October 2016 Archive

Wanted: public transit solutions

SENIOR LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT have always purported to be supportive of the forms of public transit they regulate, be it airlines, passenger trains, inter-city buses ...

The Gong Show is back

To get a sense of the insanity of the last two Presidential debates south of the border in the good old US of A, you ...

Time to compromise?

ORANGEVILLE COUNCIL will begin its budget deliberations next week, and there’s good reason to suspect that they won’t be as fractious and interminable as those ...

Town council votes to remove limit on fire-burning permits

Orangeville council Monday night revisited the recently passed bylaw regulating open air burning and opted to remove a provision limiting issuance of permits to one ...

Dufferin paramedic chief ‘clarifies’ CTV’s damaging W5 report

A recent report on Canada’s Paramedic Services by the CTV program W5 with investigative reporter Kevin Newman may have damaged citizens’ confidence in the emergency ...

Ontario SPCA launches new online tool to create healthier shelter environment

The Ontario SPCA has launched a new online resource to equip animal shelter staff, volunteers and veterinary care providers with information and tips to make ...

Wear purple for Child Abuse Prevention Month

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month and members of Dufferin Children and Family Services (DCAFS) are wearing purple and putting flags on their front lawn ...

Town’s first budget draft could mean no tax hike

At its meeting Monday night, Orangeville Council was given a preliminary look at what the 2017 budget could look like. Town Treasurer Mark Villeneuve presented ...

Introducing Mike Pickford, news editor

There’s a new face at the Orangeville Citizen. Mike Pickford, who started as news editor this week, has a strong background in community news. He ...

Police investigate graffiti in the area

Orangeville Police are investigating graffiti spray-painted on walls of buildings and the skate-park area of Rotary Park on Second Avenue in recent days. On Tuesday, ...

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