Cle­ment, by a land­slide

Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Vot­ers in Corn­wall in mid- oc­to­ber were de­ci­sive: they chose Ber­nadette Cle­ment, as may­or­elect for the city.

Cle­ment gath­ered close to 6,700 votes, fin­ish­ing well ahead of in­cum­bent Mayor les­lie o’shaugh­nessy and Coun. david Mur­phy.

“It’s a nice, strong man­date and it says to me that many peo­ple in Corn­wall have put their trust in me and it means there’s a lot of work ahead,” Cle­ment said.

First-time coun­cil­lors voted into of­fice in Corn­wall were eric Berg­eron and Todd Ben­nett.

Mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion re­sults across the re­gion in­cluded Bryan McGil­lis re­claim­ing the mayor’s of­fice in south stor­mont.

In south Glen­garry, Frank Prevost was ac­claimed as mayor, and in south dun­das, for­mer mayor steven Byvelds was elected to the po­si­tion once again.

Just be­fore elec­tions, a lot of of­fi­cials in the re­gion and across the coun­try were look­ing at how to ap­proach the up­com­ing le­gal­iza­tion of cannabis in Canada.

In ak­we­sasne, the MCa en­acted a set of in­terim reg­u­la­tions while a com­mit­tee con­tin­ued to work on its fi­nal ver­sion of the com­mu­nity cannabis con­trol law.

reg­u­la­tions in­di­cated that res­i­dents in the snye dis­trict would be able to get mar­i­juana within that dis­trict, as long as it was brought in by boat along an au­tho­rized route. snye lies in Que­bec, on the south­ern side of the st. lawrence river, and sur­rounded by new york state, where the pos­ses­sion and sale of pot con­tin­ues to be il­le­gal.

For its part, u.s. Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion said the fact that mar­i­juana would be trans­ported into snye by boat would not be a con­cern un­less it crossed over into amer­i­can ter­ri­tory.

“Trans­port­ing mar­i­juana across the bor­der re­mains il­le­gal un­der Cana­dian law and u.s. fed­eral law,” said CBP spokesman Michael niez­goda. “we will con­tinue to work with our state, lo­cal and tribal law en­force­ment part­ners to en­sure that all laws are en­forced.”

There was tragedy in Glen­garry County, where the body of a young mother was found in a ru­ral area out­side lan­cas­ter. em­i­lie Ma­heu, 26, had been miss­ing for two days, and the vic­tim of a homi­cide was found along the edge of a corn­field.

Con­do­lences poured in for Ma­heu, the mother of a two-yearold.

Bran­don smeltzer, of Bay­side, n.s., was charged with first-de­gree mur­der in the case.

In Corn­wall, the com­mu­nity lost a busi­ness leader, with the pass­ing of Gerry Ben­son, who died near the end of the month at age 78.

The Ben­son fam­ily re­leased a short state­ment, shar­ing the news the Ben­son Group founder had passed away, and ask­ing for pri­vacy as it grieved.

In lo­cal sports, oc­to­ber meant that high school foot­ball sea­son was in full swing, with teams jock­ey­ing for po­si­tion­ing in the stand­ings in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the play­offs, and with some tra­di­tional games be­ing played un­der the lights, at Joe st. de­nis Field.

The prime time games in­cluded the “rose Bowl,” an an­nual show­down be­tween the st. Joseph’s Pan­thers and la Ci­tadelle, those Pa­tri­otes the de­fend­ing sd&G league play­off champs.

In the rose Bowl though, it would be st. Joseph’s dom­i­nat­ing the ac­tion and win­ning 30-5.

“we came in to the game with a re­venge mind­set,” said Pan­thers player nolan shane. “we felt we had some un­fin­ished busi­ness with these guys (af­ter los­ing last year’s play­off fi­nal to la Ci­tadelle).”

on the lo­cal hockey scene, there was an his­toric event for the Corn­wall Prowlers – their firstever game, in the outaouais se­nior a hockey league, and in or­leans against the Cum­ber­land Ban­dits.

and it would be a win for the Corn­wall squad, 13-6, Jonathan la­belle lead­ing the way with a four-goal per­for­mance, and with Josh loney get­ting the goal­tend­ing vic­tory.

ALAN S. HALE/CORN­WALL STAN­DARD-FREE­HOLDER

Mayor-elect Ber­nadette Cle­ment in her of­fices at the SDG Le­gal Clinic on Oct. 23.

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