The Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, February 2nd

Just before 7 p.m. January 30th, Grey County OPP pulled over an SUV on Highway 10 in the Township of Chatsworth. The driver of the vehicle, a 51-year-old woman from Grey Highlands, was issued a Part III Summons for operating a vehicle without insurance. Her vehicle was towed from the scene. The woman is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on March 3rd. Also, officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the OPP are taking aim at reducing pocket dials and unintentional 9-1-1 calls in the area as even old, inactive devices with the SIM card removed can be used to dial 9-1-1. Locally those types of calls have decreased over the last three years but statistics show that in 2016 alone in our area, OPP officers were dispatched to about 900 of those 9-1-1 calls. To reduce this type of call are refraining from programming a wireless device to automatically or “speed dial” 9-1-1, carry your cell phone in a fully covered holster and making sure the keypad is locked. As well 9-1-1 should also be used only for emergencies when the safety of people or property is at risk and requires immediate assistance. Those can be crimes in progress, a medical emergency or a fire. At no time should you call 9-1-1 to report non-emergent situations such as reporting a power outage, inquire as to when the power will be restored or for road conditions. In the eventuality that you place an unintentional 9-1-1 call, stay on the line to let the emergency operator know it was a pocket dial/unintentional call. Every 9-1-1 call is taken seriously. When a 9-1-1 caller doesn’t respond, that could be a sign of trouble – a possibility an emergency responder can’t ignore. For more information on this topic please visit www.opp.ca and search the 9-1-1 page. (Source: muskoka411.com)

Meaford is booking After Fives for 2018, a great way to network and showcase your business or organization. February 15th is still available. Call the Chamber today to reserve your spot. The Apple is also available for rent. Free for members. $25 /day for non-members. And if you’re in need of office space or need a board room for your next meeting, the Meaford Chamber of Commerce can help. For more information call (519) 538-1640 or stop by 13 Nelson St. W. between 9:00am – 1:00pm, Monday to Friday

Sports:

In the NHL, Cam Ward stopped 27 shots in his second shutout of the season, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 last night.

The New York Rangers lost to the Leafs 4-0.

3:57 into overtime, a goal led Vegas Golden Knights past Winnipeg 3-2.

Tampa Bay dumped Calgary 7-4.

Colorado snapped a three-game losing skid with a 4-3 victory over Edmonton.

Ottawa edged Anaheim 2-1.

And Vancouver doubled Chicago 4-2.

Tonight, only four games as Detroit is at Carolina, San Jose travels to Columbus, Pittsburgh is at home to Washington (all 7:00 pm) and Vegas is on the road to Minnesota (8:00 pm)

And locally, the Meaford Knights lost on home ice 5-0 to South Muskoka last night.

(Sources: tsn.ca, meafordknights.ca)

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