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Warrant for this man

publisher Mar 31, 2017 - 3:09pm

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant as a result of his breach of parole.

Christopher Raymond is 41-year-old indigenous man, 5'9", 175 lbs. with a fair/light complexion, brown eyes, and short black and grey hair. The offender is known to frequent the Ottawa and Cornwall, Ontario areas as well as the Gatineau and Oka/Akwesasne areas of Québec.

Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of him is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at 1-866-870-7673, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or call 9-1-1.

He is serving time for several offences such as possession of a weapon obtained by indictable offence, obstructing justice, possession of an unauthorized firearm and possession of illegal drugs.

Seasonal spike in smuggling

publisher Mar 27, 2017 - 12:54pm

March 3, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force seized 33 bags containing 595 kilograms of contraband fine cut tobacco on a Hamilton Island seasonal property.

“With the warming weather approaching, police will likely see an increase in illicit activities occurring on our waterways,” says Staff Sergeant Sylvain Leroux, acting Officer in charge of the CRTF. “If you witness or hear of suspicious activity occurring, we would ask that you contact the police. Together, we can reduce crime in our neighbourhoods.”

If you have any information regarding this crime or other criminal activity in your area, you can contact the CRTF at 1-613-937-2800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The CRTF is a joint forces partnership led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and includes the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

Smuggling

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Fraud suspected in tax bill errors

publisher Mar 27, 2017 - 11:02am

North Glengarry CAO Daniel Gagnon suspects that fraudulent actions may be the cause of problems with the township’s tax billing system. Since January, North Glengarry has heard from dozens of residents complaining about unusually high tax bills. At first, the municipality believed it was an internal error and hired an accounting firm to get to the bottom of the matter.

“With the help of the auditors, we suspect that fraud may be involved,” Mr. Gagnon says.“Council will hire some forensic auditors.”

Details in the March 29 edition of The News.

Have your say

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

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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

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

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