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A new day is dawning in South Dundas . . .


Pumpkin Inferno opens . . .

Gourd BIG or go home . . .

Friday, Sept. 30th - St. Lawrence Parks Commission is proud to present Pumpkinferno at both its Upper Canada Village and Fort Henry locations. A luminary experience for all ages, Pumpkinferno is a mesmerizing installation of more than 7,000 handcrafted, glowing artificial pumpkins set up along a curated self-guided tour path against historical backdrops.

        The award-winning Pumpkinferno event returns this year, bringing gourd vibes to both its hometown in Morrisburg at Upper Canada Village and in Kingston at Fort Henry. Each location will have more new pumpkin exhibits added than ever before! The festive fan-favourite and family-friendly event opens in both locations  Sept. 30, 2022.

        Entering its second year, Pumpkinferno at Fort Henry has added 30-per cent more pumpkins to the enchanting hand-carved artificial pumpkin displays since its sold-out debut in 2021.

        Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village is now in its second decade. In addition to many returning fan favourites, the Village is showcasing seven exciting new themes. The most additions since the inaugural year!

        A reminder that this is a timed-entry ticketed event and tickets need to be purchased in advance from forthenry.com/pumpkinferno or uppercanadavillage.com/pumpkinferno. Availability on the website appears in real-time. When the website indicates SOLD OUT for a specific evening, tickets are no longer available for that evening.

        Tickets will not be available at the door.



The cutest entertainment to start your week . . .

Pre/apres dinner, CanSkate is the best . . .

Monday, Sept. 26th - The Morrisburg and District Skating Club quietly presents what must be considered about the best entertainment available in the community every Monday (early) evening at 6:00 p.m. The youngsters who have signed in (and this year it's near record numbers) to take part in the CanSkate program put on a fabulous show of kids-being-kids on the ice. And sitting in the bleachers watching the performance will bring joy to your heart.

        Not only are the learners eye-catching, the attentive senior skaters and professionals too show a caring and learned encouragement that over the course of a year brings these young first-timers into the realm of high-flying speedsters, fully in control of their new found ability. 

        We stopped by this past Monday evening to grab a few photos. It was opening night! Some of the kids skate beautifully. Carefree and wild. Some skate to meet and play with friends. Some take up a single position on the ice and remain in that spot for the duration (although throughout they are encouraged to skate- but refuse). And some, experiencing skating for the first time, are thrilled to take part. We think most of these faces show it . . .


Friday, Sept. 23rd - St. James Anglican Church has been selected to host a concert as part of the prestigious Festival of Small Halls Concert Series. This event, which features three groups from Atlantic Canada, will be held at

St. James Anglican Church, 20 High Street, Morrisburg on Saturday, Oct. 8th -  7:00 p.m.

        There will be a “Decadent Desserts” bar available starting at 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $10.

Click on this link for more information about the Festival and to purchase concert tickets.



Federal offender wanted . . .

OPP seeking public's attention . . .

Wednesday, Sept. 28th - The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad is requesting the public's assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of his breach of statutory release. 

        Adam WILLIAMS is described as Caucasian male, 44 years of age, 5'9" (175 cm), 190 lbs (86 kgs) with brown hair and brown eyes. 

        WILLIAMS is currently serving a five (5) year and, nine (9) month, sentence for Robbery. 

        The offender is known to frequent the Kingston, Toronto, Oshawa, Bracebridge, Smiths Falls, Perth, North Bay, Peterborough,Ottawa, and Barrie area's of Ontario. 

        Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad at

416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-7673 or Crimestoppers at

1-800-222-8477  or call 9-1-1.



Rain puts damper on IPM Quilt tent . . .

                               -  by Elaine MacNaughtan

Wednesday, Sept. 28th - The 2022 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo has come and gone. Five very busy days showcasing agriculture and rural living.

        Unfortunately the rain put a damper on the Quilt Tent and the IPM Quilt Committee made the decision to not display the majority of the quilts. Using the entry area of the tent it was possible to display the smaller items on wire frame racks along with the three quilts made from the 2022 IPM Quilt Block Challenge. The barn quilts were also displayed on fence railing.

        Inside and outside the tent there were beautiful displays of autumn flowers, pumpkins and corn stalks. Planters, which were made with barn quilts on all four sides, were filled with marigolds.

        The Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary and Victoria’s Quilts Canada, Kemptville Branch, each arranged a display. These two groups along with The Kemptville Quilters Guild, The Thousand Island Quilters Guild and The Upper Canada Quilters Guild planned, organized and executed both the August Show and IPM Quilt Tent. 

 

        The raffle quilt was won by Margaret Ruppel. The two made from these blocks were presented to the 2019 Queen of the Furrow and the 2022 host family, Charles, Rosemary, Zachary and Kirsten Bennett.


'Epic' at three Eastern Ontario Hospitals . . .

Health Info system launches Nov. 5th . . .

Clinical Manager Michael Paglia and Jennifer Sanger, RAI Coordinator

at Winchester District Memorial Hospital check out the

new portable Workstations on Wheels. 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 28th – On November 5th, the new Epic health information system will be launched at Winchester District Memorial Hospital,  Kemptville District Hospital and Deep River District Hospital. Training is now underway as staff and physicians prepare for a new way of caring for our patients. 

        “November 5th is just over a month away and we will be ready,” said Frank J. Vassallo, Kemptville’s CEO. “Our teams have been working tirelessly to train and prepare for Epic. They see the benefits first-hand.” 

        Epic is a powerful digital health information system that uses the latest technology to securely store, organize, and access patient records.

        “The new Epic system will support both patients and their care providers,” explained Janna Hotson, the CEO at Deep River, “Simply put, patients will get better access to their own health information and more seamless care from their providers.” 

        The three hospitals will now become part of a digital network of nine hospitals in the Ottawa region using the world-class health information system.

        “Epic replaces the current hospital information systems made up of multiple electronic and paper-based systems containing different parts of a patient’s health record,” added Cholly Boland, CEO at Winchester, “Epic gives the patient’s care team the information they need at their fingertips and is proven to reduce wait times, length of stay in the hospital, and readmission.” 

        Benefits of Epic are the private MyChart portal. Patients will have their health story at their fingertips, anytime, anywhere. MyChart subscribers can see their medical history, diagnostic test results, upcoming appointments, lists of allergies and medications, and even educational materials. 

       As part of the planning process, each hospital will be reducing some services at the time of launch to ensure that staff have time to care for each patient while learning to use of the new system. 

 

Deep River District Hospital . . . 

        The Deep River & District Hospital is a 16-bed acute care hospital located on the wooded banks of the Ottawa River, within the Town of Deep River. The hospital is part of a person-centered campus of care, which also includes the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home and the North Renfrew Family Health Team, all on one site. Our campus of care is expanding, innovating, and modernizing to better serve our communities and further our ability to provide excellent, compassionate care, every time. Supported by a dedicated team of employees and physicians, Deep River is committed to advancing our mission of caring for every person like a loved one, within an integrated health system. With partners across the Ottawa Valley Ontario Health Team, Deep River is collaborating on new models of health care delivery that put patients, families and caregivers at the centre of the health care system. Accreditation Canada has recognized the organization’s clinical and operational performance with its highest rating, Exemplary Standing. For more information about Deep River District Hospital, visit www.drdh.org

Media contact: Amy Joyce: 613.584.3333 x 7100 | amy.joyce@drdh.org 

 

Kemptville District Hospital . . . 

        Kemptville District Hospital is a 40-bed acute care hospital located in the rapidly growing Eastern Ontario municipality of North Grenville, 40 minutes south of Ottawa. We provide 24-hour emergency care, inpatient care, advanced orthopaedic surgery (as a satellite of The Ottawa Hospital), Convalescent Care, Interim Long-Term Care, Day Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, an ever-growing list of outpatient clinics, and education and wellness programming including Diabetes Education and Support.

        Committed to advancing their mission of Building Healthier Communities, this is an integrated health services organization with deep partnerships in the community and region. With partners in the Ottawa West Four Rivers Ontario Health Team, the team is collaborating on a new model of health care delivery that puts patients, families and caregivers at the centre of the health care system.

        For more information about Kemptville District Hospital services, visit www.kdh.on.ca

Media contact: Jenny Read: 613.258.6133 x 223 | jread@kdh.on.ca 

 

Winchester District Memorial Hospital . . .

The message, "We're here for you!, is from the team at Winchester District Memorial Hospital. WDMH cares for families throughout our region, with a patient and family-centred approach region. It is a full-service hospital from childbirth to seniors’ care – and a hub site for cancer care, dialysis and cataract surgery. WDMH has a 24/7 Emergency Department and Diagnostic Imaging services including digital mammography and CT scans. Day surgery and specialty clinics, with visiting specialists from Ottawa hospitals, mean that patients can receive care without travelling to the city.

        Research and education initiatives drive quality and best practices. Winchester Hospital has an award-winning reputation for compassionate excellence.

        For more information about WDMH services, visit www.wdmh.on.ca 

Media contact: Jane Adams: 613.729.4864 | jadams@wdmh.on.ca 



Iroquois memorial gets beautiful remake . . .

Dignitaries and volunteers gather for official ground breaking of new cenotaph . . .

Saturday, Sept. 24th - A number of volunteers, dignitaries and financial support representatives gathered on Saturday morning to take part in the groundbreaking of the Iroquois Cenotaph project. Brian Kronstal was on hand representing GFL, a locally based Green For Life company that stepped forward to donate $25,000, the required funds to meet the $115,000 fundraising goal. The federal riding's MP Eric Duncan, who has spearheaded the projects at both Matilda Hall and Iroquois' Civic Centre headlined the gathering, supported by the very popular, recently elected MPP Nolan Quinn; Darlene Riddell, President of the Iroquois Legion; committee members Cindy Ault, Jim Locke; South Dundas Councillor Archie Mellon; and a host of skilled ground-breakers. 



OPP lay criminal harassment charge . . .

South Glengarry, ON - On September 21, 2022, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police completed an investigation into criminal harassment. As a result of the investigation, Adam MACEY, age 34, from Cornwall Ontario has been charged with;

       •  Criminal Harassment - repeatedly communicate - Criminal Code (CC) -sec.264(2)(b)

       •  Fail to Comply with Release Order - Criminal Code (CC) - sec.145(5)(a)

        The accused was held in custody and was scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on September 23, 2022.

 

Breach of Conditions - Two Charged for Various Offences . . .

South Dundas, ON - On September 24, 2022, shortly after 3:00 a.m. Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police intercepted a driver for a Highway Traffic Act violation. Investigation revealed that the driver was in contravention of previous conditions and the passenger was in possession of a controlled substance.

        Donald HELDER, age 52, from South Dundas, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

       •  Failure to Comply with Release Order - Criminal Code (CC) sec. 145(5)(a)

       •  Drive While Under Suspension - Highway Traffic Act (HTA) sec. 53

        Dirk TESTERINK, age 40, from South Dundas, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

       •  Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) sec. 4(1)

        Hedler was held in custody and was scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on September 24, 2022. Testerink was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg on November 1, 2022.

 

Operator charged with Impaired Driving . . . 

South Dundas, ON - On September 24, 2022, shortly after midnight, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police stopped a vehicle on Haddo Road in the Municipality of South Dundas. Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

        Wayne SLOAN, age 50, from South Dundas, Ontario was arrested and charged with;

       •  Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs - Criminal Code (CC) - sec. 320.14(1)(a)

       •  Operation While Impaired - over 80 - Criminal Code (CC) sec. 320.14(1)(b)

       •  Drive with Cannabis Readily Available - Cannabis Control Act (CCA) sec. 12(1)

       •  Drive Motor Vehicle - No License - Highway Traffic Act (HTA) sec. 32(1)

        Sloan was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg on November 1, 2022.

        OPP are reminding the public that a 90-day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven-day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies any impaired driving charge. 

 

Impaired Driving charges . . . 

South Glengarry, ON - On September 25, 2022, just after 10:00 p.m., Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police located a vehicle parked in the Gray's Creek conservation area in the Township of South Glengarry.

Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

        Sarah RICHARDSON, age 21, of Cornwall, was arrested and charged with;

       •  Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs - Criminal Code (CC) - sec. 320.14.(1)(a)

       •  Operation While Impaired - over 80 - Criminal Code (CC) sec. 320.14.(1)(b)

       •  Fail to Comply with Probation Order - Criminal Code (CC) sec. 733.1(1)

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria on November 2, 2022.

 

South Glengarry, ON - On September 19, 2022, just after 4:30 p.m., Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police intercepted a vehicle on County Road 45 in the Township of South Glengarry. Investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

       •  Trevor KANE, age 45, of South Glengarry, was arrested and charged with;

       •  Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs - Criminal Code (CC) - sec. 320.14.(1)(a)

       •  Operation While Impaired - over 80 - Criminal Code (CC) sec. 320.14.(1)(b)

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria on November 2, 2022.

 

 

Charged, firearm and Fail-To-Comply . . .

       South Dundas, ON - On September 24, 2022, shortly before midnight, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police were called to a residence in South Dundas for a disturbance.An investigation ensued which resulted in Daniel KENNEDY, age 23, of South Dundas being arrested and charged with;

       •  Careless Storage of a Firearm - Criminal Code (CC) sec. 86(1)

       •  Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm - Criminal Code (CC) sec.91(1)

       •  Carry Concealed Prohibited Device or Ammunition - Criminal Code - (CC) sec.90

       •  Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm - Criminal Code - (CC) sec.92(1) - 2 counts

       •  Possession of Firearm or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition - Criminal Code (CC) sec. 117.01(1)

       •  Fail to Comply with Probation Order - Criminal Code (CC) sec. 733.1(1)

The accused was held in custody and was scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on September 25, 2022.

 

Stolen Vehicle recovered, Individual charged . . . 

South Glengarry, ON - On September 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police intercepted a stolen vehicle travelling the highway 401 corridor in the Township of South Glengarry. As a result of an investigation, Olivier CHEREMOND, age 21, of Montreal was arrested and charged with;

        •  Possession of Stolen Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 - Criminal Code sec. 354(1)(a)

        The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Alexandria on November 2, 2022.

        Auto theft costs Canadians more than $1.2 billion every year. About half of all stolen vehicles are used to commit another crime or are driven - often recklessly - for simple purposes of transportation (this is called 'destination theft'). In these cases, the thieves take advantage of owner negligence by grabbing the first vehicle they can find that's been left unsecured. In the other half of cases, vehicles are stolen by thieves involved in organized crime rings.

        The OPP is asking that anyone with information or video surveillance of the area at the time of the incident to notify the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477, or submit your tip online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca. Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don't go to court, and you could earn a cash reward.


OPP officer air-lifted to Ottawa hospital . . .

Driver rams cruiser in Hwy 401 takedown . . .

Sunday, Sept. 25th - The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after the driver of a stolen vehicle struck a cruiser, sending one officer to the hospital. 

        Sunday, Sept. 25th  just before 9:00 a.m., an OPP officer attempted a traffic stop on a suspected stolen pickup truck, eastbound on Highway 401 at the off-ramp Lancaster exit. The driver proceeded to ram the police vehicle, forcing the officer's vehicle to exit the roadway and roll-over into the culvert.

        As a result, the officer was airlifted by Ornge to an Ottawa hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

        The investigation continues with assistance from the OPP Technical Collision Investigators, Reconstructionist, Forensic Identification Services and OPP Aviation Services.

        Highway 401 on and off ramps, eastbound at Lancaster, are both closed for investigation. There is also a partial lane closure, impacting the right lane eastbound on Highway 401 at Lancaster.

        Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122

Should callers wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.