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Local Council votes 6-1 to disband Orangeville Police Service

By Mike Baker In an almost-unanimous vote on Monday evening (Dec. 2), Orangeville Council gave the thumbs up to a move that will lead to the Ontario Provincial Police supplanting the Orangeville Police Service (OPS).  There was an uneasy feeling ...

Dufferin County considering closing Jean Hamlyn Day Care Centre

By James Matthews Jean Hamlyn Day Care Centre patrons will learn Dec. 11 if the facility will be closed. That’s when Dufferin County’s community services ...

Local hospital appoints permanent president and CEO

By Mike Baker The Headwaters Health Care Centre Board of Directors have officially named Kim Delahunt as permanent President and CEO of the local hospital. ...

Local residents oppose new town house development on Broadway

By Mike Baker Orangeville Council has vowed to take concerns of the public into account before approving a proposed 40-unit townhouse development along Broadway, close ...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Members of the Orangeville Jr. A Northmen were on hand at Town Council on Monday (Dec. 2) evening to celebrate the team’s recent Minto Cup national championship victory with Mayor Sandy Brown, and the rest of Council. The organization is hosting a community banquet on Dec. 29 at Tony Rose Arena, with local residents invited to help celebrate the Northmen’s stellar season. Tickets for the event are $10. Council dedicated $1,000 towards the cost of the banquet on Monday.

Community News

ALAS Dufferin ‘transforming’ under new leadership

By Mike Baker Active Lives After School (ALAS) Dufferin is doing what it can to help local residents with “exceptionalities” find a sense of belonging, ...

Senior’s Santa Christmas Hampers program returning for 10th year

By Brian Lockhart Christmas may be the season for family and friends to get together, but not everyone has a family or a place to ...

Museum of Dufferin again hosting Holiday Treasures, a market place

By Constance Scrafield So lovely the see the Holiday Treasures market place again this year at the Museum of Dufferin (MoD) running now and until ...

TO’s Little Women – the Musical loved by opening night audience

By Constance Scrafield Not only did the Opening Night audience leap to its collective feet at the finale of Little Women, but as individuals, they ...

Glomalin, heart of the land, is being produced locally

By Constance Scrafield Angella Hughes explained it to us, “Glomalin is glycoprotein found in soil and without it, soil cannot support the eco-system.” This is ...

‘Plan to Save’ challenge aims to reduce food waste in DC

By Mike Baker Four local “community champions” have shared details about a successful eight-week ‘Plan to Save’ challenge initiated by the County of Dufferin.  Orangeville ...

Organizations such as the Orangeville Wolves, pictured above, participated in last weekend’s Santa Claus Parade. Hundreds of local residents lined up along First Street and Broadway to celebrate the festive season, with the Christmas period now well and truly underway in the community. 

The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears host J.F. Ross Secondary School from Guelph at Tony Rose arena on Tuesday, November 26. The Bears gave up four first period goals that did all the damage. The Bears responded in the later periods but had to settle for a 7 - 5 loss. Bears goalie, Patrick Thibault, stops an in close shot during the first period.

Sports

O-ville Tigers host women’s hockey showcase

By Brian Lockhart The seats at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville were filled with fans during an exhibition game hosted by the Orangeville Girl’s ...

Westside junior Thunder 1 – 1 to start the season

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Seconday School Thunder junior boys team are in fourth place in the District standings after taking loss on the road ...