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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 laying off staff in wake of pandemic

Orillia laying off staff in wake of pandemic

'Like so many businesses, the city is faced with the tough choices of how we operate during the COVID-19 pandemic,' says city CAO
<b>City of Orillia laying off staff in wake of pandemic</b>

City of Orillia laying off staff in wake of pandemic

'The workload for some City staff during the COVID-19 pandemic cannot justify continued employment by the municipality at this time, but we are continually monitoring the situation and adapting as necessary'
<b>BREAKING NEWS:</b> City laying off staff in wake of pandemic

BREAKING NEWS: City laying off staff in wake of pandemic

'Like so many businesses, the city is faced with the tough choices of how we operate during the COVID-19 pandemic,' says city CAO
Orillia Perch Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Orillia Perch Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

'We just can’t put people in harm’s way,' says organizer of one of Canada's largest fishing derbies, which was planned to start April 18
Devastated daughter urges people to stay home after Orillia couple dies from COVID-19

Devastated daughter urges people to stay home after Orillia couple dies from COVID-19

Elizabeth and Lyle Fox are being remembered by family and wide 'circle of friends'; Daughter pleads with people to take COVID-19 seriously and heed warnings
ONTARIO: Devastated daughter urges people to stay home after parents died days apart, victims of COVID-19

ONTARIO: Devastated daughter urges people to stay home after parents died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Elizabeth and Lyle Fox are being remembered by family and wide 'circle of friends'; Daughter pleads with people to take COVID-19 seriously and heed warnings
Beloved Orillia couple died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Beloved Orillia couple died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Elizabeth and Lyle Fox are being remembered by family and wide 'circle of friends'; Daughter pleads with people to take COVID-19 seriously and heed warnings
Beloved Orillia couple died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Beloved Orillia couple died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Daughter pleads with people to take COVID-19 seriously and heed warnings
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Devastated daughter urges people to stay home after parents died days apart, victims of COVID-19

ONTARIO: Devastated daughter urges people to stay home after parents died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Elizabeth and Lyle Fox are being remembered by family and wide 'circle of friends' in Orillia
Beloved Orillia couple died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Beloved Orillia couple died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Elizabeth and Lyle Fox are being remembered by family and wide 'circle of friends'; Daughter pleads with people to take COVID-19 seriously and heed warnings