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The Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP and emergency crews were called to assist at the Blue Mountain Resort shortly before 3:00 am, Friday. OPP say a 24 year-old male attempted to climb the outside wall of a building in the Blue Mountain Village when, at some point, he lost his footing and fell to the ground. He was transported to hospital where he died of his injuries. The investigation is ongoing. And auxiliary officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP partnered with local media and the Salvation Army to host their annual Christmas toy and food drive at Loblaw, Metro and Wal-Mart stores in Collingwood. The event was a great success with approximately 5,000 lbs of food donations received, 216 toys donated and $2,553.35 was raised though kettle donations. The OPP Auxiliary officers and the Salvation Army would like to thank everyone for their support to those who use the local food banks and bringing Christmas cheer to those in need.

The Festive RIDE campaign resulted in OPP officers removing 539 alcohol/drug-impaired drivers from roads during Festive RIDE stops between November 23rd and January 2nd. An additional 384 drivers where issued Warn Range Suspensions for having a Blood Alcohol Concentration in the .05 and .08 range. The OPP is reminding drivers that as of December 18th, police can demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully stopped driver without first having to suspect the motorist has been drinking.

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)

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 Edmonton Oilers earned their second victory in nine games by beating the skidding Anaheim Ducks 4-0 last night. It was a strong bounce-back win for the Oilers, who lost 4-0 to Los Angeles Saturday night.
Kyle Connor ended a 10-game pointless streak with a goal that helped Winnipeg defeat Dallas 5-1.
And Carolina won their fourth straight game, downing Ottawa 5-4.
Tonight, Toronto is at home to Nashville (7:00 pm), Minnesota is at Montreal (7:30 pm) and Calgary is on the road to Chicago (8:30 pm).

In the World Juniors, after the U.S. beat Russia Friday to advance to the gold medal game, Finland was awarded the World Juniors’ trophy, beating the a dramatic final 3-2 Saturday. Team Canada will be grouped with rivals the United States and Russia at next year’s World Juniors as the groups are made up, based on how team’s fared at this year’s World Juniors.


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