Right to left, Tony Vogel, Martin Lang, (both from Williamstown), Paul Vogel (Apple Hill) and Rob McDonald (North Lancaster) are Glengarry producers, parents and members of the Glengarry Federation of Agriculture, who brought their tractors to a rally in Cornwall Friday protesting UCDSB's proposal to close Char-Lan and Glengarry District high schools, among others. They say the local farming community will suffer if Glengarry rural schools close because they rely on students to help with farm work. If students are being bused to city schools they won't be there when their farm families need their help. Read more in our October 26 edition.
Glengarry DHS claimed the overall school championship at today's SD&G high school cross-country running championships, in Cornwall. The Gaels also won the boys title, the girls title, and three of six division titles.
Next week's edition of The Glengarry News will have full coverage.
Here's a shot of the GDHS team celebrating their triumph.
Here are some of this week's headlines:
- ‘Enough is enough’
- Business boost
- Refugees arrive Friday
- New recreation, development director
- Rash of thefts
- Letter to the Editor: We are all Gaels
- Gaetan’s lease extension divides council
- Le Relais girls on top
- Awesome weekend for junior ‘B’ Glens
- Gaels garner Harvest Bowl with 42-0 shutout of Warriors
Read how Char-Lan students got a slap on the wrist for last Friday's demonstration.
A bid to halt a school closure plan by the Upper Canada District School Board was defeated by a vote of 8-3 Wednesday.
Wendy MacPherson, John McAllister and Lisa Swan supported the resolution. Caroll Carkner, Jeremy Armer, Donald Cram, Peter Garrow, William MacPherson, David McDonald, Jeff McMillan and Susan Richards voted to continue with the “Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review.”
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) and the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS) are warning the public that illicit Fentanyl has been seized by authorities within the five eastern counties.
“Fentanyl, whether it’s the real thing produced by the pharmaceutical industry or illicit, is an opioid drug that slows down the part of the brain that controls breathing,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU. “Illicit Fentanyl is deadly because the dosage is not controlled and it can therefore cause people to completely stop breathing.”
The health unit and Cornwall Police are reminding the public not to buy any drugs off the street as there’s no way of knowing what’s inside them.
This week's edition of The Glengarry News includes stories such as...
- ‘We have to fight this’
- Citizens eye injunction to halt school closures
- Rec head quits
- Outstanding place of worship
- Sidewalk upgrades
- Les Rapides keep rolling
- Tough weekend for county teams
On our editorial page, former Char-Lan DHS principal John Danaher pens a letter entitled "Look at this from the student perspective."
This week's issue of your community newspaper will soon be available on our digital platforms, in mailboxes, and on newsstands. Here's a sneak peek at what we have for you:
- Going to pot: Beware of ‘large, green plants’
- Campaign to save schools
- $300K museum makeover
- New library pitch
- Burning issue still smouldering
- Faux cheese a real hit
- Gaels golden in SD&G tennis
- Crusaders girls crush Saints in basketball tip-off
Our opinion page leads with an item entitled "Math marks don't add up."
Here is the online version of the plug Glengarry is getting in the October 1 edition of the Ottawa Citizen.
September 28, between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., a black 2007 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pick-up truck (Ontario plates 9387XZ) was stolen from a property on County Road 27 in South Glengarry Township.
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 $2000.
"Making a difference in somebody's life is my reward," said Elaine Oetelaar, who received the Dedication and Leadership honour at the 9th annual North Glengarry Business and Community Awards Gala Thursday night. She was among nine individuals and groups saluted during the soirée at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria. More coverage in our October 5 edition.