Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, January 18th

At a special council meeting, January 16th, the Town of The Blue Mountains Council voted unanimously to opt-in and allow provincially authorized cannabis retail stores to operate within the Town of The Blue Mountains. Council also provided staff with direction to develop a cannabis policy statement which will guide municipal staff when submitting comments to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario related to proposed cannabis retail store sites. Developed through consultation, a cannabis policy statement will clearly outline standards related to where the community feels that cannabis retail stores should be permitted in keeping with the community interest. Council also voted to approve that the Town make a formal request to the Province to provide additional funding resources to address implementation issues related to cannabis legalization. Due to the minimum population requirement of 50,000, the Town of The Blue Mountains is not currently eligible for a store despite the decision by Council to opt-in. To learn more about cannabis in the Town of The Blue Mountains, visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/cannabis.cfm
(Source: Town of the Blue Mountains)

Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP investigated several break and enters that took place sometime overnight yesterday in downtown Collingwood. The break and enters occurred at four businesses located on Hurontario Street between Third Street and Fourth Street in Collingwood. Investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collingwood/The Blue Mountains O.P.P. at (705) 445-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
(Source: muskoka411.com)

Sports:

In the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 last night.
Winnipeg downed Nashville 5-1 to stay alone atop the Central Division in a midseason showdown between rivals.
Tonight, Montreal is at Columbus, Toronto travels to Florida (both 7:00 pm), Carolina hosts Ottawa (7:30 pm), Detroit’s at Calgary (9:00 pm) and Buffalo heads to Vancouver (10:00 pm.) .

Locally, the Meaford Knights lost on home ice to the Bradford Bills 4-2 as ‘hockey hit cancer’ in a charity game. All proceeds were donated to Angel Hair for Kids – A Child’s Voice Foundation. The Knights are on the road Sunday night, playing Muskoka Shield in Port Carling.

(Source: tsn.ca, Meaford Knights)

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