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DCMA TO CLOSE MONDAY FOR RENOVATIONS
12/15/2017 7:09:12 PM
The Dufferin County Museum and Archives (DCMA) will be closing Monday (Dec. 18) for renovations.
The museum was awarded $150,000 through the Community Infastructure program from the Canada 150 Fund.

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BEAT THE WINTER BLUES AT THE MILL STREET PUBLIC LIBRARY
12/15/2017 6:53:20 PM
Do you have the winter blues? The Mill Street Public Library can help.
The library has a new light therapy lamp to help those who may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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POLICE ARREST ONE PERSON IN RELATION TO SHOOTING INCIDENT AROUND ORANGE MILL COURT AREA
12/15/2017 6:41:40 PM
Orangeville Police arrested one person in relation to the shooting incident at a home on Orange Mill Court that left a man in his 50s with multiple gunshot wounds in his back.
Police arrested the person today (Fri. Dec.

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THE NEWEST WORLD AXE THROWING CHAMPION IS FROM ORANGEVILLE
12/15/2017 6:28:02 PM
In just six months, Chris Morning went from a beginner to World Axe Throwing Champion.

In June, the 32-year-old Orangeville resident visited Far Shot Recreation with his brother-in-law, where he was instantly hooked throwing the axe.

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DUFFERIN COUNTY CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL MIKE GILES RETIRES
12/15/2017 6:23:35 PM
After 31 years with Dufferin County, Chief Building Official Mike Giles is retiring.

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DUO FROM GREY HIGHLANDS USED FAKE PRESCRIPTIONS TO OBTAIN METHADONE AT SHELBURNE PHARMACY
12/15/2017 6:12:38 PM
Two people from Grey Highlands have been charged in a prescription fraud investigation in Shelburne.
A local pharmacy contacted police earlier this month when they had a concern about fraudulent prescriptions for Methadone.

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POLICE ARREST ONE PERSON IN CONNECTION TO ORANGE MILL COURT SHOOTING INCIDENT
12/15/2017 3:18:19 PM
Orangeville Police has arrested one person in connection to the shooting incident that took place at a home on Orange Mill Court in late November.
Today (Fri. Dec.

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SHELBURNE MAN FOUND WITH TODDLER IN BACK SEAT FACES IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGES
12/15/2017 12:56:16 AM
A Shelburne man is facing charges after he was caught drinking and driving with an unsecured toddler in the back seat.
Police say they got a call about the man on Owen Sound Street from a concerned citzen on Wednesday (Dec. 13).

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MULMUR MAYOR PAUL MILLS ELECTED 141ST WARDEN OF DUFFERIN COUNTY
12/15/2017 12:40:33 AM
Mulmur Mayor Paul Mills is humbled to be Dufferin County's 141st Warden.

He was sworn in last night (Thurs. Dec. 14) at the last council meeting of the year, getting eight of the possible 13 votes.

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'TIS THE SEASON OF FRAUDS AND THEFTS
12/15/2017 12:25:47 AM
Orangeville Police is reminding residents that fruad and theft crimes increase during the holiday season.

Constable Scott Davis says the best way to determine if you are being scammed is that if it's too good to be true it probably is.

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JUNIOR O'VILLE SWIMMERS SET TO COMPETE AGAINST WORLD'S BEST, CANADIAN OLYMPIAN
12/14/2017 4:09:54 PM
Claire Howard and Logan Tucker will swim against Canadian Olympian Penny Oleksiak at the Ontario Junior International Meet hosted by swim Ontario this weekend (Dec. 15-17) at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

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NO MORE TALK OF BOCCE BALL COURTS AT ORANGEVILLE COUNCIL
12/14/2017 3:29:12 PM
There won't be anymore talk about bocce ball courts at Rotary Park.
The idea was first brought to council in October. It was deferred for staff to work with councillors Nick Garisto and Don Kidd to find a location.

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CHARGES LAID IN FIVE-CAR PILE UP ON HWY 10
12/14/2017 3:23:52 PM
A charge has been laid in a five-vehicle pile-up on Highway 10.
Prior to 9:00 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 14), OPP allege a pick-up truck ran a red light at Olde Baseline Road and hit two vehicles and a school bus.

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TWO SCHOOLS IN DUFFERIN-CALEDON MAKE TOP 500 LIST OF FRASER INSTITUTE SCHOOL RANKINGS
12/14/2017 3:21:03 PM
Only two elementary schools in Dufferin County managed to crack the top 1,000 in the latest Fraser Institute school rankings.
Orangeville's Ecole Elementaire ranked 404th out 3,064 schools with a score of 7.8.

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WESTSIDE'S PINK DAY FUNDRAISER TOPS IN CANADA...AGAIN
12/14/2017 10:28:33 AM
Westside Secondary School did it again.
For the third straight year the high school was the top fundraiser for the Dress for the Cause initiative supporting the Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC).
Last month's Pink Day raised $20,410.

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O'VILLE COUNCILLOR SAYS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE CYCLING FUNDING
12/14/2017 10:26:43 AM
As reported last week, Orangeville is getting $90,000 to improve its cycling infrastructure. Councillor Sylvia Bradley, who also chairs the Sustainability Action Team, says talks on where to spend the money have already started.

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LABOUR LAWS WILL HURT FAMILIES SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
12/14/2017 10:20:28 AM
Duferrin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones says the province's new labour laws will hurt families who support people with disabilities.

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CALEDON APPROVES BUDGET WITH 2.83% TAX INCREASE
12/14/2017 9:45:20 AM
Caledon council has approved its 2018 budget with a net levy increase of 5.97 per cent.
The blended rate is 2.83 per cent, which for the averaged assessed home of $554,000 is about a $135 increase next year.

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MAYORS FROM MULMUR & AMARANTH SEEKING TO BE DUFFERIN COUNTY'S NEXT WARDEN
12/13/2017 5:22:28 PM
Mulmur Mayor Pauls Mills has put his name forward to become Dufferin County's next Warden.

Those are just some of the key issues Mills wants to tackle if elected on Thursday (Dec. 14).

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WDGPH REMINDS YOU TO BUNDLE UP DURING EXTREME COLD WEATHER
12/13/2017 5:06:04 PM
With the wind chill over the next couple of days, the temperature is expected to be in the minus 20s.
Although it doesn't reach the threshold for an extreme cold alert, it will be pretty close.
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ORANGEVILLE SERVICEONTARIO CENTRE RE-OPENS
12/13/2017 2:31:04 PM
Orangeville's ServiceOntario Centre has re-opened.
The 41 Broadway location closed Tuesday (Dec. 12) due to a pluming issue.
The pluming was fixed and it re-opened last night.

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POLICE INVESTIGATING AFTER NAILS FOUND ON ROADS IN CALEDON VILLAGE
12/13/2017 11:20:05 AM
Police believe nails found on roads in Caledon Village were deliberately placed.
Roofing nails were recently discovered on McCort Dr., Meadow Dr., Birch Haven Ct., Snowberry Ct., Autumn Dr., and Kennedy Road.

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NEW HOMES IN ORANGEVILLE WILL REQUIRE MORE PARKING
12/13/2017 10:30:36 AM
New homes built in Orangeville will soon be required to have two parking spaces for each dwelling.
Councillor Scott Wilson asked staff this week to start the process to amend the bylaw and adopt the new changes immediately.

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SPECIAL TATTOOS ARE SUPPORTING LOCAL WOMEN'S SHELTER
12/13/2017 10:23:26 AM
A Shelburne woman is making a differance one tattoo at a time.
Missie Powers of Missie Ink Tattoos is inscribing the words "Still Beautiful" on women to remind them of their worth.

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MONO HOPES TO SALVAGE PIECES OF MAPLEHURST FARMHOUSE
12/12/2017 5:24:37 PM
Mono hopes to reach an agreement with Greenwood Construction Ltd. on preserving pieces of the Maplehurst farmhouse.
The nearly century-old home sits on the property Greenwood has proposed for a gravel pit.

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COUNCILLORS WANT MORE TIME TO REVIEW NEW NAMES FOR LANES IN ORANGEVILLE
12/12/2017 5:10:08 PM
Council will revisit naming Orangeville lanes in the new year.
The Town's Honours Committee has returned with 32 names for lanes in Montgomery Village and downtown, but some councillors feel they should have a say on the names picked.

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IMMUNIZATION DROP-IN CLINIC FOR STUDENTS TUESDAY AT O'VILLE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE
12/12/2017 12:48:13 PM
Students who need to update their immunization records can visit Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health's Orangeville office this afternoon (Dec. 12).

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ORANGEVILLE SERVICEONTARIO CENTRE CLOSED
12/12/2017 12:35:08 PM
Orangeville's ServiceOntario Centre is closed today (Dec. 12) due to a plumbing issue.
ServiceOntario says it's not known when the issue will be fixed or when the 41 Broadway location will re-open.

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SNOW SQUALL WATCH FOR SHELBURNE, NORTH DUFFERIN
12/12/2017 11:00:33 AM
A snow squall watch has been issued for Shelburne and north Dufferin County.
Environment Canada says conditions will become favourable for lake effect snow squalls Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 12) in the wake of an Alberta Clipper.

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CAN YOU HELP OPP IDENTIFY THIS MAN?
12/12/2017 10:44:39 AM
OPP need your help identifying a theft suspect in Caledon Village.
At around 3:00 p.m. last Friday (Dec. 8), a man allegedly stole scratch tickets from the Petro Canada at Highway 10 and Charleston Sideroad. He was seen leaving in a grey Mazda 5.

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OPP USING TRANSPORT TRUCKS TO SPOT DISTRACTED DRIVERS THIS WEEK
12/12/2017 10:09:02 AM
Provincial Police have launched a five-day distracted driving blitz targeting transport truck drivers. OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt says transport trucks give officers a better vantage point to spot distracted drivers.

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INFO NIGHT AT GEORGIAN COLLEGE ORANGEVILLE CAMPUS
12/12/2017 9:49:36 AM
If you have questions about attending college in the new year, Georgian College will have the answers you're looking for Tuesday (Dec. 12).
The Orangeville campus is holding an information session from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m..

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SCHOOL BUSES RUNNING, EXPECT SLOW COMMUTE TUESDAY MORNING
12/12/2017 7:21:33 AM
Another five centimetres of snow is possible Tuesday as an Alberta Clipper continues to dump the white stuff on Southern Ontario.
Environment Canada is reporting that some areas got eight to ten centimetres of snow overnight.

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POLICE REMIND MOTORISTS TO CLEAR VEHICLE OF SNOW & ICE, BE PATIENT TUESDAY MORNING
12/11/2017 7:20:55 PM
Snow plows will be busy overnight Monday (Dec. 11) as an Alberta Clipper crosses Southern Ontario dumping five to ten centimetres of snow on the Orangeville area.

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BRAVERY PARK COMMITTEE LAUNCHES ONLINE FUNDRAISER TO GET PHASE ONE OF CONSTRUCTION STARTED
12/11/2017 4:50:38 PM
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help get phase one of Bravery Park underway.
Committee member Shannon McGrady says they need $30,000 to get the base of the monument built.

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UPDATE: CALEDON OPP INVESTIGATE ALLEGED THREAT TO HIGH SCHOOL
12/11/2017 11:41:49 AM
Caledon OPP say an alleged threat to "shoot up" St Michael Catholic Secondary School in Bolton was unfounded.
Constable Tamara Schubert tells myFM News that police received a complaint Sunday (Dec.

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CALEDON ISSUES WINTER PARKING BAN AHEAD OF SNOWFALL
12/11/2017 11:37:18 AM
A winter parking ban in Caledon will come into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday (Dec. 11).
All vehicles must be removed from roads to allow for plows to clear snow.
Any overnight parking exemptions that have been granted will be cancelled.

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CALEDON OPP INVESTIGATE ALLEGED THREAT TO HIGH SCHOOL
12/11/2017 11:23:13 AM
Caledon OPP say after an extensive investigation there was no threat to students at St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Bolton.
On Sunday (Dec. 10) police were informed of an alleged threat.

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RISE IN SINGLE-PERSON HOUSEHOLDS USING FOOD BANKS; YOUTH RATE STILL HIGH
12/11/2017 10:57:02 AM
Nearly 500,000 people in Ontario used a food bank last year and 33 per cent of those people were under the age of 18. That is according to the 2017 Hunger Report.

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NOMINATION DEADLINE FOR HEADWATERS TOURISM AWARDS IS FRIDAY
12/11/2017 9:49:58 AM
Nominations for the 2017 Headwaters Tourism Awards will be accepted until Friday (Dec. 15).
The annual awards honour businesses and individuals that exemplify excellence and help to position the Headwaters region as Ontario's premier tourism destination.

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VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR CALEDON'S FREE DESIGNATED DRIVER PROGRAM
12/11/2017 9:48:19 AM
HomeJames Caledon is still looking for designated drivers and volunteers to help out over the holiday season.
For the last decade, HomeJames has been offering free rides to people in Caledon that have had too much to drink and can't drive home.

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JR. A FLYERS EARN BACK-TO-BACK WINS
12/11/2017 9:15:39 AM
Nathan Gooch scored a hat trick to put the Jr. A Flyers past the Chargers 4-1.
Eric Doner made 19 saves for his second win of the season.
On Saturday (Dec. 9), Orangeville dumped Milton 4-1 after losing the night before to the Patriots 4-1.

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5-10CM OF SNOW FORECAST OVERNIGHT IN ORANGEVILLE & AREA
12/11/2017 5:35:30 AM
You'll need the shovel when you wake up Tuesday (Dec. 12).
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement as widespread snowfall is likely overnight followed by lake effect snow squalls on Tuesday.

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POLICE INVESTIGATING VANDALISM IN MYR MORROW ROTARY PARK AREA
12/9/2017 11:12:31 AM
Orangeville Police is investigating vandalism around Myr Morrow Rotary Park.
On Thursday (Dec. 7), police got a report about graffiti that had been spray painted with orange and red paint.

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THE RIVERBEND ARTISTS OF GRAND VALLEY YULETIDE SHOW RUNS THROUGHOUT DECEMBER
12/9/2017 11:10:03 AM
The Riverbend Artists of Grand Valley will be holding its Yuletide Show in a different location this year.

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O'VILLE RAISES OVER $19,000 THROUGH SMILE COOKIE CAMPAIGN
12/9/2017 10:33:08 AM
The numbers are in for this year's Smile Cookie campaign at Tim Hortons.
In Orangeville, $19,671 was raised through the campaign.
Across Canada, $6.5-million was raised.
All the money raised locally went towards Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC).

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SHELBURNE POLICE HOLD ANNUAL STUFF A CRUISER TOY & FOOD DRIVE
12/9/2017 10:31:21 AM
Shelburne Police is holding its annual Stuff a Cruiser Toy and Food Drive for the next two Saturdays.
Police will be stationed at the Foodland and Giant Tiger Plaza this Saturday (Dec. 9) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..

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