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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

OSMH gets 'vital' $1.8M booster shot from the province

OSMH gets 'vital' $1.8M booster shot from the province

New money is part of $68 million in provincial funding for small and medium-sized hospitals; It's 'good news for the hospital and good news for the community'
Former Fowler executive in hot water over role in local quarry bid

Former Fowler executive in hot water over role in local quarry bid

Moreen Miller, chair of Crown corporation, told government officials she had resigned her post at Fowler, but, months later, was in Ramara in support of their quarry
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Source remains elusive in Orillia's legionnaires' disease outbreak

ONTARIO: Source remains elusive in Orillia's legionnaires' disease outbreak

Samples have been sent for testing but 'completely definitive' ruling on source has not yet happened; 'It's a very big team effort' official says of investigation
New case of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Orillia; source remains elusive

New case of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Orillia; source remains elusive

Samples have been sent for testing but 'completely definitive' ruling on source has not yet happened; 'It's a very big team effort' official says of investigation
New case of legionnaires' disease confirmed; source remains elusive

New case of legionnaires' disease confirmed; source remains elusive

Samples have been sent for testing but 'completely definitive' ruling on source has not yet happened; 'It's a very big team effort' official says of investigation
Trudeau will make campaign stop in Orillia Friday

Trudeau will make campaign stop in Orillia Friday

Federal Liberal leader's appearance is an indication the riding is up for grabs, say local party officials
Justin Trudeau will make campaign stop in Orillia Friday

Justin Trudeau will make campaign stop in Orillia Friday

Federal Liberal leader's appearance is an indication the riding is up for grabs, say local party officials
Foundation delivers big cheque for Big Brothers Big Sisters <b>(4 photos)</b>

Foundation delivers big cheque for Big Brothers Big Sisters (4 photos)

Canada Post Community Foundation for Children presents BBBS of Orillia with a cheque for $9,000; 'We are very proud of this,' said local Canada Post official
Equipment failure has sparked a lot of work for Orillia Power

Equipment failure has sparked a lot of work for Orillia Power

Issue at sub station behind Circle K caused 2,200 customers to lose their power last week; Crews have been working hard since to remedy problem
Officials scrambling to pinpoint source of legionnaires' disease outbreak in Orillia

Officials scrambling to pinpoint source of legionnaires' disease outbreak in Orillia

Health unit officials say focus on search for source is on downtown Orillia; All eight patients are over 50 and 'some are quite severely ill'