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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

Tonight's all-candidates debate will be live-streamed on our Facebook page

Tonight's all-candidates debate will be live-streamed on our Facebook page

With just 16 days to go until Election Day, several all-candidates forums are planned
10 teams go for gold at Sunshine City Shootout

10 teams go for gold at Sunshine City Shootout

Patrick Fogarty hosts tournament in advance of provincial championship
New bus route to Lakehead misses mark: students

New bus route to Lakehead misses mark: students

Students forced to 'play chicken, attempting to run across five lanes of traffic'; resolution panned
Girls softball league teams up with slo-pitch league for 'win-win' partnership

Girls softball league teams up with slo-pitch league for 'win-win' partnership

Partnership will help provide more officials for softball and provide training ground for new umpires
Sparks fly, tempers flare at forum on sale of Orillia Power's distribution company

Sparks fly, tempers flare at forum on sale of Orillia Power's distribution company

Ainsworth alleges 'false information' presented; CAO says no 'absolute guarantee' Hydro One will build facilities in Orillia
Common but 'not very visible problem' is a plague in our region

Common but 'not very visible problem' is a plague in our region

Household food insecurity impacts one in eight households in Simcoe and Muskoka; city council urged to help solve crisis
Innovative Hillcrest Lodge looking for a little love this weekend

Innovative Hillcrest Lodge looking for a little love this weekend

Not-for-profit residence for vulnerable seniors hosting its Tag Days this weekend; 'All money raised goes .. right into Hillcrest Lodge'
Could city end up in court over proposed bylaw?

Could city end up in court over proposed bylaw?

Helping Hands, other agencies seek exemption; Happy at Home owner says litigation could occur if city stays on current path
Cab company owners predict 'grief' and 'war' between rivals if city green lights Uber, changes

Cab company owners predict 'grief' and 'war' between rivals if city green lights Uber, changes

Downtown business owners express frustration over long wait-times for customers; city expected to make decision in June
Man found shot inside car near Barrie

Man found shot inside car near Barrie

Aurora man, 37, has life-threatening injuries; Police probing incident in Rugby and say person responsible should be considered armed and dangerous