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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

Orillia Public Library hoping to restore interlibrary loans

Orillia Public Library hoping to restore interlibrary loans

Service was halted in wake of provincial budget; Local library is looking for ways to offset cost of new delivery service in hopes of restoring popular program
Minor fire at Mount Slaven sparks concerns about building

Minor fire at Mount Slaven sparks concerns about building

Former school has been unoccupied for more than a decade; OPP probing 'deliberately-set' fire
<b>UPDATE:</b> Driver charged following Sunday's Coldwater Street crash

UPDATE: Driver charged following Sunday's Coldwater Street crash

Adrianus Vanderbos charged with careless driving in wake of two-vehicle collision
Ramara man faces charges in 2018 death of Lucas Dunlop

Ramara man faces charges in 2018 death of Lucas Dunlop

Glenn White, driver of vehicle that struck the victim, faces two charges following lengthy investigation
Hundreds of students compete at Area Championship <b>(11 photos)</b>

Hundreds of students compete at Area Championship (11 photos)

About 1,000 students in Grades 4-6 participated in several disciplines at Orillia's largest annual track and field competition
'Magic palpable' as Leacock endowment fund unveiled

'Magic palpable' as Leacock endowment fund unveiled

Community Foundation champion celebrates agency's 20th anniversary with $20,000 fund; Leacock Associates 'beyond grateful' for assistance, official says
Ramara man faces charges in 2018 death of Lucas Dunlop

Ramara man faces charges in 2018 death of Lucas Dunlop

Glenn White, driver of vehicle that struck the victim, faces two charges; 'Strong witness information' prompted charges after lengthy probe
Home Hardware, generous citizens step up to aid Hillcrest Lodge

Home Hardware, generous citizens step up to aid Hillcrest Lodge

'I was amazed how eager the people were in our community to step forward' to help purchase new riding lawn mower for Orillia facility for vulnerable seniors
Brazen thieves steal critical Severn Winterfest structures

Brazen thieves steal critical Severn Winterfest structures

'This is just petty and hurtful,' official says of theft from ODAS Park grounds over the past few days
Highway 11 crash leads to careless driving charges

Highway 11 crash leads to careless driving charges

Collision occurred earlier today at Highway 11 and County Road 169, north of Orillia