Lo­cal good Sa­mar­i­tan rec­og­nized by O.P.P. Let’s Cel­e­brate

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CORN­WALL, On­tario - On Aug. 27, 2017, Reg­is­tered Prac­ti­cal Nurse (RPN) Meghan Mcrae and her mom Al­li­son wit­nessed a two-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on Hwy. 138 in South Stor­mont just south of Mon­k­land. Mcrae found the two ve­hi­cles had col­lided head-on. The first ve­hi­cle had a single pas­sen­ger, a fe­male from Que­bec, and the sec­ond ve­hi­cle had a man and a woman. Mcrae said that the man and woman from the sec­ond ve­hi­cle were up and mov­ing around, and that apart from some scrapes, they seemed okay.

Mcrae went to at­tend to the woman in the first ve­hi­cle, who she found cry­ing and hy­per­ven­ti­lat­ing. She asked the woman if she was in pain and the woman ex­plained that she had pain down her back and felt that she could not move.

Mcrae even­tu­ally did reach a friend who promised to meet the woman at the hos­pi­tal. On Wed­nes­day, Sept. 5, 2018, Mcrae was rec­og­nized with the Com­mis­sioner’s Ci­ta­tion for Life­sav­ing from O.P.P. Com­mis­sioner Vin­cent Hawkes. The award states that she was rec­og­nized for her ef­forts to “keep their con­di­tion from de­te­ri­o­rat­ing with the on­set of shock.” Mcrae was also given a Life­sav­ing Cer­tifi­cate from St. John Am­bu­lance.

Mcrae ex­plained that it was nice to be rec­og­nized, but that what she did was about help­ing oth­ers.

From Sept. 12 to Sept. 16 some of the best curlers in the world will be at the Corn­wall Curl­ing Cen­tre. Single day tick­ets are $20 and a week­end pass is $65.

Trag­i­cally Hip trib­ute band Fully Com­pletely will be hold­ing a free show in Lamoureux Park on Satur­day, Sept. 22 start­ing at 6 p.m.

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