At about 10:35 p.m. on the evening of May 19, police and firefighters responded to a structural fire at the Bonnie Glen Pavilion just west of Alexandria. The Bonnie Glen Pavilion is an extremely popular venue in the county and it had a long history of hosting weddings, proms, performances and banquets, including the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which is slated for later this month. There will be a full story in the May 25 edition of The Glengarry News.
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Get your unused and expired prescription medications out of your homes and out of the hands of those the drugs are not prescribed for. Ontario Provincial Police detachments in Alexandria, Lancaster and Hawkesbury will be accepting May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. unused meds during Prescription Drug Drop Off Day.
A car stolen from a South Glengarry home has been found but unfortunately, the vehicle has been destroyed by fire.
The 2003 Buick Rendez-Vous was discovered May 17 at 10:23 a.m. after two hours after it had been reported stolen from a County Road 2 residence.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
Have you decorated your caber for the Maxville 125th anniversary celebrations?
Contact Ben Rozon (photo) at email@example.com for details.
Free materials for a caber decorating contest can be picked up at Maxville Home Hardware. Participants decorating their cabers should try to incorporate the “Past, Present and Future” theme and ensure they submit their entries by the June 6 deadline.
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The Special Investigation Unit is probing the death of a man found dead in a building near St-Isidore today, May 13.
Members of the Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with the assistance of the OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, had converged on a residence on Concession Road 8, The Nation Township, "with regards to a person in distress."
When officers entered a structure on the property, they located the lifeless man.
The SIU investigates when a person dies or is seriously injured during incidents involving police officers.
“I have never been so scared in my life,” says 23-year-old Alexandria native Eric Carrière.
Running for their lives, he and a coworker managed to escape with some necessities before being evacuated as a wildfire engulfed Fort McMurray last week.
“It was snowing ash. I have never seen such a scene...the fear in people’s faces, the panic, the emotion....people running in the streets.”
As they joined the throngs fleeing the burning Alberta city, Mr. Carrière helped 50 senior citizens board buses.
Along the escape route, a gas station exploded, a hotel erupted in flames.
At last report, Mr. Carrière was being moved to Edmonton.
Congratulations to Canada Day Parade Button Drawing Contest grand prize winner Cecilia Liolios. The public chose the Williamstown Public School Grade 4 student's lapel button design in the contest sponsored by The Glengarry News, Papeterie Alexandria Stationery and the Alexandria and District Lions Club. She is shown with Cassie Depratto Nutt, Alexandria and District Lions Club Canada Day Parade committee chair, and Sylvain Martin, owner of Papeterie Alexandria Stationery.