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Emergency services provide life saving CPR training to public

By Brian Lockhart It is a skill you learn that you hope you may never have to use, however if the need arises, knowing how to perform CPR may save the life of someone you know. The County of Dufferin ...

Local senior engaged in battle with car insurer, provincial government

By Mike Baker An elderly Dufferin County resident is currently fighting on two fronts after launching a lawsuit against a national insurance provider and calling ...

Dufferin County budget includes 1.9 percent tax hike for 2019

By James Matthews Dufferin County’s council tried their best to show residents the love on Valentine’s Day. County council whittled a proposed 6.9 per cent ...

Autism organization ‘concerned’ at Ford government’s overhaul plan

By Mike Baker The organization tasked with representing thousands of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Ontario has admitted to being “concerned” with the ...

WINTER FUN: Lynnett, Jeff, Ryan, and Kayla Millma, and Liam Rafuse, enjoy the bright sunshine on the lake during the Island Lake Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 16. The Derby ran for ten days and offered a chance to win prizes for the biggest catch.

Community News

Soup Sisters to bring ‘The Big Stir’ to town next month

By Mike Baker On the eve of its third anniversary in Dufferin County, Soup Sisters & Broth Brothers is preparing to bring an event unlike ...

‘Exciting things’ ahead for Dufferin indigenous group

By Mike Baker The Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle (DCCRC) is preparing to celebrate its fifth anniversary in style later this year. The local indigenous ...

Leisa Way’s ‘Across the Pond’ wows crowds at Opera House

By Constance Scrafield “It’s easy to have a good time in Orangeville. You just buy a ticket. Go to Theatre Orangeville and see Across the ...

Island Lake Fishing Derby provides lots of mid-winter fun on the ice

By Brian Lockhart It takes more than ten inches of ice and a snow-covered lake to stop some people from enjoying their favourite sport. In ...

Absolute Catering celebrates 25 years with grand reopening at new location

By Brian Lockhart Opening a small business can be a risky venture and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep it ...

New program at Headwaters hospital aids those with hip, knee problems

By Mike Baker Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) has unveiled a new musculoskeletal central intake, assessment and management program to assist local patients suffering with ...

JST Printing – keeping the business all in the family

By Constance Scrafield It used to be called Bailie Printing after its owner, Calvin Bailie. There was a name change in 1999, to the name ...

Rotary Club adopts upcoming Feb. 25 blood donor event

The Rotary Club of Orangeville has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in need. As ...

UGDSB students immerse selves in French

Upper Grand District School Board students enrolled in Core French and French Immersion classes spent four days immersing themselves in French culture and language this ...

OUTDOOR RINK: Crews clear off the snow on the skating area at the Island Lake Conservation Area on Saturday, February 16, in preparation for the Moonlight event that ran from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Visitors were able to try snow shoes and skate on the lake surrounded by lights and a fire pit to keep warm. The event was held as part of the Family Day weekend holiday schedule at the Conservation Area.

The Elites U14 girls volleyball team travelled to Toronto to compete in the Ontario McGregor Cup on Saturday, January 19. The team went 5 – 0 for the tournament and won the gold medal. The team represents Orangeville and Dufferin County. Team members, in front, Kadie Guildharry, Amber McClure, Ella Moore, behind, coach Brenden Deics, coach Rob Spencer, Chayanne Bowden, Amber Spencer, Leah Bennington, Soleil Lloyd, Hannah Martin-Banks, Katie Andrus, Alexa Scallen, Ireland Costigan, Madison Gray, Kaylee Brown, coach Jeff Tomkins, and coach Monique Lloyd, celebrate the win.

Sports

Westside juniors end season in semi-final playoffs

By Brian Lockhart After a good season that saw them lose only two games – both to the same team – the Westside Secondary School ...

Local cross-town game will pit ODSS vs Westside

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears finished the regular season with second place in the District 4 / 10 standings after a ...

Four teams remain in Junior C loop

By Brian Lockhart There are now four teams left standing in the Carruthers Division of the Provincial Junior Hockey League after the quarter-final round eliminated ...

Muskies trailing 2-1 in series with Elora

By Brian Lockhart It was not the kind of game fans where hoping for when the Shelburne Senior Muskies hosted the Elora Rocks a the ...