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 (October 10th) with participants from over 20 nations. 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 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. Today,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 to accommodate the Ardent Defender and Municipal Emergency Management Training exercises. For more information, see www.meaford.ca/emergencymanagement.
(Source: Municipality of Meaford)
The task force behind a temporary homeless shelter planned for Collingwood is still working toward a November launch date. Pam Hillier, executive director of Community Connection and part of Collingwood Out of the Cold, says the two newly-hired staff are working to determine the day-to-day operations. The initiative would see an overnight temporary shelter established and open from November to mid-April with 10 beds open every night of the week, hoping to serve dinner and breakfast. The group has received commitments from local restaurants to prepare food for dinner and breakfast service. The group hopes to announce the space where the Out of the Cold shelter will operate within the next two weeks and perhaps host a public open house. As well as a safe place to sleep overnight, Out of the Cold hopes to match the homeless with services that might help them connect them with a job opportunity, get medical care, new boots, a haircut, a shower, clothes and more.
Source and Image: Collingwood Today)
In baseball, The St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest opening inning in post-season history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series yesterday afternoon.
Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 last night and advance to the NL Championship Series against St. Louis.
Tonight Tampa Bay is at Houston; game time 7:07.
World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee had to cancel matches in the affected areas due to a typhoon. Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy had to be cancelled and Pool C match between England and France cancelled as well.
In tennis, sixth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6, 7-6 in the Shanghai Masters second round, Wednesday for the Greek’s first win in six attempts over his Canadian opponent.
In the NHL, a goal 1:30 into overtime, led the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night.
Vancouver beat L.A. 8-2.
And Philadelphia New Jersey 4-0.
Tonight, Detroit is at Montreal, New Jersey hosts Edmonton, Tampa Bay is at Toronto (all games 7:00 pm), St. Louis is on the road to Ottawa (7:30 pm)Minnesota is at Winnipeg (8:00 pm) and Dallas is at home to Calgary (8:30 pm)