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Motion to halt closures defeated

publisher Oct 13, 2016 - 4:02pm

A bid to halt a school closure plan by the Upper Canada District School Board was defeated by a vote of 8-3 Wednesday.
Wendy MacPherson, John McAllister and Lisa Swan supported the resolution. Caroll Carkner, Jeremy Armer, Donald Cram, Peter Garrow, William MacPherson, David McDonald, Jeff McMillan and Susan Richards voted to continue with the “Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review.”

Fentanyl alert

publisher Oct 13, 2016 - 9:46am

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) and the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) are warning the public that illicit Fentanyl has been seized by authorities within the five eastern counties.
“Fentanyl, whether it’s the real thing produced by the pharmaceutical industry or illicit, is an opioid drug that slows down the part of the brain that controls breathing,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU. “Illicit Fentanyl is deadly because the dosage is not controlled and it can therefore cause people to completely stop breathing.”
The health unit and Cornwall Police are reminding the public not to buy any drugs off the street as there’s no way of knowing what’s inside them.

Highlights of the Oct. 12 issue of The Glengarry News

sean Oct 11, 2016 - 2:50pm

This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes stories such as...

  • ‘We have to fight this’
  • Citizens eye injunction to halt school closures
  • Rec head quits
  • Outstanding place of worship
  • Sidewalk upgrades
  • Les Rapides keep rolling
  • Tough weekend for county teams

On our editorial page, former Char-Lan DHS principal John Danaher pens a letter entitled "Look at this from the student perspective."

The Oct. 5 edition of The Glengarry News is off to the presses

sean Oct 4, 2016 - 12:21pm

This week's issue of your community newspaper will soon be available on our digital platforms, in mailboxes, and on newsstands. Here's a sneak peek at what we have for you:

  • Going to pot: Beware of ‘large, green plants’
  • Campaign to save schools
  • $300K museum makeover
  • New library pitch
  • Burning issue still smouldering
  • Faux cheese a real hit
  • Gaels golden in SD&G tennis
  • Crusaders girls crush Saints in basketball tip-off

Our opinion page leads with an item entitled "Math marks don't add up."

Truck stolen

publisher Sep 30, 2016 - 8:51am

September 28, between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a black 2007 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pick-up truck (Ontario plates 9387XZ) was stolen from a property on County Road 27 in South Glengarry Township.

Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for any incident should immediately contact SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

Salute

publisher Sep 30, 2016 - 8:18am

"Making a difference in somebody's life is my reward," said Elaine Oetelaar, who received the Dedication and Leadership honour at the 9th annual North Glengarry Business and Community Awards Gala Thursday night. She was among nine individuals and groups saluted during the soirée at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria. More coverage in our October 5 edition.

The Sept. 28 edition of The Glengarry News

sean Sep 27, 2016 - 2:46pm

The latest issue of The Glengarry News has been completed and will be available soon to you.

Here are some of the stories we have for you:

  • School closures
  • Francos surpass anglos in math
  • No new trash limit
  • XXX-rated crop
  • 12-year-old charged
  • Street protests
  • General managers expect challenges
  • Char-Lan seniors open with 4-1 win over Tagwi

Our opinion page leads with an item entitled "Not as famous as we had thought"

Glens get first win, skate into Williamstown tonight

sean Sep 24, 2016 - 12:54pm

It took five games, but the Alexandria junior 'B' Glens finally have their first win, having prevailed last night on home ice, over the Clarence Beavers. Tonight, the team skates south to Williamstown, to take on the Char-Lan Rebels, who are mired in a five-game losing slump.

Be sure to check out the Sept. 28 edition of The Glengarry News for your full junior 'B' hockey report.

Uttering threats charge

publisher Sep 23, 2016 - 8:53pm

A Montréal man has been charged after Ontario Provincial Police officers intercepted a vehicle Thursday on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township. The driver became aggressive with officers upon his arrest and verbally threatened them. Officers also seized a quantity of marijuana and a knife in the vehicle. While in custody at the detachment, the accused damaged a cell. Jimmy Arias, 29, is charged with uttering threats. possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose possession of a controlled substance, mischief and obstructing a peace officer. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Cornwall court.

2 charged with thefts

publisher Sep 21, 2016 - 7:33pm

Two North Glengarry residents have been charged after police recovered a quantity of stolen goods at a Main Street, Alexandria residence September 20.

Stephane Brassard, 44, and Rebecca Lacombe, 39, were charged with break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime.