The Glengarry News

Vankleek Hill

School bus accident

publisher Sep 19, 2018 - 11:17am

A collision north of Vankleek Hill, involving four vehicles, including a school bus, has resulted in five injuries.

Four students suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the bus they were riding on collided with a tractor trailer on Highway 34, near Pleasant Corners Public School.

The truck driver, who also suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was taken by helicopter to an Ottawa hospital.

The students were transported to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, where other students were taken as a precautionary measure, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

Occupants of the other vehicles were not hurt.

Highway 34 is currently closed to traffic and detours are in effect.

Victim Services of Prescott-Russell attended the hospital to provide assistance and support to parents and students.

Oktoberfest headliners

publisher Jun 14, 2018 - 10:12am

Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill has kicked off its 2018 ticket sales today, with an announcement of the musical acts for this year’s festival. East Coast rocker Joel Plaskett and his band The Emergency will be headlining September 21, and Canadian power-pop legends Sloan will be performing September 22. Supporting acts include Weaves, The Flatliners, Fred Penner, Dubmatique, The Kingpins, and Wolf Saga.

Beau’s Oktoberfest is marking its 10th year in 2018 as the signature fundraising event for Beau’s Brewing Co.

Last year’s festival attracted 20,000 over two days, and raised $100,205 for charity and local community groups. Since 2009, the festival has generated $616,889 in funds for good work projects.

Kicks

publisher May 22, 2018 - 12:23pm

Sunday’s Heritage May Show Festival, the 36th rendition of Vankleek Hill’s arts and crafts show, was as eclectic as always.

The Lise Pearl Dancers brought Broadway to Main Street during the show that also featured singing, drumming and various arts.

More in the May 23 edition of The News.

Dog owner charged after Shih Tzu killed

publisher Mar 7, 2018 - 7:59am

A dog owner has been charged after her pet killed a Shih Tzu in Vankleek Hill February 27. While walking her two small dogs, a woman's small dog was attacked by a large Great Dane/Lab mix. Serious injuries resulted in the dog's death a short time later, reports the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

Investigation revealed that the owner had the large dog on a leash but because of the size and weight of the Great Dane, she lost control of the leash when the dog began running towards the smaller dogs and attacked the Shih Tzu.

The owner of the Great Dane was charged under the Dog Owner Liability Act with Fail to prevent dog from biting, attacking a person or domestic animal.

She is scheduled to appear in L'Orignal court April 5.

Beau's a Canadian Treasure

publisher Feb 28, 2018 - 10:16am

Beau's Brewery of Vankleek Hill has received another honour.

The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA) at George Brown College has designated the company as a “Canadian Treasure,” an initiative launched in 2017 through which the accomplishments of culinary, hospitality, and tourism trailblazers across Canada are recognized and celebrated. Beau’s co-founder and CEO Steve Beauchesne accepted the award at a ceremony in Toronto last week, where Beau’s was honoured for its award-winning and certified organic craft beer, its commitment to being family-run and independent, and its consideration for the environment and local communities.

Another beer award

publisher Jan 26, 2018 - 1:38pm

Halcyon Barrel House, an offshoot of Beau’s Brewing, of Vankleek Hill, placed fourth on the list of top ten new breweries in the world.
The rating by RateBeer.com is based on user ratings since June 1, 2016.
“Given that there were more than 6,400 new worldwide brewers who registered with RateBeer.com since June 2016, it’s quite the honour to be among the top ten. It’s an inspiration to keep doing what we are doing; that taking the time to make the best beer possible is absolutely worthwhile,” says Halcyon Barrel House Brewmaster Bryce McBain.
Rolled out last May, Halcyon Barrel House produces wild and sour ales using traditional brewing methods of wood fermentation and bottle conditioning. Its inaugural release, Infinity Mirror Brett I.P.A., won Silver in the Experimental Beer, Canada category in the World Beer Awards last fall. The brewery has since released a Flanders-style sour red ale called Gravity Well, and Shifting Sands, a sour golden ale with fruit, as well as a number of one-off creations.

Record Oktoberfest

publisher Sep 27, 2017 - 11:02am

More than 20,000 festival-goers helped Beau’s Brewery set a new record for fundraising at the ninth annual Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill.

A sum of $100,205 was collected for projects and charities, surpassing the $75,000 goal, and bringing the nine-year total to $616,889. “This is amazing!” says Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne. “This Oktoberfest was definitely warmer than we’re used to, and the spirit of generosity was just as strong as the sunshine. I love seeing Vankleek Hill come to life with such a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere every year we do this.”

The United Way Charity Bike Ride took place again this year, raising more than $35,000 for an initiative called “All That Kids Can Be.”

Among the beneficiaries are the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation and the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society,which will each receive $10,000.

Beau’s Oktoberfest 2017 - By the Numbers*

 * Funds raised: $100,205
 * 2017 attendance: 20,515
 * Litres of beer and cider served: 31,570
 * People who took bus shuttles to get home safely: 3,741
 * Portions of food prepared: 46,400
 * Litres of local spring water served: 3,780
 * Beers entered in Homebrew Competition: 477
 * Number of festival volunteers: 785 plus 130 Beau’s staff
 * Total artists/performers: 162
 * Keg-toss event participants: 169
 * Pieces of dishes & cutlery washed to reduce waste: 38,000
 * Sunday “Beer Brunches” served: 277
 * Total RVs and tents in camping area: 524
 * Ferris Wheel rides: 1,017

Photo gallery: Glengarry Soccer League senior men's final series

sean Aug 27, 2017 - 8:05pm

The GSL senior men's season wrapped on last Friday night, and we will have the story in the upcoming edition of The Glengarry News

A photo gallery from the championship series can be seen here.

soccer action
Greenfield (red/black jerseys) battles Vankleek Hill in the GSL men's final series. (Sean Bray photo)