South Glengarry has transferred fire dispatch services from the City of Brockville to the Cornwall Police Dispatch Center. Residents will see no difference in service as a result of this change in service providers.“We are excited to move forward with this initiative,” stated Acting Fire Chief Dave Robertson, “All emergency lines and radio systems have been tested and are fully operational.” All emergency calls should continue to be directed to the standard 911 number. Residents of Hamilton’s Island will continue to call Akwesasne Police at (613) 575-2000 for all emergencies. This request for assistance will then be forwarded to the appropriate emergency service including South Glengarry Fire.For more information please contact Acting Fire Chief Dave Robertson at 613-347-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 50-year-old St-Zotique man has been charged for allegedly being part of an international drug smuggling ring.
Jaime Flores, 50, and two others were arrested Thursday after RCMP officers searched homes in St-Zotique and Lancaster, seizing 127 kilograms of cocaine.
Police say the accused were importing hundreds of kilos of cocaine from Los Angeles and Houston. The drugs were destined for the Montréal market.
December 19 is the deadline to submit your photos for The Glengarry News Beautiful Babies Of 2016 feature which will be published in our January 4, 2017 edition.
Send photo (high-res if possible) to email@example.com
Please include the baby's name, gender, birth date and parents' names.
A 14-year-old boy from North Glengarry has been charged after police seized a knife from him during a family dispute December 7 in Alexandria. The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment reports that during the altercation, a vehicle was damaged. The youth has been charged with possession of a weapon, mischief and failing to comply with a sentence.
Ontario Provincial Police investigators are seeking witnesses in the wake of a fatal collision on Highway 417 in East Hawkesbury November 29.
Police want to speak to anyone who would have driven through the area just prior to the collision and would have seen tractor-trailers parked on the side of the road of Highway 417 westbound at exit/off-ramp #5.
Anyone who observed the involved vehicles any time between midnight and the time of the collision is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729.
Alexandre Roberge, 36,from St-Mathieu-De-Beloeil, Québec, died in the crash that occurred at 3:40 a.m. Three tractor-trailer units were involved in the collision; two were fully consumed by fire.
Derek Duval, of Vankleek Hill, says he has been disqualified from tomorrow's Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Conservative nomination convention because of a video shot "in good fun" years ago.
Mr. Duval says the last-minute decision came after party officials thought a pile of poutine shown being eaten off a hockey stick was a hamster. Plus, the person in the video isn't him.
Mr. Duval, son of long-time Vankleek Hill councillor Paul Emile Duval, charges the real reason was that party leader Patrick Brown wants Amanda Simard, a Russell councillor, to be the Tory standard-bearer in the next Ontario election.
Here is Derek's Duval FB post:
The driver of this truck hauling peanuts suffered minor injuries when the tractor-trailer flipped on the eastbound on-ramp of Highway 401 in Lancaster at 6 a.m. today (December 2). When this photo was taken, the ramp was still closed. The highway in the area has been reduced to one lane and detours are in place to access the highway eastbound along South Service Road.
A second person has died following a three-vehicle collision in South Glengarry Wednesday.
The driver of a vehicle involved in the crash, Jeffery Dobson, 20, of South Stormont Township succumbed to his injuries in hospital today (December 1). Kyle Quesnel, 20, of Cornwall, had earlier passed away from injuries suffered in the accident which occurred at 11:30 a.m. November 30 on County Road 2.
A police investigation has indicated that a 2010 Honda Civic, driven by Jeffery Dobson, was eastbound when he lost control and collided with a westbound 2015 Dodge van, driven by a 61-year-old woman from South Glengarry.
Kyle Quesnel was one of two passengers in the Honda. A 19-year-old Cornwall woman suffered life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the van (the lone occupant) was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A third vehicle (pick-up & trailer) was involved but made minor contact after the fact but no injuries resulted.
Overnight (November 29-30), a blue 1985 Ford F-1300 farm tractor (damage to right rear fender) was stolen from a property on Blythe Road, North Glengarry Township. Investigation indicated that a shed was forcibly entered to access the unit.Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible for any incident should immediately contact SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
One man was killed and three people were injured in a three-vehicle collision today (November 30) at 11:30 a.m. on County Road 2 near Purcell Road in South Glengarry.
A passenger vehicle was eastbound when the male driver lost control and collided with a westbound minivan.
Three occupants from the eastbound vehicle were taken to hospital where an adult male passenger was pronounced deceased.
The driver and a female passenger received life-threatening injuries. The adult female driver (lone occupant) of the other vehicle received non-life threatening injuries. A third vehicle (pick-up & trailer) was involved but made minor contact after the fact.
No injuries resulted.
OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI) are assisting SD&G OPP with the investigation. A section of County Road 2, between Gilmour Road and Purcell Road is closed to traffic with detours in place.
Further details will be forwarded at a later time pending next-of kin notifications.