A Montréal man has been charged after Ontario Provincial Police officers intercepted a vehicle Thursday on Highway 401 in South Glengarry Township. The driver became aggressive with officers upon his arrest and verbally threatened them. Officers also seized a quantity of marijuana and a knife in the vehicle. While in custody at the detachment, the accused damaged a cell. Jimmy Arias, 29, is charged with uttering threats. possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose possession of a controlled substance, mischief and obstructing a peace officer. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Cornwall court.
The latest issue of The Glengarry News is off to the presses and our digital service provider. Among the stories our subscribers can look forward to are the following:
- SG volunteer lauded by Governor General
- NG urged to start local independent library system
- Non-profit groups may apply for funding
- Apple Hill firefighter nabs lifetime achievement award
- Glengarry opens with tight win
- U14 girls Hearts celebrate soccer season
Our lead item on our opinion page is entitled "Library closures deserves ‘thanks’.
Alexandria's junior B Glens hockey team has its home opener booked for tonight, in Alexandria, at the Glengarry Sports Palace. The opening puck drop is set for 8pm, as the 2-1 Metcalfe Jets will be in town. The Glens have struggled out of the gate this season, with just one point to show for three games.
As always, The Glengarry News will provide full coverage of the junior B Glens throughout the CCHL2 season.
Among the stories we have for you in The Glengarry News this week are the following:
- Sussex man seeks plaque for war hero’s birthplace
- Ranked ballot decision still up in the air
- New youth pipe band forming in Glengarry
- NG set to laud Business and Community Award winners
- North Glen buys Mill Square
- Junior ‘B’ Glens in a fog
- Donation introduces pickleball at dome
- Celtic tops amongst tier 2 men
Leading our opinion page is a letter to the editor entitled "Time to fulfill skatepark pledge."
Among the stories we have for you in this week's edition of The Glengarry News are an update on the fate of the Dalkeith library, news about a South Glengarry actress, details of a $1 million construction project in Maxville, and details on a crosswalk planned for Main Street in Alexandria.
In sports, we have photos and details from the Drillers' winning the Glengarry Soccer League championship and news on the start of the junior 'B' hockey season, amongst our coverage.
Our lead opinion page item is entitled "Where there's a will..."
Community Build Day!
Come on down and make your mark on the Seaway Valley Habitat for Humanity Lancaster Build this weekend and take part in our Community Build Day!
When: Saturday, September 10th Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: 1 Victoria St. Lancaster, ON
Contact Joanne at 613-938-0413 ext. 206 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Enjoy a BBQ hot-dog lunch!
Just a reminder that our office will be closed on Monday for Labour Day. Our staff is busy working today on the next edition of The Glengarry News, and we ask that if you have an ad or other submission you wish to have in the paper, you contact us today.
Call our office at 613-525-2020, or use our online contact form.
From the staff of The News, we wish you a happy long weekend.
Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have reached an agreement in principle, averting a work disruption that CUPW had twice postponed since the two sides entered into negotiations with a mediator last Friday.
CUPW's negotiating committee unanimously recommended the agreements—one each for urban and rural workers—to its national executive board, who, in turn, are recommending that the membership ratifies them.
The agreements are for two years, rather than the usual four-year agreements that were negotiated in the past. In its statement, Canada Post indicated that the two-year agreements would avoid a work disruption and allow more time to examine issues facing the Crown Corporation, including declining mail volumes and rising pension costs, and the best way to address them. Details of the agreements can be found on the CUPW website.
CUPW has yet to set a date for the ratification vote. In the meantime, it will be business at usual at post offices across the country.
Updating our story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, the Drillers senior men's soccer team staved off elimination from the Glengarry Soccer League finals tonight in Alexandria, with a 1-0 extra time win over Greenfield.
The third and deciding game will be played back in Greenfield on Thursday night, kicking off at 8:30pm.
To see a short video of the action from tonight's contest, please see our Sports Extra section.