Prepare yourself for trauma. That’s the focus of a new, part-time Georgian College course, aimed at first responders and others working in occupations where they may be exposed to trauma – or have already experienced trauma. Georgian College is collaborating with the Simcoe Trauma Recovery Clinic to provide a Trauma Awareness Skills course. Typical occupations include paramedics, police, security officers, nurses, firefighters, social workers, military members, counsellors and others who may experience trauma in their professional lives. The course runs May 27th and May 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Barrie Campus. To register, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/parttimestudies or call 705-722-5149. (Source: Georgian College)
April 19th, at about 8:30 p.m., Grey County OPP stopped a 2000 Jeep Cherokee for having no rear lights and being driven erratically northbound on Hwy. 10 in the Township of Chatsworth and found that the driver had been drinking alcohol. Upon arresting the lone driver for impaired driving, the officer was assaulted. A 46-year old female, of the Municipality of Grey Highlands, was charged with impaired driving, fail or refuse to provide breath sample and assault with intent to resist arrest. She is scheduled to appear in Owen Sound Court May 11th. (Source: muskoka411.com),
In the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens, are on the brink after failing last night to convert on two glorious chances to put away the New York Rangers, losing in OT 3-2 to give the Rangers a 3-2 series lead.
Elsewhere, the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series last night.
The Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 to complete a surprising sweep of the Western Conference’s top seed.
And in OT, the Edmonton Oilers edged the San Jose Sharks 4-3, as Edmonton leads their series 3-2.
And baseball action … at home, the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-1, sinking Toronto to 3-12 this season. The Jays are at Los Angeles tonight; game time 10:07.