Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By, November 21st

In Canada, as of November 20th, there have been 18 confirmed cases of E. coli illness investigated in Ontario (3) and Quebec (15). Individuals became sick between mid-October and early November. Six individuals have been hospitalized, and one individual suffered from hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a severe complication that can result from an E. coliinfection. No deaths have been reported. Individuals who became ill are between 5 and 93 years of age. The majority of cases (56%) are female. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working with public health officials and the U.S. FDA to determine the source of the romaine lettuce to which the ill individuals were exposed. If contaminated food products are identified in Canada, they will take the necessary steps, including recalling the product as required. Currently, there are no Food Recall Warnings associated with this outbreak. (Source: muskoka411)

The Meaford Hospital Foundation is now holding its annual online auction as bidding closes Friday, November 23rd, at 8pm. This year’s auction will help raise funds that are needed for a vital piece of equipment for regional needs at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital – the MRI. The MRI plays a critical role as it’s the only one in Grey-Bruce, and it saves patients from travelling several hours away for diagnostic imaging. The current MRI machine is almost 15 years old, and the technology has changed significantly. For more details and to view auction items, please visit: M H
Source: Meaford Hospital Foundation)

These Municipality of Meaford bridge projects have been delayed due to the weather and are now expected to be open by Friday, November 23rd:
Bridge 039, 7th Line between Sideroad 12 and 13 and Sideroad 10
Bridge 047, Sideroad 12 and 13 between Grey Road 12 and 11th Line
Bridge 049, Sideroad 12 and 13 between Grey Road 12 and 11th Line
Bridge 051, 11th Line between Sideroad 12 and 13 and Sideroad 10
(Source and Image: Municipality of Meaford)

The Municipality of Meaford would like to hear what you think about Cannabis retail stores in the community. In the spring of 2019, the Province of Ontario plans to allow privately owned retail Cannabis stores, in addition to the online Ontario Cannabis Store. These stores will be supplied by the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation only, and will be licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). There will be strict rules around storage, signage, and promotions. The Province has given each Municipality a one-time opportunity to decide whether or not to allow retail Cannabis outlets within their borders. If Council decides to ‘Opt Out’, then retail Cannabis outlets will not be permitted in the Municipality of Meaford. The Province requires a decision by January 22nd, 2019. The Municipality of Meaford would like to know why you think retail cannabis stores should be allowed or not allowed in Meaford. You can fill out an online survey at, or fill out a hardcopy at the Municipal Office (21 Trowbridge Street West), the Meaford Public Library (15 Trowbridge Street West) or Meaford Hall (12 Nelson Street East) by Monday, December 17th. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)

Saturday, November 24th at 1pm, co-facilitators Michael O’Connell and Winston Boudreau will lead ‘Anti-Oppression in Community Arts’ in the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library Auditorium (824 1st Ave W). To register to attend the upcoming workshop or become involved with YEY, Youth Elevating Youth, please email
(Source: Youth Elevating Youth)

In the lone NHL game last night, the Edmonton Oilers edged the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in Ken Hitchcock’s first game as coach.
Tonight, Montreal is at New Jersey, Toronto is on the road to Carolina (both games 7:00 pm), Minnesota host Ottawa (8:00 pm), Vancouver’s at Anaheim and Winnipeg travels to Calgary (both games 10:00 pm)


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