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Number of lab-confirmed flu cases on the rise in Dufferin area

The number of influenza cases in Ontario rose significantly over the holiday season starting with a significant jump during the week of December 11th. Confirmed cases of Influenza A, and as of December 25th Influenza B, continue to climb, causing ...

MPP FOR DUFFERIN-CALEDON Sylvia Jones will serve as the local PC candidate in the 2018 provincial election.

MPP Sylvia Jones nominated for 2018 provincial election

The next Provincial election is not until 2018, but Dufferin-Caledon Progressive Conservatives have their candidate ready to go. Incumbent MPP Sylvia Jones was acclaimed on Jan. ...

Indigenous awareness group formed in Orangeville

There is a story of a little hummingbird who lived in the forest. One day the huge woodland was suddenly engulfed by a raging wildfire. ...

THE SOMERVILLE CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC in Orangeville held a fundraising event in November in support of the shelter operated by the Orangeville and District branch of Ontario SPCA. Local business and patients donated items for sale which were then up for purchase by ballot. The event raised $1000 for the SPCA. Representing the Clinic are Dr. Carly Butterworth, Heidi Tucker, Melissa Burgoyne, and Dr. Keith Somerville. Receiving the cheque is Calla Spencer, SPCA Orangeville Centre Manager.

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TEN-YEAR-OLD ORANGEVILLE RESIDENT Christina Ciurleo beat out thousands of other contestants to win a contest launched by the Hamilton Bulldogs to design to newly-relocated team’s 2016/17 home jerseys.

Local girl designs Hamilton Bulldogs 16/17 jersey

One Orangeville family has taken a special interest in the OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs this season, and for good reason too. The Ciurleos have become huge ...

Congratulations to Jennifer Schlosser of Orangeville for going ‘All In" to win the Poker Lotto All In jackpot worth $158,415 on December 23, 2016. Jennifer also won $5,000 on the instant portion of her Poker Lotto play bringing her total winnings to $163,415!

Orangeville resident wins $163,415 playing OLG’s Poker Lotto All In

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming commission (OLG) announced Wednesday that Jennifer Schlosser of Orangeville won a jackpot worth $158,415 on December 23 with a ticket ...

You can celebrate winter at the Fire and Ice festival

You’re invited to rediscover Canadian winter traditions at the eighth annual Fire and Ice festival, coming Jan. 21 and 22 to the Alton Mill Arts ...

READY SET WEAR IT is a worldwide event to break to record for number of people and dogs wearing personal floatation devices on the same day. Taking part in the event, a collection of local residents gather for a day of paddling at the Island Lake Conservation Area on May 21.

2016 Year in Review: May

Welcome to part two of the Orangeville Citizen’s 2016 Year in Review. Following on from last week’s issue, where we took a trip down memory ...

BAND ON BROADWAY: The James Anthony Band performs on Broadway during the annual Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival. Bands performed at various locations on the street and at the main stage for the weekend long event.

2016 Year in Review: June

June 2, 2016 •  Orangeville council abolished its finance and administrative committee on May 30, abandoning a process that has been a part of the ...

VOLUNTEERS Lauren Kamer and Kaitlyn Gallant greet visitors at the Canada Day celebrations held in the Alder Street recreation centre in Orangeville on July 1.  The afternoon featured a variety of events, including an indoor playground for the kids and an agility dog demonstration.

2016 Year in Review: July

July 7, 2016 •  A lockout of the nation’s postal service edged ever closer as we moved into July with Canada Post issuing a 72-hour ...

The Orangeville Junior B Northmen celebrate their Founders Cup Championship at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on August 21. The Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League champions went undefeated in the national tournament and claimed the cup with an 11-6 win over the Green Gaels of Clarington in the final game.

2016 Year in Review: August

August 4, 2016 •  The Orangeville Jr. B Northmen won the Ontario Jr. B Lacrosse League West Conference title with an 11.5 win over the ...

TEN-YEAR-OLD ORANGEVILLE RESIDENT Christina Ciurleo beat out thousands of other contestants to win a contest launched by the Hamilton Bulldogs to design the newly-relocated team’s 2016/17 home jerseys.

Letters to the Editor

Logic not governments’ strong point

Your correspondent Gordon Snell recommended that Ontario and Canada declare bankruptcy in last week’s Orangeville Citizen. Former Premier Bob Rae, who received that recommendation from ...

Istanbul terror attacks a mindless act

It seemed that with the ceasefire in Syria, coupled with the reconciliation efforts of the United States and Japan, that the world was moving towards ...

Orangeville A’s point guard, Anthony Harris, drives past a London Lightning player during the first quarter of Wednesday (Jan. 4) night’s NBL game at the Athlete Institute. The A’s came out on top leaving the court with a 121-113 win over the visitors.

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Orangeville A’s point guard, Anthony Harris, drives past a London Lightning player during the first quarter of Wednesday (Jan. 4) night’s NBL game at the Athlete Institute. The A’s came out on top leaving the court with a 121-113 win over the visitors.

Orangeville A’s win home game over Lightning

After taking their first loss of the season in Windsor, the Orangeville A’s returned to their home court at the Athlete Institute on Wednesday, January ...

Big second period carries Flyers to victory over Mississauga

The Orangeville Junor A Flyers turned it up a notch in the second period of Friday’s (Jan. 6) game against the Mississauga Chargers for a ...

Shelburne Muskies split weekend series

The Shelburne Senior A Muskies had a .500 weekend, taking a loss on home ice but leaving with a win during a road game. On ...

Stayner moves into first place in PJHL standings

There were no happy faces in the Alliston Hornets line-up when they left the ice after Friday night’s game against the Stayner Siskins. The Siskins ...