Latest Jewel 99.3 Local News Headlines and Sports, January 14th

Inter-community transit is coming to Grey County in 2020. January 9th, Grey County Council directed staff to lease buses and contract drivers for the upcoming service called the Grey Transit Route which will offer regular service along Highway 26 between Owen Sound and Town of The Blue Mountains and along Highway 10 between Owen Sound and Orangeville. A third route will be offered between Owen Sound and Wiarton three days per week and a specialized service will support youth attending Launch Pad programming in Hanover. Council also asked staff to investigate a route along Grey Road 4 and bring information back to a future meeting. Residents are being asked to further support the project by signing an online petition available on www.grey.ca/gtr. The petition is required to license vehicles for the project. More information is also available online at CommuteOntario.ca.
(Source and Image: Meaford Independent)

Blue Mountain Village Foundation (BMVF) is pleased to announce funding for an exceptional group of local organizations and champions who are closing some the region’s most pressing social gaps with innovative investments and programs. Meaford Hospital Foundation received $5,000 for a lab transfusion medicine fridgetor. Home Horizon, The Barbara Weider House received $5,000 for its Essential Life Skills Program. Elephant Thoughts, School in Nature received $2,500 for Access for Youth from Low Income Families. Collingwood Youth Centre recieved $2,500 for Employment Skills Development & Food Supply for Local Programs.
(Source: Collingwood Today; Image: Collingwood Today… Megan Menard, 13, watches Lea Pankhurst, manager of the Collingwood Youth Centre, grate cheese during the Kids Feeding Kids program)

Sports:

In the NHL last night, Carey Price made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Montreal Canadiens snapped the Calgary Flames’ five-game winning streak with a 2-0 victory.
Tonight, New Jersey is at Toronto (7:00 pm), Ottawa hosts Chicago (7:30 pm), Vancouver travels to Winnipeg (8:00 pm) and Nashville is at Edmonton (9:00 pm).

In tennis, Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil downed Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-4, 6-2 yesterday in the first round of the Auckland Open, setting up an all-Canadian second-round tilt.

In baseball, Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.

(Sources: TSN)

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