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Le Relais senior girls soccer team claims Prescott-Russell league championship

sean Oct 30, 2018 - 7:51pm

Today, in Alexandria, the senior girls soccer team claimed the PRSSAA league playoff championship, with a 2-0 win over Embrun. We will have details in The Glengarry News next week. A photo gallery of the action can be viewed online here.

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Les Rapides celebrate their triumph. (Sean Bray photo)

Motorcyclist killed -- Victim identified

publisher Oct 30, 2018 - 7:28pm

A 59-year-old North Glengarry man has been identified as the motorcyclist who was killed in a collision near Dunvegan Tuesday night.

Andrew Chisholm was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

He  was killed in a collision with a passenger vehicle at the intersection of County Roads 20 and 24 near Dunvegan Tuesday at 5:13 p.m.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that a motorcycle was travelling northbound on County Road 20 when, for reasons under investigation, a passenger vehicle travelling southbound turned towards County Road 24 and collided with the northbound motorcycle.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was un-injured.

Canadiens vs Glens alumni hockey game on Oct. 27

sean Oct 26, 2018 - 5:07pm

Alumni of the Montreal Canadiens will be skating against Alexandria Glens alumni in hockey action on Oct. 27, at the Glengarry Sports Palace, in Alexandria.

The tentative rosters have been announced and can be viewed in this post on Sports in the Glens.

The evening is a fundraiser for the foundation of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital.

200 attend vigil

publisher Oct 25, 2018 - 7:29am

About 200 people attended a vigil in memory of murder victim Emilie Maheu in Alexandria Wednesday night.

"Do not let her death define her life," urged Natalie St-Denis, one of the organizers of the ceremony.

While mourning the loss of the young mother, speakers also implored the crowd to remember the many other victims of domestic violence.

Every six days in Canada, a woman is killed by a partner or former partner, noted Dr. Suzanne Filion, who helped stage the moving gathering at the Grotto.

Heat detector prompts evacuation

publisher Oct 24, 2018 - 12:40pm

Nobody was injured when a heat detector set off an alarm prompting the evacuation of seniors from the MacDonald Residence on Bertha Street in Vankleek Hill at 8 a.m. October 24.

All residents immediately evacuated the building and were escorted to the Vankleek Hill Community Centre on Mill Street.

A community response was set up to answer the needs of the affected residents. The Social Services and Victim Services of Prescott-Russell attended the Community Centre providing assistance and support to the residents.

The occupants were able to return to the residence at approximately 9:30 a.m., reports the Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), which responded to the incident along with Prescott-Russell Paramedic Service and the Champlain Fire Department.

Warden, Jaworski, Lang, McDonell win

publisher Oct 22, 2018 - 9:41pm
Candidate Votes
Ellery LAFAVE  784
Jacqueline (Jacquie) MILNER  746
Lyle WARDEN  2,902

Councillor (3)

Candidate Votes
Trevor BOUGIE  1,414
Claude BOURCIER  195
Joanne HIGH  325
Stephanie JAWORSKI  2,205
Martin LANG  2,182
Sam MCDONELL  2,031
Bill MCKENZIE  327
Glenn PATTON  925
Jo-Ann PERIARD  353
Hanz SCHULZ  460
David SMALL  878
Duncan WIGHTMAN  1,069

Williams, Massie, Noble, Depratto win

publisher Oct 22, 2018 - 8:53pm

North Glengarry

Deputy Mayor

Brian Caddell 1421
Robert (Bob) Proulx 426
Carma Williams 1599

Councillor at Large

Jacques Massie (i) 1434
Louise Quenneville 1004
Kevin van den Oetelaar 1022

Lochiel

Andrew Neil McCormick 304
Brenda Noble 357
Raymond Quesnel 294

Alexandria

Michel Depratto (i) 911
Naval Kumar Gupta 178

Referendum on ward elimination

No 1734
Yes 1231

Vigil Wednesday

publisher Oct 22, 2018 - 10:03am

A candlelight vigil will be held in memory of Émilie Maheu October 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grotto in Alexandria.

“Your presence is what's most important,” says Dr. Suzanne Filion, who is organizing the event with Natalie St-Denis.

While LED lights will be provided, participants are welcome to bring food for a gathering at the legion following the vigil.

Relatives of the murder victim are expected to attend.

“People are still in shock. They are upset and frustrated,” says Dr. Filion, noting that the gathering is meant to help people show their support for the family.
Since Brandon Smeltzer, of Bayside, Nova Scotia, was charged with the murder of the 26-year-old Green Valley woman, people from that community have contacted Dr. Filion.

“Two communities are hurting,” observes Dr. Filion.

The vigil is a collective effort, she stresses. “There are so many community partners coming together,” the psychologist says. Businesses and individuals are helping out.

“One woman e-mailed and said she had already made 48 muffins. I was almost in tears!”

For more information, call Natalie St-Denis (613-677-8890) or Dr. Filion (613-330-1091.)