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Orangeville hosts Dufferin COVID-19 Vaccination Centre

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 12:08 PM

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Dufferin County and the Town of Orangeville are completing preparations for a COVID-19 Hub Vaccination Clinic at the Alder Recreation Centre. Preparations for the clinic are underway now with the clinic expected to open on March 3, 2021.

“Moving quickly and strategically is essential to getting our region vaccinated against COVID-19. I thank our partners at the County and Town for their commitment to ensuring the people of Dufferin County have local access...

Orangeville’s Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc. wins business award

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2021 01:34 PM

Innovative Finishing Solutions Inc. (IFS Inc.) announced that it has been named the winner of the 2020 North American Awards for Best Automotive Robotics Finishing Solutions Company presented by New World Report.

Located at 41 Centennial Road in Orangeville, the company was formed in 2002 and is now North America's leading paint shop solutions company. IFS Inc. is an exclusive Level Four (4) FANUC Robotics Automotive paint process integrator specializing in turn-key robotic and electrostatic finishing...

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Outdoor ice rinks are open for use with restrictions

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:45 AM

The Town constructs and maintains several outdoor ice rinks. Regular updates are provided on the Town’s website indicating which outdoor ice rinks are open. When a rink is closed, the public is asked to stay off the ice. For those that are open, please enjoy this winter activity and be sure to follow protocols. Keep in mind that rink operations are weather dependent and are also affected by snow accumulation and dependent upon people following the municipal regulations and COVID-19 protocols. 

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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...

Heritage Week February 15-21, 2021

Heritage Orangeville celebrates Heritage Week, February 15-21

Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 09:55 AM

This year our heritage will be celebrated nationally with Heritage Week from February 15-21, 2021. Locally, Mayor Sandy Brown has proclaimed the same period as Orangeville's Heritage Week.

The theme Heritage Canada has chosen for this year’s Heritage Day is “Resiliency: relying on our heritage foundations to hold strong and help us pivot in a changing present for the well-being of future generations”. In keeping with this theme, Heritage Orangeville asks the community to reflect that the “Heroes...

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Get Active Orangeville

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 04:46 PM

Get outdoors and keep active this winter. The Town of Orangeville Recreation & Events Division and the Orangeville Public Library have lots to offer. There are lots of ways to participate in keeping active right here in Orangeville. Check out the outdoor skating rinks, local parks and trails, virtual babysitting training and home alone courses for youth, take a walk through town and enjoy the public art, check out the 25 activities to do together or enjoy a story during virtual...

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Town approves budget with less than one percent net levy increase

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 03:51 PM

The Town of Orangeville’s 2021 budget was approved at the February 2nd meeting of Orangeville Council, with a 0.97 percent (or $356,417) increase to the net tax levy of $36.9 million.

Each year, Council and municipal staff work to balance the cost of providing Town services with existing resources. The consolidated budget of approximately $70 million requires $37.4 million in net tax levy before assessment growth. This represents a $839,775 (2.29 percent) increase from the 2020 levy requirement....

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Town of Orangeville achieves three AVA Digital Awards

Posted on Wednesday, February 03, 2021 08:55 AM

The Town of Orangeville has received recognition for three recent projects in the 2021 international AVA Digital Awards program.

  1. The “Open Orangeville – COVID-19 Recovery Plan” has won a Platinum Award in the AVA Digital Awards in the category of digital marketing/COVID-19 digital response.
  2. The “2020 Town of Orangeville Budget” won a Gold Award in the AVA Digital Awards, in the category of digital marketing/content marketing e-annual report.
  3. The third AVA Award was an Honourable Mention for the...

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Town continues to construct outdoor rinks

Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:26 AM

The Town continues to maintain and construct several outdoor ice rinks. Daily updates are provided on the Town’s website informing the public of which outdoor ice rinks are open. When a rink is closed, the public is asked to stay off the ice. For those that are open, please enjoy this winter activity and be sure to follow protocols. Keep in mind that rink operations are weather dependent and are also affected by snow accumulation and dependent upon people following the municipal regulations...

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Outdoor rinks under construction

Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 11:23 AM

The Town is currently working to construct and/or maintain several outdoor ice rinks, thanks to Parks staff. When it comes to those that are being built, the public is asked to stay off the ice. For those that are open, please enjoy this winter activity and be sure to check orangeville.ca before heading out to ensure rinks are open. Keep in mind that rink operations are weather dependent and also dependent upon people following the municipal regulations and COVID-19 protocols.

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New Tourism Strategy and Action Plan adopted by Town of Orangeville

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 09:37 AM

The Town of Orangeville has developed a new Tourism Strategy and Action Plan. Adopted by Town Council on January 11, the plan highlights the top tourism drivers in the community and provides insights and actions that will help the Town support this key sector.  

The process of developing the five-year plan began in May 2020 as a way to determine important next steps for the community’s short- and long-term economic development. The plan's creation follows the findings of the Town's...

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Town of Orangeville lays off 46 staff due to provincial shut-down

Posted on Tuesday, January 05, 2021 11:28 AM

As a result of the provincial shut-down which came into effect on December 26, the Town of Orangeville has laid off 46 Town employees. These staff members, previously laid off in March, had been recalled in the fall to facilitate the reopening of facilities and relaunch of a number of programs.

The Town is also continuing the lay-off of 32 employees who have not been recalled since March 2020.  Affected are casual and part-time Community Services employees in...