Latest Jewel 99.3 Local News Headlines and Sports, August 16th

Active transportation users could soon have a new way to travel from Collingwood to Barrie. Tuesday, Simcoe County councillors got a first look at the preliminary design for the conversion of the Barrie-Collingwood Railway into a multi-use trail, and agreed to look at funding for the project in future capital budgets. The 52 kilometre Barrie-Collingwood Railway runs from Collingwood to Barrie, running through Nottawa, Stayner, New Lowell, Angus and Utopia. The County of Simcoe and the City of Barrie have also done a joint feasibility study on the railway, which will be presented at both councils in September and will outline the current costs associated with the entire line and will shed more light on what the City of Barrie plans to do with their portion.
(Source and Image: Collingwood Today)

Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the OPP are investigating the theft of a pickup truck from Thornbury and are asking for assistance in locating the vehicle. The theft took place sometime overnight from Aug. 14th to Aug. 15th from a residence on Cameron Street in Thornbury. The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado is silver in color with a white cap on the back of the pickup and has an Ontario plate of 4306KC and a broken driver’s side mirror. Anyone with information is asked to contact Collingwood/The Blue Mountains OPP at (705) 445-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
(Source: Collingwood Today)

Water levels in Georgian Bay are reaching an all-time high, and are causing erosion issues along some areas of the shoreline in the Municipality of Meaford. Even where things may look stable, they could be compromised from underneath due to the waves and high water. Take extra care when enjoying Meaford’s waterfront and stay back from the shore line in eroded areas.
(Source: Municipality of Meaford)


In baseball, Bryce Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-5 last night for a three-game sweep.
Cleveland pummeled the New York Yankees 19-5 in the start of a four-game series between American League pennant contenders.
Cincinnati held off St. Louis 2-1, moving into a virtual tie with Chicago for the NL Central lead.
The Jays are back in action tonight, hosting Seattle. Game time:7:07.

CFL action last night, Winnipeg beat BC 32-16.
Tonight Edmonton is at Toronto; game time 7:30.
In golf, Justin Thomas made his first birdie after hitting a tree and his last one with a 60-foot putt on his way to a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with Jason Kokrak after the opening round of the BMW Championship.
(Sources: TSN)

Ben Young, of Thornbury, has won the National Canadian Superbike championship. Despite a hard day with a big crash in Superpole, Young secured the championship with a solid third-place finish in the first of two races at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Bowmanville.
(Source: Collingwood Today)

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