July 2015 Archive

Consultant recommends doubling town’s professional firefighters

A consultant has recommended a doubling of the Orangeville Fire Department’s 10-member professional fire-fighting staff and construction of a new fire station and training facility. ...

6th Rotary Ribfest drew record 16,500 partiers

With lots of sunshine, only a little rain, and large crowds this past weekend, the 6th annual Orangeville Rotary Club Ribfest was a definite success. ...

Alton residents don’t want Queen Street as contractor’s haul route

Alton residents want something other than Queen Street used as a haul route for the Thomas Farm subdivision development. A delegation of residents appeared before ...

A wonderful spaghetti dinner

When you think of a small community that comes together to help one another, Grand Valley is quite a loving and caring community. After a ...

Finding Them Homes rescues dogs from James Bay Coast

While it’s commonly stated that dogs are man’s best friend, it can also be said that man is dog’s best friend. These loving, caring animals ...

‘Grow or die’ is ‘nonsense’

  Your editorial, “Planning challenges ahead” (9 July), appears to study the area between the Highway 109 bypass and Orangeville enviously. Two studies conducted in ...

Planning challenges ahead

WE NEED TO LOOK no farther than next door, to the Town of Caledon, to see the importance of planning for the years ahead. There, ...

Wanted: an alternative to impasses

SO HERE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE of July, 10 months after negotiations began toward hammering out collective agreements with Ontario’s teachers, and what has ...

6th annual Rotary Ribfest runs Friday thru Sunday

There’s nothing that says summer quite like a community event filled with great food, entertainment, and enough attractions to keep a family occupied for hours, ...

Three leaders, different strengths

WITH LESS THAN THREE MONTHS remaining before the federal election currently scheduled for October 19, it’s anyone’s guess as to the outcome. Based on recent ...

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