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The Ontario Government is freezing driver and vehicle fees that were set to increase on January 1st. This is the second round of driver and vehicle fee increases that the Government has cancelled. In September, fees for driver’s licences and road and knowledge tests were frozen. Now, among fees remaining the same: South Passenger vehicle validation staying at $120, North Passenger vehicle validation staying at $60, South Commercial vehicle, under 3k kg, personal use only, $120, North Commercial vehicle, under 3k kg, at $60, South Commercial under 3k kg business validation, at $120, North Commercial, under 3k kg, business validation at $120. For a more complete list, go to our facebook and website pages. Meanwhile, the Ontario Government, as of January 1st, is also giving all veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces members residing in Ontario free recreational fishing across the province without having to buy a fishing licence. For more information, call the Natural Resources Information and Support Centre at 1-800-667-1940 . (Source:

The Town of the Blue Mountains and The Town of Penetanguishene would still like to hear what you think about the sale of Cannabis through private retail stores in their communities. For the Town of The Blue Mountains, Council must make a decision by the January 22nd, 2019 deadline, or the default position of “opting-in” will be automatically set. An online survey will be available until January 8th, 2019 at 12pm (noon). To access the survey, please visit: o Paper surveys will be available at Town Hall, L.E. Shore Memorial Library and the Beaver Valley Community Centre. If you would like to submit additional comments outside of the scope of the survey, email: The deadline for email comments is January 8th, 2019 at 12pm (noon). Public information sessions and a public meeting have been scheduled for the following dates/times: Meeting Date & Time Location Public Information Session January 7th, 2019 • 10:00am to 12:00pm (noon) • 5:00pm to 7:00pm Town Hall Council Chambers- 32 Mill Street, Thornbury Meeting Date & Time Location Public Meeting January 7th, 2019 • 7:00pm Town Hall Council Chambers- 32 Mill Street, Thornbury For more information, please visit the Cannabis Public Engagement page on the Town website at: Councillor Andrea Matrosovs 519-599-3131 ext. 406 Tim Hendry Communications & Economic Development 519-599-3131 ext. 282. For Penetanguishene, go to to submit your opinion. (Source: Town of Collingwood, Town of the blue Mountains, Town of Penetanguishene)

The first baby of 2019 born at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) arrived on January 1st at 11:25 p.m. Emmi Mary Dawe weighed in at 7lb 8oz and is the daughter of proud parents Tara and Jason Dawe. (Source:

Renew your dog licence with the Municipality of Meaford for 2019 before March 31s and you’ll get a 50% discount on your licensing fee. Dog licences are required for all dogs in the Municipality of Meaford. Municipal Law Enforcement Officers pick up over 50 lost dogs per year, and the licensing program allows the municipality to get your pet back home as quickly as possible. Early bird pricing starts at $15/year for your first dog (spayed or neutered). With your proof of rabies vaccination, you can get your dog licence online at, or in person at 21 Trowbridge Street West, open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New for 2019, you can also buy a dog licence on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Meaford Public Library (Cash only). (Source: Municipality of Meaford)


In the NHL, the Minnesota Wild fought back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to down the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in a rare weekday afternoon game yesterday.
Carey Price returned from injury to make 33 saves and lead Montreal to a 2-0 win over Vancouver.
Boston beat Calgary 6-4.
Tonight, only on Canadian team in action as Winnipeg is at Pittsburgh (7:00 pm), while Nashville travels to Detroit (7:30 pm) and the New York Rangers are at Colorado (9:00 pm).

In the World Juniors, action resumes today with three games… Denmark playing Kazakhstan, 12 noon, the U.S takes on Russia at 4 and Switzerland squares off against Finland at 8 tonight.


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