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OPP officer recognized for community involvement effort through local run

By Brian Lockhart A local Ontario Provincial Police Officer has been honoured for his community involvement and dedication to helping youth choose the right path in life. OPP Detective Sergeant, Steve Coburn, has been awarded the 2020 IODE Police Community ...

Council discusses new Parks & Recreation Master Plan

By Mike Baker Orangeville Council went to great lengths not to endorse its new Parks and Recreation Master Plan on Monday evening (July 27), despite ...

Province provides funding to battle hate-crimes in Ontario

By Alyssa Parkhill The provincial government is taking significant steps to support the prevention of hate-motivated crimes in communities across Ontario. Last Wednesday (July 22), ...

Mono Council gets complaints concerning proposed brewery

By Peter Richardson Council and residents of Mono had their first in-depth look at the proposed Microbrewery at 388113 Mono Centre Road, when Jamie Robison, ...

MUCH NEEDED RESTORATION: The County of Dufferin Courthouse is surrounded by scaffolding and a large green tarp as work on the building’s six chimneys gets underway. The building is receiving an exterior restoration. Crews are currently completing brick work and other necessary restoration tasks on the building. According to a County report, work is expected to be finished in the fall.

Community News

Local food bank receives $2,500 from Orangeville Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

By Mike Baker Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown recently presented a cheque for $2,500 to the Orangeville Food Bank, handing over funds raised through the annual ...

No alcohol, no railway relegated Whittington to history

By Brian Lockhart One thing is for sure, early residents of the region sure enjoyed a drink. In fact a law banning the sale of ...

Nominate your favourite artists with Art & Culture Awards looming

By Constance Scrafield As a new councillor, Lisa Post has had an interesting time of it in these last few months with her involvement in ...

The Mom Market Orangeville to hold inaugural event at HVR

By Brian Lockhart It started out as a way for new moms to stay connected and keep their business enterprises viable. However, the Mom Market ...

Dufferin County set to host community information session for tourism plan

By Paula Brown Dufferin County will be hosting a community information session for its Tourism Strategy and Action Plan on Aug. 11.  The public session ...

Business community, OBIA oppose downtown bus terminal

By Mike Baker A collection of Orangeville business owners, as well as the organization charged with looking after the downtown core, have criticized a recent ...

COVID-19 outbreak claims 15 lives at hard-hit Shelburne Residence Retirement & Nursing Home

By Mike Baker Top brass at Shelburne Residence Retirement and Nursing Home say staff at the facility are doing all they can to protect its ...

Orangeville pair busted for possession of illegal substances during drug raid

By Mike Baker Orangeville Police have arrested two Orangeville residents in connection with an ongoing illicit drug investigation in the community.  Last Friday (May 1), ...

Local Horticultural Society celebrates its 50th anniversary

By Brian Lockhart They are dedicated to beautifying the town and the results of their passion and dedication can be seen at 10 different gardens ...

Orangeville senior ‘paints to inspire’ during trying times

By Brian Lockhart The painting depicts a child looking toward the sun with his back to the viewer, a teddy bear in his arms. A ...

NEW DIGS: Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones (third from right) joined staff and volunteers from the Orangeville Food Bank on Monday as the local organization celebrated  the grand opening of its new facility, located on Commerce Road. This marks the first time the Food Bank has owned its own facility in Orangeville since its launch back in 1992. The new site is approximately twice the size of the old location, just over the street on Centennial Road.

Local speedster, Ryder White, had another successful weekend on the track at Sauble Speedway on July 18. In his first feature race Ryder led for several laps before dropping back and finishing in third place. In his second feature, Ryder started in the number six spot in the line-up and moved up to finish in second place. The weekend was capped off with car show parade and motorcycle night on the main drag of Sauble Beach.

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the lesson

I want to thank Brian Lockhart for his important Opinion column in defense of ‘Local History’ (Citizen, July 23/20), which speaks to the apparent devaluation ...

Sports

Thrills and spills at the Rotary Skateboard and BMX Park

By Brian Lockhart It’s a hot July day with the sun beating down on the hard cement surface that creates the ramps and jumps at ...

Outlaws training starts next week

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Outlaws Football Club will start their training sessions next week with a limited number of players allowed on the field. ...