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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.

Love, redemption

Redeemed From The Ashes is Bainsville author Leah Lindeman's first novel.

Read about her and her passions in the June 15 edition of The News.

 

Cow Of The Year

In our salute to dairy farmers, read about Holstein Canada’s Cow of the Year, Val-Bisson Goldwyn Maya, bred and owned by Elyse Gendron and Jean Bissonnette, owners of Ferme Val-Bisson Inc. of St-Polycarpe.

June 11 golf tournament to support Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame

The Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame invites you to their June 11 golf tournament, with proceeds supporting the hall's celebration of our county's athletes. The event will be held at the Glengarry Golf and Country Golf Club in Alexandria. 

Format - Scramble - make up your own foursome or join up with others on the day.
Entry Fee- $65.00/player (includes golf, 1/2 cart, and donation)

For info and to register contact Peggy Lafave at 613-525-4045 or Rodney Shepherd at 613-936-6213.

Man charged in foiled robbery

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.

Splash pad open today at Williamstown Park

Bonnie Glen fire investigation

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.

 

Protest Saturday

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.

 

Sign of the season

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.

 

Drug Drop Off Day

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.

Stolen car torched

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.

Beau's being sold to employees

Great news: Beaus's is being sold to its employees to ensure it remains independent.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/…/beaus-bre…/article30046219/

SIU investigates death

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.

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