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Minor football semifinal Sunday playoff schedule

sean Jun 13, 2018 - 9:34am

The minor football playoff scheduled for Sunday, June 17, at Cornwall's Joe St. Denis Field was released this morning. 

TYKE 9 am – Cornwall 2 vs Cornwall 3
TYKE 10:30 am – Cornwall 1 vs Gaels

MOSQUITO 12 pm – Cornwall 3 vs Cornwall 2
MOSQUITO 1:30 pm – Cornwall 1 vs Gaels
*losing teams will be playing at the Maxville Fair on Friday, June 22.

PEEWEE 3 pm – Cornwall 2 vs Gaels
PEEWEE 4:30 pm – Cornwall 3 vs Cornwall 1
*losing teams will be playing at the Maxville Fair on Friday, June 22.

BANTAM 6 pm – Cornwall 1 vs Cornwall 2
*Gaels as the first-place team have a bye for the championship game.

For more football news, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News. We also have a photo gallery from a recent Gaels tyke game online here.

CUPE ends strike

publisher Jun 11, 2018 - 8:55pm

A month-long strike that has curtailed essential services, including ambulance service in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, has ended following the ratification of agreements between CUPE and the city of Cornwall.

All four groups, which include paramedics, library staff, and inside and outside workers, ratified the agreements. At its regular meeting on Monday, June 11, Cornwall City Council also ratified the agreements.

The City of Cornwall looks forward to employees returning to work on Tuesday morning, at which time many city services and programs will resume as normal.

On Wednesday, June 13, the Cornwall Aquatic Centre, Richelieu Day Care and the Winchester satellite office of Social and Housing Services will re-open. More information will follow about specific programs. The Cornwall Public Library board also ratified the agreement with its CUPE staff.

Rain interrupts Sunday night racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean Jun 5, 2018 - 1:49pm

Sunday night racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway saw two features run, before Mother Nature intervened.

As a result, races for the Modified, Sportsman, and Pro Stock classes will go on June 10.

June 3 Mini Stock results (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, KARL POTVIN, YANIK POTVIN, CHRIS JAMES, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, JUSTIN JODOIN, MARC DAGENAIS, PATRICE MONIERE, COREY GATES (DNS).

Empire Super Sprints (25 laps): JASON BARNEY, COLEMAN GULICK, MIKE MAHANEY, STEVE POIRIER, PAULIE COLIOGIVANNI, CHAD MILLER, PAUL KINNEY, DAVE AXTON, MITCH BROWN, BILLY VANINWEGEN, DAN DOUVILLE, JAKE BROWN, JORDAN POIRIER, SCOTT HOLCOMB, MATT BILLING, KELLY HEBING, MATT TANNER, JEFF COOK, DYLAN WESTBROOK, CHRIS JONES, DYLAN SWIERNIK, PARKER EVANS, BRETT WRIGHT, SHAWN DONATH, YAN BILODEAU.

La Citadelle girls soccer team to compete at OFSAA

sean Jun 1, 2018 - 12:45pm

One soccer team from our region will compete at OFSAA, as the girls from la Citadelle have qualified.

Earlier this week, the senior girls team travelled to Elgin for the EOSSAA tournament.

Les Patriotes won their first game 4-0 against Valour High School, tied their second 1-1 with Rideau District High School, and prevailed in the final 1-0 in sudden death overtime versus St. Michael Catholic High School

With the triumph, la Citadelle's girls scored EOSSAA gold to earn a spot in the OFSAA tournament, taking place June 7-9, in Chatham.

soccer team

Speedway results from May 27

sean May 31, 2018 - 2:01pm

Here are the final results from feature races held May 27 at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Modified (30 laps): KAYLE ROBIDOUX, LOUIE JACKSON, CAREY TERRANCE, J-F CORRIVEAU, MARIO CLAIR, KYLE DINGWALL, JOEY LADOUCEUR, TYLER GIVOGUE, LEE LADOUCEUR, STEVE MORRIS, MARC THERRIEN, BRIAN MCDONALD, DANY GAGNE, KEVIN HAMEL, COREY WHEELER, CHRIS RAABE.

Sportsman (25 laps): THOMAS COOK, TRISTAN DRAPER, ADAM ROZON, SHANE PECORE, RICKY THOMPSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, BILLY COOK, KURTIS CAYER, PASCAL RACETTE, DELBERT LEGROW, EMMANUEL ST-DENIS, DEREK RYDERMAN, JUNIOR DELORMIER, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BOB RAY, JASON ROSE, MOISE PAGE, GREG EZARD.

Pro-Stock (25 laps): JOCELYN ROY, CD BEAUCHAMP, DAVE SEGUIN, STEPHANE LEBRUN, JEFFREY LAPALME, ROCH AUBIN, MARC LALONDE, JOCELYN CHICOINE, GUY VIENS, RILEY MCMONAGLE, KEVIN FETTERLY JR, KODY KELLY, GILLES GODARD.

Mini-Stock (15 laps): ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, KARL POTVIN, MARC DAGENAIS, CHRIS JAMES, KEVIN SABOURIN, JUSTIN JODOIN, GUILLAUME DAOUST, PATRICE MONIERE, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, COREY GATES.

Talks resume

publisher May 23, 2018 - 3:07pm

Striking unionized workers and the City of Cornwall are set to resume contract talks tomorrow at 9 a.m.

The labour dispute has curtailed ambulance service in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry

The city has accepted a formal written request from the Canadian Union of Public Employees to return to the bargaining table.

Pelletier wins initial round of Race for the Cure Sportsman at Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean May 22, 2018 - 1:07pm

Capping off a busy two days of racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Monday, Martin Pelletier was victorious in the opening stage of the Race for the Cure series for Sportsman class cars.

The May 21 slate also featured a 40-lap Modified event, the Eastern Ontario Vintage Club, and the Mini-Stock division.

In the Race for the Cure, Shane Pecore wasted no time and took the lead on the initial green of the 100-lap feature ahead of Gabriel Cyr and James Friesen. With 5 laps in, Tristan Draper found an opening on the top side to move into second, with Cyr in third.

Pecore got caught up in heavy traffic on lap 15, as he moved away from the rest of the field. Martin Pelletier made his way to the top 3 with 20 laps completed. The first 29 laps were run on green conditions when Cedric Gauvreau and Gabriel Cyr got together in turn 3.

The race resumed on lap 40, with Pecore remaining in the lead, though Draper stayed close. At the halfway point, Pecore led Draper, Pelletier, Johnathon Ferguson, and Friesen for the top 5.

While Pecore separated himself from the field, Pelletier and Draper had a good battle for second with 57 laps completed, with Pelletier having the edge. Heavy traffic was a factor as the leaders got close together, with Pelletier on the bumper of Pecore, and Ferguson now running in third.

Ferguson charged into second ahead Pelletier on lap 77. Pecore kept his distance from the rest of the field being meticulous in the traffic as the laps clicked down.

The final laps were spectacular as Pecore and Ferguson raced hard and got together, with Pecore remaining in the lead until the end.

When the race was over, the race director penalized Pecore, pushing him to third and giving the win to Pelletier, with Ferguson finishing second

In the special 40-lap Modified feature, invader Tim Fuller grabbed the lead, with Carey Terrance taking second in front of Alexandria's Chris Raabe, as the first 13 laps were in the books quickly.

On a restart. Terrance used the top side to get by Fuller in front of the flag stand, on lap 16. At halfway point, Terrance was first with Fuller and Raabe close behind. Lap traffic was a factor for the leaders, as Fuller was on the back bumper of Terrance. He used a lap car to slip by Terrance on lap 30, as Raabe remained in the mix in the last few laps. Fuller resisted and captured the feature, his first at Cornwall and fourth of the season on the DIRTcar circuit. 

The Mini-Stock class had a 15-lap feature event on Monday. Marc Dagenais had the strongest car of the field, as he took the lead and never looked back, going on to capture his first feature race of the season, in front of Karl Potvin and Skylar Ladouceur.

The vintage club saw Josh Powers prevail in an exciting 20-lap event over Corey Winters.

May 21 results

Race for the Cure Sportsman Series (100 laps): MARTIN PELLETIER, JOHNATHON FERGUSON, SHANE PECORE, JAMES FRIESEN, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, MOISE PAGE, FRED GAMACHE, ROBERT DELORMIER, DAN FERGUSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, ADAM ROZON, DEVIN WILLIS, DELBERT LEGROW, JESSE HUDSON, TRISTAN DRAPER, THOMAS COOK, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, MIKE STACEY, MICHAEL RICHARD, RYAN STABLER, KURTIS CAYER, DAVID LAPOINTE, RICKY THOMPSON, BOB RAY, JARRETT HERBISON, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, PATRICK PICOTIN, ALEX LAJOIE, JASON SHIPCLARK, GABRIEL CYR.

Modified (30 laps): TIM FULLER, CAREY TERRANCE, CHRIS RAABE, KYLE DINGWALL, COREY WHEELER, J-F CORRIVEAU, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, JOEY LADOUCEUR, DANY GAGNE, TYLER GIVOGUE, BRIAN MCDONALD, MARIO CLAIR, YAN BUSSIERE, DANY BILODEAU, KEVIN HAMEL, LOUIE JACKSON, MICHAEL PARENT, LEE LADOUCEUR, STEVE MORRIS, MARC THERRIEN.

Mini-Stock (15 laps).
MARC DAGENAIS, KARL POTVIN, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, CHRIS JAMES, GUILLAUME DAOUST, PATRICE MONIERE, JUSTIN JODOIN, MATTHEW MOORE, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, YANIK POTVIN (DNS)

May 20 results

Canadian Nationals Modified Series (100 laps): STEVE BERNARD, CAREY TERRANCE, BRIAN MCDONALD, LUKE WHITTEKER, CHRIS RAABE, MICHAEL PARENT, DANY GAGNE, JORDAN MCCREADIE, DAVID HEBERT, KYLE DINGWALL, STEVE BERNIER, COREY WHEELER, KEVIN POITRAS, TYLER MEEKS, MATHIEU BOISVERT, STEVE MORRIS, TYLER GIVOGUE, PATRICK BEAUMIER, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU LARAMEE, ALAN THERRIEN, J-F CORRIVEAU, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, MARC THERRIEN, LOUIE JACKSON, MARIO CLAIR, KEVIN HAMEL, TIM O'BRIEN, DANY BILODEAU, ALEX THERRIEN, YAN BUSSIERE, SEBASTIEN FOURNIER.

Sportsman (25 laps): SHANE PECORE, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, DAVID ROGERS, ALEX LAJOIE, TRISTAN DRAPER, JAMES FRIESEN, RICKY THOMPSON, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, GABRIEL CYR, DEVIN WILLIS, MOISE PAGE, DELBERT LEGROW, JESSE HUDSON, DEREK CRYDERMAN, JOHN MILLS, EVAN RACINE, PASCAL RACETTE, SEBASTIEN BOURQUE, SCOTT MCGILL, KURTIS CAYER, THOMAS COOK, DAVID LAPOINTE, ADAM ROZON, BOB RAY, ERIC LAPOINTE, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BENJAMIN CARTIER, DALE GIFFORD, TOM JOCK III, GORDON CLAIR.

Pro-Stock (25 laps): JOCELYN ROY, STEPHANE LEBRUN, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, JEFFREY LAPALME, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, KODY KELLY, GILLES GODARD, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, RILEY MCMONAGLE, KEVIN FETTERLY JR.

Mini-Stock (15 laps): KARL POTVIN, MARC DAGENAIS, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, TYLER FRENCH, MATTHEW MOORE, CHRIS JAMES, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, GUILLAUME DAOUST, DAVID ARBUTHNOT, PAUL HURFORD, JUSTIN LEROUX, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, YANIK POTVIN, PATRICE MONIERE, COREY GATES, JUSTIN JODOIN.

files from Martin Bélanger

Ambulance strike

publisher May 17, 2018 - 10:11am

The Paramedics serving Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry have begun legal strike action as of 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 17.

As a result, fewer ambulances and paramedics will be maintaining emergency service coverage.

Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services asks that only those patients with urgent and emergent health issues call for an ambulance.

During the day, three ambulances staffed by union employees will respond to urgent and emergent calls. Overnight, two union-staffed ambulances will be available. This is a reduction from the normal compliment of nine ambulances during the day and six at night. This arrangement is consistent with the Essential Services Agreement.

Please call 911 for ambulance assistance if it is needed for severe emergencies such as shortness of breath, chest pain, major traumatic injury or unconsciousness.

Alternatives to calling 911 include taking a personal vehicle or taxi to the hospital, calling Telehealth Ontario toll-free at 1-866-797-0000, visiting a pharmacy, clinic, or doctor.

“We have reached out to our partners, including area hospitals, fire services, police and taxi companies to ask for their assistance in responding to non-emergency calls during the strike,” said Bill Lister, Chief of Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services. “We hope this will allow us to focus on emergency calls only.”

During strike action, no routine transfers will take place. In the event of a major emergency, striking paramedics will be called onto the job.

Strike to affect SDG services

publisher May 15, 2018 - 10:03am

Services throughout Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry could be affected by a strike by Cornwall employees as early as May 17.

SDG shares ambulance, social and housing services, and child care services with Cornwall.

These services are provided under contract and delivered to County residents by unionized employees of the City. 

While negotiations between the City and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) continue, a strike could occur May 17.

Provisions are being made to continue operations during any work stoppage.  However, in the event of a strike, there will be impacts to a variety of municipal services.  SDG residents are asked to take note of the changes to the following services in the event of a strike:

Paramedics – Land Ambulance

A reduced complement of resources will be available to maintain emergency service coverage.  In the event of a major emergency, additional Paramedics can be called in to assist.  For the duration of any labour disruption, the assistance of the public is needed to ensure those that truly require emergency services have them available.  Please call 911 for ambulance assistance if it is needed for severe emergencies such as shortness of breath, chest pain, major traumatic injury or having suffered a period of unconsciousness.  If possible, please have someone drive you to your clinic, doctor's office or emergency department for all other medical issues.

Social & Housing Services

The main Social & Housing Services office, located in Cornwall at the Justice Building (340 Pitt Street, third-floor reception only), will remain open.  The Winchester Satellite office will be closed.

Child Care

If you are applying for Home Child Care or the Child Care Fee Subsidy, you will be required to come to the Cornwall office to complete an application and provide the supporting documentation regarding that request.

Ontario Works

Ontario Works applications will continue to be processed.  Applicants can apply online at https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/apply_online.aspx or by calling the number below.  Ontario Works cheques will continue to be processed and mailed out.  Some necessary benefits may be processed.  For further information, please call 613-933-6282 ext. 3205.

Housing

For Ontario Renovates, Social Housing (Registry) & Rent Supplement Program Applications, please call 613-933-6282 ext. 3315, and your name will be placed on a call list.  If you are applying for the Homelessness Prevention Program, you will be required to come to the Cornwall office to complete an application and provide the supporting documentation required.

Contact

For questions or information about any of the services listed, please contact the City of Cornwall directly at (613) 930-2787.