It was learned Sunday evening at approximately 9 pm that CUPE negotiations were successful and a custodial strike will not be taking place today, (Monday, Oct. 7th).
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has ruled there is no basis for charges in a one-year-old Collingwood case involving a police standoff that resulted in a man jumping out a window and suffering two broken legs. According to the SIU report, the standoff took place at an apartment on Ontario Street, October 8th, 2018. The SIU director stated he was unable to find fault with the officer’s actions against the man armed with knives, stating the force used by officers was reasonably necessary.
The Meaford Curling Club will be accepting registrations, October 8th and October 10th from 7 to 9 pm each evening. As well, registrations are available online. The Meaford Curling Club also offers two Introductory Curling Clinics each year. This year’s sessions are set for Oct 27th and November 3rd from 1 to 3pm. Club members will be on hand to assist and refresh curling techniques. For the younger set, there is a junior After School Program on Monday afternoons for a nominal fee of $50 for six weeks. For more information on the youth curling program please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, contact the Curling Club at 519-538-2002. The Meaford Curling Club is located at 130 Collingwood St W.
(Source: Meaford Independent) (10/3)
A rare provincial/federal infrastructure grant made available this year could mean upgrades for the proposed changeroom/washroom facility at Collingwood’s Fisher Field. During a public information session with town staff and the architect hired to design the building, residents were presented with several options. Option A is a $911,000 project for an unheated, seasonal building including four change rooms, four washrooms (including one accessible), and a multi-purpose room to be used as a referee changeroom, first-aid station, and treatment room. Option B is an approximate $1.4 million project, heating and insulating most of the building with an addedcommunity/assembly room, office space, storage space, and a concession area. Once a plan is approved, the town can put out a request for proposals to begin construction in the spring.
(Source: Collingwood Today; Image: Collingwood Today… Collingwood’s manager of parks, Wendy Martin, speaks with a resident )
In baseball, the Atlanta Braves rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 yesterday to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.
A record-setting seven-run rally in the sixth inning allowed the Los Angeles Dodgers to beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 last night to take a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.
This afternoon, Houston is at Tampa Bay (1:05 pm), St Louis hosts Atlanta (3:07 pm), the LA Dodgers are at Washington tonight (6:40 pm) and the New York Yankees are at Minnesota (8:40 pm).
In the Rugby World Cup, France stuttered past Tonga 23-21 to reach the quarterfinals Sunday.
And New Zealand trounced Namibia 71-9.
Action resumes Tuesday as Canada takes on South Africa.
In the CFL, the Montreal Alouettes clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2014 following a 21-17 victory over the Calgary Stampeders, Saturday.
The B.C. Lions trounced the Toronto Argonauts 55-8 Saturday. The loss officially eliminates the Argos from playoff contention, while keeping the Lions’ faint hope for a post-season berth alive.
And the Saskatchewan Roughriders saw a 21-6 triumph over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
In tennis, a surging Naomi Osaka won her second consecutive final with a three-set victory over top-seeded Ashleigh Barty at the China Open yesterday.
Playing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Novak Djokovic beat Australian qualifier John Millman 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Japan Open.
In the NHL, the New York Islanders beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1
Two games tonight as Buffalo is at Columbus and Toronto hosts St. Louis (both games, 7:00pm).