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Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
12:40 am - Driving Test!

I'm taking my G2 exit test in Orangeville next week, and I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with testing there. Was it easy? Anything in particular you had to do? Like parallel parking on a hill on the main drag, etc? Any specific trip-ups?
If anyone has any comments or suggestions, they'd be greatly appreciated. :)

Crossposted to o_dot and 519cafe.

current mood: curious

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Saturday, May 12th, 2007
10:26 am - LOOK!

You'll all want to see this.

current mood: energetic

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
1:29 am - for anyone who's interested...
hellooo fellow o_dot'ers.

I knoowww oshawa is a little far from orangeville BUT i thought i'd put this out there anyway..
I'm a second year student at Durham College in the music business management program and every year we put on a music and film festival open to the public. This years theme is how to "do it yourself".  It's not only informative but it's a great way to meet people as there will be industry professionals present at shows as well as seminars!

So i've included all the details of the event if anyone is interested!

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Saturday, March 17th, 2007
10:10 am - BAH!

To the Orangeville Banner Paperboys:

Im sorry I ran over your paper cart but...



The girl who carelessly ran over your cart, dragged it down the street for spite, yelled at you for being idiots and sped away because she was late for her biomechanics exam.

current mood: aggravated

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
7:20 pm - M. Ward

Does anyone in the Orangeville area need a ticket to M. Ward's sold out show this Saturday?

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Sunday, December 10th, 2006
11:34 am - Guide-O.

Okay, here's a question:

If you were to write a Guide to Orangeville, what's one thing you would include?

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Sunday, November 26th, 2006
9:27 pm - A website on making poppers?


Oh Orangevillians. What can I say..

"Just an aside: This method originated in a shitty little town called Orangeville, Ontario, and has spread like wildfire across southern Ontario. Once people learn how to smoke poppers they never go back!"


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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
6:22 pm - I don't really know what to think of this haha...
wrongallalong I was just reading through the banner's website to get my weekly fix on what the hell is going on in orangeville..And this article just left me baffled. The bolded parts are the parts that i am referring to. 

Orangeville Police responded to acts of theft and violence in addition to the "usual" mischief calls on Devil's Night and Halloween, resulting in six arrests and seven charges.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Oct. 30, officers were called about a group of youths in the Fead Street area seen vandalizing election signs. Using a witness description, police located the suspects nearby.

As a result of the police investigation, a 15-year-old Orangeville boy was charged with mischief.

The next night, police charged a 16-year-old local boy with theft and assault, after a First Avenue resident was robbed of their candy bowl.

According to police, a resident was approached by a costumed youth, who grabbed the candy bowl and ran. A man across the street who witnessed the theft was then punched in the face as he attempted to stop the suspect from fleeing.

"The youth was tackled to the ground ... and a struggle ensued," explained Const. Scott Davis. "The youth then fled without the items."

Officers, who were in the area doing foot patrol, promptly located the suspect and placed him under arrest.

The witness who was attacked suffered minor injuries, but didn't require hospitalization. The suspect was not injured.

About an hour later, an officer was flagged down by pedestrians near the intersection of Dawson Road and Madison Avenue. Moments earlier, the group was shot with paintballs from a passing red Honda, which headed south on Dawson Road.

Police quickly located the suspect vehicle and, following an investigation, arrested and charged four 21-year-old men with possession of weapon "for a dangerous purpose." Three of the men are from Orangeville, one is from Grand Valley.

A paintball gun, paintballs and paintball accessories were seized by police.

No significant injuries were reported in the incident.

"We are asking anyone who either witnessed or was a victim of this to please contact us," Davis said.

Over the two nights, police also responded to several mischief calls; a car window and mirror were smashed, two vehicles had their rear tires slashed, a couple houses were egged and a few pumpkins were smashed. 

Haha..ohhh dear. 

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Thursday, October 12th, 2006
9:21 pm

Woooo.. Andrew(brother) :) Mega huge congradulations.


I thought it was exciting since, well my family didn't tell me about this..(article)..
I ended up coming across it on the Orangeville banner website haha.

current mood: excited

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
1:12 pm

Public Service Announcement to the Misguided Youth of Orangeville:

Show media Loading...

current mood: content

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Thursday, October 5th, 2006
10:36 am - Live From The Humber Et Cetera!

So, this past week, not surprisingly, one of the topics that the Editors of the Humber Et Cetera wanted written about for the Editorial section was the alleged ODSS Fight Club. Though I am not a former student of ODSS, being from Orangeville I decided it was my opportunity to try and restore some of Orangeville's dignity regarding the situation. With the courage and speed expected of any Orangeville Patriot (ha!), I snatched the story away from a Torontonian bred classmate and began my endeavor to write an article that would take the blame away from the students (who really deserved no blame at all), and point the finger back at the real culprits. So, here it is, for your viewing pleasure (if at least you are interested haha), coming live from this morning's edition of The Humber Et Cetera, my article ^_^.

Big whoop about Orangeville fight clubs

The hype about the Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS) 'fight clubs' has been all over the media.

But why has ODSS been singled out for something that happens in schools all over the place? Beyond that, labeling it a 'fight club' is completely ridiculous. Some of the fights posted on the Internet were as much as three years old.

Students at ODSS are furious with the administration and the media for making such a big deal out of it -- and i would be too. For a school that has spent so many years trying to build a good reputation, it now has a bad one plastered all over it.

The administration has been working with the Orangeville police on creating an awareness campaign about the dangers of this type of entertainment.

Despite these attempts to put an end to the supposed 'fight clubs' even the administration doesn't know for sure if anything is going on.

Maggie McFadzen, communications officer for the Upper Grand District School Board, admits some of the videos are old, making it impossible to tell if anything really is going on.

While the police and administration seem to be making a mountain out of a molehill, as a reporter from the Orangeville Banner said, they cannot be blamed entirely. The real culprit here is, unfortunately for us, the media.

McFadzen agreed the media blew everything out of proportion. The Orangeville police had to remain on site at the school all week to keep media from swarming the students.

Constable Scott Davis said the media attention shows how people feel about violence in schools.

According to Davis, some of the fights were obviously staged, with students rushing out of the back of a van to make it look like a WWE fight.

Of course there will be staged fights -- that happened even when I was in high school. A few kids get bored and say 'Hey, let's make a movie!'

This doesn't mean that I agree with their behaviour, but I have faced the facts. Kids will always do stupid things, whether for entertainment or to settle a score.

When questionning why ODSS was singled out with the fights, I realized the answer was quite obvious. As they say, 'If it bleeds, it leads.'

Unfortunately for the students of ODSS, the videos made them an easy target.

Fights occur daily in schools all across the country, and like it or not, seminars and campaigns on the danger of fighting won't put an end to the way some students settle the score.

The more advanced technology becomes, the more likely these fights are going to be filmed and posted on the internet.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
6:12 pm - the first rule of fight club is: YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHTCLUB

Fight club alarms police, ODSS staff
Police considering charges

Parents curious as to why their teenage son is coming home from school bruised and bloodied may want to visit www.youtube.com and type in ODSS -- there they will find posted video clips of young boys participating in a "fight club."

Their behaviour has managed to attract the attention of school staff and police, who together have launched an educational campaign in a bid to get them to stop.

"Some students, from what seems to be predominantly ODSS, are involved in a form of a fight club," explained Const. Scott Davis. "They're squaring off and somebody is video taping this footage and then posting it on the Internet."

Accompanied by music, the videos show teens throwing punches at one another while large groups of kids stand around and cheer.

The footage is graphic at times and often shows young men walking away with cuts and gashes and blood streaming down their faces.

Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre and Orangeville District secondary school can clearly be viewed in the background, and several clips even identify the fighters.

Even more disturbing is the footage of younger looking children squaring off on Murray's Mountain, the field that divides Princess Elizabeth elementary school with ODSS.

The most recent footage was listed as being posted just last week on Sept. 13.

"The fights are very graphic and that's very disturbing," continued Davis noting that staff at ODSS notified police. "First of all we're trying to identify all of the players involved and then we're going to see if there are any grounds to lay charges."

Police are watching the website regularly for updates and have increased police presence at the school.

But Davis noted that even if officers manage to round up these individuals it would be difficult to do anything about it, seeing as participants have consented to exchanging blows.

"I doubt that there will be any (charges)," Davis told The Banner. "You can consent to a fight and that's not breaking the law. Where it becomes an offence is when someone suffers bodily harm and this is just kind of walking that line. There's an argument for a cause of disturbance by fighting, which is another criminal offence, but then somebody has to be disturbed by it. And it doesn't appear that any of the people are being disturbed and we haven't been called.

"At the very least, with the absence of charges, what we want to do is talk to these individuals. We want to caution them with respect to possible future charges and civil liability and let their parent's know 'Hey this is what your kid is doing.' But if we can lay charges then we certainly will. This is something we are not going to take lightly."

Principal Deb Magahay said staff are currently trying to formulate a way to address and deal with the issue.

Staff are concerned not only with students' safety but also worried that this behaviour will hurt the reputation of the school, Magahay told The Banner.

"It's a huge issue in terms of school reputation," Magahay said. "What we are going to do in this school is create an awareness to the inappropriateness of doing such a thing, especially in a school where we are trying to create a positive image."

wait wait, I've got more. This one's from CTV news, hahaa oh boy.

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Monday, September 11th, 2006
11:38 pm

So... Vice party in Orangeville? Really for real?

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
10:25 pm

Dear Orangeville,


what is this?!



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Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
7:23 pm - Wednesday July 5th

I have a ticket to the taking back sunday & angels and airwaves show with head automatica... It's a floor ticket (general admission-it has the potential to be front row ha)...It's at the Molson Ampitheatre this coming Wednesday (the 5th)...but, if any of you are interested, im selling it for $45.00, the face value is 36.25 but it came to 45.50 after the service charges-it even says on the ticket, incase you think im ripping you off.

anyway, let me know. leave a message, or send me an email or something.

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Thursday, June 29th, 2006
9:41 pm


current mood: amused

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Friday, May 19th, 2006
11:01 am - Kiss me, Kate!

Attention Everyone!

Do you enjoy dancing? Do you love to sing? Do you obsess over theatre?

If so, you wont want to miss Cole Porter's most memorable, fun musical ever! Orangville Music Theatre presents Kiss Me, Kate.

Performances of this hallariously fantasic musical are the following:

May 26 8:00p.m.
May 27 8:00p.m.
May 28 2:00p.m. Matinee
June 2 8:00p.m.
June 3 8:00p.m.
June 4 2:00p.m. Matinee
June 8 8:00p.m.
June 9 8:00p.m.
June 10 8:00p.m.

Hurry, tickets raise in price for every two weeks you wait! Tickets are going quickly so if you want them cheep, get them NOW! For tickets go in, or call:

The Orangeville Town Hall Opera House
87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K1
Phone:(519) 942-3423
Toll Free: 1-800-424-1295
Fax:(519) 942-9978

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Monday, May 15th, 2006
12:45 am - The plan

1. Book off the 27th
2. Go to Anime North
3. ???
4. Profit!

Anyone else going this year?

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Monday, April 10th, 2006
9:29 am - Job Hunting

Does anyone know of anywhere in Orangeville that is hiring full-time students for the summer?!?! I am desperately in need of a job so I can afford my schooling next year.

Also, does anyone anyone at all have any influence at the following locations that they could perhaps put in a good word for me?

-Second Cup
- Blockbuster (either one)
- Zellers
- Urban Planet
- Relizon
- Don Cherry's
- Wild Wings place up by Westside

or of course anywhere else in town that any of you work at and would be willing to put in a good word for a very hard worker ^_^.

current mood: awake

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
12:38 pm - Rides Again, Shotgun Rules and more. . . NOT in orangeville :(

I know it's really silly to promote this show in and Orangeville community, when it's happening in Oshawa, but i figured i'd do it anyway. We've ('we' being myself and a bunch of others) worked really hard to put this show on, so if you have a vehicle and you can get to Oshawa, you should come! Perhaps you're thinking about going to Durham College or UOIT next year haha here's your chance to check it out, plus see a really sweet show for a small fee of $5! Proceeds are going to support hero holiday.

There should be more info here!
If not, check back tomorrow and it'll be up.
All of the bands have a myspace. . so check it outtt. .

If you do plan on going, and need directions you could probably mapquest it. . 2000 Simcoe Street North. . and It's in Oshawa. . . Or just reply, it's pretty straight forward.

It's all ages, with a 19+ area (it'll either be $2 beer or 2.75 mixed drinks)
Again, i KNOW oshawa is far, but if you've got nothing better to do, this show will be amazing! i promise!

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