A camp-out with a cause, “Operation Cold Turkey” in Alexandria this weekend will raise awareness of poverty and help the local food bank.
The Glengarry Stormont Branch of Clan Donald, the people who saved the 2017 Festival of Lights, and brought McSanta to Martintown and the first Kilt Skate to Alexandria earlier this month, are at it again with another community event, this time with a focus on poverty and food security.
Read about it in the February 28 edition of The Glengarry News.
North Glengarry will receive another honour Friday for its Glengarry Routes Heritage Tour and Community Improvement Plan.
The Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee will on Friday receive the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for excellence in conservation.
At the recent Conference of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s Awards of Excellence Gala, North and South Glengarry took home top honours for their heritage tour brochure while North Glengarry was recognized for its CIP.
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is advising caution near local rivers and creeks. The recent precipitation and unseasonably warm temperatures are resulting in rapid snowmelt and ice breakup. Water levels are currently rising and water is moving quickly. Since water is currently contained within the river banks, for the most part, wide-scale flooding is not expected at this time.
This photo shows water in a field near Fassifern.
Visit the RRCA flood forecasting website for updates.
Pro hockey in Cornwall is no more, as today the Cornwall Nationals abruptly announced that the club would shut down.
Please see the story here in Sports in the Glens.
The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment is seeking the public's help in solving the theft of a payloader, that occurred sometime between December 22 and January 2 from a business property on Ste-Catherine Street, south of St-Isidore. The yellow 2006 John Deere, model 544J, equipped with an adjustable hydraulic snow blade, is valued at approximately $75,000. Anyone with information that can help nab the culprits is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.
Christine Elliott has received the endorsement of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell in her bid for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.
"Christine brings great wisdom and a tremendous wealth of experience to the position, including being an MPP for nine years, our Deputy Leader, a professional lawyer and a tireless community advocate," says Mr. McDonell. Meanwhile, his federal counterpart, Guy Lauzon, is backing Caroline Mulroney in the race where Patrick Brown is trying to regain the post he left only about a month ago. Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen are also seeking the job.
Last Saturday, the second annual Hockey with Heart outdoor tournament took place in Williamstown, raising funds in support of Beyond 21 and the Julie MacLachlan Foundation.
We have the story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, as well as additional content online at Sports in the Glens.
If you are a rural landowner in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry you may have received a notice from the counties that your land use designation may have changed under a new official plan that was modified by the province.
February 27 is the deadline to file an appeal.
SDG has provided the modified maps at SDGcounties.ca under "Official Plan" so that property owners can review their land designations.
Be wary of the old tax fraud scam.
A local woman advises she received a bogus phone call warning her that she was facing tax fraud charges.
She was given a phone number that is linked to a fraud ring.
Another scheme has someone posing as a retailer who alerts a consumer his or her credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as his or her financial institution, to report the fraud, but when the target hangs up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected.
Police say the victims are then led to believe they made an outgoing call and are speaking to authorities.
The victims are then told to go to their banking institution to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to safeguard their funds. The victim has in fact received these instructions from the original fraudster.
Don't blame the roads.
That is the message from the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment, which responded to 26 accidents Wednesday and Thursday.
The prime culprit, according to the OPP, is poor driving, not poor road conditions.
Police urge motorists to slow down, stay alert and stay in control.