August 2014 Archive

Few election races in sight yet in Dufferin

Although anyone seeking office in one of Dufferin’s eight municipalities has been able to file nomination papers since January 2, Orangeville is one of the ...

Ugandan artists’ crafts coming to Highland Games

By Constance Scrafield – Where there are needs, there is frequently a creative solution. So it was in Uganda, when an arts teacher, Jen, realized ...

Orangeville husband in 12th annual walk for cancer research

As the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers draws near, the time to register as a participant draws closer to a close. The ...

Mag Ruffman – the Road from Avonlea

By Constance Scrafield – Mag Ruffman played the role of Olivia Dale in the famous television series, Road to Avonlea, set in Prince Edward Island, for ...

Races under way for all Orangeville Council seats

By Tabitha Wells – On Monday afternoon, Councillor Jeremy Williams announced that he had filed his papers, and is officially running for Orangeville Mayor in ...

Cross-country walk for homeless

By Tabitha Wells – Homelessness is an incredibly important issue facing Canadians. That’s the point Jason McComb, a former Orangeville resident, is trying to drive ...

Walker benefit concert coming to Museum Aug. 30

Most musicians tend to have interesting stories to tell, and Kelly Walker, who will be performing a benefit concert for the Dufferin County Museum and ...

A Crisis of Wait Lists

Almost 3 years ago, the Government of Ontario established Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) in its attempt to streamline and improve services for developmentally disabled adults ...

A costly, but necessary, review

THE ASSOCIATION IN DEFENCE of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) has called on the federal government to conduct a systemic review of the criminal convictions that ...

DQ’s Miracle Treat Day: cool off for a good cause

It’s that time of year again, when the summer heat gets a blast of cool from Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day. The fundraiser, which is ...

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