Due to high water levels and waves experienced along the shores of Georgian Bay, October 31, Memorial Park, Fred Raper Park, and David Johnston Park have seen substantial damage and areas have been closed. During last week’s Halloween storm, as much as 10 feet of shoreline disappeared overnight in areas at David Johnston and Memorial Park. Parts of the retaining wall at Memorial Park are now listing at approximately 30 degrees. Fred Raper Park was the hardest hit of the three areas, where water rushed more than 40 feet through the park. In many locations more than one foot of rocks, sand and debris now cover the grass, walkways and play structures. Due to this damage, Fred Raper Park will be closed until a full cleanup can take place in the spring of 2020. Shoreline areas of Memorial Park and David Johnston Park will also be fenced off to limit access to damaged areas. The Municipality has begun working with the Provincial Government to review the damage and potentially access funding for the repair work.
(Source: Municipality of Meaford)
Construction of the new crossing at the front of Collingwood Cameron Street Public School is now complete. Beginning today (Tuesday, November 5th), the Crossing Guard who was temporarily assigned to Cameron Street and Maple Street will be re-positioned to this new crossing. Students and parents are encouraged to use the new crossing.
(Source: Town of Collingwood)
Free Spirit Forest and Nature School claimed the dragon’s share of prizes during the Meaford Chamber of Commerce 11th annual Meaford Dragons, Wednesday, October 30th. Kim and Matt Simpson’s pitch to expand their not-for-profit outdoor education and experiential programs for children ages 4-12 in Meaford won the support of the five Meaford Dragons and $6,500 in prizes over four other small businesses. Second-place winner was Pampered Paw Spa. Owner Rebekah Chapman won $3,300 in cash and prizes to help renovate and equip her pet care business with hydraulic beds and a holding pen.
(Source: Meaford Independent)
The Collingwood crosswalk at the Hamilton Drain Trail is officially installed after several months’ delay due to back-ordered parts. The signal was completed today where a section of Collingwood trail crosses Hurontario Street (at the bowling alley). The trail is nearby Collingwood Collegiate Institute, St. Mary’s Catholic School, and Elementary School Catholic Notre-Dame-De-La-Huronie. Drivers and cyclists to stop on the marked yield bar when the lights are flashing. You must allow pedestrians to cross the entire width of the road before driving, and you must not pass any other vehicle within 30 metres of a pedestrian crosswalk. Pedestrians are required to make sure drivers and cyclists have enough time to stop before they begin to cross and only cross once traffic has come to a complete stop.
(Source and Image: Collingwood Today)
In the NHL, four games last night as the Ottawa Senators routed the New York Rangers 6-2 for their first road win of the season.
Arizona came away with a 3-2 victory over Edmonton.
Boston beat Pittsburgh 6-4 after blowing a 3-0 lead.
And Nashville easily dispatched Detroit 6-1.
Tonight, the New York Islanders host Ottawa (7:00 pm), Boston is at Montreal and LA travels to Toronto (both 7:30 pm), New Jersey is at Winnipeg (8:00 pm), Calgary is at home to Arizona (9:00 pm), and St. Louis is at Vancouver (10:00 pm)
Right-handed pitcher Chase Anderson was traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Toronto Blue Jays for prospect Chad Spanberger.Milwaukee also declined a 7.5 million option on first baseman Eric Thames. Anderson was 8-and-4 with a 4.21 earned-run average in 27 starts and five relief appearances.
(Sources: TSN, BN)