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FLASH FLOODING SHUTDOWN SHELBURNE'S SEWAGE PLANT LAST FRIDAY
6/28/2017 10:15:44 AM
Shelburne's Sewage Treatment Plant had to be shutdown after being flooded by Friday's (June 23) rainfall.
Contract Development Engineer Jack Tupling says there was quite a bit of water.

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POLICE SEEK PRANKSTERS WHO PUT HORSE STATUE ON TOP OF ERIN HIGH SCHOOL
6/28/2017 10:06:07 AM
OPP in Erin is looking for a group of teen boys who allegedly stole a statue and put it on top of the local high school.

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ORANGEVILLE COUNCIL SAYS COMMUNITY PIANO CAN STAY
6/28/2017 10:04:29 AM
The community piano outside Altered Native on Broadway can stay.
Orangeville council passed a motion Monday (June 26) allowing the piano to remain in front of the tattoo and piercing store and absolving the town of any legal issues with it.

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JR. B NORTHMEN TOP NORTH STARS 13-8 IN GM 3
6/28/2017 10:02:01 AM
The Jr. B Northmen are one win away from clinching their first round playoff series with Owen Sound.
Orangeville beat the North Stars 13-8 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Much of the scoring was in the first period.

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CLEAN-UP NEARLY COMPLETE IN ORANGEVILLE AFTER FRIDAY'S FLOOD
6/28/2017 9:54:58 AM
Clean up continues from last Friday's (June 23) flood.
Orangeville Mayor Jeremy Williams says public works staff are working to repair damages and should be finished within the next week. Orangeville got 105 millimetres of rain in just nine hours.

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ST. MARY'S CEMENT CAN NOT EXTRACT BELOW THE WATER TABLE AT CRAIG PIT
6/27/2017 6:44:19 PM
A win for the Town of Mono and a local recreation club.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has refused an application to extract below the water table at the Craig Pit.
The pit is located near Island Lake.
After St.

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NOMINATE A BUSINESS OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR THE 2017 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
6/27/2017 6:34:52 PM
Nominations for the 2017 Business Excellence Awards are now open.
The awards will recognize businesses in several categories including three new ones: Emerging Business Award, Association of the Year, and Innovator Award.

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SOME RESIDENTS NOT HAPPY WITH ORANGEVILLE COUNCIL'S POLICING DECISION
6/27/2017 8:45:49 AM
Some Orangeville residents are still upset with council's decision to stick with Orangeville Police Service.

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NEW PLAQUE IN SHELBURNE REMEMBERS NATASHA PATERSON
6/27/2017 8:37:15 AM
A memorial plaque dedicated to Natasha Paterson has been installed at Shelburne's Hyland Park.
It is located at the newly built 'Natasha Paterson Pavillion'.
Deputy Mayor Geoff Dunlop says it has been a long process.

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TWO FIRES NEAR ERIN THIS MORNING ARE BEING TREATED AS SUSPICIOUS
6/26/2017 4:30:17 PM
Two fires near Erin are being treated as suspicious.
Today (Mon. June 26) at around 8:15 a.m., officials responded to a structure fire on 3rd Line in Erin. It was reported that an out building was seen with some smoke coming from its roof.

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SHELBURNE COUNCILLORS WORKING TO GET ANSWERS ABOUT THE GRADING ERROR AT THE SUMMERHILL SUB-DIVISION
6/26/2017 4:26:26 PM
Shelburne council is still trying to figure out why an entire street in the Summerhill subdivision suffered a grading issue.
Houses in the area where built four inches too low, causing rain water to drain back towards residents' garages.

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DUFFERIN ORGANIZATION RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT SENIORS MONTH
6/26/2017 4:23:04 PM
June is Seniors Month.
The Dufferin Seniors Circle has been presenting at various council meetings within the County, bringing to light issues seniors commonly face.
Spokesperson Jennifer McCallum says falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors.

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LAST MINUTE DEAL PREVENTS STRIKE AT LCBO
6/26/2017 3:51:24 PM
A tentative contract agreement has been reached averting a strike by L-C-B-O workers.
The agreement was announced by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union shortly after the midnight strike deadline passed.

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A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IS IN EFFECT
6/26/2017 2:12:39 PM
A special weather statement is in effect for Orangeville and Dufferin County.
Environment Canada says there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms producing small hail and gusty winds across Southern Ontario today (Mon. June 26) into tonight.

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ORANGEVILLE TRANSIT INTRODUCES MOBILITY CARDS
6/26/2017 11:45:44 AM
Orangeville Transit has introduced mobility cards for passengers with special needs.
The small card will let bus drivers know if a person needs the ramp deployed or the bus to kneel.

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NUMBERS LOOK POSITIVE FOR HHCC
6/26/2017 11:39:14 AM
Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC) is in good operations standing.
The 2017 budget was presented at the hospital's annual General Meeting.
Revenues increased by $646,437 because of some funding adjustments from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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DUFFERIN COUNTY PURCHASES HERO TREE
6/26/2017 11:35:36 AM
Shelburne council has challenged all municipalities in Dufferin County to purchase a "Hero Tree."
More than 117,000 trees are expected to be planted along Highway 401 to honour each of Canada's war dead.

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ORANGEVILLE HAS ITS FIRST ISLANDPALOOZA
6/26/2017 11:33:24 AM
It was sort of like a mini-music festival at Island Lake.
The first ever Islandpalooza took place on Saturday (June 24).
Organizer Sandy Brown says he wanted to fuse together all the things Orangeville has to offer.

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UPDATE: ROADS RE-OPEN AFTER BEING FLOODED FROM HEAVY RAINFALL FRIDAY
6/24/2017 7:52:56 AM
Dufferin County issued a Flash Flood Advisory Friday (June 23), after Orangeville received over 100 millimetres of rain in just nine hours.
A number of roads were closed due to extreme flooding - they have all re-opened.

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UPDATE: ORANGEVILLE SEES OVER 100 MILLIMETRES OF RAIN
6/23/2017 5:15:36 PM
In just nine hours, the Town of Orangeville got 105 millimetres of rain.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued just after 8 p.m. on Thursday (June 22) and between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m.

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RESIDENTS TRYING TO SAVE COMMUNITY PIANO, AFTER TOWN SAYS IT VIOLATES A BY-LAW
6/23/2017 4:06:38 PM
A petition has started to save the piano outside of The Altered Native store on Broadway.
After it was donated, the piano was placed outside of the store, encouraging people to play it as they walked by.

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MEET DUFFERIN COUNTY'S FIRST POET LAUREATE: HARRY POSNER
6/23/2017 2:32:31 PM
Dufferin County council has appointed a Poet Laureate.
Harry Posner from Hornings Mills is appointed from now until the end of 2018.
A Poet Laureate is a municipalities literary ambassador, advocating for literature, culture, and language.

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CRIME STATS IN CALEDON SHOWS NUMBERS ARE DECLINING
6/23/2017 2:14:40 PM
Violent crimes in Caledon were down last year compared to 2015.
According to OPP, there was a 2.16% decrease.
Of the 227 violent crime cases, none were homicides.

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HOPING TO FIND CATS & KITTENS THEIR FOREVER HOMES
6/23/2017 2:12:31 PM
The Ontario SPCA Orangeville and District Animal Centre is hosting a cat adoption promotion.
Adoption fees will be $25 and include their spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, parasite treatment, six weeks of pet insurance, and an adoption kit from Royal Canin.

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BOB BURNSIDE GOT THE CHAIR'S AWARD OF RECOGNITION AT THE HOSPITAL'S RECENT AGM
6/22/2017 5:02:42 PM
Bob Burnside has been honoured with yet another award.
Recently, at Headwaters Health Care Centre's (HHCC) annual General Meeting, he was given the Chair's Award of Recognition.
Burnside feels very humbled.

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DUFFERIN COUNTY TO HAVE ITS FIRST MAC & CHEESE FEST SUNDAY
6/22/2017 4:59:34 PM
Take your pick of the best mac and cheese in Dufferin County.
The area's first Mac and Cheese Festival is being held by Lavender Blue Catering at the Orangeville Fairgrounds on Sunday (June 25).

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OPP REMIND YOU TO LOCK IT OR LOSE IT, AFTER UNLOCKED CARS WERE TARGETED IN ERIN RECENTLY
6/22/2017 4:52:03 PM
A reminder to lock it or lose it.
OPP in Erin say it got numerous calls about vehicles being entered overnight June 16th on Waterford Drive.
In all cases the vehicles were left unlocked.

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THE ORANGEVILLE POLICE ASSOCIATION STANDS BEHIND CHIEF WAYNE KALINSKI
6/22/2017 2:43:31 PM
In a letter to myFM, the Orangeville Police Association defends and highlights its confidence in Police Chief Wayne Kalinski.

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SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES
6/22/2017 2:32:49 PM
Two men from Brampton are facing various drug-related charges, after police sezied about $10,000 worth of illicit drugs and cash.
While patrolling a retail plaza on Broadway at around 3:30 a.m.

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ORANGEVILLE POLICE WILL STILL CHARGE $25 FOR VOLUNTEER CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
6/22/2017 2:22:38 PM
Orangeville Police will continue to charge $25 for volunteer criminal records checks.
Police say if they lower or take away the charge, they would have to increase costs in another part of the budget to offset the loss.

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SEARS IN ORANGEVILLE AMONG 59 LOCATIONS CLOSING ACROSS CANADA
6/22/2017 1:25:06 PM
Sears in Orangeville is one of the locations that will be closing, as the company plans to restructure and cut jobs across Canada.
Sears Canada has been granted temporary court protection from its creditors under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.

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UPDATE: 109 & PORTERFIELD RE-OPENS AFTER TWO VEHICLE CRASH WEDNESDAY
6/22/2017 11:40:29 AM
The area between County Road 109 and Porterfield Road has re-opened.
It was closed off Wednesday (June 21) afternoon for an investigation into a two-vehicle crash.

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NEW SUBDIVISION COULD BE COMING TO SHELBURNE
6/22/2017 11:38:11 AM
Shelburne council is looking at developing a new subdivision.
Hyland Village is being proposed along the south side of Main Street West. Right now there are no existing buildings on the land and it's currently being used for agricultural purposes.

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BIG BIKE EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR THE HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION
6/22/2017 11:34:23 AM
They pedalled through their community to make a difference.
Participants gathered in front of Kelsey's Orangeville on Wednesday (June 21) for the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike event.

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22ND ANNUAL HEADWATERS HOUSE TOUR GOES SATURDAY
6/22/2017 11:30:10 AM
Six people have opened the door to their homes for a good cause.
The 22nd annual Headwaters House Tour takes place on Saturday (June 24).
Co-Chair Kelly Williams says choosing the homes is not an easy task.

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TWO VEHICLE CRASH SOUTH OF ORANGEVILLE SENDS THREE PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL
6/21/2017 3:33:24 PM
A driver is in hospital with serious injuries, after a two vehicle crash south of Orangeville.
OPP say it happened at around 1 p.m. today (Wed. June 21) at the intersection of County Road 109 and Porterfield Road.

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TEEN FACES ASSAULT CHARGES; OFFICER SUFFERS MINOR INJURIES
6/21/2017 1:39:46 PM
OPP has charged a teen for allegedly assaulting an officer.
On Sunday (June 18), a Dundalk homeowner repeatedly asked an 18 year-old woman to leave before they called police.
OPP say while she was being escorted she assaulted one of the officers.

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IT'S OFFICIALLY SUMMER AND THE SEASON LOOKS COOLER THAN NORMAL
6/21/2017 1:27:18 PM
Summer is off to a little bit of a cool start.
If you were hoping for some hot beach weather, you might have to search for it further south.

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