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Talks resume

publisher May 23, 2018 - 3:07pm

Striking unionized workers and the City of Cornwall are set to resume contract talks tomorrow at 9 a.m.

The labour dispute has curtailed ambulance service in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry

The city has accepted a formal written request from the Canadian Union of Public Employees to return to the bargaining table.

Pelletier wins initial round of Race for the Cure Sportsman at Cornwall Motor Speedway

sean May 22, 2018 - 1:07pm

Capping off a busy two days of racing at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Monday, Martin Pelletier was victorious in the opening stage of the Race for the Cure series for Sportsman class cars.

The May 21 slate also featured a 40-lap Modified event, the Eastern Ontario Vintage Club, and the Mini-Stock division.

In the Race for the Cure, Shane Pecore wasted no time and took the lead on the initial green of the 100-lap feature ahead of Gabriel Cyr and James Friesen. With 5 laps in, Tristan Draper found an opening on the top side to move into second, with Cyr in third.

Pecore got caught up in heavy traffic on lap 15, as he moved away from the rest of the field. Martin Pelletier made his way to the top 3 with 20 laps completed. The first 29 laps were run on green conditions when Cedric Gauvreau and Gabriel Cyr got together in turn 3.

The race resumed on lap 40, with Pecore remaining in the lead, though Draper stayed close. At the halfway point, Pecore led Draper, Pelletier, Johnathon Ferguson, and Friesen for the top 5.

While Pecore separated himself from the field, Pelletier and Draper had a good battle for second with 57 laps completed, with Pelletier having the edge. Heavy traffic was a factor as the leaders got close together, with Pelletier on the bumper of Pecore, and Ferguson now running in third.

Ferguson charged into second ahead Pelletier on lap 77. Pecore kept his distance from the rest of the field being meticulous in the traffic as the laps clicked down.

The final laps were spectacular as Pecore and Ferguson raced hard and got together, with Pecore remaining in the lead until the end.

When the race was over, the race director penalized Pecore, pushing him to third and giving the win to Pelletier, with Ferguson finishing second

In the special 40-lap Modified feature, invader Tim Fuller grabbed the lead, with Carey Terrance taking second in front of Alexandria's Chris Raabe, as the first 13 laps were in the books quickly.

On a restart. Terrance used the top side to get by Fuller in front of the flag stand, on lap 16. At halfway point, Terrance was first with Fuller and Raabe close behind. Lap traffic was a factor for the leaders, as Fuller was on the back bumper of Terrance. He used a lap car to slip by Terrance on lap 30, as Raabe remained in the mix in the last few laps. Fuller resisted and captured the feature, his first at Cornwall and fourth of the season on the DIRTcar circuit. 

The Mini-Stock class had a 15-lap feature event on Monday. Marc Dagenais had the strongest car of the field, as he took the lead and never looked back, going on to capture his first feature race of the season, in front of Karl Potvin and Skylar Ladouceur.

The vintage club saw Josh Powers prevail in an exciting 20-lap event over Corey Winters.

May 21 results

Race for the Cure Sportsman Series (100 laps): MARTIN PELLETIER, JOHNATHON FERGUSON, SHANE PECORE, JAMES FRIESEN, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, MOISE PAGE, FRED GAMACHE, ROBERT DELORMIER, DAN FERGUSON, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, ADAM ROZON, DEVIN WILLIS, DELBERT LEGROW, JESSE HUDSON, TRISTAN DRAPER, THOMAS COOK, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, MIKE STACEY, MICHAEL RICHARD, RYAN STABLER, KURTIS CAYER, DAVID LAPOINTE, RICKY THOMPSON, BOB RAY, JARRETT HERBISON, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, PATRICK PICOTIN, ALEX LAJOIE, JASON SHIPCLARK, GABRIEL CYR.

Modified (30 laps): TIM FULLER, CAREY TERRANCE, CHRIS RAABE, KYLE DINGWALL, COREY WHEELER, J-F CORRIVEAU, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, JOEY LADOUCEUR, DANY GAGNE, TYLER GIVOGUE, BRIAN MCDONALD, MARIO CLAIR, YAN BUSSIERE, DANY BILODEAU, KEVIN HAMEL, LOUIE JACKSON, MICHAEL PARENT, LEE LADOUCEUR, STEVE MORRIS, MARC THERRIEN.

Mini-Stock (15 laps).
MARC DAGENAIS, KARL POTVIN, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, CHRIS JAMES, GUILLAUME DAOUST, PATRICE MONIERE, JUSTIN JODOIN, MATTHEW MOORE, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, YANIK POTVIN (DNS)

May 20 results

Canadian Nationals Modified Series (100 laps): STEVE BERNARD, CAREY TERRANCE, BRIAN MCDONALD, LUKE WHITTEKER, CHRIS RAABE, MICHAEL PARENT, DANY GAGNE, JORDAN MCCREADIE, DAVID HEBERT, KYLE DINGWALL, STEVE BERNIER, COREY WHEELER, KEVIN POITRAS, TYLER MEEKS, MATHIEU BOISVERT, STEVE MORRIS, TYLER GIVOGUE, PATRICK BEAUMIER, JOEY LADOUCEUR, MATHIEU LARAMEE, ALAN THERRIEN, J-F CORRIVEAU, KAYLE ROBIDOUX, MARC THERRIEN, LOUIE JACKSON, MARIO CLAIR, KEVIN HAMEL, TIM O'BRIEN, DANY BILODEAU, ALEX THERRIEN, YAN BUSSIERE, SEBASTIEN FOURNIER.

Sportsman (25 laps): SHANE PECORE, BRIANNA LADOUCEUR, DAVID ROGERS, ALEX LAJOIE, TRISTAN DRAPER, JAMES FRIESEN, RICKY THOMPSON, CEDRIC GAUVREAU, JUSTIN LALANCETTE, GABRIEL CYR, DEVIN WILLIS, MOISE PAGE, DELBERT LEGROW, JESSE HUDSON, DEREK CRYDERMAN, JOHN MILLS, EVAN RACINE, PASCAL RACETTE, SEBASTIEN BOURQUE, SCOTT MCGILL, KURTIS CAYER, THOMAS COOK, DAVID LAPOINTE, ADAM ROZON, BOB RAY, ERIC LAPOINTE, JUSTIN DESROSIERS, BENJAMIN CARTIER, DALE GIFFORD, TOM JOCK III, GORDON CLAIR.

Pro-Stock (25 laps): JOCELYN ROY, STEPHANE LEBRUN, ROCH AUBIN, DAVE SEGUIN, JEFFREY LAPALME, CD BEAUCHAMP, MARC LALONDE, KODY KELLY, GILLES GODARD, ERIC JEAN-LOUIS, RILEY MCMONAGLE, KEVIN FETTERLY JR.

Mini-Stock (15 laps): KARL POTVIN, MARC DAGENAIS, SKYLAR LADOUCEUR, TYLER FRENCH, MATTHEW MOORE, CHRIS JAMES, ALEXIS CHARBONNEAU, GUILLAUME DAOUST, DAVID ARBUTHNOT, PAUL HURFORD, JUSTIN LEROUX, FRANCIS DESJARDINS, YANIK POTVIN, PATRICE MONIERE, COREY GATES, JUSTIN JODOIN.

files from Martin Bélanger

Ambulance strike

publisher May 17, 2018 - 10:11am

The Paramedics serving Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry have begun legal strike action as of 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 17.

As a result, fewer ambulances and paramedics will be maintaining emergency service coverage.

Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services asks that only those patients with urgent and emergent health issues call for an ambulance.

During the day, three ambulances staffed by union employees will respond to urgent and emergent calls. Overnight, two union-staffed ambulances will be available. This is a reduction from the normal compliment of nine ambulances during the day and six at night. This arrangement is consistent with the Essential Services Agreement.

Please call 911 for ambulance assistance if it is needed for severe emergencies such as shortness of breath, chest pain, major traumatic injury or unconsciousness.

Alternatives to calling 911 include taking a personal vehicle or taxi to the hospital, calling Telehealth Ontario toll-free at 1-866-797-0000, visiting a pharmacy, clinic, or doctor.

“We have reached out to our partners, including area hospitals, fire services, police and taxi companies to ask for their assistance in responding to non-emergency calls during the strike,” said Bill Lister, Chief of Cornwall SDG Paramedic Services. “We hope this will allow us to focus on emergency calls only.”

During strike action, no routine transfers will take place. In the event of a major emergency, striking paramedics will be called onto the job.

Strike to affect SDG services

publisher May 15, 2018 - 10:03am

Services throughout Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry could be affected by a strike by Cornwall employees as early as May 17.

SDG shares ambulance, social and housing services, and child care services with Cornwall.

These services are provided under contract and delivered to County residents by unionized employees of the City. 

While negotiations between the City and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) continue, a strike could occur May 17.

Provisions are being made to continue operations during any work stoppage.  However, in the event of a strike, there will be impacts to a variety of municipal services.  SDG residents are asked to take note of the changes to the following services in the event of a strike:

Paramedics – Land Ambulance

A reduced complement of resources will be available to maintain emergency service coverage.  In the event of a major emergency, additional Paramedics can be called in to assist.  For the duration of any labour disruption, the assistance of the public is needed to ensure those that truly require emergency services have them available.  Please call 911 for ambulance assistance if it is needed for severe emergencies such as shortness of breath, chest pain, major traumatic injury or having suffered a period of unconsciousness.  If possible, please have someone drive you to your clinic, doctor's office or emergency department for all other medical issues.

Social & Housing Services

The main Social & Housing Services office, located in Cornwall at the Justice Building (340 Pitt Street, third-floor reception only), will remain open.  The Winchester Satellite office will be closed.

Child Care

If you are applying for Home Child Care or the Child Care Fee Subsidy, you will be required to come to the Cornwall office to complete an application and provide the supporting documentation regarding that request.

Ontario Works

Ontario Works applications will continue to be processed.  Applicants can apply online at https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/apply_online.aspx or by calling the number below.  Ontario Works cheques will continue to be processed and mailed out.  Some necessary benefits may be processed.  For further information, please call 613-933-6282 ext. 3205.

Housing

For Ontario Renovates, Social Housing (Registry) & Rent Supplement Program Applications, please call 613-933-6282 ext. 3315, and your name will be placed on a call list.  If you are applying for the Homelessness Prevention Program, you will be required to come to the Cornwall office to complete an application and provide the supporting documentation required.

Contact

For questions or information about any of the services listed, please contact the City of Cornwall directly at (613) 930-2787.

Mini-Stock class at the Speedway looks competitive for 2018

sean Apr 10, 2018 - 12:23pm

With just over a month until the start of the 2018 season at the Cornwall Motor Speedway, it's a good time to preview the regular divisions.

Great things are expected this year in the entry-level Mini-Stock class, with 13 to 15 drivers scheduled to be at the track on a regular basis.

Marc Dagenais: The 2017 track champion will be back to defend his crown. The big guy will be looking at having an even better season this year, having captured 5 event wins in 2016.

Mike Gaucher: The veteran runner is expected to be back competing at the speedway. He's always one to watch, taking 3 wins last season.

Francis Desjardins: After finishing third in the points in 2016, Desjardins will be looking to challenge again for the title. He acquired a new car for this year and will look to collect a few wins in the process. Desjardins came close on several occasions last summer, with numerous second-place finishes.

Alexis Charbonneau: The French-speaking driver has committed again for 2018. Charbonneau enjoys the competition in Cornwall, and he is always one to watch. He finished fourth in the points last season. Expect the bright orange #49 car amongst the front five on many occasions.

Karl Potvin: The rookie of the year made his mark last season by finishing fifth in the points, collecting one feature win and being frequently in the front pack.  Potvin will look to move up the ranks in the division this year.

Skylar Ladouceur: Ladouceur did well last season, finishing in sixth. He will be sporting a new number for the upcoming year with two cars at his disposal. Race fans can also expect to see a father-and-son duo in action on some occasions, with dad Terry also taking the wheel. 

Drivers such as Corey Gates, Patrice Moniere, Justin Jodoin, Richard Thornton, and Dylan Kirkland who all ran part of the schedule in 2016 have committed to be at the Cornwall track every Sunday evening this year. Veteran racer Chris James is also making his return to competition. Others such as Justin Leroux, Dominick Merckley, and Tyler French are expected to run in a few events as well. 

files from Martin Bélanger

Game 7 between junior A Colts and Hawks goes tonight in Hawkesbury

sean Mar 27, 2018 - 1:39pm

Tonight, the season will come to an end for one junior 'A' hockey team, while the other moves on to the second round of CCHL playoffs. Game seven for the Cornwall Colts and Hawkesbury Hawks will take place at the Robert Hartley Complex, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Colts have twice staved off elimination, having won the last two games to even the series.

On Sunday, it was a 4-3 overtime triumph, as Cameron Hebert’s second goal of the game was the winner. Cornwall's Noah Williams and Alex Wilkins also scored. For the Hawks, Kieran Craig (of Alexandria), Chris Smith, and Nicolas Guillemette were the marksmen. Craig also picked up an assist.

The Hawks outshot the Colts 49-41, with Liam Lascelle making 47 saves for the victory. 

Three stars were first Cameron Hebert (COR), second Liam Lascelle (COR), and third Kieran Craig (HAW).

Last Friday, it took double overtime for Cornwall to prevail, as the Colts won in Hawkesbury, 3-2. 

Amongst the county crew in the game, Craig scored for Hawkesbury, and Ethan Mulhearn found the net for Cornwall. Simon Besner picked up an assist for the Hawks, and David A. Poirier chalked one up for the Colts. 

Colts win in double OT to extend CCHL playoff series with Hawks

sean Mar 24, 2018 - 11:37am

Last night in Hawkesbury, Josh Barnes of the Cornwall Colts scored 9:20 into the second overtime period to give his team a 3-2 victory over the Hawks.

The win staved off elimination for the Colts, who will again face a do-or-die situation in game six at the Cornwall Civic Complex, on Sunday, March 25, starting at 7 p.m. The Hawks, with a win, will advance to the next round of CCHL playoffs, currently leading the series three games to two.

The marathon in Hawkesbury saw the county's own Ethan Mulhearn open the scoring for Cornwall 4:20 into the contest, before Kieran Craig, who hails from Alexandria and plays for the Hawks, scored to tie nine minutes later. North Lancaster native Simon Besner set up Colin Stevens for Hawkesbury's go-ahead tally later in the frame.

After a scoreless second stanza, county boy David A. Poirier assisted Cameron Hebert's equalizer for Cornwall, at the 15:03 mark of the third.

Should the Colts prevail on Sunday night, the series will go to a game seven back in Hawkesbury on Tuesday.

Junior A Colts face do-or-die tonight in Hawkesbury

sean Mar 23, 2018 - 7:15pm

The CCHL (junior 'A') hockey season could come to an end tonight in Hawkesbury for the Cornwall Colts, as the Hawks hold a 3-1 lead in games, in the opening-round playoff series.

Last night, in Cornwall, the Hawks grabbed a commanding lead in the series, with a 3-1 victory in game four.

All four goals were scored in the third period, with J.D. Pogue notching the lone Colts marker. That goal tied the game 1-1, but Hawkesbury reclaimed the lead the for good only 49 seconds later, before sealing the victory with an empty-net goal in the final minute of play.

Hawks tallies came from Kari Belac (2) and Alex Beaudin-Tougas.

The county's Ethan Mulhearn picked up an assist on the Cornwall goal.

Game five is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex, in Hawkesbury.

If Cornwall wins to extend the series, the sixth match will go at the civic complex on Sunday evening, starting at 7 p.m.