As the school year begins this coming Tuesday with thousands of kids heading out on the streets, the first offence for passing a stopped school bus with its upper red lights flashing is a fine of $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points. Each following offence is $1,000 to $4,000, six demerit points and possible jail time (up to six months).
(Source and Image: Barrie Today)
Battery Collection in Town of the Blue Mountains begins the week of September 3rd until September 27th. For Curbside Collection, place batteries in battery bag (or clear resealable bag) and place on top of your blue box on your day of collection, from September 3, 2019 to September 27th. For condos, place batteries in the same type of bag, then inside the designated pail in central waste area, from September 3rd to September 27th.
(Source: Town of the Blue Mountains)
On this last long weekend of the summer, the OPP will be out once again,to ensure your travels both on our roadways and waterways are safe during this time. From today (Friday, Aug. 30th) to Monday, Sept. 2nd, the OPP will be out not only in identifiable cruisers, but on foot, on bicycles, on ATVs and in the water in marine units. On land, the OPP will be looking for the Big Four collision causal agents; distracted driving, impaired operation, aggressive driving and seat belt compliance. On the water, the OPP will be looking for impaired operation, that the vessel has the required safety equipment on board and that the operator obeys the specific marine legislation. To aid in this policy there will be an increased Police presence in the high vehicle and pedestrian traffic areas of Wasaga Beach.
(Source: Collingwood Today)
In baseball, the surging Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox last night
Oakland held off Kansas City 9-8 to cap a four-game series victory.
Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over Texas.
Chicago Cubs got past the New York Mets 4-1 for a three-game sweep.
Toronto was idle yesterday but hosts Houston tonight. Game time 7:07.
In tennis, Bianca Andreescu advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Belgian veteran Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday to advance to the third round. Meanwhile, Denis Shapovalov is into the third round, using his serve to overpower Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen 6-4, 7-6 (2), 6-2.
Taylor Townsend pulled off the biggest victory over her career at the U.S. Open, surprising former No. 1 and two-time major champion Simona Halep.
Defending champion Naomi Osaka stormed to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Magda Linette to advance to the US Open third round.
No. 6 seed Alexander Zverev was taken to a deciding set for a second successive match as he saw off Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the US Open second round.