The Apple Harvest Craft Show has once again given back to the community, this time with a $5,000 donation to the Meaford and District Fire Department towards the purchase of an All-Terrain Vehicle. The full cost of the purchase is estimated at $60,000. This generous $5,000 donation brings the fundraising total to $31,670. The Meaford and District Fire Department will continue to accept donations towards this project until the end of the year. For more information or to donate online, visit www.meaford.ca/ATV.
(Source and Image: Municipality of Meaford… Apple Harvest Craft Show Committee Members Jennifer and Bill Pearson present a $5,000 donation to Chief John deHooge and Fire Prevention Officer Mike French for the purchase of an ATV.)
A presentation by David Sweetnam with Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) to the Collingwood corporate and community services standing committee on a new microfibres reduction initiative suggest you may be ingesting five grams of plastic every year that and is hoping to use Collingwood as a test municipality. The program is looking to recruit between 500 and 600 households in Collingwood to add a filtration system to their washing machines, which according to the group’s research has determined is the main source of the offending plastic in municipal water sources. The project will be funded entirely by provincial grants.
(Source: Collingwood Today)
Owen Sound police are investigating after a dark-coloured car with a loud muffler and tinted windows struck a pedestrian in the city’s downtown before taking off. The 54-year-old man who was hit was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was treated for a minor injury. The crash happened Tuesday at about 6 pm as the man was walking westbound on 9th Street East and crossing 2nd Avenue East. He was struck by a car that was turning left onto 9th Street East from 2nd Avenue East.
(Source “Owen Sound Sun Times)
A concept proposed for a splash pad at Collingwood’s Harbourview Park (the site of a closed former landfill) includes natural materials, and a winding, multi-level pattern set in a treed area. An early, high-level design to the corporate and community services standing committee was presented Monday night. The presentation included an overview of ideas for Harbourview Park, but the main idea was the splash pad. The Awen Gathering Circle is built on the former landfill site. Currently, the town is working on consultation with First Nations for the plan on the site, and will be getting a final design for a public open house in the future. Following that, staff will develop a tender for the project and will seek approval in the 2020 budget process.
(Source: Collingwood Today)
In the NHL, Auston Matthews scored the game-tying goal and Frederik Andersen was stellar in net against Vegas as Toronto won a third straight game for the first time this season last night.
A goal 55 seconds into overtime gave Philadelphia a 3-2 victory over Montreal.
Ottawa defeated Los Angeles 3-2.
Calgary Flames scored four times in the second period en route to a 5-2 victory over New Jersey.
Chicago beat Vancouver 5-2 as the Black Hawks dealt Vancouver its first regulation loss since October 19th.
And Calgary torched New Jersey 5-2.
Today, four games with Tampa Bay at Buffalo (2: 00 pm), Detroit hosts Boston (7:30 pm), Vancouver is at Winnipeg (8:00 pm) and Edmonton is at home to New Jersey (9:00 pm)
In the NBA, the Toronto Raptors are at New Orleans, 8:00 pm.
In golf, U.S. captain Tiger Woods used one of his four wild-card selections on himself yesterday and will become the first playing captain in the Presidents Cup since Hale Irwin in the inaugural edition 25 years ago.
In tennis, World No. 1 Ash Barty will play Caroline Garcia of France in the Fed Cup final while Ajla Tomljanovic will make her debut for Australia playing the opening singles match Saturday against Kristina Mlad-en-ovic.
Locally, the Meaford Knights lost to the Ville Marie Pirates 11-7 last night on home ice.
The Knights host the Bradford Rattlers Saturday night at 7:30.