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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...

Library launches curbside pick-up service

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Public Library will offer curbside pick-up service, by appointment, effective Monday, May 25. Library customers can reserve items through the online catalogue or library app, by emailing [email protected] or by calling or 519-941-0610 -- and then collect their materials through a curbside pick-up service offered Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular loan periods apply.

The library has designed a contactless system to provide materials to clients. All materials, once...

Orangeville reopens some outdoor recreation amenities on May 21

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:00 AM

On May 19, the Ontario government announced the immediate reopening of a number of outdoor recreational amenities as part of the first stage of its plan to reopen the province.

The Town of Orangeville will reopen some outdoor public recreation amenities for casual, informal use, effective Thursday, May 21. Use of these amenities is subject to the recommendations below being followed. Group bookings of these amenities cannot be made at this time. The recreation amenities to reopen include the following:


Library is actively planning for curbside pick-up

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 AM

The Government of Ontario has announced “A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 1”, which lists businesses and services that can resume service as of Tuesday, May 19. Libraries were included in this list for curbside pick-up.

The safety of staff and library members is the Town’s top priority. To follow provincial safety guidelines, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the staff and detailed procedures need to be in place before the Orangeville Public Library can provide this...

Seed Library re-opens as self-serve porch pick-up

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 AM

With the promise of warmer weather on the way, many gardeners are itching to dig in the dirt and get planting. Plus the pandemic has renewed interest in homegrown food. The Orangeville Seed Library, usually available at the Mill Street branch of the Orangeville Public Library, is re-opening with a new model.

This season the seed library will be available by self-serve, porch pick-up at 38 McCarthy Street (behind Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, between Matthew and Clara Streets). The seed library...

Town of Orangeville commits to development of Tourism Strategy

Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 12:00 AM

Resulting plan set to position the Town for COVID-19 recovery in the short-term, while addressing long-term opportunities

The Town of Orangeville has begun the process of developing a five-year Tourism Strategy & Action Plan which will incorporate COVID-19 recovery measures, as a way to determine important next steps for the community’s short- and long-term economic development.   

The creation of this Strategy & Action Plan follows the findings of the 2018 Orangeville Economic...

Decision made on new transfer point for Orangeville Transit

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Transit Task Force made its final recommendations to Orangeville Council this week, with the most significant being the location of a new transfer point. After years of review, Council voted 5-2 to establish a transfer point for Orangeville Transit buses on both sides of Broadway, between First Street and John Street. The task force was formed in 2019 to review and make recommendations to Council regarding transit operations.

Following the Town of Orangeville Transit Optimization Study...

Inspiration from Gratitude: expressing thanks through children's art

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 AM

Area children are invited to say thanks to health care workers/teams through their artwork.

First 30 artwork submissions from children will be transformed into signs expressing thanks and displayed at one of the three entrances to Headwaters Health Care Centre

All artwork submissions will be collected and shared with the hospital or long-term care facilities, and will be part of a collage to be shared on the Town’s Facebook

Submissions may be created in any medium and should be horizontal format, 8.5...

COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law goes into effect in Orangeville

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

The Town of Orangeville continues to respond to COVID-19. Residents are reminded of the importance of reducing all contact with others as much as possible and staying home except for essential outings to help stop the community spread of the deadly virus.

On April 20, Orangeville Council approved a COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law to help protect the health and safety of residents. Individuals not adhering to physical distancing regulation can be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000...

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...

Town of Orangeville is laying off 143 employees

Posted on Friday, April 03, 2020 12:00 AM

As a result of Town facility closures and service adjustments amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Town of Orangeville has laid off 143 Town employees.

Affected are casual and part-time employees in the areas of recreation and events, libraries, crossing guard services, and recreation facility support. Along with school closures in mid-March, the Town’s libraries, recreation centres and facilities closed on March 14 as part of the Town’s emergency plan to help halt the spread of the...

Social distancing, not congregating, is the rule during pandemic

Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2020 12:00 AM

The public is reminded to maintain social distance and to not congregate in groups -- to protect yourselves and others from COVID-19.

The Orangeville Police Service and Orangeville By-law Enforcement will be monitoring the community.

Whether you’re in mandatory quarantine in your home or dealing with social distancing in public, the community depends on you to abide by the current rules. Group gatherings of more than five people are no longer tolerated, as keeping people apart is vital to slowing...