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South Glengarry

Driver dies in 3-truck crash

publisher Jan 19, 2022 - 7:55am

A 25-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-truck collision on the westbound Highway 401 in South Glengarry Tuesday.

Initial Investigation has indicated that shortly after 5 p.m, a westbound tractor trailer struck a second tractor trailer; the second tractor trailer then struck a third tractor trailer, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.

While the driver of the first tractor trailer was killed, the other two drivers were uninjured.

This is the second fatal collision on area highways in two days. Monday a driver of a passenger vehicle died when the vehicle was involved in an accident with two tractor trailers on Highway 417 near Maxville.


Man charged in hit and run

publisher Dec 14, 2021 - 8:30am

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.


$5,500 fraud

publisher Mar 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

The emergency-grandparent scam has claimed a victim in South Glengarry, warns the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

The victim lost $5,500 after being contacted by a scammer claiming to be her grandson. He said he in custody following a motor vehicle collision. He had minor injuries, but needed money to pay the insurance company of the other vehicle involved. The victim then transferred the amount requested.

To avoid becoming a victim, police advise you to first check with another family member or trusted friend to verify the information before sending money or providing credit card information by phone or e-mail. It is vitally important that the incident be reported every time it occurs, to allow police to investigate and prevent others from becoming victims. If a scam artist contacts you or if you have been defrauded contact your local police service and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). You can file a report with the CAFC by calling 1-888-495-8501 (Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm EST) or by using the online reporting tool at  

7 charged in pot bust

publisher Feb 18, 2021 - 12:21pm

Seven people have been arrested after police seized over 5,000 cannabis plants while executing a search warrant at a location on Hay Road in South Glengarry Township. In addition to the cannabis plants, growing and processing equipment was seized. Arrested were Jialin Chen, 56, of Markham, Jun Jiang, 36, of Markham, Shuhua Xu, 51, of Scarborough, Tao Zou, 29, of Unionville, Zongxin Zou,  49, of Cornwall, Yun Lin, 52, of Cornwall, and Yuhua Lin, 51, of Unionville. Charged with a slew of drug-related offences, they are scheduled to appear in Alexandria court April 7.

Dog puts the bite on crime

publisher Oct 15, 2020 - 9:30am

Police are seeking two suspects, one of whom may have been bitten by a dog, in an early-morning home invasion that occurred October 14 in South Glengarry.

Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers were called to the home on First Street shortly after 1:30 a.m.

The resident, who was alone in the house, was assaulted by two males after they had broken into the residence.

It's believed at least one of the individuals was bitten by a dog in the home before they fled on foot. The resident was not seriously hurt.

The OPP Canine Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Services Unit are assisting the SD&G OPP Crime Unit with the investigation.

The attackers are described as being dressed identically in black cargo pants, black hoodies and red face coverings. Both are believed to be white with slim builds.

If you have any information on this incident, please call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a tip online at

75-year-old dies in crash

publisher Jul 2, 2020 - 9:00am

A 75-year-old man was killed June 30 when the vehicle he was driving rolled over on County Road 19, between County Road 20 and Headline Road, in South Glengarry Township.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that at approximately 6:24 a.m., a westbound passenger vehicle left the roadway and rolled over.

The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

2 masked men sought for robbery

publisher Jun 11, 2020 - 4:09pm

Two suspects are being sought following a June 5 robbery at a residence on Beaupré Road in South Glengarry.

Two individuals wearing home-made surgical masks broke into the residence and held the victim against his will.

The thieves stole two air pistols, one air rifle, a cell phone, digital camera, a Medieval silver metal helmet, two leather holsters with belt and other electronics.

The suspects are described as being white males, French-speaking, 18-25 years old. They were both wearing jeans with dark T-shirts. 

The victim suffered no injuries.

Call 1-888-310-1122 if you have any information on this crime.

Farm 911 launched

publisher Jun 4, 2020 - 11:19am

South Glengarry has launched the Emily Project, a Farm 911 Civic Addressing initiative to help first responders answer rural emergencies.
Civic address signs will be erected at fields and other rural locations. An added benefit to the agricultural community is that the signage can be used as a field identifier for suppliers and custom operators.
“The Township of South Glengarry is proud to implement the Farm 911 addressing project in the name of Emily Trudeau, with an aim to improve life safety within our municipality,” stated South Glengarry Fire Chief, Dave Robertson. “Time is everything in the event of an emergency. Having a civic address at the entrance to a farm field will help us to improve emergency services in our community.”
Residents interested in purchasing a sign for their property can contact the Township of South Glengarry office at 613-347-1166. South Glengarry notes that financial support has been received from the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry to subsidize a portion of the first 166 signs purchased.

Office closure, tax relief

publisher Mar 15, 2020 - 9:44pm

Effective March 16, the Township of South Glengarry's municipal office at 6 Oak St. in Lancaster, all recreation facilities, community centres, SDG libraries and municipal fire stations will be closed to the public. While the Township's municipal offices will be staffed, there will be no public access to these premises during this time to ensure the health of our residents and staff.
The council has postponed the first instalment of interim taxation to April 30. Preauthorized payments scheduled to be withdrawn on the due date, will now be withdrawn April 30.

Interest will also not be charged on outstanding water bills until further notice.
To make a payment, use the secure drop-box at the front of the building or consult your banking institution. For all other inquiries the township encourages all residents to call the office or communicate by email.
"South Glengarry will be monitoring all important and applicable announcements and websites and will remain a cooperative and responsible municipality for the betterment of our residents and staff," stated CAO Tim Mills. "The health and safety of our residents are our highest priority. As new information is constantly being released, the need for speedy decision making is likely."

Man rescued from fire

publisher Oct 9, 2019 - 8:40am

A man was rescued from a burning house on Willow Drive at Westley’s Point Tuesday morning.
South Glengarry firefighters saved the man who was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
An Ontario Provincial Police officer was released from hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation.
Investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshall, assisted by SD&G OPP officers and SD&G OPP crime unit, continue the investigation.