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Council Highlights - November 23, 2020

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2020 08:36 AM

Orangeville Transit transfer point undecided – Council heard several delegations requesting that the Orangeville Transit transfer point not be located on Broadway. On April 22nd of this year, based on a recommendation by the Orangeville Transit Task Force, Council had voted to establish the transfer point for Orangeville Transit buses on both sides of Broadway between First Street and John Street. Following public concerns about safety, on October 19 Council voted to put the location of the transit...

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Decision reversed on location for Orangeville Transit transfer point

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 04:17 PM

Orangeville Council has voted to reconsider its decision to locate the transfer point for Orangeville Transit on Broadway, in the downtown core. In a 4-3 vote, Council voted on November 23 to reconsider the motion that supported a Broadway location, and then defeated the previous motion.

On April 22nd of this year, based on a recommendation by the Orangeville Transit Task Force, Council had voted to establish the transfer point for Orangeville Transit buses on both sides of Broadway between...

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Town seeks volunteers for Equity, Diversion and Inclusion Committee

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 04:04 PM

The Town of Orangeville is committed to building an inclusive community and is recruiting volunteers for an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee to provide advice and make recommendations to Town Council. The EDI Committee will also work externally with the community, with a focus on liaising with groups that have historically experienced discrimination, and internally with staff, to progress EDI initiatives.

The Town is seeking volunteers to serve on this new EDI Committee that will represent...

Shop local, support your community

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2020 09:49 AM

There have always been good reasons to shop at local stores and services. Studies have shown that when consumers spend their money at independent, locally owned businesses, more of that money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms, contributing to a stronger economic base in the community. Local business owners create jobs and hire local residents. They live in the community and are invested in its future, supporting community organizations and fundraisers,...

WDG Health Unit COVID-19 Orange Level - Restrict

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 04:15 PM

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Holiday Lights Extravaganza runs until January 8

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 09:23 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s Holiday Lights Extravaganza runs until January 8 in various locations. The Holiday Lights Extravaganza replaces the traditional Santa Claus Parade due to Public Health restrictions around gatherings of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town has lit up various streetscapes, with residents and businesses able to add their displays to an online map. Add your light display to the map.

In conjunction with the Orangeville Business Association and the Optimist Club of Orangeville,...

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Orangeville Office of the OPP now open

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020 12:53 PM

The Orangeville Office of the OPP located at 390 C Line is now open to the public between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Citizens can contact the office during business hours at 519-942-1711.

Residents of Dufferin County wishing to make application for a criminal record check are advised that they may attend either 390 C Line in Orangeville or 506312 Highway 89 in Mono to do so. At this time the OPP only accepts cash for payment at these locations.

Anyone wishing to speak to an officer...

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Celebrate International GIS Day with a showcase and contest

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 04:25 PM

November 18, 2020 is International GIS Day, which falls in the middle of National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week each year.

Even though celebrating looks a little different this year, sharing GIS is more important than ever. The Town has put together a brief GIS Day Story Map to help residents understand the basis of GIS and how it has become pervasive throughout our Town and society. Explore GIS at the Town of Orangeville, highlighting some of the web apps that support and engage the public.

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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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Holiday Lights Extravaganza coming to Town…and so is Santa

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 12:35 PM

The Town of Orangeville is planning a Holiday Lights Extravaganza to celebrate the festive season this year in various locations. The Holiday Lights Extravaganza will replace the traditional Santa Claus Parade due to Public Health restrictions around gatherings of people during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Kin Club will not host an annual parade, and the Town will light up various streetscapes.

In conjunction with the Orangeville Business Association and the Optimist Club of Orangeville,...

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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...