Summer has come to an end for thousands of students across the region as classes in French-language schools resume today (August 28) while English-language schools re-open September 4.
Today marks the rentrée scolaire for Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien and Le Conseil des écoles publiques de de l’Est de l’Ontario.
Next Tuesday marks the first day of classes for schools administered by the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
Although francophone students start earlier than their anglophone counterparts, they also get out of school earlier. The last day of school for French-language students is June 20; for English-language students, school is out June 27.
Two men were injured when a westbound truck struck an eastbound van on Highway 401 near Lancaster July 4 at 1 p.m.
The 69-year-old truck driver was in critical condition while the 49-year-old van driver suffered non-life threatening injuries, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.
A 77-year-old cyclist has succumbed to the injuries he suffered after he was struck by a passenger vehicle at 12:44 p.m. today on County Road 2 in South Glengarry Township.
The driver of the passenger vehicle is uninjured.
A section of County Road 2 between Rae and Purcell Roads is closed to traffic.
A section of Highway 138 in South Stormont will remain closed for an extended period of time following a two-vehicle collision between Quail and McDonald Roads.
Preliminary investigation has indicated that at approximately 10:08 am, a passenger vehicle was travelling northbound on Highway 138 when, for reasons under investigation, crossed into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a southbound tractor-trailer. The man driving the passenger vehicle was taken to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. The tractor-trailer driver was taken to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.
As the investigation continues, a section of Highway 138 between Quail Road and McDonald Road is closed to traffic with indicated detours in place.
A 61-year-old woman from South Glengarry has been charged with failing to yield to traffic following a head-on collision on County Road 43 Monday. The woman was entering County Road 43 from County Road 20 when her car collided with a pick-up truck driven by a 55-year-old North Glengarry man, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment. The woman was transported to hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries. The man suffered minor injuries.
Don't blame the roads.
That is the message from the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment, which responded to 26 accidents Wednesday and Thursday.
The prime culprit, according to the OPP, is poor driving, not poor road conditions.
Police urge motorists to slow down, stay alert and stay in control.
A 69-year-old Gatineau man was killed and a 34-year-old Cornwall woman seriously injured in a head-on collision on County Road 43 near Avonmore January 23 at 10 p.m. The man was driving a passenger vehicle westbound when it crossed into the eastbound lane and struck another passenger vehicle. The lone occupant of the westbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was transported to the hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. Names are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.