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Tragedy sparks global support

publisher Mar 1, 2017 - 9:46am

In The News this week we report how tragedy can bring out the best in people.

An Alexandria woman's drive to raise money to arrange for the return of her brother-in-law's remains from the Dominican Republic has to date collected more than $11,000.

“I don’t know a lot of the donors,” says Lori Sabourin.

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Ice fishing derby, polar bear dip photos added to our online galleries

sean Feb 26, 2017 - 4:19pm

New photos online! Images from the recent Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame, along with shots of the ice fishing derby, are now posted to our online galleries here.

Please enjoy the photos. If you find one you would like to order, please contact our office. All images are available for sale as prints.

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The water was still chilly at the recent polar bear dip. (Margaret Caldbick photo)

Char-Lan Crusaders capture senior girls A volleyball championship

sean Feb 17, 2017 - 6:27pm

Today in their home gymnasium, Char-Lan's senior girls volleyball team nabbed the 'A' playoff championship. Will will have all the details in the next edition of The Glengarry News.

To see photos from the action, please visit our online gallery here.

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Char-Lan players and coach celebrate their championship. (Sean Bray photo)

Mincome, anyone?

publisher Feb 15, 2017 - 10:32am

One in eight households in this region does not have enough money to buy food, a new study shows, confirming that “food insecurity” is a daily challenge for many people.

“Food insecurity is a serious public health problem that impacts physical, mental and social health,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU. “We need to work together to solve the problem, so let’s start a conversation about health!”

He refers to a video at youtube.com/watch?v=wEJo1Zt2wuQ

At the same time, the survey provides impetus for a campaign to set a minimum income, or mincome, for all Ontario residents.

Mincome was a success in the 1970s when a pilot project was started in Dauphin, Manitoba.

Schools can be treacherous

publisher Feb 14, 2017 - 12:18pm

Accidents can happen anywhere, including schools. The Upper Canada District School Board saw the number of accidents within the system rise to 129 from 118 during the last school year.  Most were caused by slips, trips or falls.  There was 7.4 per cent increase in “struck by/against” accidents – such as a staff member being struck by a sports ball – and a 13 per cent increase in ergonomics-related injuries and strains.