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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)

The sidewalk at the corner of Sykes Street and Collingwood Street, Collingwood is closed until October 30 due to work happening at 8 Collingwood Street. (Source and Image: Town of Collingwood)
The Meaford Market Square parking lot will be closed from October 22nd to October 24th for repaving, including overnight. Alternate parking will be available off Nelson Street and Trowbridge Street in the municipal lots. As well, for 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)

For more information about the voting process for the Municipal & School Board Elections in the Municipality of Meaford, visit for a short video on the online voting process and a slide presentation that outlines the step by step process for telephone voting in the election. Visit or for more information. Voters also have access to Voter Help Centres during the 11-day voting period, which runs to Monday, October 22nd. Again, for information on the municipal election, , email or call 519-538-1060. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)

Voting in Collingwood will run until 8:00 pm, October 22nd as residents have the opportunity to cast their ballots. Collingwood voters along with its neighbouring municipalities will cast their ballot using the Internet or Telephone for complete security and anonymity with results available more quickly 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.
Now until 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 baseball action, David Price put his post-season woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros last night in Game 5.
Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers are at Milwaukee for an 8:39 start.

In the NHL, suffocating defensive play from the Pittsburgh Penguins and spectacular goaltending by Matt Murray in his return from a concussion resulted in a 3-0 loss for the Maple Leafs last night.
Winnipeg defeated Vancouver 4-1.
And Edmonton edged Boston 3-2 in their home opener
Three games tonight with Florida at Washington (7:00 pm), Dallas hosts Minnesota (8:00 pm) and Nashville is at Calgary (9:00 pm).

The Meaford Knights are on the road against the Wiarton Schooners, Sunday, October 21st (3:30 pm)

(Source:, Meaford Knights)

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