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The Voting Period for the 2018 Municipal Election will be opening soon, and Collingwood residents will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for one Mayor, one Deputy Mayor, and up to seven Councillors for Collingwood Council, as well as a school board trustee. Voting will open at 10:00 am, this morning and will run until 8:00 pm, October 22nd. Collingwood voters along with its neighbouring municipalities will cast their ballot using the Internet or Telephone for complete security and anonymity with results available quicker and with complete accuracy. A full list of candidates is available at Additional Help Centre dates and times may be added throughout the Voting Period and will be posted on the municipal website at
If you require access to the internet or a touch-tone phone, or just need a little guidance in voting using the internet or telephone, a Help Centre will be provided at the Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street, Collingwood where you can attend in person and vote if you choose. Please remember to bring your photo identification, and proof of your qualifying address.
Friday, October 12 (10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Monday, October 15 to Friday October 19 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, October 20 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Sunday, October 21 (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Election Day – Monday, October 22 (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
(Source: Muskoka

In one of the deadliest Thanksgiving weekends in recent history, two triple fatality collisions were among the four fatal road incidents that claimed a total of eight lives on OPP-patrolled roads. All four incidents occurred Saturday, October 6th. Friday, October 5th, the OPP wrapped up its Fall Seat Belt Campaign that began September 26th just as they geared up for the national Operation Impact Campaign. The OPP laid 2,475 seat belt charges during the ten-day Seat Belt Campaign. For the national Operation Impact Campaign, there were 6,934 charges. (Source: Muskoka

Sunday, October 28th, the Meaford Public Library will host the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien in an exclusive fundraising event. Beginning at 2 pm in the Meaford Hall Opera House, Jean Chrétien will be joined by veteran CBC broadcaster and journalist Christopher Thomas who will interview him about his new book, My Stories, My Times. In My Stories, Chrétien recounts with warmth, insight, and his distinctive sense of humour many behind-the-scenes stories from a long, distinguished, and colourful career. Each $100 ticket for this special fundraiser to support the new Meaford Public Library building will include an autographed copy of My Stories, My Times and will go to fund the new, accessible Meaford Public Library building. Tickets are on sale at Meaford Hall. Reserve yours today at: or call 1-877-538-0463. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)


In the NHL, Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals — tying an NHL record after five games — and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 last night
Los Angeles blanked Montreal 3-0.
Two goals 1:10 apart saw Vancouver beat Tampa Bay 4-1.
Nashville played to a 3-0 victory over Winnipeg.
Edmonton lost 4-1 to Boston.
St. Louis got by Calgary 5-3.
Play resumes with the Leafs at Washington, Saturday night.

Baseball action will resume Friday night in the NL West when the LA Dodgers will be sat Milwaukee. Game time tonight: 8:09.
Saturday afternoon (4:09), the Dodgers are at Milwaukee again, while Boston hosts Houston, Saturday night (8:09) at Fenway Park for Game 1.

The Meaford Knights home opener last night, at the Meaford & St. Vincent community Centre; the Knights beating the Wiarton Schooners 11-2. The Knights play next against South Muskoka Shield, Sunday afternoon, 3:30 at Port Carling.


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