Frustrated with a lack of engagement in the community by TC Energy, the proponent of a pumped storage facility on Meaford’s military base, Meaford Council has asked staff to explore Meaford’s options and bring a report to council. At their November 4th meeting, staff had a report ready for council, and in that report they addressed what has become a common question – what did council know of the proposal and when. Some in the community feel that council failed residents by not alerting the community to the proposal earlier than late August when the news began circulating in the community. CAO Rob Armstrong told council that TC Energy has rented the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre, December 11th, and will be holding a public meeting though he had no further details.
(Source and Image: Meaford Independent)
Monday night, the Collingwood corporate and community services standing committee got a first look at preliminary design plans for the new Sunset Point Park Playspace. A 110-page appendix to the staff report lists the raw data received as part of the public consultation process. Features of the new playground design will include a playspace entrance with bicycle parking, a harvest pavilion, a Firefly Forest, an adult social space, a youth living room, a multi-games court, two washrooms being added to the existing picnic pavilion and an outdoor arts and performance space. The amount identified for the playground replacement was $850,000. Council approved $50,000 in 2019 to allow for the project to launch. Staff will return with a final design and for final budget approval during the 2020 budget deliberations.
(Source: Collingwood Today)
In the NHL, Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and two assists as the St. Louis Blues maintained their hold on first place in the Western Conference with a 5-2 victory over the second-place Edmonton Oilers last night.
The New York Rangers beat struggling Detroit 5-1.
Tonight, Montreal is at Philadelphia, Vegas travels to Toronto (both 7:00 pm), Los Angeles is at Ottawa (7:30 pm), Vancouver is at Chicago (8:30 pm), and New Jersey is on the road to Calgary (9:00 pm).
In the NBA, the Toronto Raptors edged the Sacramento Kings 124-120 last night to improve to a perfect 4-0 at home this season.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats were well represented with a league-high 13 selections as the CFL unveiled their list of East and West Division All-Stars Wednesday afternoon. Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris, who was not voted a team award winner last week, was named an All-Star yesterday. Meanwhile, the BC Lions have fired head coach DeVone Claybrooks after just one season with the team as the Lions struggled to a 5-13 record in Claybrooks’ lone season at the helm.
In baseball, Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez took home the overall Wilson defensive player of the year title, the official MLB defensive achievement award. And Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg and Nationals outfielder Juan Soto have been selected as joint winners of the Babe Ruth award as post-season MVP in voting by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Locally, the Meaford Knights play the Ville Marie Pirates tonight on home ice. Game time 7:30.