The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is reminding residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites following confirmation that mosquitoes collected from a trap in the Town of Collingwood tested positive for the West Nile virus (WNv). It’s the first lab confirmed evidence of WNv in Simcoe Muskoka this year. For more information visit the health unit website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also on the health front, Ontario is continuing to strengthen and support hospitals across Ontario with repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year, Included in yesterdays’ announcments from Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins: more than $85,000 for Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and $2.6 million for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. (Source: muskoka411)
Gather your family and head down to the Collingwood Shipyards Amphitheatre for Movies by the Bay this summer, a free, outdoor, family film series happening on the second Wednesday of the month – again tonight (July 12th), as well as August 9th and September 13th, starting at Dusk. The rain date is the third Wednesday of the month. Tonight’s movie is “Journey To the Center of the Earth” with Brendan Fraser. (Source: Town of Collingwood)
July 9th, around 10 a.m., Grey County OPP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Hwy. 6 near Concession 5 in the Township of Georgian Bluffs where a Jeep Liberty vehicle had left the roadway and struck a telephone pole, causing damage to both. There were no injuries reported. The driver, a 36-year old Peterborough man was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act. He was also issued a 3 day “warn” suspension for alcohol. (Source: muskoka411)
Note: Highway 26, just east of Thornbury at Indian Brook is still reduced to one lane due to road construction with temporary traffic lights in place.
In baseball action last night, Robinson Cano’s home run in the 10th inning gave the AL a 2-1 victory over the NL in the 2017 Major League All-Star ball game. Blue Jays’ closer Roberto Osuna came into pitch in the seventh inning, giving up one hit and no runs and first baseman Justin Smoak singled and walked in his first All-Star appearance.
Baseball action will resume Friday as the Jays will be at Detroit Friday night.