Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, December 4th

At 7:30 pm, November 9th, OPP responded to a hunting camp near Irish Lake for a report of a domestic dispute. The officers left after speaking with a 52-year-old man, who was one of the parties involved in the dispute. Early the following morning, OPP officers were once again called to the camp, this time for a report of a deceased man. Based on the information received, the 52-year-old man was located in his truck with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a man in Grey Highlands last month, saying there was nothing to suggest that the police were directly or indirectly responsible or involved in the man’s death. (Source: muskoka411.com)a

By December 31, 2018, the Municipality of Meaford will be removing six trees in the downtown core, weather permitting. This includes four trees along Trowbridge Street between Sykes Street and Cook Street and two trees along the west side of Sykes Street North (in front of Blossoms and Hear Well Be Well). These trees are being removed because they are causing cracking and heaving of the sidewalk , creating a trip hazard, as well as damaging underground water infrastructure. The municipality will be reviewing replacement options in 2019 and will be looking for public input in the spring as well. (Source and Image: Municipality of Meaford)

The Town of Collingwood invites every driver who receives a parking ticket (with the exception of an accessible parking violation) now until December 9th to pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy. All toys collected will be donated to the Salvation Army and distributed throughout the community. Please call Parking Control for further information at 705-445-1030 ext. 3255. (Source: muskoka411)

The Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation’s Guardian Angel Campaign is underway. This year’s campaign is raising funds for a new MRI system to serve patients across Grey and Bruce and beyond. The MRI system is used over 11,000 times per year to diagnose a range of medical conditions. Through the Guardian Angel Campaign, the Foundation has set an ambitious goal to raise $400,000 towards the $4.7 million project. To make a donation, look for the Foundation’s letter in your mail or call and donate using your credit card at 519-372-3925 weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Donations can also be made securely at www.oshfoundation.ca/angel. (Source: muskoka411)

The Municipality of Meaford and The Town of Collingwood would like to hear from you regarding potential cannabis retail stores in their communities. In the spring of 2019, the Province of Ontario plans to allow privately owned retail Cannabis stores, in addition to the online Ontario Cannabis Store. These stores will be supplied by the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation only, and will be licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). There will be strict rules around storage, signage, and promotions. The Province has given each Municipality a one-time opportunity to decide whether or not to allow retail Cannabis outlets within their borders. If Council decides to ‘Opt Out’, then retail Cannabis outlets will not be permitted in the Municipality of Meaford. The Province requires a decision by January 22nd, 2019. The Municipality of Meaford would like to know why you think retail cannabis stores should be allowed or not allowed in Meaford. In Meaford, you can fill out an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/MeafordCannabisRetail, or fill out a hardcopy at the Municipal Office (21 Trowbridge Street West), the Meaford Public Library (15 Trowbridge Street West) or Meaford Hall (12 Nelson Street East) by Monday, December 17th. In Collingwood, you are encouraged to submit comments in writing to clerk@collingwood.ca by 12 pm, December 31st. All submissions will be provided to Collingwood Council before making their decision in early January. For further information and to access the survey, please visit: www.collingwood.ca/cannabis. Hard copies of the Collingwood survey are also available at Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood.
(Source: Municipality of Meaford, Town of Collingwood)
email their contact information along with a brief explanation of why they are interested in participating to Sgt. Nigel Heels at nigel.heels@opp.ca or Sgt. Nigel Heels can also be reached directly at 519-375-6179.

Sports:

In the NHL, Jamie Benn scored his fifth goal in six games, helping the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 last night.
A tiebreaking goal late in the second period saw Nashville beat Buffalo 2-1.
Tampa Bay picked up an easy 5-1 victory over New Jersey.

Tonight Calgary is at Columbus, the N\new Islanders host Winnipeg (both 7:00 pm), Ottawa is at Montreal, Toronto travels to Buffalo (both 7:30 pm) and Minnesota is at Vancouver. (10:00 pm).

(Source: tsn.ca)

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