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Headline News – January 21, 2021

SPS address enforcement of stay-at-home order stay-at-home order

Written By Paula Brown Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Shelburne Police Services (SPS) has revealed how they plan to enforce the Province’s new emergency declaration and stay-at-home order – ensuring officers won’t be conducting random vehicle or individual stops to check ...

WDGPH vaccine distribution to see delays from paused production lines

Written By Paula Brown Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health’s (WDGPH) roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine will be seeing impacts with pause in ...

Rural students facing internet problems with virtual learning

Written By Paula Brown Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) students will soon be returning to classroom based learning following their ...

Community News

Workplace inspections to rise

 The Ontario government is taking additional measures to protect workers in response to rising COVID-19 cases. Beginning this Saturday and Sunday, approximately 50 ministry inspectors, ...

Local vaccine further delayed

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has received additional information on the Pfizer vaccine production delays. Canada will now receive even fewer doses than was anticipated when delays ...

PSA: Don’t search for the COVID-19 vaccine online

While governments are phasing in COVID-19 vaccines based on risk and exposure criteria, Canadians are looking to skip the queue and get the vaccine through ...

Dufferin County Canadian Black Association seeing support

 Written By Sam Odrowski The demand for racial justice and equality strengthened greatly in 2020, leading to the creation of many pro-Black and anti-racist groups ...

New grant program funds initiatives combating gender-based violence

Written By Paula Brown Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Canadian Women’s Foundation has launched a new program, Safer + Stronger Grants, to provide financial support ...

Methamphetamine, a growing concern for Canadian law enforcement

Written By Sam Odrowski Methamphetamine use has been growing in the shadow of the opioid crisis, both locally and across Canada. Const. Shannon Gordanier of ...

Former OPS officer acquitted of all charges

Written By Paula Brown Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Stephen Fisher, a former constable with the Orangeville Police Service (OPS) has been found not guilty of ...

COVID-19 case numbers

Jan. 15  (Friday) WDG Region: 47 (New cases),396 (Active cases), 7 (Hospital).  Dufferin County: 11 (New cases),46 (Active cases), 0 (Hospital) Shelburne: 4 (Active cases) ...

Grant funding to help offset local roadwork

Written By Peter Richardson Local Journalism Initative Reporter With input from the Town Engineer, Stephen Burnett and Director of Development and Operations Jim Moss, Treasurer ...

County Council requesting changes to conservation authority working group

Written By PAULA BROWN LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Dufferin County Council is asking the Province to reassess the makeup of the conservation authority working group, ...

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