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Victims identified in St-Isidore fire

publisher Jul 26, 2019 - 10:28am

The two men who perished in a house fire near St-Isidore July 23 have been identified as Jeffery Laughren, 36, of St-Isidore, and David Joseph Grant, 44, from Clarence-Rockland.
The blaze at the house on County Road 9 was reported at about 2 a.m. July 23.
The bodies were later found inside the residence.

The OPP has concluded its investigation and has determined there was no criminal wrong-doing involved. The case has been turned over to the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM).

Local man recovering after skydiving accident

publisher Jul 22, 2019 - 10:18am

Dean McDonald, of Alexandria, is recovering in hospital after surviving a fatal skydiving accident that claimed the life of an Ennismore woman Saturday near Gananoque.

The woman has been identified as 63-year-old Lynn MacKenzie.

The OPP has concluded its investigation and has determined there was no criminal wrong-doing involved. The case has been turned over to Office of the Chief Coroner.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified of this incident.

Passenger killed in fatal crash

publisher Jul 21, 2019 - 1:13pm

A woman was killed in an early morning single car accident when the vehicle in which she was a passenger rolled over on County Road 43 between County Road 20 and Pigeon Hill Road in North Stormont Township.

The accident occurred at 4:37 a.m. when the eastbound vehicle left the roadway and entered the ditch causing it to roll over.

The man driving the vehicle was transported to hospital with serious life threatening injuries.



Alexandria man hurt in skydiving accident

publisher Jul 21, 2019 - 1:03pm

A 51-year-old Alexandria man was seriously injured in a skydiving accident that claimed the life of a 63-year-old woman from Ennismore Saturday near Gananoque.

No names were being released by the Ontario Provincial Police.

The accident occurred at about 4:10 p.m. on Airport Road.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) was notified of this incident and the OPP is continuing with the investigation.



Read all about it

publisher Jul 16, 2019 - 2:34pm

A teacher is sanctioned for allegedly sexually assaulting a student.

Cigarette butts -- did you know they are a scourge?

A triple crown for a Highland dancer.

A home for Glengarry's history.

A controversial change in direction.

A marathoner who just has to run.

Plus, a running of the bull, and a warning about fireworks.



Water work

publisher Jul 16, 2019 - 10:34am

 The North Glengarry Water Works Department has begun replacing watermains in Alexandria.

The impacted areas have been broken into phases. 

  • Phase 1- Mill Square from Main Street South, to Ottawa Street and Ottawa Street from Kenyon Street West to Mill Square.
  • Phase 2- Catherine Frasier Street, from Harrison Street to Ottawa Street.
  • Kenyon Street West (1 day) for water main tie in.

During this process, affected residents will be placed on a temporary overland service.  During the installation of this piping, residents can expect short service interruptions.  Staff may have to enter the residences to ensure service connections.  Once on the temporary service, residents will be placed on a mandatory boil water advisory.

Island Park closure -- it may be the heat

publisher Jul 12, 2019 - 1:07pm

The heat may have triggered a high bacteria level that caused the closure of Alexandria's Island Park beach.

"We do not know exactly what can cause a high bacteria count but in this case it might be attributable to this long period of very hot weather," says Anne Leduc, director of community services with North Glengarry Township.

The swimming area was shut after the Eastern Ontario Health Unit detected a bacteria level that exceeds the safe swimming limit. The beach area will re-open after bacteria levels return to acceptable levels.

In the meantime, residents are encouraged to use the splash pad located west of the Sandfield Centre at Island Park.



From The Rock to the Rockies

publisher Jul 11, 2019 - 3:17pm

Barrie teachers James Caron, Aaryn Coutts, and Nancy Newman received an escort from the OPP and North Glengarry Fire Department Thursday when they cycled through Alexandria as part of their 7,600-kilometre “From The Rock to The Rockies” trek. Beginning in  Cape Spear, the trio, aiming to reach Vancouver in August, is raising money for the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie.

New 4-H pledge

publisher Jul 11, 2019 - 2:14pm

4-H Canada has announced that following its annual general meeting today, the 4-H Pledge will now include “…and my world” at the end.
The idea to update the 4-H Pledge was initiated at the 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit by 4-H youth members themselves who, for the first time, met with other 4-H youth from around the world and realized that they belonged to a global community of more than seven million youth involved in 4-H in over 70 countries.

The updated 4-H pledge now reads:
I pledge
My head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
My health to better living,
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.


Heat warning

publisher Jul 3, 2019 - 3:09pm

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Eastern Ontario between now through Friday.
Maximum daytime temperatures near 31 degrees are expected with humidex values near 40. Overnight minimum temperatures are forecast to remain near 20 degrees providing little relief from the heat.
A cold front Friday night will bring cooler temperatures and lower humidity for the weekend.


North Stormont woman dies in crash

publisher Jul 2, 2019 - 4:01pm

A 55-year-old North Stormont woman has been identified as the victim of a two-vehicle collision June 26 on County Road 43 between Fairview Road and County Road 14 in North Stormont Township.

Sharon Irvine was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which occurred when the eastbound pick-up truck she was driving collided with a westbound tractor trailer.

The passenger of the pick-up truck was transported to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries.