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Headwaters Health Care Centre seeks additional provincial funding

By Jasen Obermeyer Headwaters Health Care Centre CEO Stacey Daub was at Dufferin County Council last Thursday (Nov. 9) discussing the hospital’s need for more funding from the province. In her presentation to council, Ms. Daub provided an update on ...

Local teachers receive Governor General Award for Excellence

By Mike Pickford Two Montgomery Village Public School (MVPS) teachers have been recognized at the national level for their work in bringing the revolutionary ‘GrandPals’ ...

County Council approves 1.9 percent tax increase for 2018

By Jasen Obermeyer Dufferin County Council has approved its 2018 budget which involves a 1.9 percent increase in the county’s portion of property tax bills. ...

Province’s small business tax cut “not enough” says DBOT

By Jasen Obermeyer The Ontario government’s announcement this week that small business will get a one percentage point tax cut and incentives to hire and ...

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: Over 1,000 area residents attended the Orangeville cenotaph on Saturday (Nov. 11) as the local Royal Canadian Legion held its annual Remembrance Day service. Above, Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones (left) prepares to lay down a wreath on behalf of the Province, led by Orangeville Legion President Chris Skalozub.

Community News

Kin Club’s Santa Claus Parade hits downtown this weekend

By Avery Park Dust off your Santa hats and get your letters ready, because the Kin Club’s Santa Claus Parade is coming to town! For ...

Orangeville teen among 100 students to visit Parliament Hill

By Mike Pickford Sixteen-year-old Orangeville resident Cameron Shimes had an opportunity to take a peek behind the proverbial curtain last week, taking in a trip ...

The Last Christmas Turkey: ‘Humour and Heart’

By Constance Scrafield The Last Christmas Turkey by Dan Needles is “about an owl,” says Debbie Collins, who plays the role of Spartacus in the ...

Legion members visit schools as guardians of Remembrance

By Brian Lockhart For younger people, Remembrance Day may not hold the inherent special significance that veterans and their families respect each November. After all, ...

Athlete inspires younger students to strive for greatness

By Brian Lockhart It is perseverance and believing in what you can do that makes your dreams and ambitions come true, local athlete Sarah Gillies ...

‘Paint for a Purpose’ CLD fundraiser for accessible van

By Constance Scrafield You may be surprised to learn that there is no government funding on any level for the transportation needs of Community Living ...

Moonlight Magic, Tractor Parade coming to Town on Friday night

By Avery Park Now that we’ve had some snow, you can definitely tell the holiday season is coming up, and Moonlight Magic is an excellent ...

TWO TEACHERS FROM Montgomery Village Public School have been awarded the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching. Marc Mailhot (left) and Lynda Brown (right) have been honoured for their role in launching the GrandPals program in Orangeville.

 

Letters to the Editor

Thank you from the Royal Canadian Legion

Last Saturday, I was down at the Legion at around 8:30 a.m. getting ready for the start of the Remembrance Day Parade, getting things into ...

ODDS Bears junior guard Marta Suarez drives past a Centre Wellington District High School defender during their District 10 semi-final game on Thursday, November 9. The Bears won the game 55-27 earned the right to go to the District 10 championship in Guelph on November 11. The Bears claimed the District championship with a 64-27 win over John F. Ross Collegiate.

Sports

ODSS Bears junior girls capture District 10 championship

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears junior girls basketball team are the District 10 champions after going undefeated for the season and ...

Clevely / Coyle inducted to Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame

By Brian Lockhart In the lacrosse world, Bob Clevely and Pat Coyle are two well known people who have made significant contributions to the sport. ...

Westside junior girls finish the season

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Secondary Thunder junior girls basketball team are done for the season after taking a loss to the Centre Dufferin District ...