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Council sees a new Fire Hall, more firefighters as a top priority

By Mike Pickford “When one door closes another one opens.” A famous quote spoken by renowned 19th Century scientist, inventor and engineer Alexander Graham Bell, but it’s one that several members of Orangeville  Council are attempting to put into practice ...

THE CANADIAN REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION this week announced that home sales in June declined to a seven-year low, down 11.4 percent from this time last year. An Orangeville realtor says the drop off is a direct result of the provincial government announcing earlier this year that they would be taking measures to try and slow down the market in Toronto.

Orangeville housing market still strong says local realtor

By Mike Pickford While a much-documented drop in the national housing market in recent months has left potential investors across the province in a frenzy, ...

Orangeville Town Council rejects motion seeking data on downtown police patrols

By Mike Pickford The Orangeville Police Service (OPS) was once again at the forefront of a Monday night council meeting this week, with some councillors ...

Tilson pleased with Trudeau’s selection of next Governor General

By Bill Rea It’s somewhat unusual, but Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson is praising Prime Ministrer Justin Trudeau. Mr. Tilson says he was pleased with last week’s ...

8TH ANNUAL ORANGEVILLE ROTARY RIBFEST: More than 20,000 people flocked to the Alder Recreation Centre this past weekend as the Rotary Club of Orangeville hosted its 8th Annual Rotary Ribfest. Six award-winning ribbers from across Ontario were on hand to serve up thousands of tasty, fall off the bone ribs for eager attendees. Boss Hogs was named People’s Choice Best Ribber, while Billy Bones BBQ (pictured above) took home the prize for Judges’ Choice Best Ribs. Gator BBQ was recognized  for Best Sauce by the panel of eight local celebrity judges.

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The 8th Annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest took over Alder Street this past weekend. The event recorded mpre than 20,000 visitors over the course of the three days.

20,000 take in 8th Annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest

By Mike Pickford You can put it in the books. Another Orangeville Rotary Ribfest has come and gone and organizers couldn’t be happier with how ...

ORANGEVILLE’S FAMILY TRANSITION PLACE will welcome Timea Nagy, a survivor of human trafficking, to speak at its flagship fundraiser, the 4th Annual The Hope Project, taking place at Hockley Valley Resort on September 29. Early bird tickets are on sale now.

Human trafficking survivor to speak at The Hope Project

By Mike Pickford A brave survivor of a Toronto human trafficking ring has been named as the headline speaker for The Hope Project, Family Transition ...

THEATRE ORANGEVILLE’S YOUNG COMPANY returns for another year this summer, This year the group will be challenged to appear in both a musical and a drama on stage, with performances of Les Miserables and Peter Pan penciled in over the coming weeks.

Theatre Orangeville’s Young Company back with Les Miserables, Peter Pan

By Constance Scrafield To every intent and purpose, Theatre Orangeville’s Young Company productions during the summer season are professionally produced. The difference is that the ...

Town Council approves new Strategic Action Plan

By Mike Pickford A new plan that calls on Orangeville’s elected officials to ensure they are using municipal resources responsibly and remain accountable to citizens ...

Magna International looking for Canada’s next superstar

By Brock Weir Just one year ago, Mac Shepherd was simply going through his paces as a high school student in Keswick, but those 12 ...

‘Rotaryfest’ this weekend at Caledon East complex

By Bill Rea If you missed Orangeville’s eighth Rotary Ribfest last weekend or would like to sample another such event, Caledon East is the spot ...

THEATRE ORANGEVILLE’S YOUNG COMPANY returns for another year this summer, This year the group will be challenged to appear in both a musical and a drama on stage, with performances of Les Miserables and Peter Pan penciled in over the coming weeks.

   

Orangeville Outlaws Bantam tackle, Joey Santarossa, flattens a Guelph Gryphons player during the second half of Sunday’s (July 16) game at Westside Secondary School in Orangeville. The Outlaws stepped it up in the second half to close the score gap but had to settle for a 47-36 loss.

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Orangeville Outlaws Bantam tackle, Joey Santarossa, flattens a Guelph Gryphons player during the second half of Sunday’s (July 16) game at Westside Secondary School in Orangeville. The Outlaws stepped it up in the second half to close the score gap but had to settle for a 47-36 loss.

Outlaws’ Bantams get ready for playoffs

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Outlaws Bantam team put in a good effort during Sunday’s (July 16) game against the Guelph Gryphons but they couldn’t ...

Orangeville Giants catcher, Drew Huerter, looks for the throw as a New Lowell Knights player crosses the plate during the seventh inning of Sunday’s (July 16) NDBL game in Orangeville. It was a low scoring game with New Lowell getting the edge and taking a 3-1 win.

Giants hit but can’t score in weekend game

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Giants have dropped to fifth place in the North Dufferin Baseball League senior standings after going into a bit of ...

The Orangeville Junior B Northmen host the Windsor Clippers at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville on Thursday, July 13. The Northmen wrapped up the series and will now go on to face the Six Nations Rebels in the West division final.

Jr. B Northmen going to West Division final

By Brian Lockhart The Junior B Northman will advance to the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League West Divison final after winning their best-of-five semi-final series ...