Zumba helps spruce up landmark
The Dalkeith Historical Society’s window fund will get a high-energy boost Monday, October 1.
That is when two Zumba instructors combine their talents to put on the “best Monday Night Zumba show in town” at 7 p.m. at L’école secondaire catholique Le Relais in Alexandria.
Money raised during the event will help the society put in a second storefront window at the Robertson Clark building in Dalkeith.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Zumba instructors Bubpha Boomprom-Gleuck, of Glen Robertson, and Louise Stephenson, of Vankleek Hill, will lead the evening's activity.
Tickets are available at The Glengarry News, Scotiabank in Alexandria and Vankleek Hill), Fassifern General Store, from the zumba instructors, or Frances Fraser (613-874-2514) and Maggie Dean (613-874-9994).
DHS pays all expenses relating to the maintenance of the Robertson Clark property and Robertson Mills park.
The Robertson Clark building was constructed in 1867 as a general store and post office. The store had two large storefront windows, one on either side of the front door. When the store closed in the early 1900s, the Roman Catholic Church took over and created St. Paul’s Chapel.
During that period, the outside of the building was covered in siding that blocked the two storefront windows. The society purchased the property in 2012. In July, 2018 DHS replaced one window. The Robertson Clark building is the oldest public local historic building in the area.
Sexual assault charge
A 54-year-old South Glengarry man has been charged with sexual assault after Stormont-DundasGlengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers investigated an incident in North Glengarry.
The accused, who was also charged with mischief, was released and is scheduled to appear at in Cornwall court October 16.
The name of the accused is being withheld in order to protect the identity of the victim.
Uttering threats charge
September 15, SDG OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic situation at a residence in North Glengarry Township, where the investigation concluded, a man had threatened his girlfriend.
A 38-year-old man from Magog, Québec was charged with uttering threats, failing to comply with recognizance.
A 55-year-old Cornwall man was charged after Stormont-DundasGlengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment officers responded to a September 1 domestic disturbance in South Glengarry Township.
After the investigation indicated that the man had caused damage to the victim's property, he was charged with mischief.
His name is being withheld in order to protect the identity of the victim.
Meat, trailer stolen
Crooks hauled away various frozen meats, gas cans and a garden trailer from an outbuilding during a September 4 break-in at a residence on Ste-Anne Road in North Glengarry Township.
A 56-year-old North Glengarry man has been charged with criminal harassment after SDG OPP officers responded to a September 6 report of a domestic situation at a residence in North Glengarry. The investigation indicated that a man had been harassing his ex-girlfriend.
A case of road rage on Highway 401 in South Glengarry ended with a Québec man being charged.
September 8, SDG OPP officers responded to a report of disturbance and traffic complaints on the 401, where a man had exited his vehicle and had caused damage to another motorist's vehicle. François Xenos, 56, of St-George de Clarenceville, was charged with mischief, dangerous opera- tion of a motor vehicle, threatening conduct and causing a disturbance. He was released and is scheduled to appear in Alexandria court October 10.
79 over the limit
A motorist travelling at 179 kilometres per hour on Highway 401 in South Glengarry was pulled over by SDG OPP officers recently. The 31-year-old from North York had his permit suspended for seven days and his vehicle was impounded.
The same penalties were imposed on a 27-year-old Toronto man speeding at 170 and a 37year-old Ste-Geneviève, Québec man travelling at 161.
The top speed recorded during the blitz was 215, set by a 20-yearold Ontarian who was stopped on the 401 in South Dundas.
September 13, in South Glengarry on the 401, a 24-yearold from Hogansburg, New York was pulled over after being clocked at 170. The driver, who was under the influence of alcohol, was charged with stunt driving, impaired driving, and driving without a permit on a prohibited highway while unaccompanied by a qualified driver.
September 15, a SDG OPP officer responded to a disturbance on County Road 22, North Glengarry Township, where the officer seized a quantity of marijuana.
Mathew Beehler, 25, of North Glengarry, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was released and is scheduled to appear in Alexandria court November 14.
Police are seeking the person or persons responsible for stealing jewellery from a South Lancaster store.
September 17, at 2:12 p.m., Stormont- Dundas- Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of various items of jewellery being taken from a business on Cannon Street.
Truck driver charged in school bus accident
A 51-year-old Toronto truck
driver has been charged with careless driving following an Ontario Provincial Police investigation into Wednesday's bus accident near Hawkesbury.
Five children were taken by ambulance, a bus driver was airlifted to hospital and 19 children taken to hospital as a precaution after a transport rear-ended a school bus on Highway 34 between Hawkesbury and Vankleek Hill at 9 a.m. September 19, reports the Hawkesbury OPP detachment. Four vehicles were involved in the collision that occurred near Pleasant Corners Public School.
The bus driver, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was taken by helicopter to an Ottawa hospital.
The students were transported to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.
Occupants of the other vehicles were not hurt.
The Cornwall Community Police Service charged a 42-yearold Lancaster man with two counts of assault following an argument with a 39-year-old man September 20.
David Brunet, who faces additional charges of uttering threats and breach of probation for failing to keep the peace, is slated to appear in court October 25.