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Letters from the trenches

publisher Nov 8, 2017 - 8:21am

France October 4, 1916: “I am getting heartily sick of this whole business, it is awful the slaughter of men. I think the whole world is crazy. I often wonder why I am left so long.”

Those lines are from a letter John Albert Ferguson wrote home while fighting in the trenches in World War I.

Excerpts from this compelling correspondence are published in the November 8 edition of The News.

A century, plus one

publisher Nov 1, 2017 - 1:52pm

“I’ll see you next year,” North Glengarry Mayor Chris McDonell promised Norman Moore, who celebrated his 101st birthday October 27.

The oldest resident of The Palace retirement home in Alexandria still drives, making regular trips to the Dairy Queen in Lancaster. In addition to receiving best wishes from the municipality, Mr. Moore, who has two children, Richard and Marlene, and two grandsons, received best wishes from the Queen and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Halloween treats

publisher Oct 31, 2017 - 1:50pm

The entire village of Martintown becomes a ghastly haunted pirate island tonight starting with the Black Pearl Pirate tour at the Mill and the 4th annual treasure hunt. The fun begins tonight at 5 at the Mill. 

In Lochiel, the second annual Halloween party at the former St. Alexander's, now Lochiel Centre, is where 12 witches will be dancing around a large bonfire. Residents are distributing candy there for the trunks of their decorated cars. Activities and spooky fun for adults and kids. Starts at 6:30.

And the annual DRA Halloween Party in Dunvegan returns tonight with the old hall transformed into a spooky emporium with games and treats and contests. Starts at 6:30.

All events are free.

EOHU warns of presence of carfentanil in local street drugs

publisher Oct 30, 2017 - 8:39am

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit is warning residents that carfentanil, an extremely dangerous opioid, may have been added to some local street drugs.

A urine sample tested positive for the highly toxic variation on fentanyl, an opioid that has been responsible for a dramatic increase in fatal overdoses across the country.

61-year-old dies in rollover

publisher Oct 24, 2017 - 11:34am

A 61-year-old Cornwall man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident which occurred at 4:30 p.m. Monday when a vehicle went out of control and rolled over on the McConnell Avenue off-ramp on Highway 401 near Cornwall.

The victim has been identified as Edmund Poirier.

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment and OPP technical collision investigators continue the investigation.

McLeod wins draw to become warden

publisher Oct 17, 2017 - 4:44pm

South Glengarry Mayor Ian McLeod had the luck of the draw Tuesday to edge South Dundas Mayor Evonne Delegarde for the post of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry United Counties Warden.

When fellow members voted, both were tied. A second ballot did not break the stalemate.

Then Mr. McLeod's name was drawn.

He will succeed South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft as chair of county council.