February 2017 Archive

Westside swimmers savoring stellar season

The Westside Secondary School Thunder swim team is having an outstanding year of competition. There are two divisions in high school swim competition – open, ...

The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears host the Westside Secondary School Thunder at Tony Rose arena on Tuesday, February 14. The Bears came out on top in this game with a 4-1 win. The high school teams will now head into playoffs to determine the District 4 / 10 champions.

Bears boys hockey squad capture top spot in District

By Brian Lockhart The ODSS Bears boys hockey team have finished the regular season in first place in the District 4/10 standings. The team moved ...

Orangeville A’s forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson powers past a Halifax Hurricanes defender during Sunday’s (Feb. 19) NBLC game at the Athlete Institute.  The A’s came up short this time taking a 108-101 loss to the Halifax team.

A’s take double loss on home court

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville A’s took a pair of losses of the holiday long weekend. On Sunday, February 19, they hosted the Halifax Hurricanes. ...

The Westside SEcondary School Thunder boys hockey team host the Bishop Macdonell Celtics during their District 4 / 10 opening round playoff game at the Alder Street arena on Tuesday, February 21. The Thunder rallied from a three goal deficit in the third period but couldn’t fin dthe tying goal and had to settle for a 5-4 loss. The Thunder are now finished for the 2017 season.

Thunder hockey done for the season

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Secondary School Thunder boys hockey team were knocked out of the 2017 season after a 5-4 loss to the Bishop ...

The best option: stick with OPS

At the last Orangeville Council meeting, OPP made a presentation in which the long-awaited OPP costing report was provided. The report and presentation were thorough, ...

Community Living Dufferin in crisis

A recent Ontario Ombudsman Report, entitled “Nowhere to Turn”  an Investigation into the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ response to situations of crisis involving ...

Are we really enemies of the people?

By Tom Claridge WE STRONGLY SUSPECT that all politicians see the media as posing a potential threat to their ability to stay in office. But ...

The wonderful North, and a pony

By Constance Scrafield Once, a lot of years ago, I drove across Africa from Morocco to South Africa, in a Volkswagen kombi, with my then ...

More sponsors are needed

By Tom Claridge AT A TIME when the United States is closing its doors to non-Christian Syrian refugees, we Canadians are tempted to congratulate ourselves ...

Karen Brown’s specialty: bees’ wax painting

By Constance Scrafield Although Karen Brown has a degree from Guelph University as a horticulturalist, in Agronomy, her original interest was in archeology. “I realized ...

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