A delegation of about 20 Collingwood residents, including Mayor Brian Saunderson, will is visiting Japan for a two-week trip, which departed Tuesday. The group is visiting Katano, which is one of Collingwood’s sister cities. The first five days of the trip will be spent in host homes.
(Source: Town of Collingwood)
In recognition of Remembrance Day, the Meaford Public Library will host renowned author and journalist Ted Barris Saturday, November 9th at 2 pm at Meaford Hall. Barris will give a presentation on his most recent book, Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire. The book details the extreme conditions faced by medics beginning in the Second World War and throughout the century, in historic battles such as the Ypres Salient, the Somme, Vimy, Dieppe, Normandy, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Tickets are $10 each – buy yours today at the Meaford Public Library. Signed copies of Rush to Danger and some of Barris’ other titles will be available for purchase at the event, thanks to Jessica’s Book Nook.. Memorabilia from the world wars will also be on display. For more information, contact the Meaford Public Library, www.meafordlibrary.on.ca 519-538-1060 ext. 1123, or email@example.com.
(Source and Image: Meaford Independent)
Collingwood’s bylaw department is proposing a few changes to the way bylaws are enforced in Collingwood. At a Strategic Initiatives Committee meeting, Oct. 31, a report reviewing the town’s current bylaw enforcement work and proposed changes to the service delivery for the department was presented, suggesting adopting a service level matrix to identify three levels of enforcement. The first level would be enforcement by patrol, where the bylaw infraction is a high priority and a risk to public safety: for example an unsafe building, a dog running at large, or a private pool not secured by a fence. A patrol-level service would deal with the matter immediately. The second service level would be proactive, where a municipal law enforcement officer would observe the violation during his/her duties and would take steps to correct the violation. In this case, the investigation would start within one-to-three business days. Examples of the types of bylaws with this medium level priority would include exessive noise, graffiti, drainage and grading issues, and the zoning bylaw. Finally, the lower-priority bylaws such as those dealing with parking violations (except in a fire route or accessible parking), regulatory licensing enforcement (like taxi sign damage), poop and scoop or a mobile sign, would be dealt with reactively (complaint-based) and an investigation would be launched within one to five business days. The committee approved the proposed service delivery policy, which will now go to council for final approval at the Nov. 13th meeting.
(Source: Collingwood Today)
The Owen Sound 10th Street bridge is closed. Entering beyond the fenced enclosure is dangerous and is illegal. Anyone caught entering this area will be charged accordingly.
(Owen Sound Police)
In the NHL, Auston Matthews and William Nylander scored 30 seconds apart in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1, last night.
It was a back-and-forth 5-4 win as Montreal handed division-leading Boston a rare defeat.
An overtime goal gave St. Louis a 2-1 victory over Vancouver.
Trailing 3-1 late in the third period, followed by two goals in a 59-second span, sent the game to overtime and Calgary won 4-3 victory over Arizona.
The New York Islanders beat Ottawa 4-1 for their 10th straight win.
And Winnipeg lost to New Jersey, 2-1.
Only two games tonight with the New York Rangers at home to Detroit (8:00 pm) and St. Louis is on the road to Edmonton (8:30 pm).
In the NBA, the Toronto Raptors host Sacramento (7:30 pm)
In baseball, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Houston third baseman Alex Bregman and Oakland shortstop Marcus Semien are finalists for the AL MVP award. Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger and Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich are the top three for the NL honour.