After an incident last week involving a racist slur spray-painted on a garage and car in Collingwood, one resident is shedding light on another similar occurrence. Prabha Mattappally said she and her husband drove past a sign in August and noticed the letters on both sides of the sign had been re-arranged to spell both racist and homophobic slurs. Mattappally said she ripped down the letters before taking a photo. She called police to report the incident and later reached out to the adjacent businesses to let them know what she found. OPP are continuing both investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact Collingwood/The Blue Mountains OPP at (705) 445-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
(Source: Town of Collingwood)
In spite of the rainy weather, Sunday, September 15th, organizers of Meaford’s annual Terry Fox Run to raise money for cancer research were thrilled with the turnout for this year’s event. Event organizers, Sandy and Andy Harrington say that 82 participants raised more than $9,000 for the cause.
(Source and Image: Meaford Independent)
Fall hydrant flushing has begun on Cedar Street, Collingwood and will be flushing over the next couple of days. Fall hydrant flushing began on Maple Street, Beech Street, & Birch Street last week. If tap water is used during flushing, it could be discoloured or contain sediment. If you encounter discolored water, shut the water off and wait for about 1 hour, then check for clarity by running cold water for a few minutes. In some cases, you may experience slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality. If you have any other concerns, call the Water Department at 705-445-1581 Ext. 3320.
(Source: Town of Collingwood)
In baseball, Corey Spangenberg drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the fourth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 last night to keep up a playoff push with their 10th win in 11 games.
Detroit beat Baltimore 5-2 to split a four-game series between the teams with the worst records in the major leagues.
Minnesota opened a five-game AL Central lead and rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3.
Toronto is back in action tonight in Baltimore. Game time 7:05.
The Toronto Maple Leafs open their pre-season schedule tonight by taking on the Ottawa Senators in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Leafs opened training camp in Newfoundland on Friday. Toronto finished the 2018-19 regular season in third place in the Atlantic Division with 100 points while Ottawa was last with 64 points.
The N-H-L is guaranteed labour peace for the next three seasons after the players association announced it is declining to trigger its opt-out clause. Meetings between owners and players have been going on since February and increased in frequency in recent weeks. The last collective bargaining agreement was negotiated in 2013 and runs through the 2021-22 season.
(Sources: TSN, BN)