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Tractor stolen

publisher Dec 1, 2016 - 1:51pm

Overnight (November 29-30), a blue 1985 Ford F-1300 farm tractor (damage to right rear fender) was stolen from a property on Blythe Road, North Glengarry Township. Investigation indicated that a shed was forcibly entered to access the unit.Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for any incident should immediately contact SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Fatal in South Glengarry

publisher Nov 30, 2016 - 3:48pm

One man was killed and three people were injured in a three-vehicle collision today (November 30) at 11:30 a.m. on County Road 2 near Purcell Road in South Glengarry.

A passenger vehicle was eastbound when the male driver lost control and collided with a westbound minivan.

Three occupants from the eastbound vehicle were taken to hospital where an adult male passenger was pronounced deceased.

The driver and a female passenger received life-threatening injuries. The adult female driver (lone occupant) of the other vehicle received non-life threatening injuries. A third vehicle (pick-up & trailer) was involved but made minor contact after the fact.

No injuries resulted.

OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are assisting SD&G OPP with the investigation. A section of County Road 2, between Gilmour Road and Purcell Road is closed to traffic with detours in place.

Further details will be forwarded at a later time pending next-of kin notifications.

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New tree

publisher Nov 25, 2016 - 4:12pm

Alexandria's traditional Mill Square Christmas tree is a real, live evergreen, which will be lit tonight (November 25) at 7 p.m.

In the past, North Glengarry had a tree cut and installed at the Main Street parkette.

But the iconic tree was toppled by high winds last year.

For 2016, the municipality opted for a custom that is certain to grow on everyone, and is environmentally friendly.

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Cell phone used in attack

publisher Nov 25, 2016 - 10:56am

A 51-year-old man has been charged with two counts of assault after allegedly attacking his spouse and a child with a cell phone Thursday. Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers arrested the man when they responded to a domestic dispute  at a residence on Robertson Road, South Glengarry Township. The accused, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of his victims, is to appear in court in Cornwall December 13.

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Cash in our anniversary!

publisher Nov 18, 2016 - 10:19am

125 reasons to love the Glengarry "Snooze"

Cash in our anniversary!

The Glengarry News turns 125 in 2017.

To thank our loyal readers, we are giving away $125 to one lucky reader each month in 2017. Every subscriber, whether you have a paper of digital subscription, is automatically entered in the monthly draws.

You pay $45.50 for an online subscription; $51.25 to get the paper delivered to your home, for a whole year. Operators are standing by. Call 613-525-2020 or e-mail circulation@glengarrynews.ca 

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'Save Char-Lan' goes to Toronto

publisher Nov 9, 2016 - 11:13am

The ‘Save Char-Lan’ Committee and its supporters are taking their fight to Queen’s Park on November 21.

Representatives from the committee announced at Monday night’s regular South Glengarry council meeting that chartered buses from the area will be heading to a rally on the steps of the provincial legislature, sponsored by the Ontario Alliance Against School Closures (OAASC), on that date.

A number of groups, local and province-wide, are planning to participate in the demonstration, including CUPE and the Campaign for Public Education.

“This isn’t a rally anymore. It’s a movement…and Glengarry will be heavily-represented,” said committee member Heather Petrie.

“We have secured Jim McDonell, our (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry) MPP to speak at the event, as well as Shawn McRae and Martin Lang from the Glengarry Federation of Agriculture.”

Mrs. Petrie added that parents and students representing other schools in the area are “perhaps going to consolidate and join forces…so that we can fill as many buses as we can and go to Queen’s Park and make some noise.”

After hearing that it will cost about $4,000 to rent one coach bus for the Toronto trip, South Glengarry council passed a resolution – introduced by deputy-mayor Frank Prevost – allocating up to $10,000 to the ‘Save Char-Lan’ Committee to help defray campaign-related costs. Mayor Ian McLeod explained that the funds will be dispersed “at the discretion” of township CAO Bryan Brown.

Particulars about the Toronto rally – which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on November 21 – including departure time, will be posted soon on the ‘Save Char-Lan’ Facebook page and Twitter feed.
More information is also available via e-mail (savecharlan@gmail.com).

– By Scott Carmichael, News Staff

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