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Annual Toys for Tots program helps make Christmas brighter

By Brian Lockhart Not every child will wake up on Christmas morning to find a present under the tree and stocking hanging over a fire place. That’s why the annual Toys for Tots toy drive is so important to bring ...

Alder Pool project cost rises to $6.1 million

By Sam Odrowski The cost of replacing the pool liners at the Alder Street Recreation Centre just got more expensive. Back in July of this ...

Salvation Army launches annual kettle campaign in Orangeville

By Brian Lockhart You see them every holiday season at local malls and stores. They are the people from the Salvation Army New Hope Church ...

Province invests $3.2 million in local manufacturers

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Ontario government is helping boost the regional economy with investments into two Orangeville manufacturers. Last Thursday (Nov. ...

Net tax levy at 0.83% following draft budget meeting

By Peter Richardson Orangeville Council got their first look at the 2022 draft budget on Monday (Nov. 29). The net tax levy currently sits at ...

Headwaters Hospital confirms unauthorized access in suspicious email activity

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) has confirmed the cause of suspicious email activity that led to the shutdown ...

END GENDER BASED VIOLENCE: A proclamation in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which took place Nov. 25, was read by Mayor Sandy Brown (centre) on the day and brief remarks were offered by Family Transition Place Executive Director Norah Kennedy (left) and Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones (right) in front of Town Hall. Nov. 25 marked the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. For the first time ever, a “Wrapped in Courage” flag-raising ceremony was held at Orangeville Town Hall. The message is that this community is not immune to gender-based violence and we need to work together to build awareness to end the cycle.

TRY YOUR LUCK: Ricki Schede shows off the five Art Supplies Boxes she’s raffling off in a free draw, sponsored by Maggiolly Art Store. Come down to the art store, located at 158 Broadway, and fill in a draw ticket. The winners will be drawn on Dec. 18, at 12:00 p.m.

The Orangeville Tigers U15 B team take on the Collingwood Lightning at Tony Rose area in Orangeville on Sunday, November 28. It was some fast and furious hockey with both teams playing a solid game on the ice.

Community News

First Annual Winterfest coming to Sweet Pea’s Farm

By Sam Odrowski Sweet Pea’s Farm in Amaranth is holding their very first Winterfest. Kicking off this Friday (Dec. 3) and happening every Friday to ...

Senior’s Santa Christmas Stockings Program returns

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Dufferin County based organization is working to bring some Christmas magic to local seniors this holiday season. ...

Dufferin Community Foundation reaches $1 million milestone

By Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Dufferin Community Foundation has reached the $1 million milestone following generous donations from two Dufferin County families. The ...

Christmas market on December 4 in Mono Mills has something for everyone

By Rob Paul On Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trillium United on 60 Richmond Street the Mono Mills Christmas Market ...

Local animal sanctuary holding holiday market Sunday

By Sam Odrowski The Glo Farm Sanctuary is holding a Holiday Market this Sunday (Dec. 5), featuring a variety of seasonal gifts. The farm, which ...

Sharyn Ayliffe talks about theatre in these times

By Constance Scrafield Theatre Orangeville’s General Manager, Sharyn Ayliffe, took some time to talk to the Citizen about how the theatre has grown and the ...

Achill Choral Society presenting ‘Comfort and Joy’

By Constance Scrafield Shawn Grenke, Artistic Director and conductor to the Achill Choral Society is a busy person. He is currently doing his PhD (Doctorate ...

Victory House taking “Victory Lap” this holiday season

By Rob Paul With the holiday season in full swing, and Christmas just a month away, people are beginning to put up their lights and ...

Mono Council discusses supportive housing, Public Works budget, church funding

By Peter Richardson Mono Council met Tuesday to discuss several matters of interest or concern in Mono, beginning with the conversion of the Maple Inn, ...

Sports

Muskies deliver win over Seaforth on home ice

By Brian Lockhart The Shelburne Muskies split the weekend taking a loss in a road game but returning to upset the first place Seaforth Centenaires ...

Tigers’ Sweetheart Tournament already filled for January competition

By Brian Lockhart With hockey starting to get back to a regular schedule across the province, it has also allowed for tournament play to get ...

Two points separate top teams in Carruthers Division of the PJHL

By Brian Lockhart With eight divisions and 59 teams spread out across western Ontario, the Provincial Junior Hockey League is battling it out in small ...

First Shift program outfits kids for hockey at nominal price

By Brian Lockhart Having a child express an interest in playing hockey may provide years of activity and fun, or it might just end up ...

ODSS athletes excel at District 10 cross-country event

By Brian Lockhart The Orangeville District Secondary School boys cross-country team turned out a stellar performance when they travelled to Centennial Collegiate in Guelph on ...

Muskies give up home ice loss to Winterhawks

By Brian Lockhart The Shelburne Muskies are now .500 for the season after dropping Saturday’s (Oct. 30) home game to the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks. The ...

Stayner takes over top spot in Junior C loop

By Brian Lockhart Small town junior hockey in Ontario is seeing some new front runners this year as the season has progressed to the ten-game ...

Westside varsity soccer team captures District 4 championship

By Brian Lockhart The Westside Secondary School Thunder boys varsity soccer team are the District 4 champions after a 5 – 0 win over the ...

Orangeville Tigers planning for this year’s tournaments

By Brian Lockhart Throughout the pandemic, the Orangeville Girl’s Hockey Association has worked hard to keep as many hockey programs available for members as possible ...

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