis courts and golf course shut down along with basketball courts and all organized sports, hiking is one of the last remaining activities you can do. Ben Watling, Sara Neufeld and Jacson Neufeld, hike the trails at the Island Lake Conservation Area on Saturday, April 17.

Letters to the Editor

The wise words of FDR

“Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice ...

Mutiny and Resignations

Fortunately, police chiefs around the province are standing true to their oath, having sworn only to Her Majesty The Queen, and the Constitution of Canada ...

The reality of our pandemic situation

If you are as done with the wimps and whiners in the media as I am, perhaps you will allow me some time to try ...

Sports

Golf and tennis now on the no-play list

By Brian Lockhart Just when you thought it was time to hit the links or get some exercise on the tennis courts – you’re back ...

Local boxer’s fight card cancelled

By Brian LockhartThe fight game has become another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local boxer Josh Wagner was on the card for a ten round ...

That’s if for Junior A hockey – League calls it quits

By Brian Lockhart The Ontario Junior Hockey League has formally announced the cancellation of the 2020 / 21 season. It’s not like the League had ...

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