June 2017 Archive

Broadway’s public piano gets a stay from Town Council

By Mike Pickford One local merchant is happy to see common sense prevail after Town Council dealt with a dispute between his store and the ...

ST. ANDREW SCHOOL in Orangeville will say goodbye to three special individuals this year as Principal Dan LaCute (middle) and teachers Gail Ditchburn (left) and Miriam VanLeeuwen (right) get set to retire.

St. Andrew Elementary losing “special” educators

By Mike Pickford Almost 100-years of teaching experience will walk through the doors of St. Andrew Elementary School in Orangeville for the last time on ...

Nancy Stallmach with the quilt outside Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin’s office. The organization merged in 1996, and helps mentor youths in the County. Yearly, they self-fund $160’000, by raising money through annual events, like bowling and golf tournaments.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin set for a busy summer

By Jasen Obermeyer With summer vacation around the corner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin, an organization that matches children with a caring adult mentor, ...

Students, parents, Lord Dufferin Centre staff, and residences celebrating the unveiling of Island Lake Public School’s Grandpals Gala. The project saw the school’s grade four and five students interacting with residences of the centre, learning not only about their lives, but life in general, from the Great Depression and the Second World War. The project is designed to get kids active in the community and bridge generational gaps.

Island Lake Public School hosts Grandpals Gala at Lord Dufferin Centre

By Jasen Obermeyer Island Lake Public School unveiled their Grandpals Gala Project at Lord Dufferin Centre (LDC) Tuesday, celebrating an 11-week project that saw student’s ...

Canada 150 celebrations throughout the community

By Mike Pickford The biggest party of the summer is almost upon us as Canadians far and wide prepare to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday ...

SEVERAL AREAS in Orangeville found itself under water on Friday (June 23) as a relentless thunderstorm drenched the community. Above, a municipal truck drives through the water on Town Line to inspect the road’s manhole covers.

Freak thunderstorm sparks “100-year” flood in Orangeville

By Mike Pickford In what has been described as a “100-year flood” by Orangeville’s mayor, dozens of local residents have been left reeling after heavy ...

Town’s decision to preserve OPS criticized at council, Monday

By Mike Pickford The debate surrounding community policing in Orangeville reared its head again Monday night with four members of Council coming in for heavy ...

Court upholds dismissal of waste firm’s $3.5m lawsuit against Town

By Tom Claridge In a unanimous decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a trial judge’s dismissal of a $3.5-million lawsuit alleging a breach ...

Neil Orford (bottom centre) with students of this year’s Digital Historian Project. Students, teachers, and parents celebrated the program’s graduation at the DCMA. The project sees students working at the museum researching local veterans, and throughout the program’s time, students have visited Juno Beach Centre, Vimy Ridge, and Flanders Fields. Orford, who spearheaded the project’s creation, is retiring at the end of the school year.

Digital Historian Project students celebrate program’s grad

By Jasen Obermeyer Students of Upper Grand District School Board’s Digital Historian Project (DHP) celebrated their graduation from the program at Dufferin County Museum and ...

Motion Mazda will celebrate its 7th anniversary in Orangeville this Saturday with a customer appreciation barbecue from noon until 2 p.m.

Motion Mazda celebrating seventh anniversary

By Brian Lockhart At Motion Mazda in Orangeville they take pride in the fact that they don’t have a dedicated luxury line of cars. “The ...

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