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Fishing forum

publisher Oct 16, 2017 - 3:35pm

St. Lawrence River anglers are asking about the status of fish in Lake St. Francis and want to know how ecosystems of the river and her tributaries are changing.
October 18 at 6:30 p.m. the Best Western Parkway Inn in Cornwall will host a 2017 Lake St. Francis Fishing Forum sponsored by The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the St. Lawrence River Institute in partnership with the Cornwall Lunker Club and the South Lancaster Fish and Game Club to try to answer these questions.

For more information contact the River Institute at 613-936-6620 (ext. 229)

College teachers on strike

publisher Oct 16, 2017 - 9:22am

Students at St. Lawrence College got an unexpected break Monday morning when a province-wide strike by teachers went into effect.

All full-time programs at St. Lawrence College are suspended, with the exception of some work/field placement Activities.
 
Campuses in Cornwall, Brockville and Kingston will remain open during the strike and all managers and support staff will be at work. Most services are operating as usual.

More than 12,000 Ontario public college faculty hit the picket lines after talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council failed to produce a tentative collective agreement.

Start sharing those memories

publisher Oct 12, 2017 - 10:03am

Do you have photographic memories of Alexandria?

Organizers of the 200th birthday celebration in Alexandria in 2019 want them.

Contact Allan MacDonald, archivist at the Glengarry County Archives, at 613-209-0202 or glengarrycountyarchives@gmail.com to share your photos of the town’s past.

The images will be featured in a pictorial book that will be released in early 2019.

Lawrence Hill in Avonmore

publisher Oct 11, 2017 - 3:47pm

Lawrence Hill, author of The Illegal and The Book of Negroes, will speak at North Stormont Place (16299 Fairview Dr.), Avonmore at 6 p.m. October 12.

The award-winning writer is featured at the final SDG Reads event of the season, organized by the SDG County Library System. Tickets are required to attend the final event. Contact your local branch to pick up your ticket.

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A miracle in Maxville

publisher Oct 3, 2017 - 10:20am

VSA: Vital signs absent. When Maxville firefighters got that alert on a June day in 2016, they swung into action. Trevor Stanton, now 78, had no pulse after going into cardiac arrest. Today, he is back playing the saxophone and thanking the people who saved his life.

Read this incredible story in our Salute to Firefighters inside the October 4 edition.

401 snarls

publisher Sep 28, 2017 - 3:05pm

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry (SD&G) Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are currently at the scene of a construction issue at Highway 401 mile marker 781 in South Stormont Township. Construction crews are currently working on an issue with the bridge at Highway 401 and Avonmore Road.

A section of Highway 401 (westbound lanes only), between Brookdale Avenue (Cornwall) and Moulinette Road is closed to traffic with indicated Emergency Detour Routes (EDR) in place onto County Road 2. Highway 401 westbound at Power Dam is also closed to traffic.

Due to construction in the Village of Long Sault motorists should expect long delays and the closure will remain in place for several hours.

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Record Oktoberfest

publisher Sep 27, 2017 - 12:02pm

More than 20,000 festival-goers helped Beau’s Brewery set a new record for fundraising at the ninth annual Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill.

A sum of $100,205 was collected for projects and charities, surpassing the $75,000 goal, and bringing the nine-year total to $616,889. “This is amazing!” says Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne. “This Oktoberfest was definitely warmer than we’re used to, and the spirit of generosity was just as strong as the sunshine. I love seeing Vankleek Hill come to life with such a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere every year we do this.”

The United Way Charity Bike Ride took place again this year, raising more than $35,000 for an initiative called “All That Kids Can Be.”

Among the beneficiaries are the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation and the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society,which will each receive $10,000.

Beau’s Oktoberfest 2017 - By the Numbers*

 * Funds raised: $100,205
 * 2017 attendance: 20,515
 * Litres of beer and cider served: 31,570
 * People who took bus shuttles to get home safely: 3,741
 * Portions of food prepared: 46,400
 * Litres of local spring water served: 3,780
 * Beers entered in Homebrew Competition: 477
 * Number of festival volunteers: 785 plus 130 Beau’s staff
 * Total artists/performers: 162
 * Keg-toss event participants: 169
 * Pieces of dishes & cutlery washed to reduce waste: 38,000
 * Sunday “Beer Brunches” served: 277
 * Total RVs and tents in camping area: 524
 * Ferris Wheel rides: 1,017

70-year-old hurt in plane crash

publisher Sep 26, 2017 - 11:38am

A  70-year-old pilot was seriously injured when the plane he was flying crashed Monday at about 6 p.m. near Airport Road in South Glengarry.

The lone occupant of the C-Plane "Buckeneer" was located about four hours later in a wooded area southwest of the Cornwall Regional Airport.

Ontario Provincial Police officers and emergency medical services personnel were exposed to aviation fuel and fumes and were subsequently sent to hospital where they were treated and later released.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) and Ministry of Environment (MOE) were notified and will be involved in the fuel clean-up.

This incident prompted a massive search involving various law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border. The Joint Rescue Coordinator Center (JRCC) at 8-Wing CFB Trenton, three marine units from the RCMP, OPP and the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service, as well as a helicopter from the New York State Police, searched the area.

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Heated battle for weekend warriors

publisher Sep 25, 2017 - 10:44am

Unseasonably hot temperatures prompted soldiers and civilians alike to seek shelter from the sun during the Glengarry Pioneer Museum’s eighth annual Battle of Glengarry/War of 1812 Re-Enactment Weekend. Among the weekend warriors was John Robertson who along with Mohawk comrades fired a volley at the retreating infantry. More coverage in the September 27 edition of The News.

Reward offered in woman's death

publisher Sep 21, 2017 - 4:12pm

The Ontario government continues to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jessica Godin, 18, whose body was found in a ditch on Du Parc Street in Fournier September 24, 2011.

Further details on this investigation can be viewed at www.opp.ca under “What We Do,” scroll to the bottom to “Investigations,” click on “OPP Rewards,” and scroll to “current investigations.”

The post-mortem examination indicated that the injuries she sustained and the location where her body was found were consistent with being struck by an eastbound vehicle which would have been travelling on Du Parc Street in Fournier.

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