June 21 and 22, members from the Cornwall Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment and law enforcement partners in Canada and the United States will be conducting high visibility patrols to promote security along shared borders. Additionally, on the Canadian side, uniformed officers will be visiting and meeting with residents along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River between Cornwall and Iroquois.
The goal of this surge operation is to provide insight to residents on the importance of border security, to seek their input and to answer any questions they may have. The CRTF can be reached at 1-613-937-2800 or 1-800-387-0020.
The Ontario Ministry of Education has confirmed its intention to provide funding to build an addition at Roxmore Public School in Avonmore in order to accommodate additional students from North Stormont PS in Berwick.
At the same time, the province is financing the consolidation of Cornwall CVS and St. Lawrence SS into one secondary grades 7-12 school.
A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Brian Quesnel, 28, of The Nation, who faces a first degree murder charge following the death of an Orillia man June 4.
Anyone with information pertaining to Brian Quesnel's location should not approach this person and contact police as soon as possible by calling 1-844-677-5020.
Environment Canada this afternoon issued a heat warning for our area. Hot and humid conditions are expected to continue through Monday.
From the EC announcement:
First heat event of the season beginning Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be near 31 degrees Sunday and Monday with overnight lows near 20 degrees, providing little relief from the heat during this timeframe.
Temperatures are expected to fall below heat warning criteria by the middle of this week.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place. Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
Two men have been charged after a dying man was left at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria Monday night.
Facing charges of second degree murder and production of marijuana is 61-year-old Tri Minh Hoang, of Montréal.
Anh Quang Nguyen, 29, of Ottawa, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and production of cannabis.
Both accused men were remanded into custody and will next appear June 8 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.
June 5, at 7:20 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to the hospital where occupants of a white Honda Odyssey had dropped off a male suffering from a life threatening physical injury and then fled the area.
The victim, 29-year-old Khanh Nguyen, of Ottawa, was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.
At approximately 7:45 p.m., police observed the suspect vehicle travelling southbound on County Road 34 in South Glengarry Township where the two male occupants were arrested and taken into custody.
The SD&G OPP Crime Unit is seeking any witnesses with information on this homicide and will be continuing with the investigation, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Daniel Roy at the SD&G detachment at 613-534-2223 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.
If you wish to provide information anonymously you can call Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Police are seeking the public’s assistance after two men drove off after leaving a dying man at the Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria Monday night.
At 7:25 p.m. Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment officers were dispatched to the hospital, where two suspects had left the man who was suffering from a life-threatening injury and then fled. The victim, a 29-year-old from Ottawa, was pronounced dead shortly later.
The suspect vehicle, a white Honda Odyssey with Québec licence plates, was located a short time later. The two men, ages 57 and 29, have been arrested and are currently in custody. No charges have been laid at this time.
Investigators are seeking any witnesses or information to this incident.
At this time, the name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification and a post-mortem examination.
The investigation into this death is continuing by the SD&G OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB). Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Daniel Roy at 613-534-2223 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.
If you wish to provide information anonymously you can call Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your information online here.
Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.
A 30-year-old South Glengarry man faces several charges after a Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment investigation into a report of incidents at a residence on County Road 34, South Glengarry.
The investigation found that between now and 2014 a man had assaulted, sexually assaulted and threatened his common-law spouse. Upon his arrest, officers seized a quantity of methamphetamine.
The man is charged with two counts of sexual assault, five counts of spousal assault, three counts of voyeurism where he recorded the victim without her knowledge, uttering threats, publication of an intimate image without consent, possession of a controlled substance and failing to comply with recognizance.
His name is being withheld in order to protect the identity of the victim.
Congratulations to Diana Murray, of Apple Hill, the latest winner of $1,000 a week for life with Instant Cash for Life. "My family likes to give lottery tickets as birthday, anniversary and special occasion gifts,” said the lucky winner at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. “My ticket was tucked into a gift from my husband.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on Brookdale Avenue in Cornwall.
The federal and Ontario governments are providing $22.8 million to finance a remedy to Maxville's chronic water problem and to plan an expansion of Alexandria's sewage treatment facility.
North Glengarry will receive $15.2 million from the federal government and $7.6 million from the province, while the township will be required to pay $7.6 million.
Funds were announced Friday in Maxville.
More details in the May 31 edition of The News.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Hawkesbury detachment is asking residents of L'Orignal (Champlain Township) to be extra aware of their surroundings after a black bear was spotted near the village.
Sightings of the animal near Ivaco Rolling Mills and Longueuil Street were reported to police this afternoon. OPP officers are currently on scene and are attempting to locate the bear.
The OPP would like to reassure residents that all measures are being taken to ensure the bear doesn't pose a risk to the community. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is sending personnel to assist. Residents are asked to keep a safe distance if they see the bear and to notify police of any sightings by calling 911.