Thursday, August 22nd, the Town of Collingwood installed 44 new marina slips in the Collingwood Harbour. Two new spines were installed, with each spine offering 22 boat slips. This dock expansion is part of the Collingwood Harbour Concept Plan. The boating season goes until October 31st. In order to occupy a slip at the Collingwood Harbour, boaters must obtain a licence from the Harbour Attendant and pay the required fee. Seasonal mooring requests must be submitted through the Harbour Docks Allocation procedure.
(Source: Town of Collingwood)
August 24th at about 1:30 am, Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were patrolling the Sauble Beach community when they observed a building fully engulfed by fire at 701 Main Street, formally known as Sauble Beach Fun World. Flames were estimated to be 50 to 60 feet high. South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department attended the scene and extinguished the fire which has been deemed suspicious in nature and Grey Bruce OPP continue to investigate the occurrence. If you have any information, call Grey Bruce OPP 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
(Source and Image: Collingwood Today)
This fall, Georgian College expects to welcome about 65 new and returning international students at the Owen Sound Campus. The college is encouraging local families to take part in its Homestay program, or to list furnished rental units on places4students.com. While the college welcomes traditional rentals, students in the Homestay program expect to learn about life in Canada – and adjust to their new community – with the help of host families. They’re looking to experience typical Canadian family dynamics, make new friends, and improve their English. Homestay students pay $600 to $900 monthly, depending on whether hosts provide meals (three aday) with a furnished private bedroom, access to laundry machines, kitchen and bathroom facilities, and Wi-Fi. Homestay hosts should apply at whyihost.canadahomestaynetwork.ca or on places4students.comor or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
(Source: Georgian College)
In baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays opened a two-game interleague series with a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves in Josh Donaldson’s return to Toronto last night.
Houston cruised to a 15-1 win over Tampa Bay.
The Chicago Cubs topped the New York Mets 5-2 to take the opener of a pivotal three-game series in the National League wild-card race.
NL Central-leading St. Louis matched a season high with their sixth straight win, beating Milwaukee 6-3.
And New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge became the third-fastest player in history to reach 100 home runs, connecting Tuesday night against Seattle, winning 7-0.
Toronto hosts Atlanta again tonight. Game time 7:07.
In tennis, in a highly-anticipated all-Canadian evening match, 20-year-old Denis Shapovalov easily downed 19-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 in the first-round at the US Open. Also yesterday, Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil (Vass-ik PAWS-pi-sill) upset No. 9 seed Karen Khachanov (Hach-a-nov according to ESPN)) in a match that nearly went four hours.
Bianca Andreescu is through to the second round of the U.S. Open after posting a 6-2, 6-4 win over Katie Volynets. Andreescu will face the winner of a match between Kirsten Flipkens and Wang Xiyu.