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Orangeville council unanimously rescinds mandatory vaccine policy

The Town of Orangeville’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for staff, contractors and vendors, which includes firefighters, is no longer in effect. Council voted unanimously to revoke the vaccine mandate during a packed meeting on Monday (Jan. 23) and revoked the ...

Council tags Orangeville ratepayers with a 2.35% tax increase for 2023

By JAMES MATTHEWS, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER We’re all in this together. That’s how, during the second to last budget council meeting Jan. 17, Ray ...

Orangeville launches fare-free transit with ribbon cutting

By Peter Richardson Earlier this week, residents saw the official launch of free transit in Orangeville.  Despite the initiative being in progress since Jan. 2, ...

General News

Building of new homes in Shelburne to pause under Bill 23 as funding for wastewater plant gets slashed

By Paula Brown  Shelburne council is delaying the tendering and construction of a new Wastewater Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) as they navigate financial constraints related ...

Father son duo bringing comedy show to Fire and Festival

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A father and son duo from the Shelburne community have teamed up to bring a highly anticipated new ...

Dufferin County Warden appointed as vice-chair of Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Dufferin County Warden Wade Mills has been appointed as vice-chair of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC).  Mills ...

Business as usual for Credit Valley Conservation’s 2023 budget

By JAMES MATTHEWS, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER The Credit Valley Conservation Authority came up with a business-as-usual budget for 2023. Quentin Hanchard, the CVC’s CAO, ...

Police Associations join forces to confront violence

By Brian Lockhart It has been a devastating few months for police in Ontario and across the country. Last October, South Simcoe police constables Devon ...

Town offers free Aquatic Leadership Certification programs

By Brian Lockhart Orangeville Recreation is making it easier to become a lifeguard or swimming instructor with the introduction of free aquatic leadership certification training ...

Town of Orangeville appoints new general manager of community services

By Brian Lockhart The Town of Orangeville has appointed Heather Savage as the general manager of Community Services, effective Feb. 6, 2023. Ms. Savage has ...

Orangeville Public Library celebrates Family Literacy Day

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville Public Library will celebrate Family Literacy Day with special guests on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Alder Street branch of ...

Black History Month celebration set for return with in-person event

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Dufferin County Canadian Black Association (DCCBA) and the Museum of Dufferin (MoD) are partnering to host a live ...

Island Lake to host ‘Ignite the Night’ tours after dark

By Brian LockhartYou can experience the bright side of winter as Credit Valley Conservation hosts Ignite the Night at Island Lake and Terra Cotta Conservation ...

Sports

Westside basketball teams finishing strong in the regular season

By Brian Lockhart Both of the Westside Secondary School Thunder boys’ basketball teams are doing well this season with both teams holding on to second ...

Orangeville Bears hockey team looking good with one game to go

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boy’s hockey team is in third place in the District standings with one game left on ...

ODSS Bears boy’s hockey team one point out of first place

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boy’s hockey team is just one point behind John F. Ross in the District standings. The ...

Mayock named flag bearer for FISU games in Lake Placid

By Brian Lockhart Local athlete and cross-country skier, Alex Maycock, was named flag bearer and carried the maple leaf during the opening ceremonies of the ...

Orangeville District Secondary School boys’ hockey team moves into second place

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boy’s hockey team has moved into second place in the District standings with a 7-5 win ...

Orangeville Flyers U18 raise funds for Hockey Fights Cancer

By Brian Lockhart The players on the Orangeville Flyers U18A hockey team decided to take their sport to another level by contributing both on the ...

Westside boys’ basketball teams having a good season

By Brian Lockhart Westside basketball teams are doing well this season with both junior and senior division teams in second place in District 4 standings. ...

U9 hockey players prepare for transition to full ice

By Brian Lockhart As young hockey players progress through the season, they have been playing with modified ice programming. U9-level players who began the season ...

ODSS Bears move into second place in District 4/10 standings

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boys’ hockey team has moved into second place in the District 4 /10 standings after a ...

ODSS Bears boys basketball teams in early season battle

By Brian Lockhart It’s still early in the season and the Orangeville District Secondary School Bears boys’ basketball teams are battling hard to work their ...

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