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How you voted

publisher Jun 8, 2018 - 9:26am

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

  • Amanda Simard, PC, 19,958 40.96% margin of 4,523
  • Pierre Leroux, Liberal 15,435 31.68%
  • Bonnie Jean-Louis, NDP 10,612 21.78%
  • Daniel Bruce Reid, Green 1,429 2.93%
  • Joël Charebonneau, Ontario 757 1.55%
  • Darcy Neil Donnelly, Libertarian 538 1.10%
  • Registered Electors on List 85,576
  • Voter Turnout 56.94%

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry

  • Jim McDonell, PC 26,780 61.51% margin of 17,364
  • Marc Benoit, NDP 9,416 21.63%
  • Heather Megill, Liberal 5,386 12.37%
  • Elaine Kennedy, Green 1,596 3.67%
  • Sabile Trimm, Libertarian 360 0.83%
  • Registered Electors on List 78,642
  • Voter Turnout 55.36%

All blue

publisher Jun 8, 2018 - 7:00am

Amanda Simard ended the Tories' drought in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell while Jim McDonell ran up another landslide win as area voters followed the trend Thursday in an election that saw Doug Ford's Conservatives form a majority government.

Ms. Simard, a Russell Township councillor, got 19,958 votes compared to 15,435 for Liberal Pierre Leroux and 10,612 for New Democrat Bonnie Jean-Louis to replace Grant Crack, who stepped down after serving two terms at Queen's Park.

Meanwhile, in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, incumbent Jim McDonell polled 26,780 compared to his closest rival, Marc Benoit, of the NDP, who got 9,417. Liberal Heather Megill received 5,386.

Truck driver charged in fatal crash

publisher Jun 7, 2018 - 2:54pm

A Mississauga man has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death following an investigation into an August 21, 2017 multi-vehicle collision on Highway 401 that claimed the life of Kimberly Oosting, 32, of Rivière Beaudette.

Sarbjot Pander, 21, is to appear in Alexandria court July 4 to face the charge.

He was driving a westbound tractor trailer that collided with a westbound passenger vehicle that then struck other vehicles, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

Cruickshank sold

publisher Jun 7, 2018 - 10:51am

The Cruickshank Group, once known as Glengarry Aggregates, has been sold to Toronto-based Coco Group.

With the acquisition of the firms, which employ 700, the Coco Group says it will be able to better serve customers in heavy civil construction and asphalt paving projects and by providing aggregate materials from 19 licensed pits and quarries and performing area maintenance contracts, clearing more than 1,000 kilometres of roadway every winter.

CUPE vote tonight

publisher Jun 4, 2018 - 10:29am

Striking Cornwall workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are to vote tonight (June 4) on the latest offer from the city.

“Given that the City has refused to return to the table to bargain until a vote happens, we can’t in good conscience allow members to wait for more than two weeks to vote on the employer’s last offer,” said Alison Denis, CUPE National Representative. “Nor do we want Cornwall residents to be deprived of vital services for longer than is necessary. We think it’s responsible to accelerate this timeline, and so we will hold the vote ourselves.”

The work stoppage is affecting ambulance service in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry.

Farewell to MusicFest

publisher May 31, 2018 - 2:42pm

Maxville MusicFest is saying “farewell” on a high note after an enjoyable 10-year run of great entertainment.

The committee said in a statement: "We, the organizers, have enjoyed presenting the 40 concerts and thank the various talented individuals, bands and musicians, both local and from away.

The annual spring music festival concluded in May 2018 with a grand celebration of local Glengarry talent. We also thank the sponsors, the patrons, the four Maxville churches used as venues, and the community for your support over the past 10 years. Thanks for the memories!

Murder charge

publisher May 31, 2018 - 12:28pm

A 75-year-old Winchester man has been charged with first-degree murder following an investigation into the 2009 disappearance of a Chesterville resident.

James Henry Wise is to appear in Cornwall court tomorrow (June 1) to face the charge.

The victim, Raymond Collision, 59, was reported missing in September of 2009.

His remains were later found on April 17, 2014.

Paramedics protest

publisher May 31, 2018 - 8:52am

Striking paramedics, shown here speaking with North Glengarry Deputy Mayor Jamie MacDonald, are staging a protest at the township hall in Alexandria to draw attention to stalled contract talks.

A "Support Our Paramedics" petition has been launched in support of the unionized workers who serve Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry and Cornwall.

Talks resume

publisher May 23, 2018 - 3:07pm

Striking unionized workers and the City of Cornwall are set to resume contract talks tomorrow at 9 a.m.

The labour dispute has curtailed ambulance service in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry

The city has accepted a formal written request from the Canadian Union of Public Employees to return to the bargaining table.