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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Headwaters Health Care Centre, one patient & seven staff contract virus

By Mike Baker There has been a confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 at Headwaters Health Care Centre. The local hospital, in conjuncture with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH), issued a release to media on Tuesday evening (March 31) confirming that one patient ...

Mayor Brown hosts teleconference on COVID-19 initiatives

By Mike Baker Local leaders from all levels of government participated in a special teleconference discussion on Monday (March 30) in an attempt to keep ...

Two staff at Dufferin Oaks care home test positive for COVID-19

By Mike Baker A pair of staff members from Dufferin Oaks long-term care home in Shelburne have tested positive for COVID-19.  News first broke on ...

Orangeville Council approves new emergency relief measures for locals

By Mike Baker Orangeville Council has moved to implement a collection of emergency relief initiatives to assist local residents and business owners during the COVID-19 ...

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: The Town of Orangeville has officially shutdown all municipal playgrounds in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Orangeville Police will be patrolling various locations across the municipality to ensure the public is abiding by the closures.

Community News

11th Orangeville Rotary Ribfest shelved until 2021 due to ongoing pandemic

By Mike Baker It’s going to be a disappointing summer for local BBQ enthusiasts, the Orangeville Rotary Club having confirmed on Sunday (March 29) that ...

New social media group seeking change in face of crisis

By Mike Baker Sometimes all it takes is a single spark to inspire a whole lot of good in a community.  That’s exactly what happened ...

New Theatre Orangeville GM Sharyn Ayliffe is ‘super well supported’

By Constance Scrafield This was an interview with Sharyn Ayliffe, newly appointed General Manager of Theatre Orangeville; Bernadette Hardaker, retiring General Manger and David Nairn, ...

Orangeville’s popular Blues & Jazz festival postponed due to COVID-19

By Mike Baker The show must not go on, say the organizers of one of Orangeville’s premier tourist events.  In response to the “unprecedented” COVID-19 ...

More than 1,000 visits to COVID-19 Assessment Centre in first week

By Mike Baker More than 1,000 individuals have visited the new drive-thru COVID-19 assessment clinic at Headwaters Health Care Centre since it was opened last ...

Local church ‘goes online’ in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

By Constance Scrafield “In this little community here, everybody is so locked down: we’re all saying, ‘This is what we have to do – so, ...

Island Lake trails closed to public

By Brian Lockhart Last weekend, there were still some activities you could enjoy among all the closures of leisure outlets around the country. At Island ...

New digs, more opportunity for Aardvark Music students

By Brian Lockhart Moving to a new location on Broadway in Orangeville means more practice rooms for music students at Aardvark Music and Culture. The ...

Plan ahead when looking to buy real estate in Dufferin County

By Brian Lockhart The real estate market is always on the move. Through boom times and recessions, someone is always buying or selling a home ...

Almost one million Canadians petition for rent & mortgage freeze

By Alyssa Parkhill When campaigners at Leadnow started a petition due to the high volume of renters concerned about not being able to pay rent ...

IN AN ORDERLY FASHION: Many stores around Orangeville who are still open during the COVID-19 crisis have started to implement capacity limits. Pictured above, local residents wait in a line outside of No Frills, with the store abiding by new recommendations limiting the number of customers to 50 at one time.

With most sporting activities currently postpone, many local youth are making their own fun with what’s available. The Orangeville skate park is still active and the outdoor activity requires no contact between skate and bike enthusiasts. Ethan Betts, Cooper LePage, and Darren Beckett, keep active on Friday, March 20, during March break fun.

Sports

Sports leagues awaiting green light amidst COVID-19 crisis

By Brian Lockhart This may become the summer of limited sports activities, or maybe the year there was no sports at all. With the original ...

Lead pro hoping to kick off junior program at Shelburne Golf & Country Club on May 1

By Brian Lockhart “You could be playing the course right now,” said Sam Young, head pro at the Shelburne Golf and Country Club. “The golf ...