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Halloween treats

publisher Oct 31, 2017 - 1:50pm

The entire village of Martintown becomes a ghastly haunted pirate island tonight starting with the Black Pearl Pirate tour at the Mill and the 4th annual treasure hunt. The fun begins tonight at 5 at the Mill. 

In Lochiel, the second annual Halloween party at the former St. Alexander's, now Lochiel Centre, is where 12 witches will be dancing around a large bonfire. Residents are distributing candy there for the trunks of their decorated cars. Activities and spooky fun for adults and kids. Starts at 6:30.

And the annual DRA Halloween Party in Dunvegan returns tonight with the old hall transformed into a spooky emporium with games and treats and contests. Starts at 6:30.

All events are free.

EOHU warns of presence of carfentanil in local street drugs

publisher Oct 30, 2017 - 8:39am

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is warning residents that carfentanil, an extremely dangerous opioid, may have been added to some local street drugs.

A urine sample tested positive for the highly toxic variation on fentanyl, an opioid that has been responsible for a dramatic increase in fatal overdoses across the country.

61-year-old dies in rollover

publisher Oct 24, 2017 - 11:34am

A 61-year-old Cornwall man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident which occurred at 4:30 p.m. Monday when a vehicle went out of control and rolled over on the McConnell Avenue off-ramp on Highway 401 near Cornwall.

The victim has been identified as Edmund Poirier.

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment and OPP technical collision investigators continue the investigation.

McLeod wins draw to become warden

publisher Oct 17, 2017 - 4:44pm

South Glengarry Mayor Ian McLeod had the luck of the draw Tuesday to edge South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde for the post of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry United Counties Warden.

When fellow members voted, both were tied. A second ballot did not break the stalemate.

Then Mr. McLeod's name was drawn.

He will succeed South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft as chair of county council.

Fishing forum

publisher Oct 16, 2017 - 2:35pm

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 - 8:22am

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 - 9:03am

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.