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Good morning South Dundas . . .

The long weekend in May, the time for planting,

ground temperature has reached seed accepting warmth,

area campsites are booked, the most enthusiastic customers intent

on opening summer, rain is a given, and always, the strong survive.

We grab the camera in Spring flower season, especially after a pounding rain,

when the raindrops and the fresh bloom go to battle, and possibly,

inadvertently, create what we believe to be the best time of the season

for great floral photos . . . 

 


Canada Road Safety Week campaign . . .

OPP patrolling thru long weekend . . .

May 15 to May 21, 2022, is Canada Road Safety Week, a national traffic safety initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. Police agencies across Canada will be taking part to make all Highways a safer place to travel.

        Officers of the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police will be out on patrol and will be focusing on Alcohol/drug-impaired driving; Distracted/inattentive driving; Aggressive driving (including speeding); Driver fatigue; Lack of seat belt use.

        The Canada Road Safety Week is a public education and enforcement campaign designed to increase public compliance with traffic laws, and targets behaviours that place drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk. People are urged to call 911 if they suspect an impaired driver, remember the life you save might be someone YOU know.


Most popular opening of summer season . . .

One of the area's favorite fast food joints has opened for the season

Morrisburg Waterfront - Public Dock

 


Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OPP . . .

Driving School operators face charges . . .

 

Thursday, May 19th - OPP Fraud Investigators in conjunction with Sûreté du Québec have laid charges of fraud against several individuals following a two year investigation into allegations related to commercial motor vehicle driver training.

        In March 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police was advised by the Sûreté du Québec of fraudulent passenger and commercial motor vehicle licensing activities, which led to a lengthy criminal investigation. The investigation focused on fraudulent licensing activities, circumventing the processes of the Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

        The OPP's investigation revealed three major components of a serious fraudulent scheme, significantly impacting the safety of Canadian highways, including use of an interpreter to fraudulently complete required licensing knowledge tests; 

non-Ontario residents applying for an Ontario driver's licence; and circumvention of the Mandatory Entry Level Training standard.  Investigators identified more than 200 incidents in which students had committed a variety of fraudulent activities to obtain a commercial vehicle licence.

        Another scheme that was identified involved individuals operating unlicensed schools and delivering unauthorized training to students in eastern Ontario and Quebec. As a result of the unlicensed operations, six commercial motor vehicles were seized by investigators.

        The following six individuals have been charged with Fraud Over $5000, contrary to section 380(1) of the Criminal Code:

     •  Gurvinder SINGH, age 55 of Laval, Quebec

     •  Gurpreeet SINGH, age 33 of Saint Eustache, Quebec

     •  Mohammad KHOKHAR, age 66 of Cornwall, Ontario

     •  Jagjeet DEOL, age 50 of Caledon, Ontario

     •  Charanjit Kaur DEOL, age 50 of Caledon, Ontario

     •  Hanifa KHOKHAR, age 68 of Cornwall, Ontario

        All of the accused have made their initial appearances before the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa.

 


Surge baseball expands program . . .

Seaway Surge Baseball has expanded their program line-up for the 2022 season,

fielding both House League and rep divisions. And the great news is, they are playing

a lot more games in Morrisburg's Waterfront (Jason Broad) Baseball Park.

On Sunday past the U16's hosted the Bytown Canadians rot a double-header

that saw each team capture a victory, the first to the Surge in a 16-4 count

and the second to the Canadians on a 6-4 score.

Check out their web site for the upcoming games and dates

https://www.seawaysurge.com


Laparoscopic trays to support 500 surgeries annually at Winchester District Hospital . . .

       Surgeons at Winchester District Memorial Hospital were among the first in the region to perform laparoscopic surgery. And through generous donors, the WDMH Foundation has been able to fund the purchase of ten new Laparoscopic Trays.

        Each of the new laparoscopic surgery trays provides eight to 10 instruments for surgery, including scissors, graspers, and suctions. A second tray provides the trocars or tubes that the instruments travel through.

        These new instruments are easier to assemble and clean, supporting staff and saving time, all at a cost of $97,652. 

        Laparoscopic surgery is now considered a ‘standard of care’ for many medical conditions. It is minimally invasive, has been shown to reduce blood loss, decrease pain after surgery, and leads to a faster recovery. 

        “We have been thrilled to have been able to update our Laparoscopic General Surgery Trays," says Operating Team Leader Joanne Pollock, adding,  "These new trays will support compassionate excellenc." 

        Explaining further, Pollock pointed out, "Some of our laparoscopic instruments were quite dated and this money could not have come at a better time. We were having to send our instruments out for repair, and in a lot of cases, the instruments were unrepairable. So than you for this.”

        “Hospital surgeons tell us these trays are used almost every day in the Operating Rooms and without them, some surgeries couldn’t happen,” says Foundation Managing Director Kristen Casselman,  “We are incredibly grateful to the many donors who make possible these types of equipment purchases.”


MP Eric Duncan looking to reacquaint . . .

Don't forget to tap me on the shoulder . . .

MP Eric Duncan, Stormont-Dundas & South Glengarry . . .
MP Eric Duncan, Stormont-Dundas & South Glengarry . . .

         The past few months have been challenging for our community.

Canadians are struggling as the pinch of inflation is making everyday essentials more expensive. Families are spending nearly $1000 more on groceries this year. Gas and home heating are costing more. And housing prices have doubled in Cornwall and the SD&G area in five short years. Abroad, the daily pictures of humanitarian tragedy unfolding amid Putin’s war in Ukraine are deeply troubling. In Ottawa, the new NDP-Liberal spending agreement has failed to provide the responsible leadership that Canadians are looking for. 

           My Conservative colleagues and I have been focused on putting forward constructive solutions to address the major issues Canada is facing. 

          Across the community, my staff and I have been busier than ever working to help residents navigate government programs and listening to your feedback on how decisions made in Parliament are impacting you. Our wonderful team of volunteers completed over 4,000 tax returns for local residents with fixed incomes this spring.

          I encourage you to complete my MP survey and share your feedback with me. I read every response personally and your unfiltered feedback helps me better represent you in Canada’s parliament.

          As more community events start happening once again, I hope to see you in person soon. Please be sure to tap me on the shoulder and introduce yourself. I am proud to serve as your Member of Parliament, and proud of the strength and resilience of our community.


OPP invites on-line reporting . . .

The OPP would like to remind everyone of the OPP Online Reporting System, an  easy and convenient method of reporting minor crimes. 

        In a life-threatening emergency, always call 9-1-1.

        The system has been expanded to include the ability to report criminal occurrences online regardless of value. Online Reporting provides another way for citizens to report crimes that are not emergencies, but that fall under specific parameters, including: theft; mischief / damage to property; mischief / damage to vehicle, theft from vehicle; theft from vehicle; stolen license plates; driving complaints.

        A comprehensive list is available at opp.ca/reporting. In each case, the occurrence must not involve an injury, have a suspect or include evidence at the scene. An officer will attend, if requested.

        Simply go to opp.ca and click Report Online - opp.ca/reporting


 

Family Day at Dundela . . .

                           - January  2015

 

 

Dundas Soil and Crop Association's show . . .

                          - Spring 2015

 

A Morrisburg (South Dundas) tradition with history . . .

                                                       - Winter 2015

 

 

Music in the Waterfront Park . . .

                                                     - Summer 2015

 

 

Bantam B Rep play-off . . . .

                          - Spring 2015

 

 

Bartlett Pear and Pecorino pasta with Grana Padano shavings . . .

                                         - Spring 2015

 

 

Tending the sugar camp fire  . . .

                         - Spring 2015

 

 

We are the Champions . . .

                                                                                               - Spring 2015

 

 

Riverside Anglican Church, a history of our region. . . .

                   - Spring 2015

 

 

The fishing Lapier boys at the Annual Iroquois Derby . . .

                                - Spring 2015

 

 

Novice C Lions versus the Brockville Braves . . .

                                                              - Winter 2015

 

 

 Treasures at the Annual Williamsburg Yard Sale . . .

                                           - Spring 2015

 

 

Last game of the Junior C's season . . .

                                                                 - March 2015

 

 

A beautiful Mom raises this one and her sister . . .

                                                            - Fall 2015

 

 

Bantam B Rep playoffs versus South Grenville Rangers  . . . 

                                                     - March 2015

 

 

Emmett Kirkoff loves a good peach pie . . .

                                            - Summer 2015

 

 

Wackin' Kemptville's Royals at Morrisburg Arena  . . .

                                                         - Spring 2015

 


OPPortunities to help build safer communities . . .

OPP laying out job opportunities . . .

Monday, May 16th - Are you passionate about making a difference and helping build safer communities within Ontario? During this year's Police Week, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is urging candidates who are dedicated to upholding the law and serving their communities to consider this challenging and rewarding career path.

       As hundreds of OPP members are eligible for retirement over the next few years, there has never been a better time to apply to the OPP. Whether you are interested in becoming a police officer, auxiliary member (volunteer) or working in a civilian role, the OPP has a job opportunity for you.

 

OPPortunites:

Uniform Officers

Uniform officers are trusted and relied upon to assist members of the public in cases of emergencies, day or night. During an officer's career, there are many opportunities to experience different specialized policing roles including technical collision investigator, scenes of crime officer and mental health crisis response team member, to name a few.

Civilians

Civilians are non-uniform members who provide critical support to the communities we serve. There are hundreds of civilian careers to choose from, ranging from positions in Civilian Data Entry (CDE) to roles within the Provincial Communications Centres (PCCs) as well as administrative, specialized and managerial positions.

Special Constables

Special constables are civilian members who have been given limited peace officer or police officer powers by the Commissioner for a specific job or task. Special constables have a wide array of roles within the OPP.

Auxiliary Members

Auxiliary members are dedicated volunteers who are trained to assist with frontline policing operations to ensure the safety of our communities. Volunteering part-time with the OPP Auxiliary Program is a great way to make a difference in your community.

        Candidates are encouraged to visit opp.ca/careers where they can find out more information about the above positions, the minimum qualifications, as well as instructions on how to apply.

         The OPP is dedicated to ensuring open, accessible, equitable and respectful workplaces, and is committed to reflecting the diverse communities it serves. We encourage applications from members of our diverse communities, including Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, women, persons from racialized groups, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, those who are able to speak fluently in another language(s), and anyone committed to a rewarding career in public service. The OPP is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations will be provided in all stages of our hiring processes as necessary.

About the Ontario Provincial Police

        The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 5,500 uniform officers, 2,500 civilian employees and 600 auxiliary members. The OPP provides essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people and visitors to the province of Ontario.