Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, February 22nd

The Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the OPP responded to over 1380 unintentional 9-1-1 calls in 2018, an increase of almost 60% from 2017. For every unintentional call or pocket dial received, an emergency communicator must determine whether a real emergency exists and if police, fire or paramedics should be dispatched. If you place an unintentional 9-1-1 call, stay on the line to let the emergency operator know it was a pocket dial/unintentional called. When a 9-1-1 caller doesn’t respond, that could be a sign of trouble and officers are dispatched to try to locate the caller to ensure that there is no emergency, taking up even more time dedicated to the call. Lock your keypad if your phone has this feature For more information and helpful tips, visit www.opp.ca and query ‘911’ (Source: muskoka411.com)

Collecting is a community effort and the Collingwood Museum’s newest initiative aims to increase the body of knowledge about Collingwood’s history by forming invaluable relationships with community collectors. Wednesday, February 27, the Collingwood Museum invites you to an informal evening of bottle and crock talk with local collector Sean Redman from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.. Redman’s collection of local glass bottles and crocks is presently on display in the Museum’s west entrance and features items from Collingwood’s dairies and downtown businesses. Of particular interest is a rare crock that dates to one of Hurontario Street’s earliest businesses – F.T. Bowles’ “Checkered Store”. Bottles and crocks in the museum’s permanent collection will also be on display for you to view, as well as a variety of resources to assist in researching the histories of their own collections. Available resources will include early Collingwood directories, research folders, and publications. Participants will also have access to the Museum’s collections database. You’re invited to bring bottles and crocks from your personal collections for a community show-and-tell. On a bi-monthly basis, staff will be working with community collectors to showcase private collections in a designated case by the museum’s west entrance. If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Museum staff at museum@collingwood.ca. (Source: muskoka411.com)

Sports:

In the NHL, despite their high-quality scoring chances, the Maple Leafs’ defensive mistakes and sloppy play cost them two points in the standings as Toronto lost its third straight last night to the Washington Capitals 3-2.
Connor McDavid scored in overtime with a backhand and added an assist as Edmonton came from behind to snap a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders. New Jersey beat undermanned Ottawa 4-0.
Brendan Gallagher scored his first career hat trick to give Montreal a convincing 5-1 victory over Philadelphia.
A goal 1:54 into overtime gave Arizona a 3-2 win over Vancouver.

Tonight, Columbus is at Ottawa (7:00 pm), Calgary hosts Anaheim (9:00 pm) and Winnipeg , travels to Vegas (10:00 pm).

Locally, in North Division Quarter Finals tonight, the Meaford Knights are on home ice against the Bradford Rattlers at 7:30. Game two is in Bradford, Sunday night at 7:30.

(Source: tsn.ca, Meaford Knights)

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