Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, August 11th

Grey County OPP, with the assistance of the West Region Emergency Response Team, the West Region Tactics and Rescue Units and the West Region Crisis Negotiation Team, investigated an incident where a person had barricaded themselves inside a Pearson Street residence in Meaford. The incident was resolved peacefully just before 5 p.m. Four people inside the residence surrendered to police without incident. Three of the four people were released unconditionally. The fourth, a 31-year old Meaford man, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A bail hearing wass scheduled for yesterday afternoon. (Source: muskoka411.com)

Ontario is widening 1.6 kilometers of Hwy 26 from Sixth Line to Pretty River Parkway to reduce congestion and improve road safety in Collingwood. This section of highway will be widened to five lanes including a median shared left turning lane. Other improvements include construction of a recreational trail on the north side and a sidewalk on the south side of Highway 26 between Pretty River Parkway and Marine View Drive. Upgrading Highway 26 will also improve traffic flow to help people get home to their families faster and improve road safety for drivers and pedestrians. (Source: muskoka411.com)

Note: Highway 26, just east of Thornbury at Indian Brook is still reduced to one lane due to road construction with temporary traffic lights in place.

Sports:

In baseball action, Marco Estrada tossed seven scoreless innings leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-0 shutout of the New York Yankees last night at Rogers Centre.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Arizona 8-6.

The Los Angeles Angels cooled off Seattle 6-3.

The Chicago White Sox snuck by Houston 3-2 as the American League’s worst team swept a three-game series from its best.

Washington rallied past Miami 3-2.

And Tampa Bay chalked up a 4-1 win over Cleveland.

The Jays host Pittsburgh tonight; game time 7:07.

(Source: tsn.ca)

The Meaford Knights return to Meaford around August 20th and the players still need a few more homes. They pay $500 per month towards their living accommodations and food. If you have space available, please consider billeting this year. The season runs from August to March / April as 2 to 3 homes are still needed. If you have any questions, email Kathy at kathy.adams@rbc.com or call (519) 373-7012. (Source Meaford Knights)

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