Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, November 7th

The Municipality of Meaford is pleased to welcome John deHooge as its new interim Fire Chief. Chief deHooge began Monday, November 5th for a 6 month interim position. He is replacing Scott Granahan, who is now Fire Chief at the Town of Mississippi Mills. Chief deHooge’s career as a firefighter spans over 35 years. He has previously been the Fire Chief at the City of Waterloo, City of Ottawa and most recently the Town of Halton Hills.
(Source: Municipality of Meaford)

A blood donor clinic is being held in Owen Sound, today (Wednesday, November 7th) from 2 to 7 pm at the Owen Sound Legion Hall, 1450, 2nd Avenue West, Owen Sound. (Source: Owen Sound Red Cross)

During the intermission of tonight’s Meaford Dragons’ Den (Wednesday, November 7th) that starts at 7:30 pm at Meaford Hall, a panel of experts will be assembled to discuss business growth in the dynamic Municipality. Norm Smith is an economist currently teaching face to face and online economics and business courses at Georgian College at the Barrie campus. Joel Loughead, Cider Maker, from Coffin Ridge will be sharing his insight on the state of the craft cider industry in Ontario and how its future impacts on Grey County in particular. Join in an exciting show that will celebrate the last successful 10 years for Meaford Dragons. Tickets are $30.00 and are available at the Meaford Hall Box Office, by calling 519.538.0463 or going to www.meafordhall.ca For more details about the contestants and this year’s Dragon’s please contact the Meaford Chamber of Commerce 519.538.1640.
(Source Meaford Chamber of Commerce)

Drop by the Georgian College Fall Open House, Saturday, Nov. 10th to learn about its programs and services, enter for a chance to win great prizes, try hands-on activities, and meet staff. The Open House runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barrie Campus and from 9 a.m. to noon at all other campus locations. Attendees will receive a ballot for a chance to win the grand prize of up to $5,000 toward tuition at Georgian. Those who complete Georgian’s online Career Match quiz in advance – and bring their results with them – will get a second ballot for the draw. As well, Google Homes and Acer laptops will be given away – one of each at every campus location.
You’ll be able to take a student-led tour, experience college life through hands-on activities and sample classes, ask questions about clubs and varsity teams, learn about housing (*), financial aid, campus food options, the kind of skills you’ll gain in your programs and apply to college at the Open House as Georgian will cover the cost of the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) application fee. (* there is no residence at the South Georgian Bay Campus)
Prospective students who can’t make it to Open House are invited to book a personal tour at any of our campuses, or can set up a telephone consultation meeting with any member of our recruitment team.
(Source and Image: Georgian College)

Saturday, December 15th, the Meaford Public Library Fundraising Committee’s Christmas with Friends Gala fundraising event will feature cocktails and appetizers followed by a catered dinner, cash bar, and dancing at the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre. Festivities begin at 6 pm with dinner served at 7 pm in support of the new, accessible Meaford Public Library. The cost: $80/person with a $40 tax receipt. Tickets and tax receipt are available at www.friendsofmeafordlibrary.ca/events. Each table seats eight people. If you wish to be seated in a group, please give the table a name when you are purchasing your tickets so you can all be seated together. For more information, please call or visit the Meaford Public Library 519-538-1060 ext. 1123.
(Source: Meaford Pubic Library)

The Municipality of Meaford, Bridge 039 is closed with an alternate route in effect, now to November 15th as they are undergoing maintenance. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)

Sports:

In the NHL, Frederik Andersen made 36 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 last night at Scotiabank Arena.
The New York Rangers rallied to beat Montreal 5-3 at Madison Square Garden. The win is New York’s fourth in a row.
Ottawa beat New Jersey 7-3.
A shootout goal gave Detroit a 3-2 comeback win over Vancouver .
Tampa Bay downed Edmonton 5-2.
Tonight, three games with Pittsburgh at Washington (7:30 pm), Colorado’s at home to Nashville (10:00 pm) and Calgary is on the road to Anaheim (10:30 pm)

The Meaford Knights are next in action tonight they take on the Ville-Marie Pirates.

(Source: tsn.ca, Meaford Knights)

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