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Firefighter rescues two people

publisher Jan 30, 2019 - 1:47pm

Off-duty North Glengarry firefighter Tristan Shannon rescued two people from a burning vehicle January 25 on Highway 417 near Vars.

Two people were struggling to get out of the car when he arrived on the scene.

After he helped them out of the burning vehicle, he dialed 9-1-1.

"Without the training I received as a firefighter, I wouldn't have known how fast the situation could escalate," he says.

Dairy farmers get help

publisher Jan 29, 2019 - 3:32pm

Agriculture and AgriFood Minister Lawrence MacAulay, and Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, Francis Drouin, were at Ferme Geranik on Monday to announce an investment of up to $2.7 million to support Dairy Farmers of Canada's program to enhance public trust in dairy production through the continuation and implementation of its quality assurance program, proAction, and an environmental sustainability strategy.

"Dairy farmers are a vital part of our communities. These investments will benefit our local farmers and enhance our reputation for high quality and sustainability," said Mr. Drouin.

Snow-slush day 4

publisher Jan 24, 2019 - 8:37am

Another day, another snow day for area students.

If you managed to dig out from yesterday's snow, you can look forward to freezing rain today, when,

of course, school bus transportation has been cancelled for the fourth consecutive day.

Driving is an adventure again as snow has given way to black ice and slush.

And some parking lots are like rinks.

But we can anticipate a return to lower temperatures later today.

Snow day 3

publisher Jan 23, 2019 - 9:36am

Make it Snow Day Number 3 this week as Old Man Winter decided to give us another helping of snow last night and today.

We can look forward to milder temperatures, and, of course, freezing rain later today, apparently.

Take it easy out there, folks.

How bad is it? A snowplow was in the ditch on the 417 near St-Isidore earlier this morning.

South Glengarry CAO leaves

publisher Jan 22, 2019 - 11:57am

CAO Bryan Brown and South Glengarry township have parted ways after nearly five years.

A press release issued Tuesday states that “council will be considering its options for the leadership of the township over the next few weeks,” adding that “further information will be provided as it becomes available.”

No reason was given for Mr. Brown’s departure. “Bryan made a significant contribution to the township during his years here, and council wishes him the best of success in the future,” Mayor Frank Prevost said in the release.

Mr. Brown was officially appointed as CAO June 23, 2014, succeeding Derek Brandt who was fired earlier that year.

Mr. Brown had previously held CAO posts in Machin and Madawaska Valley.

Snow day

publisher Jan 21, 2019 - 8:35am

School bus service has been cancelled throughout rural Eastern Ontario as snow and blowing snow have made driving treacherous.

Meanwhile, people continue to dig out from the weekend storm.

Area roads are covered with packed snow.

Summerstown Trails official opening slated for January 13

sean Jan 11, 2019 - 7:14pm

The official opening to the winter season of activities of the Summerstown Trails is scheduled for Sunday, January 13.

Recent snowfall has allowed volunteers to groom the trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fat bike use. The opening had been delayed due to prevailing icy conditions and lack of snow in the Summerstown Forest.

Friends of the Summerstown Trails volunteers will be on hand, 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., to welcome and assist visitors. Equipment rental is available.

The parking lot is located on the west side of County Road 27 (Summerstown Road), just north of Summerstown Station and the Highway 401 interchange.

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