The Municipality of Meaford reminds you that the 2018 application intake for grant & loan incentives under the Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and Economic CIP which opened March 30th, continues to accept applications through May 18th, with deliberation and award occurring shortly thereafter. In addition to the downtown incentive programs applicable to commercial, industrial, agricultural, value-added and non-residential heritage lands/buildings outside of the Downtown CIP area will continue to be offered. Additionally, under the Economic CIP, an Energy Efficiency & Retrofit Grant/Loan Program is available to commercial, industrial, agricultural/value-added landowners – including those within the existing Downtown CIP area – to support improvements to energy efficiency, installation of appropriate small-scale renewable energy systems, and the purchase and installation of EnergySTAR certified heating/cooling/ventilation products and energy efficient lighting and controls. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit www.meaford.ca/CIP to review the details, terms and conditions for each program. Application forms are available on-line or at the Municipal Administration Office during regular business hours. Pre-submission consultation with staff is recommended. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)
The RCMP is warning of fraudulent telephone calls which appear to be coming from the RCMP. The callers impersonate a police officer on the phone and inform the victims that there is a large amount of money owning on their personal taxes, and that an arrest warrant has been issued in their name. The callers then demand that a large amount of money be paid via money transfer. The fraudsters are using Caller ID spoofing, which the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre describes as disguising telephone numbers appearing on a caller ID display. This popular tool allows scammers to disguise their calls, as the call will appear to be coming from local or familiar numbers to trick people into answering the phone and trusting the caller. These fraudsters may use a variety of other scam tactics as well. The scams are designed to create anxiety so that victims respond by sending money quickly in order to fix the problem. The RCMP does not contact individuals via email or telephone for the purpose of col-lecting fines or taxes. (Source: muskoka411.com)
In the NHL, the Vegas Golden Knights held off a late Winnipeg Jets rally to now sit two wins from reaching the Stanley Cup final in their inaugural season, winning 4-2.
Tonight, Tampa Bay is at Washington; game time 8:00 pm.
In the NBA, the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 last night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.
Playoffs continue Saturday night with Boston at Cleveland.
And baseball action, the Toronto Blue Jays got their first road victory against the New York Mets, 12-1 on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in Queens.
The Jays are at home tonight against Oakland; game time 7:07.