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2,538 customers powerless

publisher Jan 4, 2017 - 4:18pm

High winds, freezing rain and heavy snow have left some 2,538 Hydro One customers in the area without power.

Across the province, there are 248 active outages affecting over 28,000 customers. Where safe, Hydro One crews are out assessing damage and restoring power to customers.

"Crews have been working since last night to restore customers and won't stop until every customer has their power back," said Greg Kiraly, Chief Operating Officer, Hydro One. "Tree contact accounts for over 30 per cent of outages and this type of weather can cause trees to fall on our lines and damage equipment. Stay 10 metres away from any fallen power lines."

Customers looking for information on power outages can call 1-800-434-1235 or download the Hydro One power outage app. Customers can also register to receive proactive personalized text or email alerts about power outages. Hydro One is the first utility in Canada to offer this service. Customers can register for Outage Alerts online at HydroOne.com/MyAccount.

If the power system in your area is affected by bad weather, be sure to stay clear of any fallen power lines. If you spot a fallen line, keep at least 10 metres back, even if it does not appear to be live. Report it to the police and call Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235.

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Happy new year! Welcome to our first edition of 2017

sean Jan 4, 2017 - 10:33am

Our first edition of 2017, published today, Jan. 4, is available on newsstands now.  Print subscribers can expect to receive a copy in their mailboxes as usual, and digital subscribers will see the edition live online.

Among the stories we have for you...

  • History-making baby
  • Water pressure on the rise
  • The ABCs of 2016
  • Glen Sandfield United’s final service
  • Lighting up the night
  • New year's resolutions (feature two-page spread)
  • Welcome to the babies of 2016
  • Trapping course to be offered in January
  • Glens, Rebels set to return to the ice this week
  • Lancaster leads 4-city tour
  • Summerstown Trails open Jan. 8

Our lead item on the opinion page is entitled 'The year we went into defence mode.'

Looking to find out where to get The News? Check out all the details here.

Pre-budget consultation

publisher Jan 3, 2017 - 4:16pm

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell will host local pre-budget consultations  on January 11 and 12. This is an opportunity to voice concerns outlining how Ontario should reform its regulatory and economic policies.  Individuals, businesses, and organizations are invited to register to present their concerns regarding the upcoming 2017 Ontario Budget and highlight local needs that need to be addressed in Toronto. To register, please contact Marilyn McMahon at MPP Jim McDonell’s office 613-933-6513, or register at www.eventbrite.com by January 9.

January 11, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
McIntosh Inn,
12495 Hwy. 2 East
Morrisburg
2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
North Stormont Meeting Place
16299 Fairview Dr.
Avonmore

January 12th, 2017   
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Nelson Laprade Centre
9 William Street
Chesterville

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
South Stormont Hall
2 Mille Roches
Long Sault

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Branch 544 Lancaster Legion
181 Military Road
Lancaster

$100,000 winners

publisher Dec 20, 2016 - 4:48pm

Sherry Cameron, of St. Andrews, is one of 16 area residents who won $100,000 in the Encore lottery, matching six of seven winning numbers. The other winners are Audrey Helmer, Bonnie Brisbois, Megan Langstaff, Rebecca Forward, of Long Sault, Araceli Cameron, Stephanie Coleman, Avril Manson, Sarah LePage, John MacMillan, Judy Godard, Lisa Hart, Monique Stewart, of Cornwall, Kelly MacDonald, of Ingleside, Patricia Tibben, of Williamsburg, and Cindy Woods, of Lunenburg.

Missing person

publisher Dec 14, 2016 - 11:32am

The public is being asked to help find a Glen Roy man who went missing early this morning (December 14).
Gerald Anseeuw, 76, was last seen at about 4 a.m. when he left his residence on the Glen Roy Road in South Glengarry, driving a beige 2007 Buick Allure (Ontario plates # BVHS289).
He is described as 6’ tall, 230lbs, heavy build, bald - wearing a blue parka, blue jeans, blue stripped button shirt, duck shoes and a Legion baseball hat. He suffers from the onset of dementia. Anyone with information is asked to call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

New fire dispatch service

publisher Dec 14, 2016 - 8:37am

South Glengarry has transferred fire dispatch services from the City of Brockville to the Cornwall Police Dispatch Center. Residents will see no difference in service as a result of this change in service providers.“We are excited to move forward with this initiative,” stated Acting Fire Chief Dave Robertson, “All emergency lines and radio systems have been tested and are fully operational.” All emergency calls should continue to be directed to the standard 911 number. Residents of Hamilton’s Island will continue to call Akwesasne Police at (613) 575-2000 for all emergencies. This request for assistance will then be forwarded to the appropriate emergency service including South Glengarry Fire.For more information please contact Acting Fire Chief Dave Robertson at 613-347-2500 or dave.robertson@southglengarry.com.

Man charged in cocaine seizure

publisher Dec 9, 2016 - 11:53am

A 50-year-old St-Zotique man has been charged for allegedly being part of an international drug smuggling ring.
Jaime Flores, 50, and two others were arrested Thursday after RCMP officers searched homes in St-Zotique and Lancaster, seizing 127 kilograms of cocaine.

Police say the accused were importing hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Los Angeles and Houston. The drugs were destined for the Montréal market.

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