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Default speed limit in Orangeville changes to 40 kph

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 08:52 AM

Orangeville motorists are being asked to slow down. The speed limit on most municipal streets will be 40 kilometres per hour, effective March 1, 2021.

Orangeville Council voted on January 25, 2021 to amend the Traffic By-law, revising all 50 kph roadways to 40 kph. Excluded streets will include major town roads: Hansen Boulevard, First Street, Town Line, C Line, Riddell Road, Centennial Road and Broadway.

The by-law amendment will take effect March 1, 2021 once required signage is erected. Council...

Orangeville Fire receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant Award

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:45 AM

The Orangeville Fire Service is better equipped to keep all community members safe, thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada. The grant, totalling almost $23,000, will be used to purchase a Bullseye Digital Fire Extinguisher Training System, fulfilling a critical need within the service’s public education section.

“This state-of-the-art unit will provide the community with simulated fire extinguisher training,” said Fire Chief Ron Morden. “The opportunity to train...

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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 after...

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October 1 set for OPP policing in Orangeville

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020 02:15 PM

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has confirmed that the transition of policing services to the OPP from the Orangeville Police Service (OPS) will occur on October 1, 2020 at 12 p.m.

On May 25, 2020, the Town of Orangeville received the Ontario Civilian Police Commission’s decision to approve the disbanding of the OPS, which was a necessary step in order to transfer to OPP services.

During an initial four-week transition period, the OPP’s Dufferin Detachment will provide coverage of calls for service...

Fire dispatch transfers to Tillsonburg on July 27

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Fire dispatch service is switching from the Orangeville Police Service to the Tillsonburg Fire & Rescue Service’s communications centre. The transfer of dispatch and communication services is effective July 27, 2020 at 8 a.m.



Orangeville Police Service is the current dispatch provider, however with the Town’s transition to Ontario Provincial Policing this October a new provider was needed for the fire dispatch service. The Town issued a Request for Proposals, with the Town of Tillsonburg...

OCPC consents to application to disband Orangeville Police Service

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 12:00 AM

The Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) has approved the application to disband the Orangeville Police Service. The consent of the OCPC is required under the Police Services Act.



This follows the December 2, 2019 acceptance of an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) costing proposal by Orangeville Council.



The Town of Orangeville submitted an application to the commission on March 5, 2020 requesting the disbandment of the Orangeville Police Service as Orangeville intends to enter into an agreement...

Transition to OPP continues in Orangeville

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville continues to work with the Ontario Provincial Police to move forward with the transition process, tentatively scheduled for October 1, 2020.



On March 5, the Town submitted the extensive brief and request for disbandment to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC). A decision on the application is slated for mid to late May of 2020.



In early March, the OPP Career Development Bureau held pre-qualification sessions allowing applicants a tour of the OPP General Headquarters...

OPP transition work underway in Orangeville

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville Council voted on December 2, 2019 to transition to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and disband the Orangeville Police Service (OPS). Since that date, the Town has been working with the OPP and OPS on the transition of police services and has created a transition team to oversee the work.



Currently, the tentative transition date is October 1, 2020. In an update to Orangeville Council on January 13, Orangeville CAO Ed Brennan said the Town is committed to supporting members of the OPS...

Transition date to OPP expected to be October 1, 2020

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Orangeville Council voted on December 2, 2019 to transition to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and disband the Orangeville Police Service (OPS).



Since that date, the Town has been working with the OPP on the transition of police services. Currently, the anticipated transition date is October 1, 2020.



As more information becomes available during the process, the Town will continue to share it with the community.



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Mayor Brown’s Statement on Orangeville Council’s OPP decision

Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 12:00 AM

Mayor Brown issued the following statement on last night’s decision to transition to Ontario Provincial Police:

 



“Council’s decision last night was decisive - based on facts as presented over many months. Town Council thanks the Orangeville Police Service for their excellent service to the community.



During this process we have determined that the OPP will also deliver an excellent level of service and allow the Town to develop long term fiscal sustainability.



Special thanks to Deputy Mayor Macintosh,...

Consultant's report on policing rescheduled to November 4

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Pomax Consulting Inc. will present a report on the provision of policing services to Orangeville Council on November 4 in Town Hall at 87 Broadway at 7 p.m.



Currently scheduled for October 28, the consultant’s report on the OPP costing review has been moved to November 4 to provide more time for the consultant to finalize the report. October 28 remains as a scheduled Council meeting.



Council will hear public comments with respect to policing at the November 11 meeting.



On December 10, 2018, Council...

Consultant's report on policing to be presented on October 28

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Pomax Consulting Inc. will present a report on the provision of policing services to Orangeville Council on October 28 in Town Hall at 87 Broadway at 7 p.m.



Originally scheduled for October 21, the consultant’s report on the OPP costing review was rescheduled to October 22 due to the federal election. However, October 22 is now scheduled as a regular meeting of Orangeville Council, with the consultant’s meeting set for October 28. Council will hear public comments with respect to policing at the November...