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$22.8 million for water and sewage

publisher May 26, 2017 - 3:39pm

The federal and Ontario governments are providing $22.8 million to finance a remedy to Maxville's chronic water problem and to plan an expansion of Alexandria's sewage treatment facility.

North Glengarry will receive $15.2 million from the federal government and $7.6 million from the province, while the township will be required to pay $7.6 million.

Funds were announced Friday in Maxville.

More details in the May 31 edition of The News.

Bear sighting

publisher May 25, 2017 - 3:45pm

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Hawkesbury detachment is asking residents of L'Orignal (Champlain Township) to be extra aware of their surroundings after a black bear was spotted near the village.

Sightings of the animal near Ivaco Rolling Mills and Longueuil Street were reported to police this afternoon. OPP officers are currently on scene and are attempting to locate the bear.

The OPP would like to reassure residents that all measures are being taken to ensure the bear doesn't pose a risk to the community.  The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is sending personnel to assist. Residents are asked to keep a safe distance if they see the bear and to notify police of any sightings by calling 911.

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$70,000 drug seizure

publisher May 19, 2017 - 3:18pm

A 45-year-old South Glengarry man has been charged after police confiscated about $70,000 in illicit drugs at a marijuana growing operation on Arlington Road near Lancaster.

Marc Rondeau faces charges of producing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

He was arrested when the Ontario Provincial Police Community Drug Action Team officers assisted by OPP Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit and Crime Unit members executed a search warrant at a residence on Arlington Road.

A large quantity of marijuana, cannabis resin, with an estimated street value of $70,000, and growing equipment were seized.

The accused is to appear in Alexandria court June 7.

Standing guard

publisher May 19, 2017 - 9:16am

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With Summer unofficially beginning this weekend, many will be considering taking a dip at the beach in Alexandria's Island Park. However, folks ought to tread lightly as some Canada geese have staked a claim on a section of the shore. This bird is very determined to protect newly hatched goslings. Remember that the Victoria Day long weekend also marks an increased police presence on highways.

Car ads work

publisher May 18, 2017 - 12:58pm

Seven out of ten community newspaper readers report that they read or look at the automotive ads that appear in their printed paper.  

Newspapers continue to be a key driver in the automotive path-to-purchase, even with today’s reliance on the internet.

Collision blocks strip of 417

publisher May 17, 2017 - 5:27pm

The westbound lanes of Highway 417 near the Ontario-Québec border are closed following a collision involving two trucks.

The collision occurred when a westbound transport truck collided with a vehicle known as a "Truck Mounted Attenuator (also commonly referred to as Crash Truck)" which was stopped on a portion of the roadway where repair work was being conducted. The drivers of both involved vehicles have been transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Detours have been set up re-routing westbound traffic at the provincial border. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

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Man charged with luring

publisher May 16, 2017 - 11:37am

A 64-year-old North Glengarry man is to appear in Alexandria court June 7 to face a charge of invitation to sexual touching.

Robert Leroux was arrested May 15 by Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers who responded to a report that a man on Derby Street had attempted to lure two girls.

No contact or injuries resulted.

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Voyeurism, harassment charges

publisher May 11, 2017 - 12:26pm

A 56-year-old North Glengarry man has been charged following an ongoing investigation into incidents of voyeurism.

Roderick Welburn has been charged with two counts of voyeurism and one count of criminal harassment, reports the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

The investigation indicated that between March and April, 2017, the man had attended a residence on County Road 24, North Glengarry Township and peered through a window of the home on two occasions.

Fraud victims sought

publisher May 11, 2017 - 9:07am

Investigators are seeking people who have been victimized by Kingston-based Next Level Investments, the subject of a police investigation that resulted in five people being charged with fraud.

The investigative team, which includes detectives from both the Kingston Police and the OPP, is now in a position to hear from people who may believe that they are a victim of this company or may have invested with them and either received or were promised a return for their investment. This link will provide direction of how to report and provide your information to police.

Fatal on 138 – update

publisher May 10, 2017 - 10:15am

The victim of a head-on collision on Highway 138, north of Willy Allan Road in South Stormont, May 10, has been identified as Azizullah Assadzada, 27, of Ottawa. He died when his northbound 2010 Toyota collided with a transport truck at about 6 a.m. yesterday. The truck driver, a 63-year-old man from Chelsea, was not injured. Police continue to investigate the accident.

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