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Police and the Public Health Unit Promote Bike & Helmet Safety for Kids

The Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the OPP partnered recently with the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit and Kamikaze Bikes to support the helmet/bike safety campaigns within the elementary schools. Youths were instructed on Bicycle Safety Rules, Hand Signals,

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St. Mary’s Kindergartners Offer Advice to Graduating 8th Graders

This past week at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Collingwood, Kindergarten students gifted the 2016/2017 Grade 8 graduates with wisdom only children can deliver. A short video created by the youngest students at the school provides their older peers with

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Special Weather Statement with up to 55mm of Rain Possible by Thursday Night

Special weather statement in effect for: Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County Muskoka – Parry

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Facebook Hits 2 Billion User Mark

As Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday, Facebook has reached a new milestone: there are now 2 billion people connecting and building communities on the online social network every month. This wouldn’t have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who

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Roll Up The Rim Is Back For Canada 150

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday on Saturday, Tim Hortons has launched a special edition of Roll Up The Rim To Win. Cups are available at participating locations, starting today. Tim Hortons says to look under the rim for a

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Bruce Peninsula OPP Investigate Found Human Remains

On June 27, 2017 at 11:39 a.m., the Bruce Peninsula OPP received a report of found human remains in a bush area along Lakewood County Lane in Northern Bruce Peninsula. The investigation is in its early stages. The Bruce Peninsula

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Celebrity Birthdays, June 28th

Born June 28th: Writer, director, actor Mel Brooks (of such films as “Blazing Saddles”, “Spaceballs” and “The Producers”) is 91. (Image Courtesy of nerdist.com from “Spaceballs”; at right with Rick Moranis) Actor, comedian, impressionist John Byner (host of the tv

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Events, June 28th

June 28th: 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo along with his wife, Duchess Sophie which brought about World War I. 1919 – The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending

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Wacky… But True, June 28th

The latest numbers show that in America our pets are getting fatter. But interestingly, the pets are actually thinner in the states where the people are the fattest. Perhaps, because there are no leftovers. A new survey asked workers what

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TV Tonight: Season Premiere: Big Brother, Rob Lowe’s Spooky A&E Reality Show Has A Trailer

TV Tonight: Season Premiere: Big Brother: 6 new houseguests arrive for season 19, and the theme is temptation. (8pm, CBS) Rob Lowe’s Spooky A&E Reality Show Has A Trailer: Rob Lowe is starring in a new A&E reality show, The

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Wants Your Ideas On Philanthropy

If you’d like to help a charity… with someone else’s money, Jeff Bezos wants your ideas on how he should spend his billions giving back. The Amazon CEO has asked his Twitter followers to weigh in on how he could

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Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, June 28th

The Opening Ceremony, scheduled for last week, June 21st for each of the Enviro-Park Hydration Place (a Healthy Kids Community Challenge Initiative), and the new Heritage Drive Trail in Collingwood will take place this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. You are

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Jewel Weather For Meaford & Southern Georgian Bay, June 28th

Today: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud near noon. Winds becoming southwest at 20 km/h, gusting to 40 near noon. A high of 24. The humidex making it feel like 26. The UV index 8 or very high.

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OPP to Crack Down on Speeders through Canada Day Weekend as Rate of Road Deaths Rise

The OPP is pointing to speeding drivers as the number one cause in road fatalities so far this year, with the death toll in this category 76% higher than this time last year. As of June 26, 2017 speeding has been linked

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Proposed New Ticket Rules to Ban Excessive Mark-ups

Ontario is proposing tough new rules for buying and selling tickets to give fans a fair shot at seeing their favourite music, sports or theatrical events. The Ticket Sales Act will be introduced in the fall and, if passed, would

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