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Rolling out a new dome

A new seven-tonne covering has been rolled out to create a new Tim Hortons Dome in Alexandria.

Read about it in the July 27 edition of The News.

Highland Regiments tug-o-war set to expand for 2016

St-Isidore church destroyed

A large crowd gathered Sunday morning to survey the remains of the Roman Catholic church in St-Isidore which was destroyed by fire Saturday.

One woman brought flowers which she placed at the foot of a statue near the church that dates back to 1879.

Heat warning

There is a heat warning now in effect for Cornwall/ SDG, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit announced July 13. With temperatures in the low 30s, humidity makes the air feel like it is near 40.
Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of hands, feet and ankles), heat rash and heat cramps (muscle cramps).
Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.
Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.


Hit and run

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police Crime Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a Christmas Eve hit-and-run incident that left a Maxville pedestrian seriously injured.

The collision occurred at about 4 a.m. when the man was struck by a vehicle on Dyer Road (County Road 22) east of Highway 138.

Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the SD&G OPP at 613-534-2223 or after hours at 1-888-310-1122. If you have information on this crime and wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

School's out!

Watch for our Salute to Excellence supplement in the July 13 edition of The News.


Car-truck crunch

Car-truck accident charges
Two drivers have been charged in a car-truck collision Sunday on Highway 417 at Highway 34, near Vankleek Hill.
The investigation revealed that a 2003 Acura was traveling in the slow eastbound lane when a tractor trailer, leaving the on-ramp, merged in front of the Acura. The car then quickly changed lanes, cutting off a Honda Civic traveling in the passing lane. The Civic then swerved, hit the gravel shoulder, spun and collided with the tractor trailer. The Civic driver sustained very minor injuries, reports the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment.
The car driver, Michel Coss, 58, of St-Laurent, Québec, was charged with impaired driving.
The 26-year-old driver of the black Acura was charged with making an unsafe lane change.

Fingers crossed

Update on Canada Post talks: Neither side has provided the 72-hour notice required for a strike or lockout. That means Thursday is the earliest we would see any work stoppage.
The Glengarry News is holding its breath, and mailing out papers as usual early Wednesday.

If there is a postal strike

As we prepare our next edition, the possibility of a Canada Post strike or lockout looms.
Since we are optimists, we will continue to mail out copies of our July 6 edition as usual.
But, in the event the labour dispute remains unresolved, your papers will get stuck in the Canada Post System.
If service is disrupted, for the duration of the impasse, The Glengarry News subscribers will not receive their papers through the mail.
If you receive your copy as usual, obviously, postal service has not yet been disrupted.
However, if you do not receive your News through the mail, you can pick up your copy at our office at 3 Main St. S., Alexandria.
For subscribers living outside the immediate region, your copies will be held and mailed out once a settlement has been reached.
As usual, copies will be available at the many retail locations throughout the district.
If you have not yet tried our digital edition, now may be a good time to check it out at
We shall post updates on the postal negotiations on our various platforms:,, on our Facebook page and on Twitter.
We appreciate your ongoing support and patience.


Read the June 29 edition of The News to learn about Canada Day festivities.

One of the highlights will be the July 1 noon parade in Alexandria, featuring four marching bands!


Hot demo

The Smith-In Blacksmith Festival in Dunvegan on the weekend was a blast from the past. Read more in the June 29 edition of The News.

Hit and run

The public is being asked to help police find the driver who fled the scene of an accident on Centre Street in Alexandria Thursday evening.
At 6:56 p.m. SDG OPP responded to a report that a red Chev Cavalier has struck a parked pick-up truck and fled the scene westbound on Centre Street. Damage should be evident to the rear of the vehicle. No injuries resulted.
Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Bigger and better

The phone book is here! The wait is over!
Yes, the new, bigger and better, The News Glengarry Telephone Directory has arrived! Subscribers will receive a copy in this week's edition. It will also be available at businesses wherever The News is sold. And, if you can't wait until Wednesday, get one at our office at 3 Main St. South, Alexandria.



Tractor, trees, copper stolen

In a series of recent thefts, June 9-10, a blue Luzhong tractor was stolen from a property located on County Road 19, South Glengarry Township. Also stolen were a Honda generator and power and hand tools.
Between June 12-14, a quantity of copper and brass was stolen from a commercial property on Little Fifth Road, South Glengarry.
Between June 13-14, about 40 cedar trees were lifted from a property on 2nd Line Road, South Glengarry.
Anyone with information on these thefts should immediately contact SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.