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Hospital CEO leaving

publisher Sep 17, 2021 - 3:02pm

Michael Cohen, the president and CEO of Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) in Alexandria, is leaving the post to work at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital. His last day at HGMH will be October 29. A search for a replacement will commence this week. Mr. Cohen had been CEO of the HGMH since September of 2018, when he succeeded Linda Morrow who retired in June of that year.


High turnout at advance polls

publisher Sep 15, 2021 - 10:09am

More than 43,000 voters in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry have already cast ballots in the federal election.

Some 22,480 electors in GPR and 20,774 voters in SDSG have made their selections in advance polls, according to Elections Canada.

In both ridings, the turnout at advance polls has been higher than the turnout in 2019, when 17,951 voters in GPR and 15,206 electors in SDSG took advantage of advance polls.

Don't forget, if you have not already done so, to cast your ballot September 20. 


Cornwall school closed

publisher Sep 13, 2021 - 2:02pm

Viscount Alexander Public School in Cornwall has been closed at least until September 20 due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.

The Upper Canada District School Board has also reported that at least one positive case has been detected at Pleasant Corners Public School in Vankleek Hill, Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute, St. Lawrence Secondary School in Cornwall, and South Edwardsburg Public School (Johnstown). Those schools remain open.


12 candidates in two ridings

publisher Sep 10, 2021 - 1:25pm

Twelve candidates are vying for votes in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell and Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry in the federal election. In Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, the candidates (in alphabetical order) are:

Brennan Austring     People's Party of Canada

Marc Bisaillon     Free Party Canada

Francis Drouin     Liberal Party of Canada

The Joker     Independent

Daniel Lapierre    Green Party of Canada

Konstantine Malakos New Democratic Party

Susan McArthur     Conservative Party of Canada

In Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, the candidates are:

David Anber     People's Party of Canada

Eric Duncan     Conservative Party of Canada

Trevor Kennedy     New Democratic Party

Denis Moquin     Liberal Party of Canada

Jeanie Warnock     Green Party of Canada

Advance polls will be held  September 10, 11, 12 and 13, while election day is September 20.

MacPhee Bridge closed

publisher Aug 18, 2021 - 1:27pm

A construction material shortage has forced the closure of the MacPhee Bridge on the Glen Robertson Road (County Road 10), east of Alexandria for the next several weeks. Traffic is being detoured on County Roads 23, 25 and 34. The span over the Delisle River has been undergoing a $1 million makeover that was scheduled to wrap up by fall. 

Victim shot with pellet gun

publisher Aug 6, 2021 - 9:05am

August 5, shortly before 1 a.m. Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a disturbance at a residence on Main Street in Alexandria.

The investigation indicated that an altercation occurred between two individuals involving a handgun. The accused individual pointed a firearm (later identified as an air pistol) at the victim. The altercation continued and the accused attacked the victim and shot the victim with the pellet gun. The victim and a witness fled the residence. The accused remained in the residence refusing to comply with demands to exit the home.

Shortly after 6 a.m. with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Canine Unit, Provincial Liaison Team (PLT), Crisis negotiator and SD&G OPP officers resolved the situation and the accused surrendered without incident.

The accused, a 25 year-old male of Alexandria, Ontario was arrested and is charged with;

- Assault with a weapon - Criminal Code - Sec. 267(a)

-Pointing a firearm - CC - Sec. 87

-Discharge Air gun or pistol with intent - CC - Sec. 244.1(a)

- Assault - CC - Sec. 266

- Criminal harassment - Threatening conduct - CC - Sec. 264(2)(d)

The accused was held in custody and was scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall August 5.

Ready for the Fair

publisher Aug 3, 2021 - 11:41am

Kaleb Bartlett and Juliana are ready for the August 7 drive-through edition of the Williamstown Fair.

In this week's edition of The News, we pay tribute to the many volunteers who have kept the fair tradition alive.