Fake news is a key driver for Canadians losing trust in media and Facebook is considered the worst offender of fake news distribution by two thirds of respondents. In a new global survey of internet users by CIGI-Ipsos, social media is found to be the leading source of user Distrust on the internet. More Canadians now blame social media companies for their media distrust (89% in 2019 vs 81% in 2018). More than half of Canadians (53%) think social media has impacted their information access, but only 7% have closed their social media accounts as a result.
“This year’s survey of global attitudes not only underscores the fragility of the internet, but also netizens’ growing discomfort with social media and the power these corporations wield over their daily lives,” said Fen Osler Hampson, a distinguished fellow at CIGI and director of its Global Security & Politics program.
Gary Martin wandered the streets of Maxville on Saturday during the village’s sidewalk sale selling $1,000 raffle tickets, the winner to be drawn at this weekend’s Maxville Fair on Sunday, June 23 at 5 pm. All proceeds from the raffle benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food bank and volunteers will be roaming the fairgrounds Fair weekend selling tickets. We caught up with Mr. Martin under the eaves of the busy Maxville Firefighters BBQ fundraiser tent, a popular spot during the sale. This year marked the 20th anniversary of village-wide event, and despite the rain, residents set up and treasure hunters roamed Main and side streets, mixing with residents and picking up a few treasures. The community sale was organized by the Maxville Chamber of Commerce whose dedicated volunteers have been instrumental in helping revitalize and beautify Maxville’s downtown centre and galvanize business in the village.
The Cornwall Motor Speedway celebrates its 50th anniversary Sunday with a spectacular racing program and activities for the fans as well. Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro-Stock, will each run 50-lap features while the Mini-Stock will have 25 laps. An autograph session with former track champions will occur before the start of the racing program.
The pit gates will open at 3 p.m. to welcome the drivers.
In general admission, doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
Time trials are scheduled for 6 and heat races will start at 6:30 p.m.
The SDG Library is getting ready to launch its first Little Free Library.
The Library recently undertook a public voting campaign to collect input on choosing the location for the first book house. In total, 1,282 votes were received. When all the votes were tallied, South Stormont's Newington Fire Hall had received 50% of the votes.
The first Little Free Library is just about ready to go, thanks to the work of the students at Tagwi Secondary School who put the book house together. Over the next few weeks, Library staff will be coordinating the installation of the first book house and recruiting volunteers to help maintain it.
SDG Library is looking forward to officially opening the Little Free Library in July, and if all goes well, other locations could be added in the near future. For more information on this project, or to become a Little Free Library volunteer steward, please contact Susan Wallwork at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 936-8777 ext. 226.
This past weekend the U14 Regional Girls Hearts team won the 16 team Kingston United Soccer Tournament. Game results: 2-0 win vs. Hamilton Sparta, 2-0 win vs. North York Cosmos, 2-0 win vs. West Ottawa Warriors. Semi-Final 3-0 win vs. Oak Ridges Knights. Finals 3-0 win vs. Kingston United. Keeper Reina Faubert did not allow one goal during the tournament.
A 41-year-old South Glengarry man has been charged by the Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment following a mail fraud investigation.
Ryan Flaro has been charged with criminal harassment, making a forged document, impersonating a peace officer and careless storage of a weapon.
The investigation began when police received complaints from people who had received fake court documents and fictitious sexual assault register documents.
Happy Friday, folks.
We would rather be celebrating The Raptors' historic victory.
However, first we must deal with an issue.
Contrary to rumours, The Glengarry News has no intention of removing our beloved Sports section.
Our Sports Editor has chosen to go on leave.
We are striving to fill that void on an interim basis.
Rest assured The Glengarry News team is just as passionate about our exceptional and dedicated sports community as you are.
We strive to ensure our community gets the best coverage our community deserves.
If anyone has any concerns about our content, please contact us directly.
The Glengarry News team.
P. S. Way to go, Raptors!
The Glengarry District High School senior boys soccer team went undefeated in its championship run at the provincial championship, racking up six wins and one tie.
The finale was a thriller, with the Gaels sealing the win on penalty shots.
In the photo:
Back Row (left to right): David Filion, Liam Filion, Kenneth MacMillan, Ethan Attridge, Liam MacDonald, Hamish MacLeod, Hunter MacPherson,Cameron Poirier, Sheldon MacCallum, Aaron Keurentjes, Berry Wassihun, Dove Rickerd, Laurent Rivard, Glen Campbell
Front Row (left to right): Ben Horton, Jared MacLeod, Seamus Hardy, Craig Van Loon, Kevin Doyle, Logan Keurentjes, Lochlan MacDonald, Bailey Pidgeon, Crew Rickerd, Rocco Bhagwandin
Veteran firefighter Matthew Roy has succeeded Patrick Gauthier as North Glengarry Fire Chief.
“He is a natural leader, with more than 19 years of experience in fire services. He has grown through the ranks as a volunteer firefighter, training officer, District Chief and most recently, Deputy Chief. He brings with him extensive knowledge and experience in both fire services and general management skills,” said CAO Sarah Huskinson.
Mr. Roy played an integral role in the development and implementation of a fire services training program, as outlined by the Ontario Fire Marshall's Office. He helped to modernize the department and to streamline training programs so that firefighters are better equipped to work together as a team and to deal with emergencies. He was also instrumental in the procurement of a new communications system which will enable firefighters to stay better connected during emergencies.
“Matthew has been a mentor to many firefighters who look to him for guidance and support. His natural leadership abilities will serve him well in his new role as Chief. I am looking forward to working with Matthew as part of our Senior Management Team and to seeing him continue to grow as a leader and a key member of our team,” said Ms. Huskinson.
He will be responsible for more than 60 firefighters, working out of stations in Alexandria, Maxville and Apple Hill.
A section of Main Street Alexandria, between Gernish and Centre, will be closed to traffic between now and until Friday, or until the work has been completed. The street is being dug up for a water main installation.
Main Street South will be reserved for local traffic only between Kenyon Street and Centre Street.
A detour route will be in place; expect delays.