For the second year, the Municipality of Meaford is hosting part of the Canadian Armed Forces Ardent Defender Exercise in partnership with the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre and local emergency service organizations, today and tomorrow (October 9th and 10th) with participants from over 20 nations around the world. While the Canadian Armed Forces will be simulating a threat scenario at the water plant, Municipal staff and local partners including Grey County EMS, the Meaford Hospital, Grey County Social Services, and Town of the Blue Mountains will be testing out its Emergency Management Plan in a simulated water emergency. The exercise takes place today (October 9th) at Meaford Hall and tomorrow (October 10th) at the Meaford Water Treatment Plant. Throughout the exercise, residents near the training areas may hear loud blasts and explosions between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm and see military personnel, vehicles, equipment and emergency services personnel.
(Source: Municipality of Meaford)
The Collingwood Corporate and Community Services Standing committee got a first glimpse at the Collingwood Cycling Plan Monday night which outlines a long-term plan to develop, strengthen and support a cycling culture in Collingwood, and could come with a price tag of more than $10 million. The plan outlines a rough suggested timeline of whether it should be implemented within the short term (less than five years) at $803,000, or long term (more than five years) at $9.5 million. According to the online survey results, the most frequently mentioned locations to improve cycling in Collingwood included connections to Blue Mountain Road and better facilities along Mountain Road, more connections to downtown and Wasaga Beach and better facilities on Beachwood Road, High Street/Highway 26, Poplar Sideroad and Hurontario Street.
(Source and Image: Collingwood Today)
A portion of the Market Square parking lot will be closed today (October 9th) as part of the Ardent Defender Training Exercise. Alternate parking is available off Nelson Street and Trowbridge Street in municipal lots. Tomorrow (October 10th), Grandview Drive will be Closed in front of the Water Treatment Plant from 7 am to 9 pm, allowing local traffic only from Ford Ave. and Helen St. to the Water Treatment Plant. This is to accommodate the Ardent Defender and Municipal Emergency Management Training exercises. For more information, see www.meaford.ca/emergencymanagement.
(Source: Municipality of Meaford)
Owen Sound District Secondary School (OSDSS) is hosting a Firetruck Pull to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation, Wednesday, October 9th at the front of the school with the help of the Owen Sound Fire Department. The event starts at 10:30 am and runs until approximately 12 noon. Teams will be dressed in themes, and it will be a lively event with music!
(Source: Bluewater District School Board)
In baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 4-1 last night to even their AL Division Series at two games apiece.
This afternoon, St. Louis is at Atlanta (5:02 pm) and the LA Dodgers are at home to Washington (8:37 pm)
In the Rugby World Cup, South Africa demolished the 14-man Canada team 66-7 to pretty much confirm its place in the quarter-finals.
Today, Argentina plays the U.S, Scotland takes on Russia and Wales squares off against Fiji.
In tennis, as they were tied 5-5 in the third set, Fabio Fognini went on to win the match against Andy Murray 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 at the Shanghai Masters.
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov downed Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-4, 6-4 in the opening round of the Japan Open.
In the NHL, the Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Islanders 5-2 last night as Edmonton won its first road game of the season.
An overtime goal gave Los Angeles a 4-3 win over Calgary and the Kings first win of the season.
And Winnipeg downed Pittsburgh 4-1.
Tonight only three games as Montreal is at Buffalo (7:00 pm),New Jersey is on the road to Philadelphia (7:30 pm) and Vancouver hosts LA (10:00 pm)