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COLLEGE FACULTY STRIKE ENTERS SECOND WEEK
10/23/2017 6:07:34 PM
Faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges are entering their second week of a strike.
There have been no talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council since October 15th.

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SHELBURNE POLICE CHARGE O'VILLE MAN WITH IMPAIRED DRIVING AFTER CRASHING INTO TREE
10/23/2017 6:05:17 PM
An Orangeville man who crashed his truck into a tree in Shelburne is facing impaired driving charges.
The 37-year-old allegedly fled the scene on Owen Sound Street before police arrived last Friday evening (Oct. 20).

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BRINGING AWARENESS TO DOWN SYNDROME
10/23/2017 5:49:19 PM
Downtown Orangeville was filled with people wearing blue and yellow on Saturday (Oct. 21).
It was the 7th annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk.

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DRIVER CRASHES INTO HYDRO POLE ON HIGHWAY 10, SOUTH OF CHARLESTON
10/23/2017 1:32:24 PM
A man has been transported to hospital with minor injuries after crashing into a hydro pole on Highway 10.
It happened at around 12:40 p.m. today (Mon. Oct. 23) just south of Charleston Sideroad.

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DOUBLE STABBING IN SHELBURNE
10/23/2017 9:54:35 AM
Police have charged a youth in connection to a fight that injured three people in Shelburne.
Shortly after midnight Friday (Oct. 20), police were called to a fight involving several people.

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ANOTHER WINNING WEEKEND FOR THE JR. A FLYERS
10/23/2017 9:52:18 AM
The Jr. A Flyers picked up five of a possible six points over the weekend.
Orangeville wrapped up three games in three nights losing a 3-2 contest to Buffalo in overtime.

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MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS IN SHELBURNE START MONDAY
10/23/2017 9:33:33 AM
Shelburne's water tower has been taken offline.
The water tower will be offline from Monday (Oct. 23) to November 12.
Over the next three weeks residents are being asked not to water lawns and fill hot tubs or pools.

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BUDGET TALKS UNDERWAY IN ORANGEVILLE
10/23/2017 9:22:55 AM
Orangeville council will get its first in-depth look into the 2018 draft budget Monday (Oct. 23).
Treasurer Marc Villeneuve tabled a $34-million budget last week with a 2.53 per cent tax levy increase.

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FARM RELATED ACCIDENT SENDS WORKER TO HOSPITAL WITH SEVERE LIFE-ALTERING INJURIES
10/21/2017 6:19:12 PM
There has been a farm related accident on the 3rd Line in Melancthon.
Dufferin OPP, along with Dufferin EMS, and the Honeywood Fire Department responded to the incident today (Sat. Oct. 21) at around 2:49 p.m..

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BRAMPTON MAN DIES IN HEAD ON CRASH
10/21/2017 5:48:51 PM
A Brampton man has died after a two vehicle crash.
It happend at around 7:30 a.m. this morning (Sat. Oct. 21) on The Halton-Erin Townline, near Acton.
OPP say a minivan and SUV collided head on.

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FIRE MARSHAL INVESTIGATING FIRE AT SECOND STREET TOWNHOUSE COMPLEX
10/20/2017 6:31:33 PM
A fire has caused extensive damage to a row of townhouses on Second Street.
At around 5:20 a.m. Friday (Oct. 20), neighbours saw flames shoot through the roof of 63 Second Street, a end unit at the Lavender Lane co-op complex.

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TWO PEOPLE FACING CHARGES AFTER BEING CAUGHT SPEEDING & DRIVING DANGEROUSLY IN CALEDON
10/20/2017 6:24:51 PM
Two people have been charged after they were found to be speeding and driving dangerously in Caledon.
Last Saturday (Oct. 14), OPP were doing radar enforcement on Mayfield Road west of Bramalea Road when they saw a man speeding.

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TRAIL DONATION DAY RE-SCHEDULED FOR THIS SUNDAY
10/20/2017 5:18:30 PM
Show your love for the trails at Island Lake this Sunday (Oct. 22).
The event got rained out last weekend, but Friends of Island Lake (FOIL) Chair Mike Walker says they will be collecting donations to help with trail development and improvements.

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IF YOU WANT TO DONATE BLOOD THERE IS A CHANCE TO ON MONDAY
10/20/2017 3:08:00 PM
The Canadian Blood Services is holding another clinic.
It takes place on Monday October 23rd at the Compass Community Church from 2 to 7 p.m..
Event Coordinator Emma Willms says they're looking for 220 donors.

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OUTDOOR FARMERS' MARKET MARKS ITS CLOSE WITH A HARVEST CELEBRATION SATURDAY
10/20/2017 2:59:59 PM
The outdoor Farmers' Market will be coming to a close.
The Town of Orangeville will be celebrating its closure with its annual Harvest Celebration on Saturday October 21st.
Downtown businesses will be handing out treats for children 10 years and under.

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UPDATE: FIREFIGHTER, RESIDENT INJURED IN EARLY MORNING BLAZE AT SECOND ST. TOWNHOUSE COMPLEX
10/20/2017 11:27:07 AM
A firefighter and resident were taken to hospital in Friday's (Oct. 20) blaze at a co-op complex on Second Street.

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ORANGEVILLE POLICE START SEARCH FOR DEPUTY CHIEF
10/20/2017 10:19:54 AM
The search has started for a new deputy police chief at Orangeville Police Service (OPS). OPS Board Chair Ken Krakar says they hope to fill the position by January. The deadline to apply is early November.

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EXCELLENCE AWARDS RECOGNIZE DUFFERIN BUSINESS COMMUNITY
10/20/2017 10:12:51 AM
The Dufferin Board of Trade dished out eight awards at the Business Excellence Awards Gala Thursday (Oct. 19).
Hats on Dufferin won the award for Association of the Year. Meghan Wellsbury says she's shocked that the organization won.

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SLUDGE REMOVAL AT SHELBURNE SEWAGE PLANT COMES IN $423K OVER BUDGET
10/20/2017 9:37:31 AM
It will cost Shelburne $573,960 to clean out the sludge and bio-solids in holding ponds at the sewage plant that caused a stink over the summer.
It's a steep increase for a project that staff had originally estimated would cost $150,000.

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OPP SEARCHING FOR MISSING 17 YEAR-OLD BOY FROM CALEDON
10/19/2017 4:55:36 PM
Caledon OPP is asking the public for help in locating a missing boy from the Southfields area.
The 17 year-old from Caledon was last seen Tuesday (Oct. 17) at about 7 a.m. leaving his home by a family member.

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IT'S WASTE REDUCTION WEEK
10/19/2017 2:59:18 PM
This week is about learning how you can make the planet a little bit greener.
Waste Reduction Week is a national environmental campaign that asks communities to re-examine the waste they produce.

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2017 SPARKLE AWARDS
10/19/2017 2:49:16 PM
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Sparkle Awards.
The ceremony put on by Dufferin Women in Business (DWIB) aims to recognize successful women in business in the County.

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A STEEL SAW AND A LEAF BLOWER ARE AMONG THE TOOLS MISSING FROM A SHED IN ERIN
10/19/2017 2:33:03 PM
Expensive tools have been stolen from a shed in Erin.
Police say tools, including a steel saw and leaf blower, worth a combined $3,000 were reported stolen from an unlocked shed on Fifth Line Sunday (Oct. 15).

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CONCUSSION FORCES ORANGEVILLE D-MAN NOTHER TO LEAVE HOCKEY
10/19/2017 12:52:20 PM
Only five months removed from winning the Memorial Cup with the Windsor Spitfires, defenceman and Orangeville native Tyler Nother is walking away from hockey.
The 19-year-old announced Wednesday (Oct. 18) that an injury forced him to end his career.

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O'VILLE LAWYERS CONFIRM REAPPOINTMENT OF INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER; INVESTIGATION INTO COMPLAINT AGAINST COUNCIL MEMBER CONTINUES
10/19/2017 10:26:30 AM
Orangeville lawyers say a council vote in August to extend the integrity commissioner's contract stands.

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YOUTH CHARGED WITH ROBBERY AFTER TEEN HAS SCOOTER STOLEN
10/19/2017 9:55:56 AM
A youth has been arrested in connection with a robbery last month involving another youth.
On September 4, a 15-year-old boy on a scooter and two friends walking near Alder arena were approached by six boys ranging in age up to 20-years-old.

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DUFFERIN WIND POWER LOOKING TO IMPROVE OPERATING EFFICIENCY
10/19/2017 9:53:06 AM
Dufferin Wind Power Inc. is working to improve operating efficiency.
Spokesperson Connie Roberts says the wind farm is seeking an amendment to the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) to implement software upgrades.

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BUSINESS AWARDS GALA THURSDAY
10/19/2017 9:29:57 AM
Eight awards will be dished out Thursday (Oct. 19) at the annual Business Excellence Awards Gala.
Dufferin Board of Trade General Manager Diana Morris says the event is important because it shows the impact a small business can have on a community.

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ORANGEVILLE REMEMBERS GORD DOWNIE
10/18/2017 7:46:04 PM
The Orangeville community is remembering a Canadian rock icon.
Gord Downie, the lead singer for The Tragically Hip, passed away Tuesday night (Oct. 17) in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario with his children and family by his side.
He was 53 years old.

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OPP HAS CHARGED A MAN WITH ASSAULTING A CONTRACTOR IN ERIN
10/18/2017 5:07:09 PM
A contractor in Erin has been assaulted.
OPP say the worker was cleaning up a property on the Tenth Line last week (Tues. Oct. 10) when they were assaulted by a 65-year-old man.
The man was attempting to stop the worker when the incident occurred.

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EARLY SUMMER FLOOD CAUSES $151K IN STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN MONO
10/18/2017 10:05:23 AM
Flooding in June caused damage to 34 structures in Mono.
An inspection of all bridges and culverts found that the flooding caused 70 per cent more damage than what existed pre-flood. It will cost $216,000 to fix the issues. That includes pre-existing damage.

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PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGN AIMS TO 'NORMALIZE' PUBLIC BREASTFEEDING
10/18/2017 10:03:11 AM
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is bringing more awareness to public breastfeeding.
A campaign launched Monday (Oct. 16), has life-sized cut-outs of women breastfeeding located in local businesses.

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THIS WEEK IS CERVICAL CANCER AWARENESS WEEK
10/18/2017 9:50:42 AM
In 2017, it's estimated that about 710 women in Ontario will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 150 women will die from the disease. Regional Cervical Lead for the South West Regional Cancer Program, Dr.

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COUNTY OFFICIALS BEING PUT TO THE TEST WEDNESDAY
10/18/2017 9:37:30 AM
A mock emergency will put Dufferin County officials to the test Wednesday (Oct. 18).

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TRAGICALLY HIP FRONTMAN GORD DOWNIE PASSES AWAY
10/18/2017 9:04:36 AM
Gord Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died, according to a statement on the band's website.
He was 53.

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ANNUAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST GIVES LOCAL BUSINESSES INSIGHT INTO FUTURE FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS CANADA AND DUFFERIN
10/17/2017 6:15:45 PM
Orangeville's business community was under one roof Tuesday (Oct. 17) to get an economic outlook for the coming year.
TD Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist Derek Burleton was once again the event's keynote speaker.

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A BREAST CANCER SCREENING MARATHON TAKES PLACE WEDNESDAY
10/17/2017 6:02:24 PM
A breast cancer screening blitz Wednesday (Oct. 18) aims to continue decreasing the mortality rate.
Breast cancer mortality rates have decreased by 44 per cent since the peak in 1987.

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THROWBACK SLICE PRICE AT PIZZA PIZZA
10/17/2017 11:42:54 AM
Pizza Pizza is throwing a big pizza party.
On Tuesday (Oct. 17), you can get a slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza with a can of coke for the same price they were in 1967: $1.50.

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O'VILLE COUNCIL PASSES ON UPDATING BYLAW TO ALLOW HOME DAYCARES IN TOWNHOMES, SEMIS
10/17/2017 10:52:00 AM
There will definitely be some disappointed and concerned young families and daycare operators, after Orangeville council voted against updating the bylaw to allow daycares in townhomes and semis.

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CRA SCAM BILKS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OUT OF ORANGEVILLE RESIDENTS
10/17/2017 10:35:17 AM
In the last two months, seven Orangeville residents have fallen to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam.
According to Orangeville Police, the residents have lost a combined total of $12,000. Individual loses range between $200 and $4,000.

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SHELBURNE COUNCIL DONE WITH FERAL CAT RESCUE DEBATE
10/17/2017 10:33:29 AM
Shelburne council is moving on from the Feral Cat Rescue debate.
In September, council rejected Sharon Morden's bid to get an extension to close her home-based rescue.
Since then, over 500 people have signed a petition asking council to re-visit the issue.

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PHONY AMERICAN MONEY USED AT TWO O'VILLE RESTAURANTS
10/17/2017 10:30:28 AM
Police need help identifying two men who allegedly used counterfeit American money at two Orangeville restaurants on Fifth Avenue.
At about 2:00 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 15), a man paid his tab using a $50 US bill.

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HUMBER, GEORGIAN COLLEGE CLASSES CANCELLED AS FACULTY STRIKE STARTS
10/17/2017 10:28:31 AM
Several hundred local college students are affected by the college faculty strike that started Monday (Oct. 16).
Classrooms are dark at Georgian and Humber's Orangeville campuses, but both facilities remain open to students.

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