The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has seen two confirmed cases of mumps in its jurisdiction since the beginning of 2017. Across Ontario, there have been 42 cases of confirmed and probable mumps for 2017, compared to 40 cases for all of 2016.
Signs and symptoms of mumps include swelling and pain in one or more salivary glands, fever, headache, myalgia (muscle pain), fatigue and anorexia (loss of appetite). These symptoms can last up to 10 days.
A fire claimed the life of one person in East Hawkesbury Township March 7.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been determined, reports the Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment.
The fire was reported shortly before 7 a.m. March 7. The blaze erupted in a large equipment storage building on Villeneuve Road, near St-Eugène. The fire resulted in one fatality. Further investigation will be conducted to confirm the identity of the deceased.
The cause of the fire is still unknown. Foul play is not suspected.
When thieves broke into Les Beaux Frères dépanneur in St-Isidore, the dastardly deed was caught on security camera.
The freezing rain our area received last evening and overnight had an impact on scheduled sports events, including the annual Char-Lan Skating Club showcase in Williamstown. The event had been slated for last night, but was postponed to March 27 due to the weather.
Today, Char-Lan DHS' girls hockey team was supposed to be skating at EOSSAA in Arnprior, but that event too has been bumped, moved to tomorrow.
You can read more about Crusaders hockey in this Sports in the Glens post, as well as in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.
In The News this week we report how tragedy can bring out the best in people.
An Alexandria woman's drive to raise money to arrange for the return of her brother-in-law's remains from the Dominican Republic has to date collected more than $11,000.
“I don’t know a lot of the donors,” says Lori Sabourin.
New photos online! Images from the recent Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame, along with shots of the ice fishing derby, are now posted to our online galleries here.
Please enjoy the photos. If you find one you would like to order, please contact our office. All images are available for sale as prints.