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Council Highlights - October 19, 2020

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 02:13 PM

Headwaters Health Care Centre – Kim Delahunt, President and CEO of Headwaters Health Care Centre provided an overview of the response the hospital has made to COVID-19 as well as anticipated next steps. Ms. Delahunt also provided some key hospital updates to Council.

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey – Ruth Phillips, Manager of Economic Development, shared some of the results of the COVID Recovery Business Survey including operating capacity during the pandemic, revenue, workforce and government support....

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2020 Arts & Culture Award winners announced

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 08:00 PM

The Town of Orangeville announced the winners of the 2020 Arts & Culture Awards on October 22. The virtual presentation celebrated the local arts and culture sector and paid tribute to the outstanding contributions made by individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the region.

Winners were announced in eight award categories, with judging completed by an experienced independent panel from outside Dufferin County.

The recipients of the 2020 awards are:

  • Established Artist of the Year:...

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Town launches Community Recognition Award for outstanding efforts during pandemic

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 03:43 PM

The Town of Orangeville has launched a COVID-19 Community Recognition Awards program. Nominations are open to recognize residents, businesses and organizations for their outstanding efforts in the community during the unprecedented and challenging COVID-19 pandemic. 

Online nomination forms are available on the Town’s website and will be received on a continuous basis until the end of the pandemic. Criteria will be based on nominees displaying one or all of the following:

  • Positive community...

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Town advises that employee has tested positive for COVID-19

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 03:19 PM

The Town of Orangeville is providing notice that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The Town is advising the community out of an abundance of caution as the employee does not generally have contact with the public as part of the person’s municipal role.

The employee is self-isolating at home under the direction of Public Health which has completed contact tracing. The Town is providing support as needed. The employee was predominantly working from home and followed protocols in place while...

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Holiday Lights Extravaganza coming to Town…and so is Santa

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 03:09 PM

The Town of Orangeville is planning a Holiday Lights Extravaganza to celebrate the festive season this year in various locations. The Holiday Lights Extravaganza will replace the traditional Santa Claus Parade due to Public Health restrictions around gatherings of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Kin Club will not host an annual parade, and the Town will light up various streetscapes.

In conjunction with the Orangeville Business Association and the Optimist Club of Orangeville,...

Wightman begins construction of high-speed Internet in Orangeville

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 05:47 PM

After months of planning, Wightman is breaking ground on a $56 million investment in Orangeville that brings next-generation telecommunications infrastructure to the Town. Starting first with the business park, and working with local company Avertex on the installation, Orangeville’s businesses will be first to be able to access Wightman’s state-of-the-art service offerings.

Businesses have been identifying this critical infrastructure as a top priority and that need is going to be addressed with...

Notice of Virtual Public Information Centre - Town of Orangeville New Municipal Water Supply

Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2020 12:24 PM

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study Study Overview

The Town of Orangeville (Town) has identified the need to increase the available water supply to accommodate anticipated growth, and to provide redundancy in the water supply network. The Town has initiated a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine a preferred solution to allow the Town to meet its future water supply capacity requirements. 

The Process

The Municipal Class EA process will define the need...

Council Highlights - October 5, 2020

Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2020 04:00 PM

Proposed Pet Shop By-law Amendment - Orangeville Council held a meeting October 5 to permit public input into a proposed pet shop by-law amendment. The proposed by-law amendment proposes to permit pet shops within the Town to only sell dogs or cats that have been obtained from a municipal animal shelter, registered humane society, registered shelter or recognized animal rescue group. Council heard from several members of the public at the meeting. Following public feedback, including an...

Council Highlights - September 29, 2020

Posted on Saturday, October 03, 2020 12:51 PM

OPP introduction – Acting Inspector Nicol Randall, OPP. and Dwight Peer, Chief Superintendent, OPP Central Region were introduced to Council and provided a brief overview of the transition process that will occur on October 1, 2020. Acting Inspector Nicol Randall also provided an overview of how towing calls will be handled as well as how OPP will be dispatched to calls for service.

Orangeville Food Bank – Heather Hayes of the Orangeville Food Bank discussed Hunger Awareness Month and the recent...

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Thanks to Orangeville Police Service

Posted on Friday, October 02, 2020 03:57 PM

Policing is about people and partnerships, OPP Commissioner says

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a warm welcome following the official transition from the former municipal police force on Thursday (October 1).  “We consider it an honour and a privilege that you have selected us as your police service to continue a tradition of community-minded policing that has been done so well by the Orangeville Police under the leadership of Chief Wayne Kalinski who retires today...

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Orangeville set to welcome OPP as the new policing service

Posted on Thursday, October 01, 2020 11:02 AM

The Town of Orangeville is set to welcome the Ontario Provincial Police as its new policing service effective October 1, following months of preparation for a successful transition.

Orangeville Council received an update at this week’s meeting from Chief Superintendent Dwight Peer, Commander of OPP Central Region and Acting Inspector Nicol Randall, Interim Commander of OPP Dufferin Detachment.

Acting Inspector Randall said it’s a busy time preparing to add Orangeville to the OPP fold. She said OPP...

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Enforcement powers re facial coverings extended to police and by-law officers

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:20 AM

Orangeville Council has passed a by-law to extend enforcement of face covering requirements to local by-law and police officers. The extension of authority is aimed at enhancing enforcement for everyone’s protection during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting business and property owners.

In June, the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Medical Officer of Health implemented an order requiring face coverings to be worn in commercial establishments and to have hand sanitizer all entrances to help control the spread...