The Meaford Public Library and the Meaford United Church will be holding a fundraising event Friday, December 6th at 7 pm as a cast of local readers will recite an abridged version of the classic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, at the Meaford United Church.The event is a fundraiser for both the new Meaford Public Library building and the Meaford United Church Raise the Roof campaign. Hot beverages and treats will be available. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Get yours today at the Meaford Public Library. Entrance to the Meaford United Church is at the parking lot.
(Source Meaford Independent)
The Collingwood Pine Street Parking Lot (Lot A) will be closed from 10:00 pm today (November 14th) until 6:00 pm, Saturday, November 16th for the Ho Ho Holiday 5KM and Beer garden set up. Pine Street from Second to Third Streets and Third/Ontario Street from Pine Street to Huron Street will be closed Saturday, November 16th from 11:00 am to 11:15 am for the start of the run. Signage will be in place.
(Source: Town of Collingwood)
Owen Sound’s operations committee is recommending council not move towards prohibiting single-use plastics at this time, but instead await a plan by the federal government to enact a national ban by 2021 at the earliest. Some committee members were concerned about the city dedicating staff time and resources to developing an Owen Sound ban only to have Ottawa come up with rules for the entire country in a year or two. Local environmental groups expressed their disappointment, after the committee’s Tuesday vote, saying a ban now would be a way for the city to show leadership in reducing single-use waste while the Owen Sound Water Watchers has been calling on the city to phase out the sale of bottled water at its facilities since 2014.
(Source and Image: Owen Sound Sun Times)
In the NHL, Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists, and the streaking New York Islanders held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 last night.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a hat track, including the game-winning goal with 2:01 to play, and Ottawa rallied in the third period to beat New Jersey 4-2.
Dallas beat Calgary, 3-1.
Tonight, Winnipeg is at Florida (7:00 pm), Colorado is on the road to Edmonton (9:00 pm) and Vancouver hosts Dallas (10:00 pm).
In the NBA, the Toronto Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 114-106 last night.
The Raptors are next in action Saturday night in Dallas.
In baseball, New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom won the National League Cy Young Award yesterday for the second consecutive season. Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander won the American League honour, his second time earning the prize as the AL’s best pitcher.
In tennis, Bob and Mike Bryan say they will retire after the 2020 U.S. Open, closing a professional tennis partnership that includes a men’s doubles record of 16 Grand Slam championships.