Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, May 16th

The South Georgian Bay R.A.C.E. Against Drugs continues at the Collingwood Curling Club today (Wednesday, May 16th). Over 600 Grade 5 students from Clearview Township, Collingwood, The Town of Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach will be participating in one of the 4 half-day events. This drug education event (with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Collingwood, the G & M Hospital Foundation, The Town of Collingwood, community volunteers and local businesses) makes use of the sport of auto racing to capture the attention of young people and communicate with them as they move and interact through a number of pit stops where they learn key messages about the importance of a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. The RACE also provides the students with the opportunity to be engaged with the community partners staffing the pit stops. (Source: muskoka411.com)

From May 14th, to July 6th, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry staff will be conducting barbed wire hair trap surveys to update Ontario’s bear population estimates, especially in areas where there are concerns about the sustainability of the bear population. As they rub against the wire it leaves behind a small hair sample that can be sent for DNA analysis to help ministry staff determine the number of bears in areas surrounding the survey line, which are returning bears and which are “unique” bears. Ministry staff will be wearing brightly coloured safety vests and there will be signs up and the stations will also be marked. If you come upon the survey locations, do not to touch the station to protect the integrity of the survey data. For more information, including survey locations, refer to the website, www.ontario.ca/page/wildlife-management#section-5. Areas include parts of central Ontario, including Algonquin Provincial Park and the surrounding areas, and the Bruce Peninsula and surrounding area. (Source: muskoka411.com)

Sports:

In the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final last night and cut their series deficit to 2-1.
Tonight, Winnipeg is at Vegas for the third game in their series; game time 9:00 pm.

In the NBA, the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 last night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Tonight, the Western Conference continues with Golden State at Houston; game time 9:00.

And baseball action, the host New York Mets routed the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 last night.
The Mets host the Jays again this afternoon; game time 1:10.

(Source: tsn.ca)

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