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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.

Do you have a story idea, request, or news submission? You can reach our news editor via our website contact page or by telephone at 613-525-2020.

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

To stay up-to-date on news and happenings in the county, be sure to pick up a print copy of The News each week or subscribe to our online edition.

Fire at Bonnie Glen Pavilion

steve May 20, 2016 - 12:34am

At about 10:35 p.m. on the evening of May 19, police and firefighters responded to a structural fire at the Bonnie Glen Pavilion just west of Alexandria. The Bonnie Glen Pavilion is an extremely popular venue in the county and it had a long history of hosting weddings, proms, performances and banquets, including the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which is slated for later this month. There will be a full story in the May 25 edition of The Glengarry News.

Protest Saturday

richard May 19, 2016 - 10:43am

Matthew Cameron (photo) is organizing a protest Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Glengarry town hall in Alexandria. He will be raising awareness of issues such as the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, pesticides and chemicals.


Drug Drop Off Day

richard May 19, 2016 - 7:37am

Get your unused and expired prescription medications out of your homes and out of the hands of those the drugs are not prescribed for. Ontario Provincial Police detachments in Alexandria, Lancaster and Hawkesbury will be accepting May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. unused meds during Prescription Drug Drop Off Day.

Stolen car torched

richard May 18, 2016 - 2:02pm

A car stolen from a South Glengarry home has been found but unfortunately, the vehicle has been destroyed by fire.
The 2003 Buick Rendez-Vous was discovered May 17 at 10:23 a.m. after two hours after it had been reported stolen from a County Road 2 residence.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call 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 $2,000.


richard May 18, 2016 - 11:16am

Have you decorated your caber for the Maxville 125th anniversary celebrations?
Contact Ben Rozon (photo) at for details.
Free materials for a caber decorating contest can be picked up at Maxville Home Hardware. Participants decorating their cabers should try to incorporate the “Past, Present and Future” theme and ensure they submit their entries by the June 6 deadline.

SIU investigates death

richard May 13, 2016 - 4:07pm

The Special Investigation Unit is probing the death of a man found dead in a building near St-Isidore today, May 13.
Members of the Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with the assistance of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, had converged on a residence on Concession Road 8, The Nation Township, "with regards to a person in distress."
When officers entered a structure on the property, they located the lifeless man.
The SIU investigates when a person dies or is seriously injured during incidents involving police officers.

Be The Boss

richard May 11, 2016 - 8:39am

Glengarry District High School grade 10 students Courtney Michaud and Lacey Hambleton are participating in Be The Boss program at The Glengarry News. They are learning the inner workings of a newspaper. Stay tuned for updates.

"Never been so scared"

richard May 5, 2016 - 1:48pm

“I have never been so scared in my life,” says 23-year-old Alexandria native Eric Carrière.
Running for their lives, he and a coworker managed to escape with some necessities before being evacuated as a wildfire engulfed Fort McMurray last week.
“It was snowing ash. I have never seen such a scene...the fear in people’s faces, the panic, the emotion....people running in the streets.”
As they joined the throngs fleeing the burning Alberta city, Mr. Carrière helped 50 senior citizens board buses.
Along the escape route, a gas station exploded, a hotel erupted in flames.
At last report, Mr. Carrière was being moved to Edmonton.

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.