Latest Jewel 99.3 Local News Headlines and Sports, August 29th

Police say an elderly man may have suffered a medical emergency that caused him to veer into oncoming traffic yesterday morning in Collingwood. The OPP says the 80-year-old man was travelling in the area of Mountain Road and Kells Crescent when he swerved and crashed into an oncoming vehicle and forced another into the ditch. Police say the victim’s vehicle continued off the road before coming to a stop on a nearby property. Paramedics took the man to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An autopsy is scheduled to determine exactly how the driver died. No one else was injured in the collision. Police are continuing to investigate.
(Source: CTV2; Image: OPP)

Student move-in day at Owen Sound Campus is Saturday, August 31st, 9 am to 1:30 pm as students, parents and supplies will be arriving at Georgian Owen Sound Campus residence, 990 16th Ave. E., Owen Sound ON (adjacent to Owen Sound Campus) from all over Ontario and beyond.
(Source: Georgian College)

In partnership between the Thornbury Harbour and the Thornbury Yacht Club, 106 life jackets were collected in support of the Operation Life Jacket (OLI) initiative. The OLI program was developed by the Canadian Ranger Foundation and the Canadian Safe Boating Council to improve boating safety in First Nation communities in Northern Canada. In Northern Canada, the supply and availability of life jackets are limited and can cost in excess of $100 each. To support the initiative, a public call for life jacket donations was led by representatives from the Thornbury Yacht Club. Many different varieties of life jackets were donated, including brand-new lifejackets with the tags still attached. In addition, dog and racing inflatable life jackets were also donated from the community.
(Source: Town of the Blue Mountains)


In baseball, the Atlanta Braves downed the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 last night to split their two-game interleague series.
The New York Yankees beat Seattle 7-3 to complete a three-game sweep.
Minnesota beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 for their fourth straight win.
Houston rallied for an 8-6 victory over Tampa Bay to extend their winning streak to six.
Philadelphia got 17 hits in a 12-3 victory over Pittsburgh.
Toronto is idle til Friday night when they host Houston.

In tennis, Roger Federer dropped a set for the second straight match, and Novak Djokovic battled a nagging left shoulder injury, but both advanced to the third round of the US Open with victories, yesterday.
Venus Williams could not ever quite take control and lost 6-4, 6-4 against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina,
And three Canadians are left in singles play at the US Open and all three are in action today. Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu, Toronto’s Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, BC all have second-round matchups on Day 4 of the final Grand Slam of the season.

(Sources: TSN)

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