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Armwrestling competition coming Saturday to Alexandria's Atlantic Hotel

office Jun 25, 2014 - 1:49pm

The Atlantic Hotel in Alexandria will host the Eastern Ontario Armwrestling Championships on Saturday, June 28. This is an Ontario Armwrestling Association sanctioned event.

Registrations and weigh-ins will start at 6pm, with the competition booked to begin at 8pm.

For more information, visit the event webpage here.

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River Kings make player trade

office Jun 25, 2014 - 1:44pm

Here's the latest press release from the LNAH Cornwall River Kings professional hockey team...

General manager Mitch Gagne continues to tinker with the River Kings lineup. Gagne shipped veteran forward Dominic Chiasson to the Thetford-Mines Isothermic on Tuesday afternoon for a pair of draft picks. Cornwall receives Thetford’s 8th and a 9th round picks in 2015.

“The league has reduced the salary cap and I have a budget to work with,” said Gagne. With a growing number of young forwards competing for roster spots, the 37-year-old became expendable. 

“We pick up two draft picks which help us with the CHL Junior/Ontario rule and our plans for the future,” said Gagne.

Chiasson, a 10-year veteran of the LNAH, had 15 goals and 17 assists in 38 games for Cornwall last season. There were other teams interested in the veteran, but ultimately Gagne decided on Thethford-Mines, where Chiasson's girlfriend is from.

“That did come into play,” said Gagne. “We wish nothing but the best for the successful veteran.”

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Headlines from our June 25, 2014 edition

office Jun 25, 2014 - 1:10pm

News:

  • Midway operator leaves Maxville Fair in the lurch
  • Glen Walter kicks off Canada Day celebrations
  • Glengarry voters opted for PC candidates
  • Learning exercise gives students chance to help the environment
  • Algae under control but cause still unclear
  • Kids' safety program returns
  • NG seniors' homes on the sales block
  • A soldier's thank you among W.I. collection donated to new archives
  • Alexandria downtown plan on hold
  • Councillor urges respect for Alexandria's historic Grotto shrine
  • OPP on the hunt for burglar
  • More weevils to enter lake
  • A brief anatomy of Loch Garry Lake
  • Shakespeare makes museum debut
  • New South Glen CAO getting to know area
  • Principals on move at two schools
  • NG provides breakdown of 2014 tax bylaw

Sports:

  • Glengarry bantams, peewees steamroll

Opinion:

  • Perspective: An Interesting Scenario - Glengarry voters preferred a much different election outcome
  • The Glengarry Mystique: Missing - Strange but true tale
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Cornwall Motor Speedway statement on death of driver

office Jun 24, 2014 - 3:58pm

(By Martin Bélanger)     The Cornwall Motor Speedway would like to provide clarifications on the events that occurred during the June 22nd Mini-Stock feature race.

Competitor Danny Lefebvre of St-Louis-de-Gonzague, Quebec was in competition for first position with two other competitors when his car went off the speedway in the backstretch and hit the cement wall. After several minutes of care by the rescue team, the driver was transported to the hospital where his death was confirmed during the evening.

Lefebvre was a very competitive driver in the Mini-Stock ranks; it was his first presence this season. In 2013, Danny had a strong season, getting good results on every Sunday night as he finished only 3 points behind track champion Mike Gaucher. Driving his #05 mount, he was also a contender 2 years ago as he finished in 7th place in the championship race.

The Lavergne family (owners of the speedway) along with the entire Cornwall Motor Speedway staff would like extend their deepest condolences to the family and several friends that Danny had around him. Our thoughts and prayers go to everyone related to Danny as the racing community mourns this big loss and will be remembered in fashion at the speedway.

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River Kings owner speaks about team's revenue issues

office Jun 24, 2014 - 3:56pm

The following is a reprint of a statement from new Cornwall River Kings owner Brock Frost. 

If I received a nickel for every comment made about the “Colts advertising dilemma”, I would likely have enough money to pay for the entire upcoming season. The truth of the matter is however that the Colts are not responsible for the previous two seasons of failure. Rather, and quite bluntly, the Cornwall River Kings failed due to top-down mismanagement and lack of vision. 

As I have responded on numerous occasions, any business, if run poorly, will fail. The River Kings are not unique to this equation.  When I began looking into the acquisition of the River Kings several months ago, I saw enormous potential under the proper structure. My projections in fact predict a substantial profit at the end of the upcoming season.  Now, do I wish I had legal rights to the rink board advertising? Absolutely, I do. Do I wish the City of Cornwall would follow the other municipalities in the league by giving financial support to their team? Of course I do.  But am I dependent on this support to make the River Kings a success? The answer is simply no.

The advertising contract the Colts have with the City is a mere fraction of my potential revenue stream.  Most people believe that without this revenue the River Kings cannot survive. That is purely not true.  The River Kings have the support (the highest fan turnout in the league) of the people but like any business or organization, it requires strength and sound leadership from the top. I will be the first to admit that I am not a hockey player by any means - and although I enjoy the game from the comfort of the stands, I am a businessman and my approach to the River Kings is exactly that. 

In a short time we have made tremendous progress ranging from a new corporate structure, a new team logo (to be trademarked), a new website, a new GM, a packed press conference, a successful draft in Sorel, Québec and the launch of the Cornwall River Kings Booster Club. This, of course, is in addition to almost $30,000 in ticket sales in the first week alone. 

Furthermore, I am fully aware that there are people in the City that want to see me fail; both for business and political reasons. My response to them is that not only is it a mathematical certainty that the River Kings will be a success but this negativity only pushes me harder to succeed. So with that being said, I must thank these individuals for their (lack of) support.

Without any doubt, the River Kings are stronger than ever and my heart goes out to the thousands of fans who continue to support me in this venture. I am truly looking forward to the upcoming season.

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Mobile app tip

office Jun 18, 2014 - 3:13pm

If you are a user of our mobile app, here's a tip for you. To be sure you have access to the latest app features, periodically it's advisable to fully exit to app and then restart it. This allows your phone/tablet to connect to our provider to refresh the programming.

To get the latest content for the news, sports, and Facebook feeds, slide down on the screen. We are regularly posting content to supplement the regular print edition of The Glengarry News

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