Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By, February 14th

At Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston this week, the province announced that it is providing grants of up to $500,000 each to Stevenson Memorial Hospital and to Collingwood General and Marine Hospital to help plan for the expansion of both hospitals. Stevenson Memorial Hospital’s proposal includes building an addition to the current facility, along with related sitework, to replace and modernize infrastructure for various programs including inpatient units, emergency services, surgical services and diagnostic services. Collingwood General and Marine Hospital proposes redeveloping the entire facility to meet the health service needs for residents in the area. (Source: Anne Hogarth, MPP)

Early Sunday morning, emergency crews in the Bruce Peninsula area were called to a cottage on Dorcas Bay Road for a several people who had become ill. Police arrived to find ten people staying in a rented cottage and began an investigation into why some were ill. Northern Bruce Peninsula Fire crews ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning after it was suspected. A few of the parties were transported by ambulance to the Lions Head hospital for further medical treatment. In the end, it was determined that the illness was in fact due to the consumption of marijuana-laced brownie cake. Police are warning those who choose to engage in the illegal and risky behaviour of consuming drugs, outside the guidance and direction of a physician, that the costs often out way the benefits. (Source:


At the Winter Olympics, riding the high of helping Canada to gold in the figure skating team event, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford kept their emotions in check to earn the third-best score in the pairs short program yesterday. Canada got its men’s curling title defence off to a winning start with a 5-3 win against Italy in Draw 1. Canada’s Alex Gough took bronze in women’s luge for Canada’s first ever medal in luge. And Canadian speed skater Kim Boutin won a bronze medal in the women’s short-track event.

In the NHL, a goal 3:35 into overtime saw the Winnipeg Jets come back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 last night.

Boston beat Calgary 5-2.

And Pittsburgh doubled Ottawa 6-3.

Tonight, only three games as Toronto is at home to Columbus (7:00 pm), Montreal travels to Colorado (9:30 pm) and Florida is at Vancouver (10 pm) .


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