Get involved, and help keep Collingwood clean, by taking part in the 6th annual Collingwood Community Clean-Up Day today (Wednesday, April 17th) of neighbourhood parks, trails, roads, schools, and public places. Assemble a clean-up crew, identify an area that needs a quick tidy, and register your site at www.collingwood.ca/communitycleanup to receive supplies and garbage removal support. If you don’t have a site in mind for your group, you can join members of Council and Town staff at Harbourview Park (behind McDonald’s) at 1:00 p.m. to help clean up the park. If you can’t make it out today,, clean-up initiatives are encouraged throughout Earth Week, and municipal staff will provide garbage removal services for all registered clean-ups. Whatever public space you choose to tidy, join the #TrashTag challenge with a before and after photo of your site. For more information, contact Adam Ferguson, Town of Collingwood Communications Officer at 705-445-1030 ext 3293 (email@example.com)
(Source and Image: Town of Collingwood)
The O-P-P is warning of after a series of apparent break-ins near Collingwood. Police indicate seven homes were broken into on Saturday night and Sunday morning. They did not specify what, if anything, was taken. They say they’ve found a stolen car, believed to have been used in the break-ins and they are continuing to investigate. (The Canadian Press)
The Meaford Harbour Boat Launch is closed for repairs until April 18th.
(Source: Municipality of Meaford)
In the NHL, a goal 6:02 into overtime, saw the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 last night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece.
League-leading Tampa Bay was upset in four games by Columbus, the final team to clinch a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Islanders finished off Pittsburgh with a clinical 3-1 win in Game 4 to pull off a stunning sweep.
And Vegas defeated San Jose 5-0 for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series.
Tonight, Boston is at Toronto (7:00 pm), Nashville travels to Dallas (8:00 pm) and Colorado hosts Calgary (10:00)
Baseball action, a two-out single in the seventh inning, delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight game, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 last night.
Tonight, the Jays are at Minnesota once again; game time 7:40 pm.