The Glengarry News


Pedestrian killed after being struck by train

publisher Jul 4, 2017 - 10:58am

A 16-year-old boy from Dorval was killed Monday after he was struck by a VIA Rail train while walking on the CN Railway track on Celtic Lane in Lancaster. Another pedestrian, a 15-year-old boy from South Glengarry, was transported to hospital by paramedics with minor injuries.

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is investigating the accident which occurred at 7:55 p.m.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

$70,000 drug seizure

publisher May 19, 2017 - 2:18pm

A 45-year-old South Glengarry man has been charged after police confiscated about $70,000 in illicit drugs at a marijuana growing operation on Arlington Road near Lancaster.

Marc Rondeau faces charges of producing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

He was arrested when the Ontario Provincial Police Community Drug Action Team officers assisted by OPP Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit and Crime Unit members executed a search warrant at a residence on Arlington Road.

A large quantity of marijuana, cannabis resin, with an estimated street value of $70,000, and growing equipment were seized.

The accused is to appear in Alexandria court June 7.

Pickleball takes over Lancaster Curling Club

sean May 2, 2017 - 3:08pm

On the heels of successful pickleball programs in Cornwall and Alexandria, Lancaster caught the bug this spring, as the sport took over the concrete pad at the Lancaster Curling Club, immediately after the ice was taken out.

A group some 22 strong has been meeting each Wednesday evening for lessons, setting the stage for league play to begin next week.

The final night of lessons takes place tomorrow, May 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., under the auspices of instructor Sue Forget.

The pad in Lancaster offers two pickleball courts, with the league set to take flight Monday and Wednesday evenings through the summer. Monthly cost to participate is $20.

We will have more in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.

Curling photos from Alexandria & Lancaster added to our galleries

sean Apr 10, 2017 - 4:15pm

Ice sheets at curling clubs in Alexandria and Lancaster were buzzing last weekend in season-wrapping activities. Up north it was the steak bonspiel, while the southerners held a hot shots competition.

We will have coverage, along with more curling results, in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News. You can view all the images in our galleries here.

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Curlers compete in the steak bonspiel at the Alexandria Curling Club. (Sean Bray photo)

Hockey and curling photos added to our online galleries

sean Feb 21, 2017 - 11:52am

New photos added to our online galleries include images from last Friday's Parnell Cup curling in Lancaster, bantam girls hockey from Saturday in Maxville, and the CCHL2 Char-Lan Rebels Saturday night action.

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Bantam Glengarry Highlanders tangle with Westlake in Maxville, as part of the annual Heartbreakers tournament. (Sean Bray photo)

12th annual Glengarry News High School Curling Challenge hits the ice in Lancaster

sean Dec 9, 2016 - 11:34am

The 12th edition of The Glengarry News High School Curling Challenge is taking place today, Dec. 9, at the Lancaster Curling Club. The annual event, sponsored by The Glengarry News, sees mixed teams of young curlers represent GDHS, Char-Lan DHS, Le Relais, and Holy Trinity in a a day of friendly play.

We will have full coverage in The Glengarry News next week.


Man charged in cocaine seizure

publisher Dec 9, 2016 - 10:53am

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.