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Community Recognition Awards recognize new recipients during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:56 PM

The Town of Orangeville has announced the latest recipients of the COVID-19 Community Recognition Awards. The recognition program, aimed at deserving residents, businesses and organizations for outstanding efforts within the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, has seen more than a dozen awards announced since the fall of 2020.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we look to our community heroes who are going above and beyond to help others”, said Mayor Sandy Brown. “A simple glimmer of humanity...

Ensure your business is COVID-19 compliant

Posted on Friday, April 09, 2021 11:52 AM

As the province steps up enforcement of COVID-19 requirements in Ontario's workplaces, dozens of new occupational health and safety inspectors have been deployed to ensure businesses are operating safely. Over 11,800 workplace inspections have been conducted this year alone, with over 9,400 orders and 370 tickets issued.

While many workplaces are in compliance with COVID safety protocols, some still lack the basics, such as compulsory safety plans and screening protocols. The consequences of non-compliance...

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Provincial emergency declared, stay-at-home order announced

Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2021 08:00 AM

Ontario enacts third state of emergency as well as a Stay-at-Home Order to protect health system capacity and save lives during third wave of COVID-19.  Order takes effect at 12:01 April 8. A province-wide shutdown went into effect April 3. https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61029/ontario-enacts-provincial-emergency-and-stay-at-home-order.

Residents are advised that only essential trips are permitted --  pharmacies, grocery stores and medical appointments. As the weather gets warmer, outdoor...

Council Highlights - March 22, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2021 09:05 AM

Invasive Species Strategy and Sustainable Forest Management Plan – Credit Valley Conservation representatives Aaron Day, Kate Hayes and Freyja Whitten provided information to Council relating to the invasive species strategy and outlined a sustainable forest management plan. 

Island Lake Conservation Management Plan – Kate Burgess, Conservation Lands Planner with Credit Valley Conservation, presented the Island Lake Conservation Management Plan and highlighted key points of the plan. 

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Provincial shutdown announced in response to rise in COVID-19 variants

Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2021 04:32 PM

Ontario enters a province-wide shutdown, starting April 3, 2021, for at least four weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of variants. Many Town of Orangeville services will be available online or remotely. For info on the health and workplace safety measures visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/enhancing-public-health-and-workplace-safety-measures-provincewide-shutdown.

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  • most municipal buildings are currently closed to the public until further notice. Online services...

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Town moves to Orange under provincial pandemic plan

Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 02:11 PM

The Province of Ontario has placed the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health area in the orange/restrict zone of the COVID-19 response framework. Certain Town facilities will be open for specific services with capacity limits for each facility, while many other services will be offered remotely or by appointment. Visit the Province of Ontario's website for more information about the different colour levels. 

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  • Town Hall will be open for walk-in traffic as of Thursday, March...

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Town employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted on Monday, March 15, 2021 01:13 PM

In the interest of transparency, the Town of Orangeville is providing notice that a part-time employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The Town was notified of the positive test result on March 12. The Town and the staff member (who is now in isolation) are working with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

Public Health has determined that no other staff members were impacted and there was no risk to the public through the person’s employment. However, out of an abundance of caution the Town...

Council Highlights - March 8, 2021

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 03:20 PM

Backyard hen by-law amendment – Council heard a delegation from Family Transition Place requesting an amendment to the Backyard Hen By-law to allow it to apply to have hens. Currently the property is zoned “Institutional” which would not permit the keeping of hens. Council requested that Family Transition Place provide a formal letter to the Town Clerk outlining their interest in the program and outlining the safety protocols to be followed, and upon receipt of this letter that the Backyard Chicken...

Council Highlights - March 1, 2021

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 03:17 PM

Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment – Brandon Ward, Manager of Planning provided an overview to Council of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and Site Plan Approval relating to 780 Broadway. The proposal is for a mixed-use development featuring 54 three-storey back-to-back townhouse dwellings, a single-storey stand-alone commercial building, 154 parking spaces (108 residential and 46 commercial spaces). The current Official Plan does not permit residential uses and the...

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Orangeville marks one-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:30 AM

The Town of Orangeville has lowered flags at municipal facilities today to mark the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. The flags are lowered to mark the impact of the pandemic and to honour those affected by COVID-19.

The pandemic has been devastating. More than 7,000 people in Ontario have lost their lives to this deadly disease. The Town acknowledges this loss of loved ones and offers condolences to all those impacted by this loss...

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WDG Public Health opens vaccine pre-registration to phase two eligible groups

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 02:01 PM

Eligible groups in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph under phase two of Ontario’s Vaccination Plan can now pre-register online at wdgpublichealth.ca/register. In addition to ongoing pre-registration for phase one Priority Groups, pre-registration is now available for these additional groups:

• Adults 60-79 years of age (80+ can still pre-register as well)

• Congregate settings staff

• Congregate settings residents and their primary caregivers

• Individuals with select health conditions

• Essential caregivers...

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Call for Artists announced for 2021 public art installations

Posted on Thursday, March 04, 2021 01:03 PM

The Town of Orangeville has issued its annual Call for Artists to offer local artists an opportunity to help beautify the community through the installation of public art. This year, up to five utility boxes will be transformed into colourful works of art. Up to six new mural installations will also be added to Alder Recreation Centre’s walking track.

The objective of the Call for Artists is to promote the talent of local artists and enhance their connection with the community. Initially...