Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By, January 11th

As one of the fifty Ontario wide municipalities who experienced a system’s error during open voting for the 2018 Municipal election, the Municipality of Meaford will receive a 20% discount from the service provider, Dominion Voting Systems. October 22nd, during the last hours of voting, voters experienced log-in disruptions, preventing them from casting ballots. The Toronto based electoral system provider experienced an unapproved bandwidth limit from their internet provider, resulting in the Municipality of Meaford extending voting by one day. Clerk/Director of Legislative and Protective Services, Matt Smith says the Municipality is set to receive a negotiated return of $3,400 from the overall $17,000 cost for using Dominion Voting Systems as our the ballot and voting method. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)

January 10th at about 8:50 am, Grey County OPP were called for a four year old female who had been injured in an incident involving a school bus in front of St Vincent-Euphrasia Elementary School in Meaford. The involved child had departed from the school bus, she fell off balance and stepped in front of the bus as it pulled away. The involved child was transported to hospital with a leg injury. Grey County OPP continue to investigate the incident. (Source:

The five hospital foundations that fundraise for Grey Bruce Health Services are joining forces to host the popular Catch the Ace lottery in support of a new MRI for the Owen Sound Regional Hospital. Tickets went on sale Thursday, January 10th with the first draw taking place Thursday, January 17th at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation. Tickets can be bought at Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation, Meaford Hospital Foundation, Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation at the Wiarton Hospital, and Centre Grey Hospital Foundation at the Markdale Hospital. For a list of other locations selling tickets, visit and follow @CatchTheAceGBHS on Facebook and Twitter. (Source:

In the NHL, John Tavares scored twice and hit the 300-goal mark for his career in leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night.
Connor McDavid had two goals and an assist in regulation and another goal in the shootout as Edmonton battled back for a 4-3 victory over Florida.
Ottawa snapped an eight-game skid to beat L.A. 4-1
A goal in overtime led Arizona to a 4-3 victory over Vancouver.
Jordan Binnington made 28 saves to lead St. Louis to a 4-1 win over Montreal.
Minnesota hung on to beat Winnipeg 3-2.
Tonight, only four games with Buffalo at Carolina (7:30 pm), Detroit ravels to Winnipeg (8:00 pm), Florida’s at Calgary (9:00 pm) and Pittsburgh’s on the road to Anaheim (10:00 pm)

Locally, the Meaford Knights lost on home ice to South Muskoka 4-3 in overtime.

(Source:, Meaford Knights)

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