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Orangeville School Takes Home Water Docs@School Award

Spencer Avenue Elementary School’s grade 7/8 class has won an award for Best Film for their submission to the Water Docs@School Action Project. The Water Docs@School Action Project is an 8-month learning program for grade 8 students in Ontario. Through

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Wellington OPP Charge Two Males with Impaired Boating

Just before 5 p.m. on June 23, 2017, Wellington County OPP were conducting Marine Patrol on Belwood Lake, in the Township of Centre Wellington. While patrolling westbound in the middle of the lake, police observed two personal watercrafts traveling at

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Orangeville Receives Funding for Two Infrastructure Projects

Two Orangeville infrastructure projects have receiving funding under the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement which is designed to improve the safety and quality of water for Canadian families, while supporting a clean economy. Up to $570 million of federal

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Open House For Proposed Cell Tower In Caledon

A Public Open House will be held on June 29, 2017 from 6pm – 8pm at the Inglewood Community Centre which is located at 15855 McLaughlin Road. The purpose of the open house is to discuss a proposed Telecommunication Tower

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Special Weather Statement in Effect with Rain, Gusty Winds and Possible Hail on the Way

Special weather statement in effect for: Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County Burlington – Oakville Caledon Halton Hills – Milton Mississauga – Brampton Toronto Muskoka

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect With More Rain For Your Sunday Fun Day

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for: Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County Grey County Muskoka Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region Uxbridge – Beaverton

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North Wellington County Under a State of Emergency

Wellington County OPP are asking drivers to avoid the Town of Harriston. Many of the roads in the area are closed and expected to remain closed as a result of extremely high water levels. Residents of Harriston will have access

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Rainfall Amounts Exceeding 100mm In The Dufferin County Area

Showers and thunderstorms started over Southern Ontario on Thursday. This blossomed into an area of very heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms Thursday night. The hardest hit areas that experienced torrential downpours Thursday night occurred in a large swath extending from

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Flash Flooding Across Dufferin County Due to Heavy Rainfall

Heavy rainfall early this morning has resulted in flash flooding across Dufferin County. Roads are closed and/or washed out in many municipalities. OPP are advising that some evacuations have already taken place in Hockley Valley and calls for assistance continue

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OPP RIDE Program Results in Weapons Charges

On Friday, June 16, 2017, Caledon OPP conducted a RIDE program at the northbound off-ramp of Highway 410 at the Valleywood Boulevard exit. While checking for sobriety of a driver, the officer began an investigation under the Controlled Drugs and

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Sears Store in Orangeville Set to Close

Sears Canada plans to close 59 locations, including Orangeville and Orillia as part of its plan to restructure its business under court protections from its creditors. The Company’s hard work to bring its vision to reality is reflected in reported

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Environment Canada Issues Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Areas included in the watch.: Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County Owen Sound Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be

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Town of Orangeville Wins Appeal Against Waste Management Company

The Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissed an appeal by Graillen Holdings Inc. and Region of Huronia Environmental Services Ltd. (ROHES) of a judgment in favour of the Town of Orangeville issued by the Superior Court of Justice in June of 2016.

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A Caledon Home Had As Many As 100,000 Bees Living In The Walls

A Caledon woman has raised some eyebrows after it was discovered that she has about 100,000 bees living in her home. She knew she had bees in her walls but (apparently) didn’t realize there were so many until a friend

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Local LCBO Stores Will have Extended Hours in June and July

Extended store hours across Ontario including stores in Dufferin County will help accommodate customer shopping leading up to Canada Day and possible labour disruption. The LCBO is extending select store hours in a number of locations across the province from

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