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OPP expected to take over policing in Orangeville by October

By Mike Baker The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) expects to be in a position to take over policing services in Orangeville by Oct. 1.  In a report delivered to Council on Monday (Jan. 13), Orangeville CAO Ed Brennan noted town ...

Town hiring a consultant to take ‘holistic look’ at Riddell Road

By Mike Baker Orangeville Council has directed Town staff to hire a consultant to provide a thorough review and analysis over the potential impacts installing ...

Conservative leadership elections opened on Monday, with rules set

By Mike Baker The Conservative Party of Canada officially opened its 2020 Leadership election on Monday (January 13), giving candidates until the end of February ...

Thousands without power as ice storm rips through Dufferin County

By Mike Baker Much of Dufferin County found itself under a thick sheet of ice over the weekend after the community was hit by a ...

LOCAL LANDMARK SAVED: A quick response by the Orangeville Fire Department helped mitigate damage when a small fire broke out in the kitchen area of the Mono Cliffs Inn on Friday, January 10. The Fire Department quickly had the fire under control and saved the main dining room from being damaged. Reports on scene said the fire appears to have started behind a wall and may have been electrical in nature.

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Sharyn Ayliffe to take over GM position at Theatre Orangeville

By Constance Scrafield Sharyn Ayliffe will be the new General Manager for Theatre Orangeville, beginning in March, 2020.  “We had over 50 applicants in answer ...

New organization ‘Branching Out’ to help people in our community

By Constance Scrafield Only into its second month of operation, Branching Out Support Services, based at 5 First Street,  is already making itself known within ...

Taking over and continuing to build a successful business

By Constance Scrafield When the job you took very early on turns out to be the job you love, then, when life hands the business ...

OMT’s ‘Mamma Mia’ regularly scheduled shows sell out, matinee added

By Constance Scrafield “What a great show this is,” exclaimed Bailey Mills, starring as Donna in Orangeville Music Theatre’s (OMT) production of Mamma Mia, running ...

Learning opportunities for local small business owners

The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC) is pleased to launch its winter/spring series of business development workshops and events.  These excellent learning ...

The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears junior team hosts the Bishop Macdonell Celtics from Guelph in the gym at ODSS on Tuesday, January 7. The Bears left he court with a 75 – 37 win. The ODDS juniors are leading the District 10 standings with a 9 -1 record.

The Shelburne Wolves Peewee Rep team won the Regional Silver Stick Tournament in Karcardine. The final game was played on Monday, December 30. The Wolves went 5 - 0 in the tournament. Team members, Mason Burke, Jackson Davis, Tyson Galbraith, Robbie Harris, Hunter Lester, Ben Moylan, Mikey Niedzweicki, Austin Nolet, Logan Peters, Ayrton Pomeroy, Lauren Smith, Owen Stinson, Erik Thalenhorst, head coach Paul Smith, coaches, Mike Moylan, Yens Thalenhorst, Chris Pomeroy, trainer Robb Stinson, and managers Lisa Smith and Amanda Gailbrath, brought the winning banner to home ice at the Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex on Friday, January 3.

Sports

Westside Thunder hosts District 4 girl’s tournament

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Secondary School Thunder girl’s hockey team hosted a District 4 tournament on Thursday, January 9. The district girl’s hockey season ...

Westside juniors in second place in District 4

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Secondary School Thunder junior boys basketball team have a solid second place in the District 4 standings after a win ...

Bears shut-out Guelph in District 4 /10 game

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears added another two points to their season with  a 5 – 0 win over Guelph Collegiate ...