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A 31-year-old North Glengarry man has been charged following an investigation into a foiled burglary November 29, 2015.
Nicholas Button has been charged with robbery, wounding, break and enter by the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment. During the incident at a Tobin Street, Alexandria residence, a woman was struck by a metal object after the homeowners confronted a man inside their home. The man then fled. The victim was treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Fire Marshall's Office are investigating the fire that damaged a section of the Pavillon Bonnie Glen Pavilion.
No injuries resulted from the fire that was detected at about 10:45 p.m.
Matthew Cameron (photo) is organizing a protest Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Glengarry town hall in Alexandria.
He will be raising awareness of issues such as the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, pesticides and chemicals.
Pesticides have been applied to roadways throughout Glengarry to try to eradicate weeds, such as poison parsnip.
The evil plant can be seen to the left of the sign.
Get your unused and expired prescription medications out of your homes and out of the hands of those the drugs are not prescribed for. Ontario Provincial Police detachments in Alexandria, Lancaster and Hawkesbury will be accepting May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. unused meds during Prescription Drug Drop Off Day.
A car stolen from a South Glengarry home has been found but unfortunately, the vehicle has been destroyed by fire.
The 2003 Buick Rendez-Vous was discovered May 17 at 10:23 a.m. after two hours after it had been reported stolen from a County Road 2 residence.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call 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 $2,000.
Great news: Beaus's is being sold to its employees to ensure it remains independent.
The Special Investigation Unit is probing the death of a man found dead in a building near St-Isidore today, May 13.
Members of the Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with the assistance of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, had converged on a residence on Concession Road 8, The Nation Township, "with regards to a person in distress."
When officers entered a structure on the property, they located the lifeless man.
The SIU investigates when a person dies or is seriously injured during incidents involving police officers.
Our new Discover Glengarry tourism guide has arrived!
Glengarry District High School grade 10 students Courtney Michaud and Lacey Hambleton are participating in Be The Boss program at The Glengarry News.
They are learning the inner workings of a newspaper. Stay tuned for updates.
“I have never been so scared in my life,” says 23-year-old Alexandria native Eric Carrière.
Running for their lives, he and a coworker managed to escape with some necessities before being evacuated as a wildfire engulfed Fort McMurray last week.
“It was snowing ash. I have never seen such a scene...the fear in people’s faces, the panic, the emotion....people running in the streets.”
As they joined the throngs fleeing the burning Alberta city, Mr. Carrière helped 50 senior citizens board buses.
Along the escape route, a gas station exploded, a hotel erupted in flames.
At last report, Mr. Carrière was being moved to Edmonton.
Congratulations to Canada Day Parade Button Drawing Contest grand prize winner Cecilia Liolios.
The public chose the Williamstown Public School Grade 4 student's lapel button design in the contest sponsored by The Glengarry News, Papeterie Alexandria Stationery and the Alexandria and District Lions Club.
She is shown with Cassie Depratto Nutt, Alexandria and District Lions Club Canada Day Parade committee chair, and Sylvain Martin, owner of Papeterie Alexandria Stationery.
Traffic on Main Street, Alexandria is being detoured following a two-car collision at County Road 34 and 43 at about 9:30 a.m.
The cause of a Wednesday fire that destroyed a Glen Walter home is under investigation.
Nobody was injured as South Glengarry firefighters battled the blaze for about an hour.
Details in the May 4 edition of The News.
Corey Pettinella, 40, of South Stormont Township, has been charged with two counts of theft following gas thefts at the Monkland Esso gas bar April 18 and 9.
He was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall July 5. The SD&G OPP detachment thanks the public for the tips received following the publishing of the information via local media.
The voice of the people was heard last Thursday when the SDG Library Board reversed a reduction in hours at the Dalkeith, St. Andrews West and Morewood branches. More in the April 20 edition of The News.
Controlling interest in Moulure Alexandria Moulding, owned by the Cholette family for almost 75 years, has been sold to an American firm.
Details in the April 20 edition of The News.
This surveillance photo shows a man who stole gas from the Monkland Esso gas bar on Highway 138 Monday. The suspect also fueled his vehicle and sped off without paying April 9. In both occurrences, the vehicle was observed heading east on County Road 43. The vehicle is as a 1997 or 2003 four-door Pontiac Grand Prix (GT or GTP model), forest green with a rear spoiler and sun roof. The plates were covered with plastic bags. The suspect is 5’10”, medium build, with scruffy facial hair and was wearing a camouflage ball cap with aviator sunglasses with red tint lenses.
Anyone with information regarding the theft should immediately contact SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.