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