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POLICE CONTRACT RECOMMENDATION & BRAVERY PARK LOCATION ON OVILLE COUNCIL'S AGENDA MONDAY
5/29/2017 9:40:21 AM
There's lots on the agenda for Orangeville council's final meeting of May.
One of the hot items sure to be debated Monday (May 29) is a recommendation from CAO Ed Brennan to accept OPP's contract.

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LABOUR REFORMS COULD HAVE CONSEQUENCES ON ECONOMY: DBOT
5/29/2017 9:38:00 AM
A long awaited report following the review of labour laws in Ontario has finally been released.
There are 173 recommendations in the province's Changing Workplaces Review, but the government hasn't come out yet to say which recommendations it will act on.

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DUFFERIN COUNTY TOPS WHEN IT COMES TO WASTE DIVERSION
5/29/2017 9:23:41 AM
Dufferin County's waste diversion rate in 2015 was 60.3 per cent. That's good compared to municipalities similar in size, population density and program services.
Dufferin has the second highest diversion rate of 15 municipalities in Group 4.

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DUCK RACE MAKES $16K SPLASH IN GRAND VALLEY
5/29/2017 9:12:02 AM
Residents and politicians lined the shores in Grand Valley Saturday (May 27) to watch hundreds of tiny yellow rubber ducks race down the Grand River.

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JR. B NORTHMEN HOLD OFF SPARTANS 5-3
5/29/2017 7:10:15 AM
After a week long break the Jr. B Northmen picked up where it left off leaving St. Catharines with a 5-3 win.
Grayson Houghton and Colin Courtney put Orangeville up 2-0 near the midway point of the first period.

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PUBLIC BIKE RIDE GOES SATURDAY IN ORANGEVILLE
5/27/2017 8:57:40 AM
It looks like nice weather for Saturday's (May 27) annual public bike ride in Orangeville.
The Sustainability Action Team (OSAT) is welcoming residents to come out and ride part of the second proposed bike route.

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OPP ENCOURAGES YOU TO CALL 911 IF YOU SEE AN IMPAIRED DRIVER
5/27/2017 8:39:00 AM
If you're out driving and you suspect someone is impaired, the OPP encourages you to call 911, even if you're unsure, it's best to call.

That was OPP Constable Juliane Porritt.

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WALK FOR ALZHEIMER'S THIS SUNDAY
5/27/2017 8:27:47 AM
Take a walk down the trails on Island Lake, while giving back to the community.
The 17th annual Walk for Alzheimer's is taking place this Sunday (May 28).
You can choose to walk a one and a half, three, or eight kilometer route.

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WDG PUBLIC HEALTH REMINDING RESIDENTS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM WEST NILE VIRUS
5/26/2017 2:58:36 PM
With all this wet weather we've been having, Public Health says it could be favourable for the mosquito population this year.
That's why it is reminding you to reduce your risk of mosquito bites and potential exposure to West Nile virus.

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ORANGEVILLE DRUNK DRIVER SENTENCED TO 10 MONTHS
5/26/2017 1:45:07 PM
A judge has sentenced a drunk driver from Orangeville, who struck an elderly woman with his truck, to 10 months in prison.

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SHELBURNE EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE INCREASING ITS HOURS
5/26/2017 1:33:19 PM
Shelburne's Employment Resource Centre is expanding its business hours.
The centre will now be open for 35 hours per week, instead of the previous 21.

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RUBBER DUCK RACE SET IN GRAND VALLEY
5/26/2017 1:14:59 PM
Little rubber duckies will be swimming down the Grand River Saturday (May 27) in Grand Valley.
For $5 you can enter the 22nd Annual Grand Valley Duck Race and have a chance at awesome prizes.

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ANNUAL GUIDE DOGS WALK SUNDAY AT ALDER ARENA
5/26/2017 1:08:38 PM
Who wants to go for a walk? Sunday (May 28) is the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides at the Alder Street Recreation Complex.
It is the biggest fundraiser for Dog Guides, raising about $14,000 last year in Orangeville.

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TORIES IN TORONTO TO SELECT NEW LEADER
5/26/2017 9:45:15 AM
Members of the Federal Conservative Party are gathering in Toronto today (May 25) to hear leadership candidates make their final pitches. Thirteen candidates are vying to become the party's next leader.

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HIGH SPEED INTERNET A FOCUS FOR NEW BOARD OF TRADE CHAIRMAN
5/26/2017 9:19:56 AM
The torch has been passed.
At its Annual General Meeting, the Dufferin Board of Trade officialy welcomed its new chairman, Pete Renshaw.
As chair, Renshaw says he wants to focus on high speed internet. Renshaw takes over for Joe Andrews.

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MAN SUFFERS CRITICAL INJURIES IN MVC WEST OF ORANGEVILLE
5/25/2017 10:00:06 AM
Dufferin County Road 109 is expected to remain closed for several hours after a pickup truck and gravel truck collided Thursday morning (May 25).

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OPS INTRODUCES PREVENTION PLAN FOR PTSD
5/25/2017 8:00:41 AM
Orangeville Police Service has prepared its Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Prevention Plan.
Last year, the province introduced the Support First Responders Act, requiring all organizations who employee first responders to create a prevention plan for PTSD.

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SPLASH PAD TALKS START BACK UP IN SHELBURNE
5/25/2017 7:06:49 AM
Shelburne's Rotary Club wants to spearhead the fundraising efforts for a splash pad.
There have been talks of building a splash pad in Shelburne before, but nothing ever came of it.

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EVERDAY HERO WINNERS ANNOUNCED
5/25/2017 6:52:56 AM
Four locals have been announced as winners of the Upper Grand District School Board's Everday Hero Awards.
Dedicated volunteers, teachers, board staff and others make up the list of recipients.

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CHANGE IN MAJORS COMING AT ORANGEVILLE SALVATION ARMY
5/24/2017 5:40:22 PM
Changes are coming at the Salvation Army's New Hope Community Church in Orangeville.

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MONO GETS COUNTY FUNDING FOR POLLINATOR GARDEN
5/24/2017 5:29:40 PM
Good news and bad news for Mono's pollinator garden.
The bad news is the town was unsuccessful in landing provincial funding.
Mono was one of 36 applications to apply for the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program funding.

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LOCAL HEALTH TEAM HOSTING COMMUNITY WALKS TO GET PEOPLE ACTIVE
5/24/2017 5:25:03 PM
The Dufferin Area Family Health Team has partnered with Eramosa Physiotherapy for a weekly community walk.
Registered Dietitian Jacalyn Dryland says exercise is medicine. The first walk is Friday (May 26).

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OPP NAB THREE DRIVERS FOR DOING 65-98 KM/H OVER THE SPEED LIMIT IN MONO
5/24/2017 10:30:09 AM
Dufferin OPP has charged three drivers for excessive speeding on Highway 10.
On Saturday (May 20), police stopped a 25-year-old man and 54-year-old man for allegedly doing 145 km/h and 147 km/h respectively in an 80 km/h zone.

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NO ADVANCE GREEN AT HWY 89 & 124 IN SHELBURNE
5/24/2017 9:22:00 AM
Shelburne's Mayor is upset that the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) doesn't think the town needs an advanced green traffic light at the intersection of Highway 89 and County Road 124.

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NEW SIGN TO REPLACE OLD AIRPORT RD. FATALITIES SIGN WARNING MOTORISTS
5/24/2017 9:13:59 AM
Airport Road continues to be a hotbed for speeders and the County of Dufferin and OPP continue to try and deter motorists from putting the pedal closer to the floor.

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UGDSB YOUTH EMPLOYMENT FAIR FOR GRADE 12 STUDENTS TODAY
5/24/2017 8:18:09 AM
The Upper Grand District School Board is holding a Youth Employment Opportunity Fair Wednesday (May 24).
The event connects graduating grade 12 students with local employers who are currently recruiting for positions when the school year is done.

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JR. A NORTHMEN LOSE IN WHITBY 13-10
5/24/2017 8:14:18 AM
A six goal first period by Whitby put the Jr. A Northmen in a hole they couldn't get out of.
Despite Andrew Garant putting Orangeville on the scoreboard first, the Warriors answered with six straight goals to close out the first 20 minutes with a 6-2 lead.

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ORANGEVILLE MAYOR WELCOMES END OF OMB
5/23/2017 2:15:41 PM
The province is scraping the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and giving communities a stronger voice with a new tribunal.
Orangeville Mayor Jeremy Williams is applauding the decision. He says axing the OMB will save tax dollars too.

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MURDER TRIAL WITNESS RETURNS TO HALIFAX
5/23/2017 2:06:21 PM
Orangeville Police say the man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for witness to a murder trial has returned to Halifax.

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SHELBURNE MAN CHARGED IN ALLEGED MURDER OF MISSING BRAMPTON WOMAN
5/23/2017 9:04:49 AM
Police have found the body of a missing Brampton woman and two people are now facing first degree murder charges in her death.
On Saturday (May 20), Sault Ste.

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BRAMPTON COURTHOUSE CLERK FROM ORANGEVILLE CHARGED
5/23/2017 8:45:11 AM
An Orangeville woman has been charged in an internal investigation at a Brampton courthouse.
Peel Police began an investigation after receiving a complaint that evidence money in a criminal trial had gone missing.

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OPP STILL SEARCHING FOR CLUES IN UNSOLVED MURDER CASE
5/23/2017 7:52:51 AM
It has been seven year's since the disappearance and murder of Bolton's Morris Conte.
Sunday (May 21) marked seven years since Conte was last seen or spoken to in Caledon.

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RBC DONATES TO HEADWATERS' FRONTLINE STAFF
5/23/2017 7:43:16 AM
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has donated $10,000 to Headwaters Health Care Centre for the ninth year in a row. Regional Vice President Dan Woods say this donation is part of a larger initiative.

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