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The content below is updated periodically to include updates and additional items that supplement the weekly edition of The Glengarry News.

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Dry well?

richard Jul 28, 2016 - 10:32am

With abnormally low water levels, some private wells may be drying up, cautions the Raisin Region Conservation Authority.
The RRCA is collecting information on dry wells in the area for data analysis purposes. Residents with a dry well can assist by filling out an online form at


ICYMI, our Highland Games supplement can be read for free online

Administrator Jul 26, 2016 - 1:35pm

To help you prepare your visit to this weekend's Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, The Glengarry News published our annual supplement last week. In case you missed it, the publication can be read online for free.

Click here for access.

Church fire aftermath

richard Jul 25, 2016 - 8:26am

A large crowd gathered Sunday morning to survey the remains of the Roman Catholic church in St-Isidore which was destroyed by fire Saturday. One woman brought flowers which she placed at the foot of a statue near the church that dates back to 1879. The blaze was one of several that occurred over the weekend.

Heart warning

richard Jul 13, 2016 - 2:36pm

There is a heat warning now in effect for Cornwall/ SDG, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit announced July 13. With temperatures in the low 30s, humidity makes the air feel like it is near 40.
Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of hands, feet and ankles), heat rash and heat cramps (muscle cramps).
Frequently visit neighbours, friends and older family members, especially those who are chronically ill, to make sure that they are cool and hydrated.
Never leave people or pets in your care inside a parked vehicle or in direct sunlight.

Help sought in hit-and-run investigation

richard Jul 12, 2016 - 2:07pm

The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police Crime Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a Christmas Eve hit-and-run incident that left a Maxville pedestrian seriously injured.
The collision occurred at about 4 a.m. when the man was struck by a vehicle on Dyer Road (County Road 22) east of Highway 138.
Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the SD&G OPP at 613-534-2223 or after hours at 1-888-310-1122. If you have information on this crime and wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Heat warning issued for our region

Administrator Jul 11, 2016 - 3:24pm

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the next few days, stating, "Humidex values reaching near 40 are expected."

The announcement goes on to say, "Heat and humidity will arrive Tuesday over the regions with high temperatures reaching near 32 degrees until Thursday. Night time lows will also be warm in the 19 to 21 degree range Tuesday and Wednesday nights. There may be temporary relief from the heat due to showers or thunderstorms. Cooler weather will arrive by Friday."

To read the full weather statement, click here.

Car-truck crash charges

richard Jul 6, 2016 - 12:36pm

Two drivers have been charged in a car-truck collision Sunday on Highway 417 at Highway 34, near Vankleek Hill.
The investigation revealed that a 2003 Acura was traveling in the slow eastbound lane when a tractor trailer, leaving the on-ramp, merged in front of the Acura. The car then quickly changed lanes, cutting off a Honda Civic traveling in the passing lane. The Civic then swerved, hit the gravel shoulder, spun and collided with the tractor trailer. The Civic driver sustained very minor injuries, reports the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment.
The car driver, Michel Coss, 58, of St-Laurent, Québec, was charged with impaired driving.
The 26-year-old driver of the black Acura was charged with making an unsafe lane change.

To get the full story on all things Glengarry, each week be sure to check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.