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Missing man

publisher Aug 5, 2022 - 10:45am

The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is continuing to ask for public assistance to locate 43-year-old Paul Bellemore. The man was last seen July 29 with his vehicle being located in the area of the Cornwall Civic Complex, 100 Water Street, Cornwall.

"The CPS would like to advise residents that there will be an increased police presence as we continue the investigation. We are using all available resources to assist with locating the man," says the CPS. 

Police are looking to confirm his wellbeing and would like to speak to him or anyone with information concerning his whereabouts.

He is 5’11” in height, approximately 160 lbs., has green eyes, is balding with short brown hair.

He was last seen possibly wearing a light coloured T-shirt with shorts, gray Harley hat and blue camo sandals.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Paul Bellemore, please call 613-933-5000 ext. 2418.

Emergency partial closure extended

publisher Aug 2, 2022 - 3:54pm

The emergency department at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria will remain partially closed until August 22. Because of a staff shortage, July 15 HGMH began a temporary partial closure of the department from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily. “The HGMH team has been working hard to develop a plan to re-open and is currently implementing a gradual resumption to 24-hour emergency service operations,” says the hospital. “Given the extreme staffing pressures we have been experiencing, we are not yet in a position to open fully seven days per week.” Instead, the Emergency Department will be open 24 hours a day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. The hours for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will remain from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. only; the department will be closed from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. “As we look ahead, this gradual resumption plan will be in place from Wednesday August 3rd, 2022, to Monday August 22nd, 2022. This planning is reviewed daily given the delicate staffing situations. Any additional reduction in staffing levels may impact this plan,” says the HGMH. “We remain committed to exploring all options to stabilize staffing, return to normal operations and to ensure the continued safety of our patients and staff. The hospital has been actively recruiting new nurses, working with temporary staffing agencies, welcoming nurses back from leaves of absence, and assessing alternate models of care to address the system wide Health Human Resource shortage that we are experiencing at HGMH.” said Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO of HGMH. People are reminded to call 911 if they are experiencing severe shortness of breath, chest pain, severe  leeding or periods of unconsciousness. Ambulances will be redirected to the Cornwall Community Hospital or the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital. If you are experiencing less severe symptoms that still require immediate care, drive to a neighbouring hospital. In addition, if you are seeking medical advice call Health Connect Ontario (811) to be able to speak to a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Driver dies in 2-truck collision

publisher Jul 26, 2022 - 10:28am

The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is investigating an early morning fatal two-truck collision that occurred Tuesday at 5 a.m. on Highway 401 in South Glengarry, just west of the Quebec border.

A driver was pronounced dead at the scene after an eastbound transport truck collided with another eastbound transport truck.

The other driver did not sustain any injuries.



Accident victim identified

publisher Jul 6, 2022 - 7:57am

A 70-year-old man from the Cobourg area has been identified as the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident June 30 on McCormick Road north of Alexandria.

Peter McVey, of Alnwick Haldimand Township, was transported to hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased.

The investigation by the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police continues with assistance from OPP technical collision investigators and a reconstructionist.  

What a party!

publisher Jul 5, 2022 - 2:54pm

In The News of July 6, we have coverage of Canada Day festivities, an update on the HGMH overload, a report on how North Glengarry can fill its commercial gaps, plus our annual Salute to Excellence.