With hunters and off-road enthusiasts taking advantage of the fall riding season, the Ontario Provincial Police is partnering with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) to remind all off-roaders to do their part to stay safe. The OPP has responded to 20 fatal off-road vehicle collisions this year (16 off-road vehicle drivers and four passengers), an 18 per cent increase over the 17 fatal collisions at this time last year (2018). OPP investigations revealed that more than half (12) of the deceased were not wearing a helmet during their ride. Losing control was a contributing factor in half (10) of the fatalities and has been the leading factor in off-road vehicle deaths for the last four years (2016-2019) while at least eight of this year’s deaths involved alcohol/drugs. At least 10 of last year’s fatalities were alcohol/drug-related.
(Source and Image: Collingwood Today)
Police are looking into who smashed their way through the Wiarton Salvation Army church building early Tuesday and made off with thousands of dollars worth of cash, gift cards, electronics and food. The organization is the Bruce Peninsula’s only food bank. Locked office doors were forced open with a “wrecking bar” and locked cabinets were pried open. A two-foot-square safe, which contained $3,000 in petty cash was stolen, along with a few thousand dollars more in gift cards for people in need were taken. The intruder also took five laptops and a big-screen TV. Grey Bruce OPP confirmed it is investigating and that it would be issuing a news release about the Salvation Army break-in and thefts.
(Source: Owen Sound Sun Times)
The Collingwood Museum invites you to take part in the creation of a new exhibit! Staff are looking for one word descriptors to help inform an exhibit about one of Collingwood’s most memorable events – the sideways launching of ships into Collingwood’s harbour. Whether you witnessed a launch in person or have seen a piece of public art, a photograph, or video depicting a side launch, we want to hear from you. If your word is inspired by a memory or story, please share this detail as well. The deadline for submission is Monday, November 4. Register on Engage Collingwood to share your Word and story. Words may also be contributed in person, or by phone, at the Collingwood Museum during regular hours of operation.
(Source: Town of Colllingwood
In baseball, as the Washington Nationals lead the Houston Astros 2-0 in the World Series, Game Three is tonight in Washington. This follows the Astros having fired (two days after fact) assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees. Tonight’s game at 8:07.
In the NHL, the visiting San Jose Sharks beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 last night to snap a two-game losing skid, the Sharks’ 9th straight over Montreal.
Edmonton erased a two-goal deficit to defeat Washington 4-3.
Calgary recovered from blowing three leads to beat Florida 6-5.
Tonight, San Jose is at Toronto (7:00 pm), the New York Islanders travel to Ottawa (7:30 pm) and Washington is at Vancouver (10:00).
In the CFL, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers host the Calgary Stampeders; game time 8:30.
In Rugby World Cup action, England plays New Zealand tomorrow. Sunday, Wales squares off against South Africa.
Locally, the Meaford Knights beat Amalguin last night, 5-2 and, still on home ice, play Ottawa Saturday