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Arson suspected

publisher Dec 7, 2022 - 10:52am

A fire at a Dominion Street Alexandria house December 4 was the work of an arsonist, according to investigators.

Nobody was injured in the blaze that broke out at 112 Dominion Sunday evening.

The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office and the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police forensic unit are investigating.

Anyone who noticed anything suspicious on that evening or who has information in connection with the fire is asked to call 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Mechanical problem suspected in plane crash

publisher Dec 6, 2022 - 10:24am

A mechanical problem seems to have caused an airplane crash on Highway 401 near Bainsville Monday evening. Two occupants in the Cessna 150 were injured when the plane crashed in the median of 401 near the Fourth Line Road in front of the Bainsville ONRoute station just before 8:15 p.m. One occupant was airlifted to hospital by Ornge with life-threatening injuries and the second occupant was transported to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Initial investigation indicates the airplane may have experienced a mechanical problem after departing from the Valleyfield  airport. The airplane struck hydro wires prior to landing in the centre median on Highway 401, says the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is assisting with the investigation. A section of the highway had been closed for several hours.

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Vankleek Hill woman wins $60 million

publisher Nov 23, 2022 - 12:05pm

Vera Page, from Vankleek Hill, is the winner of the November 1 $60 million Lotto Max lottery.

As one of the eldest of 11 children, she helped raise her younger siblings, and when her sister needed a kidney transplant, Vera selflessly offered her own. Now, as Ontario's newest multimillionaire, Vera plans to continue the spirit of giving by sharing her incredible windfall with her family.

The 83-year-old mother, grandmother and great grandmother was overjoyed when she collected her prize.

Vera has been a regular lottery player for about 40 years, and almost missed out on buying this ticket when her weekly outing to the grocery store was cancelled. "When the staff at my retirement home rescheduled our weekly trip, I got on my motorized scooter and went to the store myself. As I was checking out, I remembered to buy my Lotto Max and Lotto 6-49 tickets, both with Encore.  When I got home, I tucked the tickets under my computer until the draw."

Despite this incredible $60 million win, Vera admits that she will keep buying lottery tickets! 

Vera's winning ticket was purchased at Foodland on Highway 34 in Vankleek Hill.