Major fire in Casselman
A fire has broken out at Les Fondations Brisson in Casselman.
A fire has broken out at Les Fondations Brisson in Casselman.
The public is being asked to help investigators solve a suspected case of arson in Caselman February 6.
Shortly before 6 p.m., Russell County Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a structural fire on St-Joseph Street.
A person was observed running away from the building when the incident occurred. There were no injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this fire, including suspicious vehicles or people seen in the area, should contact Russell County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 613-443-4499. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit an online tip at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca, where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
COVID-19 testing centres have opened in Cornwall, Casselman and Winchester to check people with moderate, worsening but non-severe symptoms.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), in partnership with the Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH), is opening a centre April 2 at the Community Addiction and Mental Health Centre, located immediately north of CCH at 850 McConnell Avenue in Cornwall.
Please call the centre between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to book your appointment at 613-935-7762.
Drive-Through in Casselman
The EOHU, in partnership with the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, is opening a drive-through centre in Casselman April 2 at the EOHU’s Casselman office, at 872 Principale St.
It will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A new assessment centre in Winchester opened April 1, at the Lions Club hall at 515 Albert St. and will be open Monday to Friday, from 12 to 6 p.m. The centre is being operated by Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) staff and physicians.
The aim of the drive-through testing centre is to increase access to COVID-19 testing for EOHU area residents, while reducing the strain on 911, EMS, primary care and hospital emergency rooms so that they can focus on urgent care. “We’re hoping that opening the testing centre will also reduce the risk of spreading the virus in hospitals and doctors’ offices, protecting healthcare workers and other patients from COVID-19 infection,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health.
The EOHU stresses that not everyone who is concerned that they may have COVID-19 should use the testing centres. Only people who have worsening, but not severe, COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever and worsening cough) should call for an appointment. Not everyone who calls will be eligible for an appointment to be tested; the decision to test will be based on the most current Ministry of Health case definition guidelines: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/do…
Those with mild symptoms that can be managed at home should not call the centre as they will not be tested. Individuals with mild symptoms should self-isolate at home for 14 days from the onset of symptoms and notify those that they may have been in contact with 2 days prior to having symptoms. People who have symptoms and are age 70 or over, or who have chronic medical conditions or compromised immune systems should call the EOHU at 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120. Anyone experiencing severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing should call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room.
“Unique to the Cornwall COVID-19 testing centre, people arriving for testing will be greeted by a mental health and addiction counsellor. We recognize that many in our community are feeling anxiety and stress during this particularly difficult time; we are hopeful that this support will help,” explains Jeanette Despatie, President and CEO of Cornwall Community Hospital.
Additional testing centres may also open in the region. The EOHU will notify the public when these centres become available.
For more information on the Cornwall COVID-19 testing centre, or on COVID-19 in general, visit www.eohu.ca/coronavirus
A week after winning the pre-Franco hockey tournament in Casselman, the boys from le Relais scored silver at the Tournoi Franco-Ontarien, where they ran the table unbeaten before colliding with a formidable foe in the final.
We will have the full story in an upcoming issue of The Glengarry News.
Here's an image of the boys celebrating last week in Casselman.
The CCHL2 Alexandria Glens played their final regular-season home game last weekend, hosting the Casselman Vikings. A photo gallery of the action can be viewed online here. For details on the game, please see this week's issue of The Glengarry News.
Playoffs begin next week.
A photo gallery from the Friday, Dec. 8 CCHL2 hockey game at the Glengarry Sports Palace between the Alexandria Glens and Casselman Vikings can be viewed online here.
For the story on the Glens, please pick up a copy of this week's The Glengarry News.
Char-Lan goaltender Darien Johnson stopped 42 shots on goal last night in Casselman, but it wasn't enough, as the Rebels went down to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Vikings.
The boys will be back on home ice Saturday night.
For all your CCHL2 and Rebels news, be sure to check out The Glengarry News.
Be sure to check out The Glengarry News to get all your CCHL2 hockey news.
Our sports editor attend last Friday night's game in Alexandria, where the Glens hosted the Casselman Vikings, and a photo gallery of the action can be viewed here.
May 3, 1975, the body of an unidentified woman was located in the South Nation River, a short distance from Highway 417 bridge, south of Casselman.
Over the past 42 years Ontario Provincial Police detectives have conducted a thorough and extensive investigation but have yet to determine the identity of the "Nation River Lady."
However, recently a 3-D facial reconstruction of the Nation River Lady was completed. With advanced technology and investigative techniques, the OPP is reaching out for the public’s assistance to identify this woman and to find the person or person(s) responsible for her murder.
Call 1-888-310-1122 or the Nation River Lady dedicated tipline at 613-591-2296.
AGE: 25-50 yrs
HEIGHT: 157 cm (5’2”) to 173 cm (5’8”)
BUILD: Average and weighed approximately 100 lbs
DENTAL: Dental work- partial upper and lower dentures
HAIR: Brown hair dyed reddish blonde
CLOTHING: Navy blue body shirt with snaps to enclose at crotch
She had manicured toes and finger nails with pink polish, her appendix had been removed.
The Casselman Vikings are Barkley Cup Champions, having defeated the Richmond Royals 5-1 Wednesday night to sweep the series and win their fourth straight CCHL2 title.
Rookie goaltender Seth Carter was on top of his game once again, making 27 saves to win his 10th straight game and finish the playoffs with eye-popping numbers: a 12-2 record, with a 2.05 goals against average and a 0.939 save percentage.
The Vikings continued to do what they did all season long, and that was score by committee, as five players tallied markers in this one. Jeremie Lefebvre (1G, 2A), Brendan Doherty (1G,1A), Joel Hunt (1G, 1A), Isaac Barr (1G), and Tyler Somers (1G) all lit the lamp.
Patrick Kealey made 26 saves in the Richmond net, while Matt Veaudry had the lone goal.
It is a rarity at any level, but especially in junior hockey, that a team can have as much success as the Vikings have had in their franchise history. Each season the club puts the work in to build a contender.
As the CCHL2 news release puts it, "The Vikings continue to be a model franchise, a fun place for players to play, and a great organization for young players to develop before moving up the ladder."