The Municipality of Meaford has sand and sandbags available for residents to prevent flooding of waterfront homes. Sandbags and/or sand can be picked up at the Leaf and Yard Waste Depot at 157859 7th Line this week from Tuesday to Friday during regular business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Bring your own shovels and transportation to fill and haul the sandbags. You will be required to sign in to allow distribution tracking. Residents may also pick up empty sandbags and engage a local business to deliver sand to your property. Local sand providers include Chapple Excavating, RF King Excavating, Barfoot Contracting and Jim Dier Contracting. All waterfront homeowners who have experienced property damage are asked to complete an online form at forms.meaford.ca/Waterfront-Private-Property-Damage, call 519-538-1060, or stop by the office to provide your information. This will allow direct updates, and information on any resources or funding opportunities that become available.
(Source and Image: Municipality of Meaford)
Tuesday November 5th, police were advised that an individual who was on conditions to remain with his surety had left their West Grey residence in the overnight hours and was driving an un-plated pickup truck. Subsequent to a police investigation, the 29-year old Durham man was located and arrested for failing to comply with the condition o his recognizance. The accused was held for a bail hearing and was remanded into custody until Wednesday November 13th when he will answer to the charges out of the Walkerton Courthouse.
(Source: West Grey Police Services)
Canada’s 2019 Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection season is underway, as thousands of individuals, families, churches, businesses, sports teams, and community groups begin packing shoeboxes, an annual initiative of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization that works in more than 100 countries.
Shoeboxes are given as unconditional gifts and often open doors for Samaritan’s Purse to work with community leaders in identifying and addressing important needs such as clean water, literacy, vocational training for women, school meals for children, etc.
National Shoebox Collection Week is Nov. 18th to 24th:
Collingwood Home Hardware Building Centre, 104 High St.
November 18 7:00am – 8:00pm
November 19 7:00am – 8:00pm
November 20 7:00am – 8:00pm
November 21 7:00am – 8:00pm
November 22 7:00am – 8:00pm
November 23 8:00am – 6:00pm
November 24 9:00am – 5:00pm
Journey’s Blend Cafe, 30 Mountain Rd., Collingwood
November 18 8:00am – 4:00pm
November 19 8:00am – 4:00pm
November 20 8:00am – 4:00pm
November 21 8:00am – 4:00pm
November 22 8:00am – 4:00pm
November 23 8:00am – 4:00pm
November 24 CLOSED
(Source and Image: Collingwood Today)
In the NHL, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 8-2 to snap a four-game losing streak last night.
Conor Garland scored the shootout winner minutes after an apparent Capitals overtime goal was waved off by video review, and the Arizona Coyotes responded from blowing a big lead to beat Washington 4-3.
Tonight, Columbus is at Montreal (7:00 pm), Winnipeg hosts Colorado (8:00 pm), Nashville is at Vancouver (10:00 pm) and Edmonton travels to San Jose (10:30 pm).
In the NBA, the Los Angeles Clippers beat the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors 98-88 last night.
The Raptors are next in action at Portland, Wednesday night.
In tennis, Stefanos Tsitsipas finally found a way to win against Daniil Medvedev, beating the Russian 7-6 (5), 6-4 Monday in their opening match at the ATP Finals.
Canada will not have Milos Raonic on its roster for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals next week in Madrid because of a back injury.
In baseball, Pete Alonso of the New York Mets has been selected NL Rookie of the Year. Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Álvarez took all 30 first-place votes in the AL, becoming the 24th unanimous pick. Calgary’s Mike Soroka finished second in NL voting with one first-place vote and 25 second-place votes.
Hockey commentator Don Cherry has been let go by Rogers Sportsnet. The company made the announcement, Monday following Cherry’s comments on Coach’s Corner that appeared to single out new immigrants in the Greater Toronto Area for not showing deference for the Canadian armed forces by wearing poppies.