Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, March 9th

While the Meaford Harbour “Blue Ice” phenomenon is a sight to behold, the Municipality of Meaford reminds everyone to use caution and stay safe along Meaford’s waterfront. The ice formation, which in some areas reaches up to six meters high, formed over the weekend of March 3rd and 4th along the waterfront in Meaford as, just last week, the shore was completely ice free. Meaford Fire Chief Scott Granahan would like to remind residents not to climb out on the ice shelf and practice caution along the waterfront. The Blue Ice can be safely viewed from the shore along Fred Raper Park in downtown Meaford. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)

Collingwood is set to expand its reputation as a thriving arts and culture hub, with the appointment of the Town’s first Poet Laureate, expected to be in place by May of this year. The Poet Laureate is an honorary position that establishes a community representative to champion poetry or the spoken word for a two-year term, by appearing at community events and functions, producing new original works and creative projects that encourage new poets and an appreciation for poetry and the spoken word. While applicants don’t necessarily have to reside in the Town of Collingwood, they do have to demonstrate a connection to the culture of the area and be active in their field, have a body of work (published, self-published or unpublished) that demonstrates a level of skill in writing and performing poetry and have received peer recognition. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 10th. For more information on the Poet Laureate responsibilities and eligibility, as well as the application process and remuneration, please visit the Town of Collingwood website at www.collingwood.ca/PoetLaureate. (Source: Town of Collingwood)

Sports:

In the NHL, Patrik Laine extended his point-scoring streak to 10 games and Taylor Hall saw his scoring streak end as the Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night.

Florida beat Montreal 5-0 for their seventh straight home win.

Ottawa lost to Buffalo 4-3.

And Edmonton edged the Islanders 2-1.

Only four games tonight with Detroit at Columbus (7:00 pm), Ottawa hosting Calgary (7:30 pm), Anaheim is on the road to Dallas (8:30 pm) and Minnesota’s at Vancouver (10:00 pm)

(Source: tsn.ca)

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