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Warden, Jaworski, Lang, McDonell win

publisher Oct 22, 2018 - 9:41pm
Candidate Votes
Ellery LAFAVE  784
Jacqueline (Jacquie) MILNER  746
Lyle WARDEN  2,902

Councillor (3)

Candidate Votes
Trevor BOUGIE  1,414
Claude BOURCIER  195
Joanne HIGH  325
Stephanie JAWORSKI  2,205
Martin LANG  2,182
Sam MCDONELL  2,031
Bill MCKENZIE  327
Glenn PATTON  925
Jo-Ann PERIARD  353
Hanz SCHULZ  460
David SMALL  878
Duncan WIGHTMAN  1,069

Williams, Massie, Noble, Depratto win

publisher Oct 22, 2018 - 8:53pm

North Glengarry

Deputy Mayor

Brian Caddell 1421
Robert (Bob) Proulx 426
Carma Williams 1599

Councillor at Large

Jacques Massie (i) 1434
Louise Quenneville 1004
Kevin van den Oetelaar 1022

Lochiel

Andrew Neil McCormick 304
Brenda Noble 357
Raymond Quesnel 294

Alexandria

Michel Depratto (i) 911
Naval Kumar Gupta 178

Referendum on ward elimination

No 1734
Yes 1231

Vigil Wednesday

publisher Oct 22, 2018 - 10:03am

A candlelight vigil will be held in memory of Émilie Maheu October 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grotto in Alexandria.

“Your presence is what's most important,” says Dr. Suzanne Filion, who is organizing the event with Natalie St-Denis.

While LED lights will be provided, participants are welcome to bring food for a gathering at the legion following the vigil.

Relatives of the murder victim are expected to attend.

“People are still in shock. They are upset and frustrated,” says Dr. Filion, noting that the gathering is meant to help people show their support for the family.
Since Brandon Smeltzer, of Bayside, Nova Scotia, was charged with the murder of the 26-year-old Green Valley woman, people from that community have contacted Dr. Filion.

“Two communities are hurting,” observes Dr. Filion.

The vigil is a collective effort, she stresses. “There are so many community partners coming together,” the psychologist says. Businesses and individuals are helping out.

“One woman e-mailed and said she had already made 48 muffins. I was almost in tears!”

For more information, call Natalie St-Denis (613-677-8890) or Dr. Filion (613-330-1091.)

I'm guilty, says murder accused

publisher Oct 19, 2018 - 3:35pm

"I did the crime, I'll do the time," declared the man accused of killing Emilie Maheu when he appeared in Cornwall court Friday.

Brandon Smeltzer was charged with first-degree murder after the body of the 26-year-old Green Valley woman was found in a field near Lancaster October 13.

The 25-year-old man from Bayside, Nova Scotia later stated that he would "be with Emilie soon.”

He was put on suicide watch.

Hunters asked to help monitor disease

publisher Oct 19, 2018 - 9:53am

Area deer hunters are being asked to help the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to submit samples from deer harvested in Eastern Ontario near the Québec border.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently confirmed in a captive red deer in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Québec, just across the interprovincial boundary from Hawkesbury.

This fatal, untreatable disease of the central nervous system affects members of the deer family, including white-tailed deer, elk, moose, and caribou.

There's no evidence the disease is in Ontario, but it's important to be vigilant, stressed the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Visit www.ontario.ca/cwd for more information on the testing program.

CWD symptoms include loss of body weight and body condition, abnormal behaviour, such as indifference to human activity, tremors, stumbling, lack of coordination or paralysis.

If you see a wild animal showing signs of CWD, report it to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative at 1-866-673-4781 or Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Natural Resources Information and Support Centre at 1-800-667-1940.

Man charged with murder

publisher Oct 18, 2018 - 7:29am

A 25-year-old man from Nova Scotia has been charged with the murder of Emilie Maheu, the 26-year-old Green Valley woman whose body was found last Saturday in a field east of Lancaster.

Brandon Smeltzer, of Bayside, Nova Scotia was located in New Brunswick and charged with first-degree murder.

The accused will be transported back to Ontario where he is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.

The community has been shocked by the death of the mother of a 22-month-old girl.

She was last seen leaving work at approximately 1 p.m. October 11 and was reported missing from a residence on County Road 34 in South Glengarry at approximately 8:30 p.m. October 11.   

Missing woman's body found

publisher Oct 12, 2018 - 10:22am

The body of a 26-year-old South Glengarry woman who was reported missing October 11 was found today (October 13).

The case is now being treated as a homicide.

The body of Emilie Maheu, who was last seen leaving work October 11 at 1 p.m. in Alexandria, was found in South Glengarry at 11:30 a.m. A post-mortem examination will be conducted later this week at Ottawa General Hospital. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Detective Constable Lise Durocher at 1-888-310-1122 or if you wish to remain anonymous you may call the Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

17-year-old dies in 401 crash

publisher Oct 11, 2018 - 1:07pm

A 17-year-old Glengarry District High School student died when the car he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer on Highway 401 near Morrisburg Wednesday.

Joshua Seguin was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred at 9:37 a.m.

He was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of the 401 when his passenger vehicle collided with the truck, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

We will have more in the Oct. 17 edition of The Glengarry News.

Dairy farmers bracing for impact

publisher Oct 5, 2018 - 8:28am

As Dairy Farmers of Ontario braces for the impact of the new Canada-Mexico-United States trade deal, the organization has posted information for consumers who are eager to continue backing the domestic industry.

Q: HOW CAN I SUPPORT CANADIAN DAIRY?

Consumers can support Canadian dairy by simply buying Canadian dairy products at the grocery store. The Canadian dairy system is designed to minimize waste and help support some of the highest milk quality standards in the world. The average dairy farm in Canada is not a factory—it’s a family business with about 75 cows. By purchasing Canadian dairy, Canadians can count on milk made by real farm families dedicated to producing milk of the highest quality.

Q: WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT CANADIAN DAIRY?

The Canadian dairy industry is the backbone of Canada’s rural economy, employs more than 220,000 Canadians, and offers continued and sustainable growth and hundreds of millions of dollars of new farm and processor investments. Canadian dairy is safe and nutritious, and Canadian dairy farmers take pride in producing high-quality 100 per cent Canadian milk, providing top-notch animal care, and committing to environmental sustainability.

Q: HOW DO I ENSURE THE DAIRY PRODUCTS I’M BUYING ARE MADE WITH CANADIAN DAIRY INGREDIENTS?

Consumers looking to purchase Canadian milk and dairy products should look for one of two 100 per cent Canadian milk logos on the packaging as shown below. Please note, not all 100 per cent Canadian dairy products have these logos on their packaging. We encourage you to contact processors directly to inquire about their products. The packaging on Canadian dairy products will usually include the processor name and location.

Q: CAN YOU PUT A RED MAPLE LEAF ON THE PACKAGES OF PRODUCTS MADE WITH CANADIAN DAIRY?

Dairy processors are responsible for food labelling. We encourage processors to identify their dairy products made with Canadian dairy. Some processors have adopted the use of Dairy Farmers of Canada’s label—a blue and white logo featuring a standing cow bearing the Canadian maple leaf—which indicates products made with Canadian dairy. Some products use a circular blue and white cow logo that states 100 per cent Canadian milk. Other packages will state made in Canada. Having simple and easy labels that identify Canadian dairy on products is an industry priority.

Q: DO CANADIAN FARMERS USE GROWTH HORMONES OR RBST?

American dairy farmers are legally allowed to use recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST, a synthetic version of a naturally occurring growth hormone. They use it to increase their herd’s milk production. rBST is banned for use in Canada, and although Health Canada has determined it does not pose a health risk to humans, it has stated it negatively affects cow health.

Q: DO UNITED STATES IMPORTED PRODUCTS HAVE TO FOLLOW CANADIAN STANDARDS?

Under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, each country has agreed to accept the other countries’ standards.

Q: WHO CONTROLS THE PRICE OF DAIRY PRODUCTS?

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) and dairy farmers do not set retail prices. Under Canada’s supply management system, DFO’s role is to market milk to the dairy processing industry on behalf of Ontario dairy farms. In other words, farmers sell their milk to DFO, and then DFO sells milk to processors. Prices paid by processors are based on production costs on efficient farms, and DFO has no control over retail prices, meaning it does not tell grocery stores how much to charge for a product.