The Glengarry News

South Glengarry

Cars targeted

publisher Jan 19, 2017 - 8:52am

On the night of January 16-17, several vehicles were entered as they were parked at residences on Saphire Drive, Randy Street and Wendy Street in South Glengarry Township. Cash, wallets, GPS, sunglasses and gift cards were stolen. The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is investigating.

New fire dispatch service

publisher Dec 14, 2016 - 7:37am

South Glengarry has transferred fire dispatch services from the City of Brockville to the Cornwall Police Dispatch Center. Residents will see no difference in service as a result of this change in service providers.“We are excited to move forward with this initiative,” stated Acting Fire Chief Dave Robertson, “All emergency lines and radio systems have been tested and are fully operational.” All emergency calls should continue to be directed to the standard 911 number. Residents of Hamilton’s Island will continue to call Akwesasne Police at (613) 575-2000 for all emergencies. This request for assistance will then be forwarded to the appropriate emergency service including South Glengarry Fire.For more information please contact Acting Fire Chief Dave Robertson at 613-347-2500 or dave.robertson@southglengarry.com.

'Save Char-Lan' goes to Toronto

publisher Nov 9, 2016 - 10:13am

The ‘Save Char-Lan’ Committee and its supporters are taking their fight to Queen’s Park on November 21.

Representatives from the committee announced at Monday night’s regular South Glengarry council meeting that chartered buses from the area will be heading to a rally on the steps of the provincial legislature, sponsored by the Ontario Alliance Against School Closures (OAASC), on that date.

A number of groups, local and province-wide, are planning to participate in the demonstration, including CUPE and the Campaign for Public Education.

“This isn’t a rally anymore. It’s a movement…and Glengarry will be heavily-represented,” said committee member Heather Petrie.

“We have secured Jim McDonell, our (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry) MPP to speak at the event, as well as Shawn McRae and Martin Lang from the Glengarry Federation of Agriculture.”

Mrs. Petrie added that parents and students representing other schools in the area are “perhaps going to consolidate and join forces…so that we can fill as many buses as we can and go to Queen’s Park and make some noise.”

After hearing that it will cost about $4,000 to rent one coach bus for the Toronto trip, South Glengarry council passed a resolution – introduced by deputy-mayor Frank Prevost – allocating up to $10,000 to the ‘Save Char-Lan’ Committee to help defray campaign-related costs. Mayor Ian McLeod explained that the funds will be dispersed “at the discretion” of township CAO Bryan Brown.

Particulars about the Toronto rally – which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on November 21 – including departure time, will be posted soon on the ‘Save Char-Lan’ Facebook page and Twitter feed.
More information is also available via e-mail (savecharlan@gmail.com).

– By Scott Carmichael, News Staff

Truck stolen

publisher Sep 30, 2016 - 8:51am

September 28, between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a black 2007 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pick-up truck (Ontario plates 9387XZ) was stolen from a property on County Road 27 in South Glengarry Township.

Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for any incident should immediately contact 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 $2000.

Uttering threats charge

publisher Sep 23, 2016 - 8:53pm

A Montréal man has been charged after Ontario Provincial Police officers intercepted a vehicle Thursday on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township. The driver became aggressive with officers upon his arrest and verbally threatened them. Officers also seized a quantity of marijuana and a knife in the vehicle. While in custody at the detachment, the accused damaged a cell. Jimmy Arias, 29, is charged with uttering threats. possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose possession of a controlled substance, mischief and obstructing a peace officer. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Cornwall court.

Tractor, trees, copper stolen

richard Jun 15, 2016 - 10:33am

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.

Stolen car torched

richard May 18, 2016 - 2:02pm

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.