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Green Party candidates lead local ‘Stop the 413’ protest

By Sam Odrowski For the “No More Highways” Day of Action this past Saturday (July 24), supporters of “Stop the 413” gathered outside of Dufferin–Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones Office on Broadway and marched down to the weekly Farmers Market held ...

Celebrate Your Awesome virtual event scheduled for Aug. 7

By Sam Odrowski Celebrate Your Awesome’s annual in-person pride and diversity celebrations have again had to be put on hold, due to the pandemic, but ...

Frontline staff at Headwaters Health Care Centre protest against Bill 124, wage cuts

By Sam Odrowski Healthcare workers across Ontario, including those at Headwaters, represented by the SIEU Union, held a rally in front of the local hospital ...

Headwaters CEO shares how the hospital adapted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

By Sam Odrowski It was an unprecedented year for the local hospital and Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) CEO Kim Delahunt shared some of the ...

DROPPING OFF DONATIONS: The “Magic School Bus” as it was lovingly called and its convoy of volunteers arrived to Saugeen First Nation last Friday (July 16) to drop off a busload of donations, consisting of non-perishable food, diapers, medicine, masks, and cleaning supplies to assist with the community’s COVID-19 outbreak. Almost $16,000 in cash and gift cards were also delivered to the First Nation. The effort was made possible through a donation drive hosted by the Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle (DCRCC), which saw an outpouring of support from several organizations, businesses, and individuals in Dufferin, Caledon, Kitchener, Guelph, Owen Sound, and Waterloo.

Community News

Work starts on new connection for area trails

The rail removal at Veteran’s Way has been completed, making way for the first phase of the future cycling/walking trail from the western boundary to ...

Orangeville ambassador for Autism Speaks fundraises with Bubly stand

By Sam Odrowski A local four-year-old was hard at work this past Saturday (July 24), raising money for a worthy cause. Emma Thomas, local ambassador ...

Sylvia Jones announces $89,400 in funding for Bethell Hospice

By Rob Paul, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On Monday July 19, Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones announced $89,400 in funding for the Bethell Hospice Foundation. In ...

David Nairn: Starlight Gala and the coming Series – We’re Back!

By Constance Scrafield When Artistic Director, David Nairn says “We’re very busy here at Theatre Orangeville,” he means it ­more than ever. Let us begin ...

Don Fitchett – a large figure of faith that will be dearly missed

By Constance Scrafield After 70 years in the church, Pastor Don Fitchett passed away on July 18. His influence and mentorship have mattered to a ...

Community Library coming to Headwaters hospital this summer

In the Spring, Headwaters was approached by two grade 11 students from Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS), Trinity and Victoria. The dynamic duo, is part ...

Councillor Todd Taylor shares views on municipal governance

By Constance Scrafield What are the duties and obligations that a town council has to its residents, the people who elected those members, to fulfill ...

Mass vaccination clinics winding down, Alder closes Aug. 20

As the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph region continues to make progress on its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, WDG Public Health is announcing the next phase of the local vaccination ...

Rhinestone Cowgirl lighting up Fiddle Park in August

By Jessica Laurenza A southern drawl, glittery gowns, big hair and rhinestone boots. Rhinestone Cowgirl, otherwise known as Canadian Dolly Parton, is coming to Fiddle ...

Orangeville Library seeking the public’s input on programs, services

The Orangeville Public Library Board is launching its first community survey to engage with local residents, both library users and non-users, about programs, services, and ...

2021 RIBFEST: This year’s Ribfest, held by the Orangeville Rotary Club, was deemed a major success, raising approximately $30,000 and serving nearly 1,000 vehicles in its drive-thru format. The two day event, which ran July 16 and 17 had two professional ribbers on deck – Brickyard BBQ and Gator BBQ. There were also three separate vendors offering side dishes.

The Orangeville Outlaws are back on the grid iron with a summer flag football league. Regular tackle football is not yet allowed so the Outlaws are continuing the flag program they started last fall. Senior player, Roy Van Der Veen sprints down field during a game on Sunday, July 18.

Letters to the Editor

Open letter to Premiere Ford

Premier Ford you were hailed a wise man in spring 2020. Now your people let loose on their dissatisfaction at your covid-19 performance: you should ...

Sports

Orangeville’s Renee Foessel sets world record – Now ready for Paralympics

By Brian Lockhart Orangeville athlete, Renee Foessel, will be heading to Tokyo to compete in the 2021 Paralympic Games. Renee has been in top form ...

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