A wooden bridge on the Peanut Line trail, east of 4th Line Road in South Glengarry, has been destroyed by fire.
When firefighters arrived Monday the former railway bridge structure on the recreational trail was fully engulfed in fire. No bystanders were found in the area at the time of response. The wooden portion of the span is a complete loss and the steel superstructure will be assessed for stability.
The trail will now be closed from 4th Line Road east to the Québec border. Further details and/or plans to re-open that portion of the trail will be made available after the bridge structure is reviewed.
The two men who perished in a house fire near St-Isidore July 23 have been identified as Jeffery Laughren, 36, of St-Isidore, and David Joseph Grant, 44, from Clarence-Rockland.
The blaze at the house on County Road 9 was reported at about 2 a.m. July 23.
The bodies were later found inside the residence.
The OPP has concluded its investigation and has determined there was no criminal wrong-doing involved. The case has been turned over to the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM).
Second body found in fatal fire
A second victim has been found as the investigation continues into a house fire on County Road 9 near St-Isidore Tuesday.
The Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) and the Coroner's Office, assisted by Hawkesbury OPP officers and the Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit are investigating the fire that broke out at about 2 a.m. July 23.
Dean McDonald, of Alexandria, is recovering in hospital after surviving a fatal skydiving accident that claimed the life of an Ennismore woman Saturday near Gananoque.
The woman has been identified as 63-year-old Lynn MacKenzie.
The OPP has concluded its investigation and has determined there was no criminal wrong-doing involved. The case has been turned over to Office of the Chief Coroner.
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified of this incident.
A woman was killed in an early morning single car accident when the vehicle in which she was a passenger rolled over on County Road 43 between County Road 20 and Pigeon Hill Road in North Stormont Township.
The accident occurred at 4:37 a.m. when the eastbound vehicle left the roadway and entered the ditch causing it to roll over.
The man driving the vehicle was transported to hospital with serious life threatening injuries.
A 51-year-old Alexandria man was seriously injured in a skydiving accident that claimed the life of a 63-year-old woman from Ennismore Saturday near Gananoque.
No names were being released by the Ontario Provincial Police.
The accident occurred at about 4:10 p.m. on Airport Road.
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified of this incident and the OPP is continuing with the investigation.
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The North Glengarry Water Works Department has begun replacing watermains in Alexandria.
The impacted areas have been broken into phases.
- Phase 1- Mill Square from Main Street South, to Ottawa Street and Ottawa Street from Kenyon Street West to Mill Square.
- Phase 2- Catherine Frasier Street, from Harrison Street to Ottawa Street.
- Kenyon Street West (1 day) for water main tie in.
During this process, affected residents will be placed on a temporary overland service. During the installation of this piping, residents can expect short service interruptions. Staff may have to enter the residences to ensure service connections. Once on the temporary service, residents will be placed on a mandatory boil water advisory.
The heat may have triggered a high bacteria level that caused the closure of Alexandria's Island Park beach.
"We do not know exactly what can cause a high bacteria count but in this case it might be attributable to this long period of very hot weather," says Anne Leduc, director of community services with North Glengarry Township.
The swimming area was shut after the Eastern Ontario Health Unit detected a bacteria level that exceeds the safe swimming limit. The beach area will re-open after bacteria levels return to acceptable levels.
In the meantime, residents are encouraged to use the splash pad located west of the Sandfield Centre at Island Park.