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Teachers can strike Monday

publisher Nov 15, 2019 - 2:37pm

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will be in a legal strike position as of Monday, November 18. At this time, OSSTF has not indicated if it is planning any type of job action. Unions must give the public five days notice before they can start to withdraw services.

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the union that represents elementary teachers across the province, will be in a legal strike position as of Monday, November 25. The union has indicated that teachers will proceed with job action in the form of a work-to-rule campaign (a partial withdrawal of services) effective Tuesday, November 26 if an agreement is not reached between all parties at the provincial level.

These disputes affect teachers employed by the Upper Canada District School Board.

No leaf collection

publisher Nov 8, 2019 - 3:09pm

As a result of increased costs, the Township of South Glengarry will not be completing a special pick-up for leaf and yard waste this fall.
This decision was made to reduce costs and help extend the life of South Glengarry’s two landfills by diverting more organic materials from the regular garbage collection. In order to assist residents to dispose of leaf and yard waste, the Township of South Glengarry is promoting a more environmentally-friendly solution to household leaf and yard-waste this Fall. Below is a list of alternatives to help encourage residents to mulch and compost as much as possible to reduce the volume of leaves and other yard-waste materials.
For grass clippings, consider “grass-cycling” and leave clippings on the lawn. Cut grass will quickly break-down and add important nutrients back to the lawn over the winter months. For piles of leaves, try a completely bag-free method by using a “mulch” setting on the lawn mower to mow leaves into the grass. This will create a nutrient-rich mixture that can help feed the lawn come spring. Leaves are also great for backyard composters by providing beneficial nitrogen that helps to break down compost.
Seasonal decorations like pumpkins or fall flowers can be placed directly into the garden before the snowfall for an over winter composting treat. Small sticks or branches can be burned in a small open-air fire providing residents have obtained a free burn permit. Burn permits can be easily obtained online at sg.burnpermits.com or at the Township office on 6 Oak Street, Lancaster.
Before starting an open-air fire, you must have a permit. When starting a fire, call before you burn and always check the conditions on the website or by calling 613-703-5015. These alternatives do not include construction/demolition waste or agricultural burn piles.
If none of these alternatives is practicable, residents can also dispose of any yard waste at the Beaver Brook Landfill Site until May 31, on Tuesdays and Saturdays only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note: cars and trucks must be registered with a pass, which can be bought at the municipal office or at the landfill site at 19281 Beaver Brook Road for a one-time fee during opening hours.
“The Township of South Glengarry’s collections calendar is a great source for residences to see when special collections have been planned for August 2019 - July 2020 and provides the community with helpful tips to reduce landfill waste and choose more earth-friendly alternatives,” says General Manager of Infrastructure Services, Ewen MacDonald.

 

Equipment stolen

publisher Nov 8, 2019 - 8:33am

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is investigating the theft of construction equipment that was stolen from a property on Second Line Road in South Glengarry Township.
Some time on the night of November 5-6, a 2018 Case skid steer Model TV380, a John Deere Excavator JD 35D, a John Deere 24 excavator bucket and two diesel Wacker compactors were taken.

 

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Prohibited weapon confiscated

publisher Nov 7, 2019 - 11:03am

A Champlain Township man has been charged following a November 4 raid during which Ontario Provincial Police officers seized a prohibited weapon, two firearms, ammunition, prohibited devices, and Psilocybin, commonly known as Magic Mushrooms.
Troy Lee, 34, was charged with importing a prohibited weapon, possession of prohibited devices, careless storage of firearms and unauthorized possessin of a firearm. He is to appear in L’Orignal court January 8.

GD caps off perfect season

publisher Nov 6, 2019 - 4:47pm
The Gaels capped off a perfect season Wednesday winning the SDG senior boys volleyball tournament by defeating Tagwi 25-19 and 26-24 in the finale after winning the semi-final over La Citadelle by scores of 25-23 and 25-17. The boys now head off to the EOSSAA regional finals in Renfrew next Wednesday. Full coverage in the November 13 edition of The News.

Lest We Forget

publisher Nov 6, 2019 - 10:21am

North Glengarry has commissioned 20 "Lest We Forget" utility pole banners that will be hung throughout North Glengarry during the days leading up to November 11.
Bearing the image of soldier playing the bagpipes at sunset, the banners were first proposed by Councillor Brenda Noble and a group of residents from Dalkeith. It quickly gained the support of council.
"This is a unique way for our community to ensure that our veterans are not forgotten and to show our respect and gratitude for the sacrifices they have made," said North Glengarry Mayor Jamie MacDonald.

Powerless in the East

publisher Nov 1, 2019 - 11:44am

Some 3,363 Hydro One customers in eastern Ontario have been affected by power outages caused by winds peaking at between 70 and 100 km/h along with rain and heavy snow earlier today.
Service is expected to be restored by 4 p.m. at the latest, reports Hydro One.
Province-wide, Hydro One has restored approximately 121,500 customers, with 203,000 customers affected across the province since the start of the event. At this time there are approximately 82,000 customers without power across Hydro One’s distribution system.
There are approximately 32 poles and 3 cross arms that have been damaged and need to be replaced throughout the region. Hydro One has approximately 375 staff working in the region and assistance from multiple local distribution companies in the region. Crews are being mobilized to the hardest hit areas.

 

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Flood warning

publisher Oct 31, 2019 - 3:07pm

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is warning about potential flooding based on forecasts predicting in excess of 40 mm of rain in the next 24 hours. River water levels throughout the region are higher than normal for this time of year and the ground is still wet from the significant precipitation over the past week.
The Raisin, Rigaud, Delisle, Garry and Beaudette Rivers could see water levels typically observed in the spring and flooding may occur in low-lying areas. Water levels may also continue to rise 24-36 hours after the rain has ended. Roadside ditches may also be overtopped if culverts become blocked with leaves and debris.
Caution should be exercised when near water bodies. Parents should inform their children of the risks and provide appropriate supervision.
This statement is in effect until November 4.

 

Fatal crash

publisher Oct 28, 2019 - 9:05am

One person was killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday on County Road 20 in North Glengarry Township.

The victim was driving a minivan northbound on County Road 20 when, for reasons under investigation, collided with a southbound pick-up truck.
The driver of the pick-up truck received no injuries.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

Missing man

publisher Oct 23, 2019 - 4:17pm

The Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking help to find 27-year-old Danick Bourgeois who reported missing in September and was last seen by relatives in July in the St-Bernardin area in The Nation Municipality.
He is white, 5'7" tall and weighs 148 pounds.
Call 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.