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Small Business Centres Ontario Launches Covid-19 Economic Recovery Network Website!

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 02:47 PM

Small Business Centres Ontario (SBC Ontario) is pleased to announce the launch of their new website www.sbcontario.ca which serves as a hub for 54 existing Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centres (SBECs). Through funding from the Ontario Government under the Ontario Together Fund initiative, the site has been created to increase access and awareness of Small Business COVID Recovery services available to small businesses.

“Supporting small businesses and keeping the entrepreneurial...

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Town receives Festivals and Events Ontario award for drive-in concerts

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 09:17 AM

The Town of Orangeville is the recipient of a Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Award for the 2020 Summer Concert Series. The Service Excellence Award for the Town of Orangeville was announced at the annual FEO conference, in a virtual format. FEO recognized organizations across the province, with a focus on adapt-pivot-evolve.

The Town of Orangeville, in partnership with Theatre Orangeville and B Social Snack Bar Dufferin/Community Living Dufferin offered a six-day Summer Concert...

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Library opens to public at the Mill Street Library

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 02:42 PM

The Mill Street Library will open its doors on Monday, March 1 so the public can browse the collection and use public computers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Patrons are required to wear a mask and complete a screening with a greeter. Library capacity will be limited to 25 individuals at a time with a maximum visit of 45 minutes daily. Regular cleaning of high touch surfaces will occur throughout the day.

The Library has a limited number of public computers available for a 45-minute...

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Commercial COVID compliance blitz in Orangeville Feb. 25-28

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 02:01 PM

As part of the provincial government’s education campaign for the reopening of small businesses, an inspection team will be in Orangeville February 25-28.

To ensure businesses are helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, provincial offences officers will be visiting area businesses, with a focus on commercial businesses that were closed during the provincial shutdown. The provincial offences officers, health inspectors and by-law officers will be carrying out inspections for four...

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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...

Council Highlights - February 17, 2021

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:32 PM

Orangeville minor ice user groups fees review – At its meeting on February 8, 2021, Council had deferred a report by staff regarding a request by the Orangeville Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), the Orangeville Girls Hockey Association (OGHA) and Skate Canada Orangeville for a 50 percent reduction in ice permit fees from December 14, 2020 to the end of the 2020/2021 ice season. The three groups delegated to Council.

Michelle Whyte, Don Williamson and James Herr, represented the Orangeville Girls...

Council Highlights - February 8, 2021

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:29 PM

Orangeville minor ice user groups fees review – At its meeting on January 11, 2021, Council had requested that staff prepare a report regarding a request for a 50 percent reduction in ice permit fees by the Orangeville Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), the Orangeville Girls Hockey Association (OGHA) and Skate Canada Orangeville from December 14, 2020 to the end of the 2020/2021 ice season. Council decided to defer the report to a special meeting to be held on February 17, 2021.

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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...

Council Highlights - January 25, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 12:15 PM

New Detachment Commander for Dufferin OPP detachment – Inspector Terry Ward was introduced to Council as the new Dufferin Detachment Commander.

Recognizing front-line workers – Resident Allan Luiker spoke before Council, outlining his suggestion that a tribute to front-line workers and the risks they take be made at the Alder Recreation Centre, if not through renaming the facility, then in the form of an acknowledgement above the entrance doors to the centre. Council directed staff to investigate...