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Georgian College is hosting an event, Tuesday, January 15th to support mature students interested in going back to college. The event, Get Help to Go Back, offers an opportunity to connect with college admissions, financial aid and recruitment staff. Participants can get one-on-one support with college applications, financial aid requests, program research, and more. If you apply in person, Georgian will also cover your Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) application fee. Anyone interested in participating should RSVP online to ensure adequate staffing. Get Help to Go Back will take place at all seven campus locations in Barrie, Midland, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orillia, Owen Sound, Orangeville and South Georgian Bay/Collingwood from 5 to 7 pm, January 15th. You will receive detailed instructions about how to access complimentary parking when you RSVP online and participants are welcome to bring family and friends.
(Source: Georgian College)

The Board of Grey Bruce Health Services has announced the resignation of Lance Thurston from the position of President and CEO, effective February 28th. Thurston has been the President and CEO of GBHS since August, 2014. Between now and February 28th, Thurston will be assisting the Board and staff with the transition of responsibilities.

The MNRF is seeking help in identifying the individual or persons involved in shooting and abandoning a white-tailed deer in Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. December 27th, an MNRF located a field dressed deer that was found near the southwest access point to the park off Veterans Way. The head and small portion of the meat had been removed and the rest was left to spoil. Evidence suggests that archery equipment was used to shoot the deer elsewhere in the park between the evening of December 26th and the morning of December 27th. The deer was moved closer to the road using a sleigh. If you have any information about this incident, please contact your conservation officers through the MNRF TIPS LINE at 1-877-847-7667 or crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. (Source:


In the NHL, Bryan Little scored at 4:49 of overtime to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Sunday, whose losing streak was extended to 11 games. It’s the longest run of defeats (0-7-4) in Anaheim’s history.
Vancouver beat Florida 5-1.
The New York Islanders beat league-leading Tampa Bay 5-1
Calgary won their fifth straight with a 7-1 victory over Arizona

Tonight, Colorado is at Toronto (7:00 pm), Montreal travels to Boston (7:30 pm) and Buffalo is at Edmonton (9:00 pm).

In the NFL, The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 in the divisional playoffs on Sunday to earn their eighth straight trip to AFC championship game, Sunday.
And the New Orleans Saints marched one step closer to the Super Bowl in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.


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