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Pedestrian killed after being struck by train

publisher Jul 4, 2017 - 11:58am

A 16-year-old boy from Dorval was killed Monday after he was struck by a VIA Rail train while walking on the CN Railway track on Celtic Lane in Lancaster. Another pedestrian, a 15-year-old boy from South Glengarry, was transported to hospital by paramedics with minor injuries.

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is investigating the accident which occurred at 7:55 p.m.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

A little rain cannot dampen Canada Day spirits

publisher Jul 1, 2017 - 11:34pm

This young boy epitomized the spirit of Canada Day in Glengarry as he took in a ground-level view of the July 1 Alexandria parade Saturday. Despite the rain, huge crowds turned out for festivities throughout the area.

Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for coverage of Canada Day around the county.

Ticks! Trails "at risk" area

publisher Jun 29, 2017 - 2:15pm

Check yourself for ticks whenever you go outdoors, but be particularly vigilant if you enjoy the Glengarry Trails.

That warning comes from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, which has red-flagged the paths as “at risk” areas. “What this signifies is that although it is possible to encounter black-legged ticks almost anywhere in Ontario, there is greater risk of occurrence in those areas,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis writes in a recent letter to North Glengarry Township.

The black-legged, or deer tick is a prime carrier of Lyme disease.

Cornwall woman identified as accident victim

publisher Jun 28, 2017 - 5:03pm

The woman killed in an accident on Highway 401 near Long Sault this morning has been identified as Kristine Cadieux, 32, of Cornwall.

The crash occurred at 7 a.m. when a westbound passenger van collided with a westbound car causing the van to roll over and the car to enter the median. The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene while a male passenger, 50, also from Cornwall, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The  20-year-old St-Huber man who was driving the car suffered minor injuries.

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$25,000 for Pioneer Museum

publisher Jun 28, 2017 - 11:42am

The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group is donating $25,000 to Dunvegan's Glengarry Pioneer Museum, one of six heritage organizations receiving a total of $150,000 from the company.

 “As a community-based business celebrating our own legacy of 122 years, we recognized Canada 150 as a perfect moment to step up and specifically help these organizations in their important work to remember, recount and reenact our shared history for future generations,” said Tim Shauf, The Commonwell President and CEO.

Fatal on 401

publisher Jun 28, 2017 - 10:42am

A woman has been killed in an accident on Highway 401, east of the Moulinette Road exit, near Long Sault.

The crash occurred at 7 a.m. when a westbound passenger van collided with a westbound car causing the van to roll over and the car to enter the median. The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene while a male passenger was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The man driving the car suffered minor injuries. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A section of Highway 401 (westbound lanes only), between Brookdale Avenue and Moulinette Road is closed to traffic with indicated Emergency Detour Routes (EDR) in place.

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Police presence

publisher Jun 20, 2017 - 10:59am

June 21 and 22, members from the Cornwall Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment and law enforcement partners in Canada and the United States will be conducting high visibility patrols to promote security along shared borders. Additionally, on the Canadian side, uniformed officers will be visiting and meeting with residents along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River between Cornwall and Iroquois.

The goal of this surge operation is to provide insight to residents on the importance of border security, to seek their input and to answer any questions they may have. The CRTF can be reached at 1-613-937-2800 or 1-800-387-0020.

School work funds

publisher Jun 14, 2017 - 12:43pm

The Ontario Ministry of Education has confirmed its intention to provide funding to build  an addition at Roxmore Public School in Avonmore in order to accommodate additional students from North Stormont PS in Berwick.

At the same time, the province is financing the consolidation of Cornwall CVS and St. Lawrence SS into one secondary grades 7-12 school.

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Heat warning issued for our area

sean Jun 10, 2017 - 4:12pm

Environment Canada this afternoon issued a heat warning for our area. Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue through Monday.

From the EC announcement:

First heat event of the season beginning Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be near 31 degrees Sunday and Monday with overnight lows near 20 degrees, providing little relief from the heat during this timeframe.

Temperatures are expected to fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of this week.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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