September 2014 Archive

Spenser’s Kids: helping underprivileged kids play hockey

By Tabitha Wells – Local communities in Dufferin County were shattered last March at the news of six-year-old Spenser McFadyen’s tragic death in a car ...

Shelburne Mayor Ed Crewson yields to untested newcomer

At 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Ed Crewson, the highly popular Mayor of Shelburne and longest-serving member of Dufferin County Council, withdrew his candidacy from the ...

Coming: a plethora of local events this weekend

By Tabitha Wells -It seems as life goes back to normal for students and parents, so does the rest of the world. The next few ...

Are we really any safer today?

IF THERE IS ANY AREA in which the current federal Conservatives have policies that differentiate them from the Progressive Conservative governments of John Diefenbaker, Joe ...

UG schools faring better in Math than literacy – EQAO

Grade 9 mathematics students in the Upper Grand District School Board outperform many of their peers across the province, according to test results released by ...

‘Text stops’: they’d save many lives

CURRENTLY, THE ONLY MEASURE the Ontario government plans to combat distracted driving is a huge increase in penalties – including $1,000 fines and three demerit ...

Flyers host St. Michaels on Sat.

The Orangeville Jr. A Flyers will be looking for their second win of the season when they host St. Michaels at the Alder Street arena ...

D-P Catholic students outpacing UG students in EQAO results

Students at Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools out-performed their colleagues in the Upper Grand public schools in the most recent Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO) assessments ...

Lieutenant-Governor strove to ‘change the conversation’

By Brock Weir – As Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, David Onley wanted to spark a discussion when he came to Queen’s Park, serving as the Queen’s ...

Highway 410 to expand to 10 lanes

The Ontario Transportation ministry has announced plans to widen 12 kilometres of Highway 410 south of Queen Street in Brampton that currently experience daily gridlocks. ...

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