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publisher Mar 23, 2017 - 12:44pm

Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital holds an information session Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the courtyard boardroom to discuss physician-assisted death. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is a situation where a medical professional provides or administers medication that intentionally brings about a patient's death, at the request of the patient.

The patient must be a competent adult, suffering from a "grievous and irremediable medical condition" that causes the person to endure suffering that is intolerable.

If you plan to attend the meeting, RSVP to Jen Mattice at 613.525.2222 x4104 or by e-mailing jmattice@hgmh.on.ca

Canoe race date pushed back a week

publisher Mar 23, 2017 - 9:06am

The recent cold snap has re-frozen the Raisin River in parts, forcing a change in the date for the annual canoe race. The 14-day trend does not look favourable for an April 2 race, says the Raisin Region Conservation Authority. Currently there are 12 inches of ice at some locations along the river. The RRCA will be contacting people who have already registered to see if they would like a refund or if they are okay with the new date.

The new canoe race date is April 9.

Online registration, canoe rental information, and more can be found on the RRCA website here.

We will also have details in next week's edition of The Glengarry News

Tree conservation bylaw proposed

publisher Mar 22, 2017 - 10:18am

“We feel it is time to begin a conversation about the place of forests and trees in North Glengarry,” says a group of concerned citizens hoping to convince the township to enact a forest conservation bylaw.

The group, who will present its proposal at the March 27 council meeting, suggests the municipality adopt a temporary bylaw that would require anyone clear-cutting more than three acres or felling trees within 20 metres of any waterway to get a permit from the township.

Details in the March 22 edition of The News.

Deforestation

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Business raided

publisher Mar 21, 2017 - 12:19pm

Police raided an Alexandria metal reycling operation early last Thursday as part of an investigation into an alleged multi-million-dollar “complex” tax evasion scheme.

Officers executed a search warrant at Kenyon Auto Centre on County Road 45 March 16 during Opération Nobélium, a two-year Sûreté du Québec probe of a series of transactions that allegedly defrauded the Québec government of $17 million in tax revenue over a period of 19 months.

More details in the March 22 edition of The Glengarry News

3 tractor trailer collision on 401

publisher Mar 15, 2017 - 12:46pm

Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailer units on Highway 401, eastbound near Boundary Road, South Glengarry Township. Eastbound traffic is being re-routed at the Boundary Road exit via Emergency Detour Routes (EDR - signs posted).

Adverse weather conditions continue to affect the area, motorists are urged to drive accordingly and be cognizant of emergency personnel and towing operators tending to scenes.

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'Bring The Chief Back'

publisher Mar 14, 2017 - 12:54pm

Greenfield author Henri De Souza is seeking the public’s help in returning the remains of his late father to Togo, where he had been a chief. 

Officially known as His Highness Chief Apetovia III of Kodjoviakope-Lome, Boniface De Souza passed away February 11.

“Fifteen months ago, Dad accepted a super-visa to come to visit his children and grandchildren in Canada. Due to his declining health, he did not go back to Togo, but unfortunately passed away, near Alexandria at the age of 75,” says Henri De Souza.

Because of his status, “It became important that his body be repatriated to Togo for burial,” notes Mr. De Souza.

The cost of funeral arrangements has spiked to $15,000.

In an effort to pay the expenses, the family has launched an online appeal, entitled “Help Bring The Chief Back.” The goal is $6,000. Visit gofundme.com/help-bring-the-chief-back to make a donation.

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Get off the phone

publisher Mar 10, 2017 - 9:45am

The Ontario Provincial Police is conducting a Distracted Driving Campaign over March Break (March 13-19) to deal with the prime cause of fatal highway accidents. Last year marked the fourth consecutive year that inattentive drivers were behind the highest number of lives lost on OPP-patrolled roads over the other main causal factors in road fatalities.

In total, 65 people died in OPP-investigated collisions last year in which an inattentive driver was either a contributing factor or the primary cause of the death. In comparison to the other Big Four categories, 2016 ended with 55 speed-related, 53 seatbelt-related and 45 alcohol-related deaths.

Mumps advisory

publisher Mar 10, 2017 - 8:50am

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has seen two confirmed cases of mumps in its jurisdiction since the beginning of 2017. Across Ontario, there have been 42 cases of confirmed and probable mumps for 2017, compared to 40 cases for all of 2016.

Signs and symptoms of mumps include swelling and pain in one or more salivary glands, fever, headache, myalgia (muscle pain), fatigue and anorexia (loss of appetite). These symptoms can last up to 10 days.

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