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Victim identified in fatal crash on 401

publisher Aug 22, 2017 - 9:14am

A 32-year-old Rivière Beaudette woman was killed in a six-vehicle collision on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Monday.

Kimberly Oosting was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred in the westbound 401 near the Ontario-Québec border at about 2:30 p.m.

She was driving one of four passenger vehicles that were involved with two tractor trailers in the accident.

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment says the investigation has indicated that a westbound tractor trailer collided with a westbound passenger vehicle, which then collided with several other vehicles.

Five other people were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A section of Highway 401 was closed to traffic, but has since been re-opened.

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Missing person last seen in Curran

publisher Aug 16, 2017 - 9:11am

The Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police is seeking help in locating a missing elderly male.

The man, 78-year-old Gary Foster, left his residence on Concession 9 in Alfred-Plantagenet Township at approximately 3:34 p.m. August 15 and was observed entering a beige pick up truck with a beige fiberglass cap on the box.

This truck was travelling eastbound on Concession 9, Alfred-Plantagenet.

He was dropped off in the village of Curran and was last seen at about 4:30 p.m. walking westbound on County Road 2, about two kilometres west of Curran.

Gary Foster is described as being 5 "9", approximately 200-225 lbs. He was wearing a red Massey Ferguson ball cap, tank top and red shorts with an orange pinstripe on both sides, black socks and no shoes.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Confirmed case of West Nile Virus

publisher Aug 11, 2017 - 1:44pm

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is confirming the summer's first human case of West Nile virus in the region. Mosquitoes, in the area served by the health unit, tested positive for the virus in July, but human cases had only occurred in other regions of the province.

"This first human case of the summer shows that West Nile virus remains a concern in our area," says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU, adding that "residents should be aware and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families."

35 opioid deaths in region

publisher Aug 9, 2017 - 10:51am

Eastern Ontario is not immune to the devastating effects of opioids, stresses the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

"There is a perception among some people that there has never been an opioid-related death in Cornwall, however, this is not accurate at all," states Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health. "In fact, in the Cornwall area, our ER visit rates related to opioids are higher than the provincial average and are among the highest within the Champlain Local Health Integration Network area."

According to local data, there have been at least 35 opioid-related deaths in the Eastern Counties (including Cornwall) between 2010 and 2015.

Boat stolen

publisher Aug 8, 2017 - 1:09pm

On August 4, 2017 at approximately 9:37am, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a boat being taken from a property on 80th Avenue, South Glengarry Township.

The investigation indicated that overnight (August 3-4) a Northwood Angler 1667 aluminum craft, with a 50-horsepower Evinrude engine, was stolen.

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Who is the Nation River Lady?

publisher Aug 1, 2017 - 12:04pm

May 3, 1975, the body of  an unidentified woman was located in the South Nation River, a short distance from Highway 417 bridge, south of Casselman.

Over the past 42 years Ontario Provincial Police detectives have conducted a thorough and extensive investigation but have yet to determine the identity of the "Nation River Lady."

However, recently a 3-D facial reconstruction of the Nation River Lady was completed. With advanced technology and investigative techniques, the OPP is reaching out for the public’s assistance to identify this woman and to find the person or person(s) responsible for her murder.

Call 1-888-310-1122 or the Nation River Lady dedicated tipline at 613-591-2296.

AGE: 25-50 yrs

SEX: Female

RACE: Caucasian

HEIGHT: 157 cm (5’2”) to 173 cm (5’8”)

BUILD: Average and weighed approximately 100 lbs

DENTAL: Dental work- partial upper and lower dentures

HAIR: Brown hair dyed reddish blonde

CLOTHING: Navy blue body shirt with snaps to enclose at crotch

She had manicured toes and finger nails with pink polish, her appendix had been removed.

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