As expected, the race was tight in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell while Conservatives cruised to another victory in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry in the June 2 Ontario election. At last report, Conservative candidate Stéphane Sarrazin had a 1,627-vote margin over incumbent Liberal Amanda Simard in GPR. Conservative Nolan Quinn did not break a sweat in succeeding Jim McDonell in SDSG, getting 20,766 votes, compared to his nearest rival, Liberal Kirsten Gardner, who garnered 6,456. Only about 41 per cent of eligible voters in SDSG cast ballots, while about 35 per cent of the electorate in GPR went to the polls.
An Embrun man was killed in a collision on Highway 138 Wednesday afternoon after the car he was driving collided with a truck. Armand Benoit, 88, was pronounced dead after being transported to hospital. A passenger in the vehicle Mr. Benoit was driving suffered minor injuries. The collision occurred April 27, just before 3:15 p.m., on the 138 north of Gravel Hill Road in North Stormont Township. Initial investigation indicates that a northbound passenger vehicle and a southbound transport truck collided in the southbound lane, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment. The driver of the transport truck did not sustain any injuries.