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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lawrence Hill, author of The Illegal and The Book of Negroes, will speak at North Stormont Place (16299 Fairview Dr.), Avonmore at 6 p.m. October 12.
The award-winning writer is featured at the final SDG Reads event of the season, organized by the SDG County Library System. Tickets are required to attend the final event. Contact your local branch to pick up your ticket.