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More testing centres

publisher Apr 2, 2020 - 8:46am

COVID-19 testing centres have opened in Cornwall, Casselman and Winchester to check people with  moderate, worsening but non-severe symptoms.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), in partnership with the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), is opening a centre April 2 at the Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre, located immediately north of CCH at 850 McConnell Avenue in Cornwall.
Please call the centre between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to book your appointment at 613-935-7762.
Drive-Through in Casselman
The EOHU, in partnership with the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, is opening a drive-through centre in Casselman April 2 at the EOHU’s Casselman office, at 872 Principale St.
It will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Winchester
A new assessment centre in Winchester opened April 1, at the Lions Club hall at 515 Albert St. and will be open Monday to Friday, from 12 to 6 p.m. The centre is being operated by Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) staff and physicians.
The aim of the drive-through testing centre is to increase access to COVID-19 testing for EOHU area residents, while reducing the strain on 911, EMS, primary care and hospital emergency rooms so that they can focus on urgent care. “We’re hoping that opening the testing centre will also reduce the risk of spreading the virus in hospitals and doctors’ offices, protecting healthcare workers and other patients from COVID-19 infection,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health.
The EOHU stresses that not everyone who is concerned that they may have COVID-19 should use the testing centres. Only people who have worsening, but not severe, COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever and worsening cough) should call for an appointment. Not everyone who calls will be eligible for an appointment to be tested; the decision to test will be based on the most current Ministry of Health case definition guidelines: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/do…
Those with mild symptoms that can be managed at home should not call the centre as they will not be tested. Individuals with mild symptoms should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the onset of symptoms and notify those that they may have been in contact with 2 days prior to having symptoms. People who have symptoms and are age 70 or over, or who have chronic medical conditions or compromised immune systems should call the EOHU at 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120. Anyone experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing should call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room.
“Unique to the Cornwall COVID-19 testing centre, people arriving for testing will be greeted by a mental health and addiction counsellor. We recognize that many in our community are feeling anxiety and stress during this particularly difficult time; we are hopeful that this support will help,” explains Jeanette Despatie, President and CEO of Cornwall Community Hospital.
Additional testing centres may also open in the region. The EOHU will notify the public when these centres become available.
For more information on the Cornwall COVID-19 testing centre, or on COVID-19 in general, visit www.eohu.ca/coronavirus

 

New senior A hockey league looks towards first season, including team in Maxville

sean Jun 4, 2019 - 6:28pm

A new senior 'A' hockey league aims to ice teams across Ontario.

Led by the Cornwall Prowlers, who played last season in the LHSAO, the Eastern Ontario Senior A Hockey League has been formed, with plans to begin play this fall.

In addition to a team in Cornwall, squads are expected to be iced in Maxville (the Maniacs), Kinburn, Kingston, and Kanata. There's also interest in Vankleek Hill and Eganville.

Organizers are aiming for a six to eight-team league for the inaugural season.  A league meeting is scheduled for June 23, with a player showcase booked for August 10.

Cornwall Motor Speedway results for May 26

sean May 28, 2019 - 7:06pm

Here are the final results from last Sunday night's racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway.

Modified feature results (30 laps): BRIAN MCDONALD, CHRIS RAABE, COREY WHEELER, MARC THERRIEN, KYLE DINGWALL, JOEY LADOUCEUR, YAN BUSSIERE, MARIO CLAIR, CAREY TERRANCE, DAVID HEBERT, LOUIE JACKSON JR, LEE LADOUCEUR, MARTIN HEBERT, J-F CORRIVEAU, DANY GAGNE, MICHAEL LABRECHE, LUKE WHITTEKER, TRISTAN DRAPER, KEVIN HAMEL.

Sportsman feature results (25 laps): SHANE PECORE, RYAN STABLER, THOMAS COOK, GABRIEL CYR, JOHN MILLS, JASON SHIPCLARK, TRAVIS BRUNO, MOISE PAGE, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, ADAM ROZON, LONNIE RIVERS, ZACH ARQUIETT, KURTIS CAYER, BILLY COOK, COREY WINTERS, JUSTIN DELORMIER, SCOTT MCGILL, JASON ROSE, CHRISTIAN SMOKE, JASON BRUNO, JUNIOR DELORMIER, ANTOINE PARENT, KARL POTVIN, DEVIN WILLIS, JESSE HUDSON, BOB RAY, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, JEFFREY LAPALME, CHRIS FERGUSON, DELBERT LEGROW, JUSTIN LALANCETTE.

Pro-Stock feature results (25 laps): STEPHANE LEBRUN, DAVE SEGUIN, CD BEAUCHAMP, BURTON WARD, MARC LALONDE, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, DAVE BISSONNETTE, ROCH AUBIN, KEVIN FETTERLY, MIKE BLAIS.

Mini-Stock feature results (15 laps): JUSTIN JODOIN, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, MARC DAGENAIS, TYLER LAMARCHE, THOMAS MACDONALD, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOUCHARD, MIKE GAUCHER, CHRIS JAMES, YANIK POTVIN, BRANDON MACMILLAN, JAMES CLARKE, SHAWN DUVAL.

Emergency department doctor shortage

publisher May 24, 2019 - 10:40am

Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is experiencing a temporary shortage of Emergency Department Physicians.

“Our current doctors are working extra shifts to ensure proper coverage and care to our community, and we have several new recruits starting July 1, including two from the Hospital Foundation’s “Adopt a Medical Resident” program,” the CCH says.

“Every attempt is made to match our Emergency Department (ED) schedule to patient arrival patterns, but this is never fully predictable. It is during the morning and early afternoon hours that most patients arrive in our ED, and this is where we concentrate our staffing. In the late-night hours, our volume of new patients is low, and there are fewer doctors on duty. During the overnight hours, the ED staff are busy with ambulances and critically ill patients.”

“While we do our best to see everyone that presents to the Emergency Department quickly, patients with less urgent conditions may have longer waits. Moving a doctor from daytime to the night would result in much longer daytime waits, affecting many more people.”

“It may benefit the community to understand that less urgent conditions will be more efficiently seen during morning and early afternoon hours. In fact, during the day we have up to four doctors on duty. We want everyone to know that we always strive to provide the best care possible in a timely way. If your condition is less severe, the wait time will likely be better during the day when we have higher staffing levels,” the CCH says.

St. Joseph's Panthers senior boys hold off Holy Trinity Falcons for soccer title

sean May 23, 2019 - 4:59pm

The senior boys soccer team at St. Joseph’s CSS once again claimed the SD&G championship in the 'AA' division, defeating the Holy Trinity Falcons, 5-2, on Wednesday. 

The Panthers finished the season 7-1-2 good for second place overall in the league (second to the unbeaten Glengarry Gaels who won the 'A' title in separate playoffs) and were favoured to win the game. 

HT capitalized on a couple of SJ turnovers to twice take leads. The Panthers applied great pressure all game and finally got a break on a penalty kick, awarded for a handball in the box. Braedan Levac buried it to tie the game, one of his three tallies of the match. 

At that point, the St. Joseph's onslaught saw the offence take charge, scoring three more. 

Other Panthers scoring in the game were Cole Lavigne and Hayden Charbonneau. 

The Panthers travel to Kingston next Tuesday and Wednesday, for EOSSAA at Queen’s University.

For more HT Falcons soccer news (along with coverage of the high school 'A' playoffs), please see the May 29 issue of The Glengarry News.

Panthers soccer team
Standing, from left, are Coach Gilles Levac, Ethan Canham, Nolan Shane, Jae Jeon, Lucas Bennis, Paul Waldhauser, Ben Pineault, Hayden Charbonneau, Kale MacCormick, Caleb Leduc, Aydin Riley, Haydn Preston, and coach Jack Chsiholm. Kneeling: Jordan Millward, Adam Winters, Thomas Wilson, Jeff Park, Emilio Sami-Magarin, Braeden Levac, Cameron Brunet, Cole Lavigne, and Frederic Dubuc. In front are Joey Brisson and Cole Fraser-Dupuis. 
– submitted photo

Holy Trinity unbeaten, Char-Lan winless in high school baseball

sean May 21, 2019 - 7:33pm

Today's high school baseball tournament saw Holy Trinity tie Catholic rival St. Joseph's 3-3 and edge Char-Lan 3-2, in a game decided in the bottom of the 7th inning. The Crusaders lost their other game to Seaway, a 10-1 thrashing. The Spartans also beat the Panthers, 8-2.

SD&H playoffs are set for Thursday, at Legion Park in Cornwall. Char-Lan will tangle with Seaway in the opening semifinal, starting at 9 a.m. The second semi will feature the Falcons and St. Joe's at 11 a.m.

The consolation final will be played at 1 p.m., and the championship game at 3 p.m.

Speedway's 50th season opener held May 19

sean May 21, 2019 - 1:35pm

Sunday saw the 50th racing season open on the Cornwall Motor Speedway's dirt track.

Amongst the divisions competing in the May 19 races was the Pro Stock feature. Former Apple Hill resident Dave Bissonnette led the way early, but got passed by CD Beauchamp on lap 3. Beauchamp had company in Alexandria's Rock Aubin at the halfway point, as the drivers ran side-by-side for several laps. They got together in the backstretch on lap 17, and Beauchamp had to go to the rear of the field. Lebrun led the final laps for the victory.

Final standings: STEPHANE LEBRUN, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, PIERRE-OLIVIER BREAULT, DAVE BISSONNETTE, BURTON WARD, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, KEVIN FETTERLY, MIKE BLAIS.

In other events, Yan Bussiere won the Canadian Nationals feature, Shane Pecore topped drivers in the Race for the Cure Sportsman race, and Nicholas Lamoureux triumphed in the Mini Stock feature.

Canadian Nationals results (100 laps): YAN BUSSIERE, J-F CORRIVEAU, LUKE WHITTEKER, DAVID HEBERT(DQ), COREY WHEELER, CHRIS RAABE, CAREY TERRANCE, KYLE DINGWALL, STEVE BERNIER, MARIO CLAIR, TIM FULLER, MIKE MARESCA, STEVE BERNARD, LEE LADOUCEUR, DANY GAGNE, MICHAEL PARENT, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU BOISVERT, LOUIE JACKSON JR, PRESTON FORBES, MARC THERRIEN, BRIAN MCDONALD, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, KEVIN HAMEL, MICHAEL LABRECHE, TRISTAN DRAPER, MATHIEU LARAMEE.

Race for the Cure Sportsman results (100 tours): SHANE PECORE, RYAN STABLER, KURTIS CAYER, JOHNATHAN FERGUSON, JASON SHIPCLARK, ZACH ARQUIETT, THOMAS COOK, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, GABRIEL CYR, JEFFREY LAPALME, ALEX GAGNON, JUSTIN DELORMIER, DENIS FORGUES, ALEX LIZOTTE, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, MOISE PAGE, JASON ROSE BOB RAY, GENEVA SHEFFIELD, ROBERT DELORMIER, JARRET HERBISON, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, KAVEN POLIQUIN, CHRIS FERGUSON, DEVIN WILLIS, RICKY THOMPSON, JUNIOR DELORMIER, ADAM ROZON, COREY WINTERS, CHRISTIAN SMOKE.

Mini-Stock results (20 laps): NICHOLAS LAMOUREUX, YANIK POTVIN, JUSTIN JODOIN, MARC DAGENAIS, MATTHEW MOORE, THOMAS MACDONALD, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, JAMES CLARKE, TYLER LAMARCHE, SHAWN DUVAL.

files from Martin Bélanger

SDGAA 'AA' girls soccer playoffs today at St. Joseph's

sean May 21, 2019 - 9:56am

The 'AA' division gets a jump on SDGAA playoff soccer action, with the girls finals today at St. Joseph's. Both matches will see respective Panthers squads take on Catholic rivals from Holy Trinity.

JR FINAL at 11 a.m.: 1st (HT) vs 2nd (SJ)
SR FINAL at 12:30 p.m.: 2nd (HT) vs 1st (SJ)

For more soccer coverage, be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

High school baseball next week in Cornwall

sean May 17, 2019 - 5:05pm

A quick high school baseball season will take place next week, over two days at Legion Park in Cornwall.

On May 21, participating schools will each get two games to determine rankings for playoffs. The schedule has Holy Trinity playing St. Joseph's at 9 a.m., followed by Seaway and Char-Lan at 11 a.m., Seaway and St. Joseph's at 1 p.m., and Char-Lan versus Holy Trinity at 3 p.m.

Two days later, on May 23, the 9 a.m. contest will be the 1 versus 4 semifinal, with the other semi booked for an 11 a.m. start. The consolation final will hit the diamond at 1 p.m., with the championship game set for 3 p.m.