Latest Local News Headlines, Provided By muskoka411.com, October 11th

“Northbound” brings the Arctic to life, in story and song, at Meaford Hall. Inuit performers Siqiniup Qilautu – Sunsdrum join David Newland & Uncharted Waters at the Meaford Hall performance, Friday, October 13th. Since 2015, the travelling Arctic-themed shows have been a success around the region, with sellout performances, including Summerfolk and Mariposa. Uncharted Waters, brings a combination of cultural performance, stories, songs, and images based on the legendary Northwest Passage to Meaford for the first time. Presented by Adventure Canada in partnership with the Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation, “Northbound” is also being performed for an exclusive afternoon showing for over 300 students at no charge, prior to the public performance on Friday, October 13. For more information: call 877-538-0463. (Source: Meaford Hall)

With the seasonal color changes across the province, the OPP reminds drivers to be aware of their surroundings and scan for animals that may be standing or crossing the roads directly into the path of traffic, especially at dawn and dusk. The OPP have investigated over 6,000 collisions involving wildlife this year. One of them involved a fatality and 300 involved injuries. OPP collision data also shows that the spring and fall seasons are when motorists driving in rural areas need to be extra cautious as wildlife become more active. Remember that deer, moose and elk crossing signs are only posted where there are frequent sightings or crossings; however, these animals can be seen anywhere at any time.

Note: Scan the road ahead from shoulder-to-shoulder. Moose, elk and deer are particularly active in the spring searching for food, . Deer rarely travel alone, so when motorists see one there are likely more nearby. Watch your speed and be careful when driving at night. Slowing down will give you more time to react. Brake firmly if an animal is standing on or crossing the road, and stop if necessary and safe to do so.Swerving to avoid hitting a wild animal may result in a loss of control and a more serious collision. If you do encounter large wildlife such as deer, moose, elk or bears on the road and can safely avoid hitting them, do so, but be absolutely certain that oncoming traffic or soft shoulders do not put you and others at risk. Do not direct your full attention to the animal when you take measures to avoid hitting it. Instead, focus your attention on the alternative route you decide to take, again only if this maneuver doesn’t place you and others in danger.  (Source: OPP)

Highway 26, just east of Thornbury and County Road 2 at Indian Brook is still reduced to one lane due to road construction with temporary traffic lights in place.

Sports: In baseball, last night’s Game 4 of the NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs, following a rain delay that lasted most of an hour, will be played this afternoon at 4:08.

As well, the New York Yankees are at Cleveland tonight at 8:08.

In the NHL, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 last night. The loss dropped the Canadiens to a 1-3-0 start with the club having scored just five goals in four games.

Ottawa picked up their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Vancouver .

The Leafs host New Jersey tonight; game time 7:30.

(Source: tsn.ca)

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