Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 04:00 PM
The Town of Orangeville is providing notice that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The Town is advising the community out of an abundance of caution.
The employee is self-isolating at home for 14 days. The employee was predominantly working from home and followed protocols in place while in the workplace. Public Health has completed an assessment and confirmed there was no high-risk exposure with others. The Town is providing support as needed. The area where the staff member worked was...
Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 11:16 AM
Orangeville Hydro, greenhouse gas emissions – Council heard a presentation by Rob Koekkoek, President of Orangeville Hydro, summarizing community greenhouse gas emissions in Dufferin County, and indicating that for Orangeville, electricity was the source of 3% of CO2 emissions, while gasoline was 53%, natural gas 38% and solid waste 3%.
Vehicle noise reduction – Resident Michael Cornish presented concerns that he has regarding vehicle noise control and provided some suggested actions.
Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 08:51 AM
Filming for a new television series is about to get underway in Orangeville. Marble Media OU Productions Inc. will be using Orangeville for some of their exterior location base for the series called “Overlords and Underwoods”. Marblemedia OU Productions of Kleinburg will be filming in Orangeville for several days, starting on April 28, necessitating some traffic stoppages and some recreation park closures.
The family comedy follows the Underwoods, a North American family whose life is turned upside...
Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:49 PM
Following the April 16 announcement by the Province of Ontario, all outdoor recreational amenities such as tennis courts, sports pads, skatepark, soccer fields, basketball courts, etc. are closed (as of April 17), as part of an extended stay-at-home period with greater restrictions. The off-leash dog park will remain open until further notice.
"The situation is serious and the virus is real,” said Mayor Sandy Brown. “To curtail mobility and reduce the spread, the province has had to step...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
- most municipal buildings are currently closed to the public until further notice. Online services...
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.
- Town Hall will be open for walk-in traffic as of Thursday, March...
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...
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...