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Heritage conservation award

publisher Mar 7, 2018 - 10:44am

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, North Glengarry Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee members Carma Williams and Karen Davison Wood, and Harvey McCue, Chair, Ontario Heritage Trust, at the presentation of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. The award recognizes the Glengarry Routes Heritage Tour and interpretive panels which were unveiled in 2017, and the committee’s support in launching the Community Improvement Plan program back in 2016. The North Glengarry Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee was established by the municipality in 2011 as a means to promote and raise awareness about arts, culture and heritage.

Committee chair and Councillor Carma Williams commented,  “The Township of North Glengarry is an area that is rich in history. We take pride in our roots and as a committee, we work to ensure that the municipality's heritage remains alive and meaningful.”

Also composed of Natalie-Anne Bussière, Councillor Jeff Manley, Dane Lanken and Nicole Nadeau, the committee thanked Nicole Geoffrion who was a long-standing member of the group.


Dog owner charged after Shih Tzu killed

publisher Mar 7, 2018 - 7:59am

A dog owner has been charged after her pet killed a Shih Tzu in Vankleek Hill February 27. While walking her two small dogs, a woman's small dog was attacked by a large Great Dane/Lab mix. Serious injuries resulted in the dog's death a short time later, reports the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

Investigation revealed that the owner had the large dog on a leash but because of the size and weight of the Great Dane, she lost control of the leash when the dog began running towards the smaller dogs and attacked the Shih Tzu.

The owner of the Great Dane was charged under the Dog Owner Liability Act with Fail to prevent dog from biting, attacking a person or domestic animal.

She is scheduled to appear in L'Orignal court April 5.

Fire at Levac Propane extinguished

publisher Mar 7, 2018 - 7:28am

Approximately 40 firefighters from the St-Isidore, Fournier, St-Bernardin, St-Albert, Limoges and Casselman stations battled a structural fire at the processing plant at Levac Propane in St-Isidore last night.

The blaze, which started at 6 p.m., forced the closure of Ste-Catherine Street between Concession 20 and Concession 21.

The fire is now under control.

There were no injuries and no explosions.

Ste-Catherine Street is now open.


publisher Mar 6, 2018 - 3:58pm

Less than three months after accepting a job as North Glengarry’s Deputy Treasurer, Sarah Huskinson has been elevated to the township’s top job of Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk.

“Council knows that Sarah will bring to the CAO/Clerk position the same diligence and excellence in leadership that she has displayed in her position in finance,” said North Glengarry Mayor Chris McDonell shortly after the announcement. Later, he said that council had interviewed about 20 candidates before deciding that Ms. Huskinson was the best choice.

Beau's a Canadian Treasure

publisher Feb 28, 2018 - 10:16am

Beau's Brewery of Vankleek Hill has received another honour.

The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA) at George Brown College has designated the company as a “Canadian Treasure,” an initiative launched in 2017 through which the accomplishments of culinary, hospitality, and tourism trailblazers across Canada are recognized and celebrated. Beau’s co-founder and CEO Steve Beauchesne accepted the award at a ceremony in Toronto last week, where Beau’s was honoured for its award-winning and certified organic craft beer, its commitment to being family-run and independent, and its consideration for the environment and local communities.

Operation Cold Turkey

publisher Feb 27, 2018 - 10:49am

A camp-out with a cause, “Operation Cold Turkey” in Alexandria this weekend will raise awareness of poverty and help the local food bank.

The Glengarry Stormont Branch of Clan Donald, the people who saved the 2017 Festival of Lights, and brought McSanta to Martintown and the first Kilt Skate to Alexandria earlier this month, are at it again with another community event, this time with a focus on poverty and food security.

Read about it in the February 28 edition of The Glengarry News.

More honours for North Glengarry

publisher Feb 21, 2018 - 2:47pm

North Glengarry will receive another honour Friday for its Glengarry Routes Heritage Tour and Community Improvement Plan.

The Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee will on Friday receive the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for excellence in conservation.

At the recent Conference of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s Awards of Excellence Gala, North and South Glengarry took home top honours for their heritage tour brochure while North Glengarry was recognized for its CIP.

Water watch

publisher Feb 21, 2018 - 12:48pm

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is advising caution near local rivers and creeks. The recent precipitation and unseasonably warm temperatures are resulting in rapid snowmelt and ice breakup. Water levels are currently rising and water is moving quickly. Since water is currently contained within the river banks, for the most part, wide-scale flooding is not expected at this time.

This photo shows water in a field near Fassifern.

Visit the RRCA flood forecasting website for updates.

$75,000 machine stolen

publisher Feb 20, 2018 - 4:10pm

The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment is seeking the public's help in solving the theft of a payloader, that occurred sometime between December 22 and January 2 from a business property on Ste-Catherine Street, south of St-Isidore. The yellow 2006 John Deere, model 544J, equipped with an adjustable hydraulic snow blade, is valued at approximately $75,000. Anyone with information that can help nab the culprits is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

McDonell supports Elliott

publisher Feb 20, 2018 - 3:15pm

Christine Elliott has received the endorsement of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell in her bid for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.

"Christine brings great wisdom and a tremendous wealth of experience to the position, including being an MPP for nine years, our Deputy Leader, a professional lawyer and a tireless community advocate," says Mr. McDonell. Meanwhile, his federal counterpart, Guy Lauzon, is backing Caroline Mulroney in the race where Patrick Brown is trying to regain the post he left only about a month ago. Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen are also seeking the job.