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

As snow and ice can lead to dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide in homes,
the Collingwood Fire Department reminds all residents to clear the snow and ice from vents and natural gas meters. A blocked furnace or water heater exhaust vent prevents exhaust from escaping your house, and can lead to a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide inside your home. Residents are also reminded that all homes with gas-fired appliances, fireplaces, or attached garages are now required by law to have CO detectors installed adjacent to each sleeping area. Residents should make sure that their CO detectors have fresh batteries, which should be changed twice a year along with smoke alarm batteries. Smoke alarm and CO detectors do have an expiry date, and should be replaced after 10 years. Residents are encouraged to check the vents and natural gas meters of neighbours who may not be able to clear the snowy buildup.
The Town of Collingwood reminds all residents that By-law 2008-156 regulates snow removal and sidewalk clearing in the municipality. The guidelines in the Snow Removal By-law include do not place snow or ice onto a sidewalk or roadway, do not place snow or ice onto a boulevard that isn’t adjacent to your property (this includes a restriction on pushing or depositing snow across a roadway), do not allow snow to accumulate on a sidewalk or roadway in a way that will obstruct traffic, the view of traffic, or obstruct in any way the movement of Public Works Department snow clearing equipment. As well, By-law 03-62 prohibits vehicles from being parked on any street or municipal parking area in the Town of Collingwood between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM from December 1 until March 31.
(Source: Muskoka 411.com)

If you plan to go back to school to train for a new career, you’re invited to attend Georgian College’s Winter Open House, Saturday, Feb. 9th. If you apply for any Georgian program at the event, the college will cover your application fee. Or, your fee will be covered for Lakehead-Georgian programs if you apply at the Barrie Campus. Visit any of the seven campuses from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday to take a tour, talk to faculty and meet current students. Students who have already applied are also welcome to come learn more about their program from their future faculty. You’ll learn about full-time, part-time and online programs, take a student-led tour of campus and residences, attend program information sessions hosted by faculty, learn about OSAP and financial aid learn about academic upgrading services on campus and how to receive credit for prior work or academic experience. RSVP to Open House at GeorgianCollege.ca/openhouse, again this Saturday, Feb. 9th.
(Source: Georgian College)

Attend a blood donor clinic with the Owen Sound Community Donation Event, Wednesday, February 6th, from 2 pm to 7 pm, at the Owen Sound Legion Hall, 1450 2nd Ave West, Owen Sound. New blood donors are needed. To book your appointment visit: www.Blood.ca
(Source: Blood.ca)

Sports:

Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta last night… Stephen Gostkowski cemented the game with a 41-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter, increasing the New England Patriots’ lead over the Los Angeles Rams to 13-3 in the lowest scoring Superbowl ever, as, until now, no Super Bowl had gone into the fourth quarter without a touchdown.

In the NHL, Jonathan Drouin netted the winner in overtime as the Montreal Canadiens came from behind to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Sunday.
Calgary beat Carolina 4-3.
After Washington snapped their eight-game losing streak, Friday, the Capitals dropped Sunday’s game, losing to Boston 1-0
Tonight, only four games with Anaheim at Toronto, the New York Rangers host Anaheim Vancouver travels to Philadelphia (all 7:00 pm) and Arizona is at Dallas (8:30 pm).

And locally, the Meaford Knights lost on the road to the Bradford Rattlers, yesterday, 9-2.

(Source: tsn.ca, Meaford Knights)

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