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No injuries reported in East Garafraxa farmhouse fire

By Sam Odrowski Dufferin OPP officers attended a structure fire in East Garafraxa over the weekend. Dufferin OPP along with Grand Valley Fire, and Erin Fire attended a farmhouse on the 11th Line in East Garafraxa on Sunday (Feb. 18), at ...

Executive director of Family Transition Place announces resignation

By Sam Odrowski After serving as the executive director of Family Transition Place for over 15 years, long-time advocate for victims of domestic violence, Norah ...

CRY NOT spreading awareness about human trafficking in Dufferin and Caledon

By Zachary Roman, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A local group of volunteers is working hard to spread awareness about human trafficking. National Human Trafficking Awareness ...

County Council approves increase in vacation days for staff

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Dufferin County Council has approved an increase in the number of vacation days for county staff as they ...

General News

Multicultural group requests funding from County to help promotion

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  The Dufferin County Multicultural Foundation is requesting support from the County of Dufferin in promoting their organization and ...

Local developer donates $500,000 to help sustain Markdale Hospital

By Sam Odrowski While health care is free in Canada, hospitals still have to fundraise 10 per cent of their budgets. They’re left purchasing furniture, ...

Short-term rentals are commercial properties, says Mono mayor

By JAMES MATTHEWS, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITATIVE REPORTER Mono may soon get a piece of the short-term rental segment of the tourism industry. A line item ...

Mono entrenches its stand against light pollution

By JAMES MATTHEWS, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Mono council is taking steps against light pollution. Councillor Elaine Capes introduced a motion during council’s meeting on ...

Booths still available as Orangeville Lions prepare for 25th Annual Home and Garden Show 

By Sam Odrowski As the days get longer, weather gets better, and winter comes to a close, there’s no better time to start thinking about ...

Orangeville celebrates Heritage Week, invites public to learn about town’s history

By Sam Odrowski Long before Orangeville was designated a town in 1874, it has carried a rich heritage, admired by many. To recognize the town’s ...

Former Orangeville Mayor, Dufferin County Warden hired as Erin CAO

The Town of Erin has hired former Orangeville mayor and Dufferin County warden Rob Adams as the town’s new CAO. The selection was announced in ...

Sports

Orangeville District Secondary School Bears compete in District 10 playoffs

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boy’s basketball teams ended the season in the quarter-final games of the District 10 playoffs on ...

Frozen lake, cold weather makes for successful ice fishing derby

By Brian Lockhart There were seven inches of ice and plenty of pike looking for something to eat at the Island Lake Conservation Area during ...

Westside girl’s hockey team to play one final tournament day

By Brian Lockhart The District 4 girl’s hockey season has one final tournament day before heading into the playoffs. A final tournament was held on ...

ODSS Bears boy’s hockey team finish in third place

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boy’s hockey team finished the District 4/10 regular season in third place with an 8-4 record. ...

Successful tournament season for Orangeville Tigers hockey

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Tigers are having a successful season hosting several tournaments this year. The 44th annual Sweetheart Tournament took place during the ...

Island Lake Ice Fishing Derby challenges cold weather anglers

By Brian Lockhart Some people like to fish on a warm summer day. Others prefer the challenge of trekking over a frozen lake, drilling a ...

Westside junior boys’ basketball team positioned well for playoffs 

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Secondary School Thunder junior boys’ basketball team is in third place in the District 4 standings with one game left ...

Mono Nordic Ski Club hosts annual race with 120 competitors

By Brian Lockhart It was touch and go for this year’s annual Mono Nordic Ski Club race when mild temperatures started melting all the snow. ...

ODSS Bears in good position for District playoffs

By Brian Lockhart With one game left on the regular season schedule, the Orangeville District Secondary School Scarlett Bears boys’ hockey team is in a ...

Wear the proper equipment when playing hockey: OMHA

By Brian Lockhart Hockey is an inherently dangerous sport. With sharp skates, a flying puck, and swinging sticks, there is always a risk of injury. ...

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