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$75,000 machine stolen

publisher Feb 20, 2018 - 5:10pm

The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment is seeking the public's help in solving the theft of a payloader, that occurred sometime between December 22 and January 2 from a business property on Ste-Catherine Street, south of St-Isidore. The yellow 2006 John Deere, model 544J, equipped with an adjustable hydraulic snow blade, is valued at approximately $75,000. Anyone with information that can help nab the culprits is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

McDonell supports Elliott

publisher Feb 20, 2018 - 4:15pm

Christine Elliott has received the endorsement of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell in her bid for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.

"Christine brings great wisdom and a tremendous wealth of experience to the position, including being an MPP for nine years, our Deputy Leader, a professional lawyer and a tireless community advocate," says Mr. McDonell. Meanwhile, his federal counterpart, Guy Lauzon, is backing Caroline Mulroney in the race where Patrick Brown is trying to regain the post he left only about a month ago. Doug Ford and Tanya Granic Allen are also seeking the job.

Williamstown's Hockey with Heart tournament supports charity

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 3:53pm

Last Saturday, the second annual Hockey with Heart outdoor tournament took place in Williamstown, raising funds in support of Beyond 21 and the Julie MacLachlan Foundation.

We have the story in this week's edition of The Glengarry News, as well as additional content online at Sports in the Glens.

Hockey with Heart
Allister Macdonell, left, and Colton Gallant flank special guest Jean Levac. (Facebook photo)

Check your mail

publisher Feb 15, 2018 - 9:57am

If you are a rural landowner in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry you may have received a notice from the counties that your land use designation may have changed under a new official plan that was modified by the province.

February 27 is the deadline to file an appeal.

SDG has provided the modified maps at under "Official Plan" so that property owners can review their land designations.

New scam alerts

publisher Feb 13, 2018 - 11:28am

Be wary of the old tax fraud scam.

A local woman advises she received a bogus phone call warning her that she was facing tax fraud charges.

She was given a phone number that is linked to a fraud ring.

Another scheme has someone posing as a retailer who alerts a consumer his or her credit card account has been compromised. The victim is then told to call 911, as well as his or her financial institution, to report the fraud, but when the target hangs up, the person is unaware the call is not disconnected.

Police say the victims are then led to believe they made an outgoing call and are speaking to authorities. 

The victims are then told to go to their banking institution to transfer funds into a different account which is supposedly intended to safeguard their funds. The victim has in fact received these instructions from the original fraudster.

Routes a winner

publisher Feb 8, 2018 - 9:38am

The Glengarry Routes Heritage Tour brochure has won an Economic Developers Council of Ontario awards in the publications category.

The joint North Glengarry-South Glengarry initiative highlights heritage sites in "Ontario’s Celtic Heartland.”

North Glengarry also received an award for its Community Improvement Plan.

The honours were presented in Toronto Wednesday at the council's 61st annual conference.

Hospital CEO retiring

publisher Jan 31, 2018 - 4:32pm

The chief executive officer of Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria, Linda Morrow, has announced that she will retire at the end of June.

As for a successor, the board of directors "will be engaging in a recruitment process as per the Succession Planning Policy."

"In her 37 years as an employee of HGMH, Linda has held several roles at the hospital, from Registered Nurse to Chief Nursing Officer to CEO.  She has been an integral part of many improvements at HGMH, including the expansion of the Emergency and Ambulatory Care units, implementation of the Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Program, and the addition of many new services such as ultrasound, bone densitometry, cardiac stress testing, cardiac ultrasound, and pulmonary function testing," says chair Bruce Starkauskas.

"On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Linda for her hard work and dedication to HGMH.  Her departure will be a great loss to the organization, and she will certainly be missed. I am sure you will join me in wishing Linda all the best as she begins the next chapter of her life."