One person is dead following an accident involving a passenger vehicle and two tractor trailers at 5:30 a.m. today on the eastbound Highway 417 between Highland Road and County Road 23.
The identity of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. The SD&G OPP continue to investigate with the assistance of OPP Technical Collision Investigators (TCI) and a reconstructionist. A section of Highway 417 eastbound between Highland Road and County Road 23 is closed to traffic.
Be on the look-out for fake $2 coins. That is the warning issued by the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment after counterfeit toonies were used to make a purchase at a Regent Street store. Anyone with information that can help the investigation is asked to contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. At first glance, the bogus money looks legitimate enough. However, closer examination reveals several errors. The coins include typos and images that do not appear on the real currency. “Z dollard” is inscribed on one side along with a photo of a walrus. On the other side, there is a depiction of a male figure. The real coins feature a polar bear and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth. The incident has made national news. One astute Toronto investor actually believes they could become valuable collectors’ items.
As many Canada Post customers know, the computer system at the Alexandria post office is down.
When contacted by The News, Canada Post responded:
"The computer system was disabled yesterday morning most likely due to a power outage that occurred over the weekend. While this type of incident is an uncommon occurrence, sometimes it does happen due to situations beyond our control. We are working to resolve the problem as soon as we can and resume regular service. Customers can still purchase stamps at the Alexandria Post Office and access all other postal other services at the Green Valley Post Office at 4162 County Road 34. We thank our customers for their patience and understanding. If customers have questions regarding mail delivery, they can also contact Canada Post's Customer Service team (1-866-607-6301)."
A 64-year-old South Glengarry man is to appear in Alexandria court February 2 after being arrested in connection with a hit and run Friday night in South Glengarry. Phillip Riel has been charged with failing to stop at an accident causing bodily harm. A 20-year-old woman was struck by a truck while she was walking along Tyotown Road December 10. She was transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is seeking the public's help in investigating a hit and run in South Glengarry. On December 10, shortly after 5 p.m. a 20 year-old woman was struck by a truck on Tyotown Road.
A 2009-2012 Dodge ram white truck fled the area.
The pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.
Call 1-888-310-1122 if you have any information about this incident.
Frank Prevost has resigned from the office of Mayor for the Township of South Glengarry, effective immediately. Prevost has been on an unpaid leave of absence since June 11, 2021 for a six-month term, which was due to expire on December 11, 2021.
He is to stand trial in 2023 on charges of sexual assault and child luring.
South Glengarry Council will be holding a Special Council Meeting on Thursday, December 9 at 4:30 p.m. to declare the Mayor’s office vacant and to review options for filling the vacant position. Pursuant to Section 263 of the Municipal Act, a vacancy in the office of a member of Council can be filled by an appointment of a person who has consented to accept the office, or a by-election can be held.
Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell has announced he will be retiring June 1.
“I have truly enjoyed serving as our community’s MPP for the past decade, and I have been blessed by a wonderful family, especially my wife Margie and a group of colleagues who have supported me in my work,” said Mr. McDonell. “I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish locally and across Ontario under the leadership of Doug Ford with a great team at Queen’s Park. However, the time has come to pass the torch and to enjoy the next chapter of my life closer to home.”
A former South Glengarry mayor, he has been MPP since October 6, 2011.