The rehabilitation project for structure 030, otherwise known as Bakeshop Bridge in Meaford, has experienced delays that have prevented work from continuing. These delays include 7-10 rain days, as well as the replacement of an aluminum watermain hanger which required specialized fabrication that took over 2 weeks as well as missing thrust blocks behind the concrete abutments, which are now mandatory in any new construction and required engineering and fabrication that took over 3 weeks. The project is now expected to be completed by late October. A revised project schedule is still being developed between the contractor, engineering consultant and internal project manager. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)
Saturday, September 9th, 420 participants from 72 teams dragged cancer through an extremely muddy terrain, including 15 obstacles winding up and down former ski hill at Talisman Mountain Springs Inn in Kimberley. Money raised through Mudmoiselle funds Canada’s most promising cancer research and vital support services for cancer patients and their families. Donations are still slowly rolling in, but as of print date, the event raised $85,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. If you would still like to donate toward Mudmoiselle, or are interested in taking part next year, please visit Mudmoiselle.ca to get all the dirty details or call 519.376.6011 for more info. (Source: ontario.cancer.ca)
Note: Highway 26, just east of Thornbury at Indian Brook is still reduced to one lane due to road construction with temporary traffic lights in place.
In baseball action, the Toronto Blue Jays came back for a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night, extending their winning streak to four games.
Elsewhere, Cleveland won their 20th straight game to tie the American League record, beating Detroit 2-0. The Indians matched the Oakland Athletics, who set the AL mark in 2002.
NL-leading Los Angeles got its first win in nearly two weeks, helping the Dodgers snap the club’s worst skid since moving West at 11 games by beating San Francisco 5-3.
Colorado won their sixth game in a row, beating Arizona 4-2 to tighten the race for the National League’s top wild card.
Atlanta cruised to an 8-0 victory over Washington who were fresh off clinching the NL East.
Boston rolled past Oakland Athletics 11-1.
Houston snapped their four-game skid with a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
St. Louis outslugged the Cincinnati Reds 13-4
The New York Yankees lost to Tampa Bay 2-1.
The Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 8-3 for a sorely needed victory.
Philadelphia came from behind to defeat Miami 9-8.
And Seattle beat Texas 10-3.
Toronto is at home again once again tonight, hosting Baltimore. Game time 7:07.