Skip to content

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

Fatal crash shuts down Highway 11 north of Orillia

Fatal crash shuts down Highway 11 north of Orillia

Accident in Severn Bridge area also sent two to hospital, police say
Fatal crash shuts down Highway 11 (UPDATE: OPP provide details)

Fatal crash shuts down Highway 11 (UPDATE: OPP provide details)

Accident in Severn Bridge area also sent two to hospital, police say
'Devastating' cuts put 37 Catholic teachers out of work

'Devastating' cuts put 37 Catholic teachers out of work

In addition to 37.5 positions cut, 54 positions were deemed surplus; 'We're greatly concerned,' said trustee Francis Smith
Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?

Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?

Provincial budget paves way for complimentary alcohol for patrons; Spokesperson says 'it's very much up in the air' if Rama will take advantage of change
'Devastating' cuts put 37 Catholic teachers out of work

'Devastating' cuts put 37 Catholic teachers out of work

In addition to 37.5 positions cut, 54 positions were deemed surplus; 'We're greatly concerned,' said trustee Francis Smith
'Devastating' cuts put 37 Catholic teachers out of work

'Devastating' cuts put 37 Catholic teachers out of work

In addition to 37.5 positions cut, 54 positions were deemed surplus; 'We're greatly concerned,' said trustee Francis Smith
'Devastating' cuts put 37 Catholic teachers out of work

'Devastating' cuts put 37 Catholic teachers out of work

In addition to 37.5 positions cut, 54 positions were deemed surplus; 'We're greatly concerned,' said trustee Francis Smith
Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?

Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?

Provincial budget paves way for complimentary alcohol for patrons; Spokesperson says 'it's very much up in the air' if Rama will take advantage of change
Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?

Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?

Provincial budget paves way for complimentary alcohol for patrons; Spokesperson says 'it's very much up in the air' if Rama will take advantage of change
Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?

Could free booze be on tap for Casino Rama gamblers?

Provincial budget paves way for complimentary alcohol for patrons; Spokesperson says 'it's very much up in the air' if Rama will take advantage of change