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Dave Dawson

Dave Dawson

Dave Dawson was born and raised in Orillia and returned to his hometown to become sports editor of The Packet & Times in 1991. He chose to stay in Orillia, to raise his family here and to serve the community as a reporter, editor and freelance writer ever since. He is thrilled to be the community editor of OrilliaMatters.com and looks forward to continuing the tradition of bringing the stories that matter to Orillians to their fingertips every day. Dave is also very involved in the community; he coached various sports when his kids were younger and, today, is a valued board member of Sport Orillia, a member of the Building Hope campaign for the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter and is also part of the committee selected to choose this year's Citizen of the Year.

Recent Work by Dave

Second mandate is 'affirmation' of council, says Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke

Second mandate is 'affirmation' of council, says Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke

Mayor, all six city councillors seeking re-election returned; 'I believe it means ... we are seen to be going in a decent direction'
Second mandate is 'affirmation' of council, says Steve Clarke

Second mandate is 'affirmation' of council, says Steve Clarke

Mayor, all six city councillors seeking re-election returned; 'I believe it means ... we are seen to be going in a decent direction'
Familiar faces returned as Ward 2 councillors

Familiar faces returned as Ward 2 councillors

Ralph Cipolla and Rob Kloostra win re-election bids
David Campbell tops polls to earn Ward 1 seat

David Campbell tops polls to earn Ward 1 seat

Political newcomer will be joined in Ward 2 by veteran Ted Emond
Mayor Steve Clarke, council earn vote of confidence

Mayor Steve Clarke, council earn vote of confidence

All six candidates seeking re-election were returned to council
Today is the day! Make sure to cast your ballots

Today is the day! Make sure to cast your ballots

City offering free Election Express bus all day; polls open until 8 p.m.
Heitzner coming home to play for Terriers

Heitzner coming home to play for Terriers

Former Barrie Colt forward opts to walk away from OHL; 'I'm hoping to find that enjoyment of the game again'
Heitzner coming home to play for Terriers

Heitzner coming home to play for Terriers

Former Barrie Colt forward opts to walk away from OHL; 'I'm hoping to find that enjoyment of the game again'
Proceeds from custom-designed poppy art will benefit local Legion

Proceeds from custom-designed poppy art will benefit local Legion

Christina Hartwick has created beautiful sculpture, wire poppies and memorial piece; 'We want (veterans and their families) to feel our love'
Ainsworth's controversial Facebook post criticized

Ainsworth's controversial Facebook post criticized

Lakehead professor says Ainsworth's post is not an 'endorsement of him in the 2018 elections'