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 45-year-old South Glengarry man has been charged after police confiscated about $70,000 in illicit drugs at a marijuana growing operation on Arlington Road near Lancaster.
Marc Rondeau faces charges of producing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.
He was arrested when the Ontario Provincial Police Community Drug Action Team officers assisted by OPP Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit and Crime Unit members executed a search warrant at a residence on Arlington Road.
A large quantity of marijuana, cannabis resin, with an estimated street value of $70,000, and growing equipment were seized.
The accused is to appear in Alexandria court June 7.
Nobody was injured when a firearm was discharged in a Lancaster home Wednesday night.
However, Robert Chapman, 23, of South Glengarry, was charged with careless use and storage of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a gun. He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Alexandria June 7.
On the heels of successful pickleball programs in Cornwall and Alexandria, Lancaster caught the bug this spring, as the sport took over the concrete pad at the Lancaster Curling Club, immediately after the ice was taken out.
A group some 22 strong has been meeting each Wednesday evening for lessons, setting the stage for league play to begin next week.
The final night of lessons takes place tomorrow, May 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., under the auspices of instructor Sue Forget.
The pad in Lancaster offers two pickleball courts, with the league set to take flight Monday and Wednesday evenings through the summer. Monthly cost to participate is $20.
We will have more in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.
Ice sheets at curling clubs in Alexandria and Lancaster were buzzing last weekend in season-wrapping activities. Up north it was the steak bonspiel, while the southerners held a hot shots competition.
We will have coverage, along with more curling results, in an upcoming edition of The Glengarry News. You can view all the images in our galleries here.
The latest additions to our online photo galleries include action from the Dec. 9 Glengarry News High School Curling Challenge in Lancaster and a Dec. 11 senior women's hockey game in Maxville. You can check out all the images here.