The Glengarry News

North Stormont

Fatal crash

publisher Oct 23, 2020 - 9:44am

 A 19-year-old Alberta man was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday night on County Road 15 at Duffs Corner Road in North Stormont.

The crash occurred when a southbound vehicle left the roadway and struck a home.

There were no injuries to anyone in the home.

The driver, from Redcliff, Alberta was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which is being investigated by the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

County Road 15 between County Road 43 and Rush City Road, was closed for several hours, but has since re-opened. 

Wind farm cancellation quashed

publisher May 14, 2020 - 10:58am

The province's cancellation of the Nation Rise Wind Farm in North Stormont has been quashed by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, EDP Renewables Canada Ltd. (EDPR) has announced.

At the same time, the court has reinstated the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the 29-wind turbine, 100-megawatt wind energy project.

In its reasons, the Court stated that “this is a case where the Minister’s decision is not reasonable and does not deserve deference. The decision does not meet requirements of transparency, justification, and intelligibility, as the Minister has failed to adequately explain his decision.” The Court concluded, “This is a rare case in which the Minister’s decision should be quashed and the decision of the ERT should be reinstated.”

Given the Court’s decision, EDPR is eager to recommence construction of the Nation Rise Wind Farm.

This delay has resulted in unnecessary expenditures to-date, at a time when governments and businesses should be focused on reducing costs and restarting the economy, the company says.

“EDP Renewables stands behind the benefits of the project and its commitments to the local community,” said Miguel Prado, EDP Renewables North America CEO. “We look forward to the Nation Rise Wind Farm stimulating the local economy in the Township of North Stormont, United Counties of SD&G and the Ottawa region.”

Huge pot bust

publisher Mar 13, 2018 - 1:11pm

Illegal drugs with an estimated street value of $230,000 were seized by Ontario Provincial Police officers during a March 12 raid at a property on County Road 15, North Stormont Township.

Officers seized 34 pounds of cannabis, 30 pounds of hash cannabis resin and 50 pounds of cannabis shake, speed pills and a firearm.

Gérard Sauvé, 75, of North Stormont, was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance, and unauthorized possession and careless storage of a firearm.