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Pop-up Santa Visits

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 03:06 PM

Santa is gearing up to visit the Town of Orangeville with pop-up visits around town this year. Watch and listen in the days leading up to Christmas as Santa will be a special guest of Orangeville Fire, riding on a vintage 1934 Bickle fire truck.

Due to physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, no dates or locations will be provided in advance. If you hear a siren and see a vintage fire truck you may indeed be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the jolly old fellow.

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Council Highlights - November 9, 2020

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 03:17 PM

Environmental Sustainability Award – The recipient of the individual category of the Town’s annual Environmental Sustainability Awards was announced at Orangeville Council. Councillor Grant Peters, Chair of Sustainable Orangeville, presented Gary Skinn with the 2020 Environmental Sustainability Award. The award recognizes Mr. Skinn for having made a positive environmental contribution to the community. Mr. Skinn was the first custodian of the Community Garden and Orchard. He spent many hours building...

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Backyard hen trial program approved for three years

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 02:24 PM

The Town of Orangeville will embark on a trial program that permits residents to have up to three hens on a single family or semi-detached residential property.  Orangeville Council passed a by-law on November 9 that permits a maximum of three hens per property with a maximum of 30 permits being issued annually. The three-year trial program commences January 1, 2021. Registrations will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.

This move follows public input and a review of best practices...

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Town presents 2020 Environmental Sustainability Award

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:09 AM

The recipient of the individual category of the Town’s annual Environmental Sustainability Awards was announced at Orangeville Council. Councillor Grant Peters, Chair of Sustainable Orangeville, presented Gary Skinn with the 2020 Environmental Sustainability Award at a meeting of Orangeville Council. The environmental awards are generally part of Earth Week in April but due to the pandemic the call for nominations was rescheduled. The award recognizes Mr. Skinn for having made a positive environmental...

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Winter Farmers’ Market moves to Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre for 2020/21 season

Posted on Monday, November 02, 2020 03:13 PM

The Orangeville Farmers’ Market will continue to operate during the winter in a new venue where physical distancing can be accommodated -- B rink of the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre. The winter market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Saturday, beginning Saturday, November 7.

The arena offers plenty of space for vendors and a 50-shopper limit. Most vendors will attend every week, but some will alternate or change from week to week.  A listing of the current week’s vendors will be...

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...

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...