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Five people were trapped in their vehi- cles for a harrowing three hours in Corn- wall after a tree brought power wire down on top of them during a severe thunderstorm Friday evening. The five were trapped in two vehicles in the area of Eighth Street and Adolphus Street around 6 p.m. when high winds top- pled a tree and electric power wires around their vehicles. The people were able to leave their vehi- cles shortly after 9 p.m. after emergency crews worked for three hours to make it safe for their exit. No one was injured in the incident, according to the Cornwall Fire De- partment. At least two other streets were closed to traffic due to fallen trees and numerous traffic lights were out throughout Cornwall after the severe thunderstorm which ham- mered the city with high winds and marble- sized hail between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. A stretch of Marleau Avenue between Mc- Connell Avenue and Alice Street was still blocked around mid-evening Friday after six trees lining the edge of a cemetery fell in succession across the street just north of

Cornwall Community Hospital’s Mc- Connell site. Tollgate Road was also closed to traffic a few hundred metres west of Brookdale Av- enue due to a fallen tree from the brief but powerful storm which hit the city around 6:30 p.m. Leaves littered the roadside in many areas and there was some minor flooding on some city streets. A large number of branches were torn from trees throughout the city, some of them quite large. Photo by Katina Diep A car is pictured trapped along Eighth Street near Adolphus after a large tree branch toppled electricity poles and wires over it and one other vehicle, trapping five people for hours Friday evening.

Photo by Greg Kielec A Cornwall police officer walks away from the scene of devastation along Marleau Av- enue in Cornwall late Friday afternoon after a severe thunderstorm knocked down six trees within the span of a few hundred metres along a cemetery adjacent to the busy city artery.

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rapid access to diagnostic services, health assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and risk factor management to those who have had a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or a mild stroke. Referrals can be made through family physicians or through the Emergency de- partment. In order to ensure efficiency of the clinic visit it is possible that some test be completed prior to the initial visit. Once a signed referral is received, the nurse practitioner will triage the request and the patient will be contacted by the ad- ministrative assistant to be booked in to the clinic. The thrombosis clinic is operated by the same staff as the Stroke Prevention Clinic but focuses on patients who have been re- cently diagnosed with a blood clot in their leg or in their lung. Patients are being referred for follow-ups, anticoagulant dosing and OTN-Telehealth communication with The Ottawa Hospital through referrals initiated by the emer- gency department. Education is given re- garding the use of their anticoagulation therapy. You may contact the clinic at 613- 938-4240 ext. 3118 for any other questions. Bucket with sensitivity and enthusiasm. Aidan Vachon was delightful as Charlie's fa- ther, and Alicia Hartholt did an impressive vocal characterization of Grandpa Joe. Emily Screech, Jason Dann, Autumn Essex-MacIn- tyre and Garth Shepherd did an excellent job as the golden ticket winners. The production team was made up of Rachelle Eves, PamLalonde, Connie Aikman and Kelly Leclerc. Viscount teacher and artist Karen Wooding designed the sets. Proceeds from the production were used to buy two cordless microphones for the school community. Additional funds will be dedi- cated to future art projects at the school.

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With the support and leadership of the Champlain Regional Stroke Network, the Cornwall Community Hospital has re- cently established an outpatient second- ary stroke prevention and thrombosis clinic. Over the past few weeks, the team has been developing processes for referral to these clinics. Our nurse practitioner, Nancy McDonald has been busy training at the Ottawa Hos- pital. She is very excited to finally be on site and provide patient care out of our new office located on 3rd floor, at the McConnell site. The clinic utilizes a comprehensive, inter- disciplinary approach to stroke preven- tion/thrombosis needs. The initial team consists of a physician consultant, nurse practitioner and a clerk. “These two clinics are part of our admis- sion prevention program, which treats peo- ple on an outpatient basis, allowing acute care services to be used as such,” said Janice McCormmick, director of the program The Stroke Prevention Clinic will provide The Journal Young actors at Viscount Alexander Public School recently presented a vibrant produc- tion of Willy Wonka Junior. More than 45 students and many staff and parent volunteers worked together to make this show successful. The spirit of collabora- tion made the production special. Viscount Principal Darryl Beck said student Kennady Kilger’s beautiful voice was perfect for the role of Willy Wonka. Her dedication to her role was obvious and she will surely have many roles in future productions. Ethan Gilmour played the role of Charlie

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MP Guy Lauzon recently voted in favour of a 400 page budget bill that amends over 70 different acts and devotes an as-

They want to eliminate pro- tection for fish habitat, de- spite the fact that you don’t have fish without a habitat! All of this comes on top of announcements of 900 posi- tions to be cut at Environ- ment Canada. Mr. Lauzon and the Conser- vatives didn’t campaign on gutting environmental regu- lations, yet they are trying to pass them under the radar.

tonishing 150 pages to weakening laws to protect our environment. The Conservatives claim that this “streamlining” of environmental legislation is so important that it has to be passed right away. So why didn’t we hear about it until now? Why didn’t they campaign on it in the last election? And why are the Conservatives

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Mr. Lauzon needs to come clean to his constituents about his hidden agenda of en- vironmental destruction.

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War of 1812 Arts n’ Artifact Show

numerous items on display as will SD&G Historical Society and the St. Lawrence Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Asso- ciation of Canada. Sine McKenna, the Stang Family will be providing some entertainment with Carson Elliott performing the ancient art of story- telling by relating local events from 1813. Be sure to join us for the official opening at noon where invited guests will help to re- enact the toasts at a Waterloo Dinner com- memorating the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the winners of the Corn- wall Township Historical Society War of 182 Art Contest will be announced. There will be an interactive display of games from the 1812 era, the Educational Trunk from the St. Lawrence War of 1812 Bicentennial Alliance will be there as will be student sized replica period British Army jackets from Upper Canada Village. Admission is by goodwill donation. Hope to see you there as we begin the commem- oration of the War of 1812 and celebrate the 200 years of peace that has existed between our two nations since this war ended.

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To the editor: Finally there is some good news for the over 180,000 Ontarians living with Alzheimer’s disease. On April 26, 2012, MPP Donna Cansfield introduced a private member’s bill in the Ontario legislature. The bill proposes the creation of a council to advise the Minister of Health on the cre- ation of a comprehensive Alzheimer’s Strat- There will be exhibits from local persons including John Carruthers of Morrisburg with his display of 1812 era artifacts, Bert Cunningham from Doran Bay Resort will have some of his model ships there, Syl- vianne Duval will demonstrate the ancient art of lace making. Lost Villages Historical Society will have On June 18, 1812, President James Madison of the United States of America declared War on Great Britain. This action resulted in an American inva- sion of British Colonies in North America. Stormont Dundas and Glengarry was the scene of many skirmishes and battles in- cluding the Battle of Hoople’s Creek and the Battle of Crysler’s Farm. This Saturday, June 16, the Cornwall Township Historical Society, in conjunction with the Lost Villages Historical Society and the Chesterville & District Historical Society, will be hosting a War of 1812 Arts n’ Artifact Show at the Roman Catholic Church Hall in St. Andrew’s West. Running from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. there will be a number of interesting things to see and do.

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tigation followed. She was charged with assault and re- leased to appear in court on July 17. Sexual extortion A 20-year-old Cornwall male has been charged after it is alleged he extorted sex from a 19-year-old woman. The man was arrested on Thursday for sexual assault and extortion. It is alleged that between April and June, the man had un-consensual sex with the 19-year-old female under the threat of playing an inappropriate video on the Internet. The man was charged with sexual as- sault and extortion. His name was not re- leased as it may identify the victim. Traffic stop nets drugs What was to be a speeding ticket ended up being a drug charge for a Scarborough man stopped on Highway 401 by SD&G OPP last Wednesday. The stop resulted in a small quantity of suspected marijuana located and seized from the vehicle’s passenger. Daniel Wylie, 18, of Scarborough, was arrested and is charged with possession of a controlled substance He is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court on July 24. Charges in 2011 assaults Last Wednesday, SD&G OPP began an investigation into a domestic situation at a residence in South Glengarry Township. A verbal altercation between a male and his ex-spouse resulted in further informa- tion being revealed of three additional in- cidents which had occurred in 2011, alleging the female had been assaulted and threatened by the male. In the third incident, he caused damage to furniture in the residence. As a result, the 36-year-old man from South Glengarry was arrested and is charged with assault, mischief and utter- ing threats, He is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court on July 10. Break-in and theft Sometime overnight on June 5-6, a shed was forcibly entered at a property on Haddo Road, South Dundas Town- ship. Inside five chainsaws -- four Stihl and one Husqvarna -- a Lincoln welder unit and assorted tools were taken. An investigation continues. Criminal harassment A 21-year-old Ottawa man was ar- rested on June 5 after it is alleged that between February 2012 and May 2012 he continuously contacted his 21-year- old ex-common-law wife. Continued on Page 6

Roll-over accident On Thursday at approximately 9 p.m., SD&G OPP officers responded to a re- port of a single motor vehicle collision on County Road 12, South Stormont Township. Investigation revealed the male driver had lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll over. It was determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Simon Lavallee, 65, of South Stormont was arrested and is charged with im- paired operation of a motor vehicle He is scheduled to appear in Cornwall court on Aug. 7. In the ditch On Thursday at approximately 10:45 p.m., SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on County Road 2, South Glengarry Town- ship. Investigation revealed the female driver was under the influence of alcohol. Lianne Chaput, 40, of South Glengarry was arrested and is charged with im- paired operation of a motor vehicle and exceeding 80 milligrams of blood alcohol content. She is scheduled to appear in Alexan- dria court on June 26. Public assault SD&G OPP officers responded to a re- port of a disturbance at an establish- ment on Military Road in the village of Lancaster on Thursday night. Investigation revealed an altercation be- tween a male and his spouse resulted in the female being assaulted. A 44-year-old man from South Glen- garry was arrested and held in custody, pending a court appearance. Got their man It took a few weeks, but Cornwall po- lice ended up getting their man. The Cornwall Community Police Serv- ice Criminal Investigation Division ar- rested Joshua Andre-Carriere, a 20-year old Cornwall native for break and enter and commit theft. It is alleged that on May 20, he broke into a Guy Street residence and stole property and food then fled the area. The Criminal Investigation Division conducted an investigation and as a result a warrant for the arrest of Joshua Andre- Carriere was issued. In the early afternoon on Thursday, the subject was arrested and held for a bail hearing. Girl assaulted at bar Brittaney Charbonneau, 19, of Corn- wall was arrested after a 19-year-old female acquaintance was assaulted while at a west end bar. The victim did not require medical treat- ment. Police were contacted and an inves-

Photo by Greg Kielec Rebecca Sorrell, centre, stands with protesters in a stairwell at city hall, awaiting entry to a May 14 meeting of Cornwall city council after being denied an opportunity to speak at the meeting. Animal instincts Local activist convinces city hall to consider abolishing beaver kill traps in Guindon Park

group of protested in front of city hall and also jammed the council chambers during the May 14 meeting, vowing to return, after being rebuffed by the city. Sorrell never knew about the city beaver trapping until just recently, despite fact she and her young daughter often used the park. “I honestly had no idea until then,” she said. “I was shocked that we were just murder- ing them. That’s our national symbol,” she lamented. It appeared the group may have turned the corner when a high-level politician, be- lieved to be Green Party leader Elizabeth May, contacted the Association for the Pro- tection of Fur-Bearing Animals in Burnaby, B.C. to intervene. The association in turn contacted the city to offer humane alterna- tives to the kill traps being used by the city. “That was huge. That was huge,” Sorrell beamed. “Now it becomes an issue that we have the solution, they are offering it free of charge so how can the city possibly deny this?” All council members, including Mayor Bob Kilger, were sent emails detailing the association’s offer to implement humane methods to control the beaver population in Guindon Park. The association also offered to train city staff on how to use the control methods. But, much the surprise of Sorrell, all of city council -- including the mayor -- rejected the association’s offer for aid. Sorrell, however, was unwilling to con- cede defeat. She contacted city parks and recreation manager Christine Lefebvre to arrange a meeting with she and Walsh, the city, Ontario Power Generation and the On- tario Ministry of Natural Resources. The success of that meeting opened the door to a presentation to council which has directed administration to prepare a report on the feasibility of using other control methods for the beaver population.

By Greg Kielec

Rebecca Sorrell learned much about the role of beavers in our environment since coming to the defense of family of the in- dustrious rodents in Guindon Park re- cently. But how the political process works in Cornwall was as much, if not more of an eye-opener. “I learned it’s not always easy to change the system from the inside – but it’s possi- ble,” said Sorrell, who has become the un- official spokesperson for a loosely knit group of citizens crusading against the in- humane trapping of beavers. Eventually the system did work for Sorrell and her gang. The city pulled its last kill trap out of the beaver pond at Guindon Park recently and is considering more hu- mane methods of dealing with beavers. “This is the win for the little guy in the sense,” said Sorrell, who especially lauded the work of city planner Stephen Alexander on the issue. But still, the system “didn’t quite work the way it is supposed to,” Sorrell said. And there are still no guarantees the city will adopt more humane methods of dealing with beavers being promoted by the group. The conibear kill traps were first discov- ered by Wyatt Walsh, a former Green Party candidate who lives near Guindon Park, who went to the Cornwall Free News to voice concern about traps being placed near areas frequented by park users and their pets. But when the danger of the traps and the inhumane way that they trap and drown beavers was broached with city hall, the beaver defenders were firmly rebuffed. “The city didn’t take any of seriously first,” Sorrell. Moreover, they were initially denied their democratic right to speak to council about the issue at a May 14 meeting. “There was frustration for sure. There was definitely frustration,” said Sorrell, whose

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It was also alleged that between May 13 and May 30, he attended her previous resi- dence. Police were contacted and an investigation followed. He was charged with two counts of crimi- nal harassment and held in custody until court the following day. His name was not released as it would identify the victim. Arrested for theft Cody Lacelle, 19 of Cornwall and a 16- year-old Cornwall youth were arrested on June 5 after is alleged that they at- tended a Ninth Street business and re- moved property without making any attempt to pay for the item. They were detained by the store’s loss pre- vention officer and turned over to a mem- ber of the Cornwall Community Police Service Patrol Division. They were both charged with Theft under $5,000. The 16-year-old youth was released to an adult to appear in court on July 12.Lacelle was released to appear on July 17. The youth’s name was not released as per provision under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. What’s your name? A 12-year-old Cornwall youth who missed is curfew found himself in further trouble when he gave police a false name on June 5. The youth was bound by undertaking with to not be away from his residence between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. ex- cept when accompanied by specific adults. It is alleged that June 5, shortly after 8 p.m. the youth provided a false name to police. Further investigation revealed the youth’s true identity. He was charged with personation and Breach of Undertaking. He was held in custody until court the fol- lowing day. His name was not released as per provi- sion under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Mischief On June 5, at approximately 1 a.m., SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a mis- chief on Second Street in Morrisburg. The investigation revealed that unknown suspect(s) attended the public school and smashed a window on the east side. Crime: continued

Cornwall Veterans Support Group joins forces with Advocacy Group By Katina Diep Denis Labbé and Steve Forrest of the Cornwall Veterans Support Group joined forces with the Canadian Veterans Advo- cacy group on Parliament Hill last Wednesday, on the 68th anniversary of D-Day, to raise awareness on Post Trau- matic Stress Disorder and other disabili- ties. Veterans from all over the province gath- ered to protest the lack of funds for treat- ment of physical and psychological disabilities. Labbé, the founder of the Cornwall Veter- ans Support Group and a former military involved in the forces health unit, has made it his mission to participate in such events

in support of veter- ans from different missions and differ- ent wars. “I came to com- memorate the 68th D-Day and to protest the closing of the Ste- Anne-de-Bellevue Hospital,” said Labbé. According to vari- ous reports, Ste- Anne-de-Bellevue, near Montreal, the

“Any support group, in Cornwall or anywhere else, is good news.” MP Peter Stoffer Veterans affairs critic for the federal New Democratic Party

only hospital to provide treatment to war veterans, will be transformed into a long- term-care facility by 2013. “Today is about getting acquainted. We’re all together with the Canadian (Vet- erans) Advocacy group. It’s important to network, to reach out to all veterans,” said Forrest. “If you don’t get out of Cornwall, you don’t know what others are doing. Today we’re getting information… a fresh look upon things,” added Forrest. MP Peter Stoffer, veterans affairs critic for

Photo by Katina Diep Denis Labbé, founder of the Cornwall Veterans Support Group, carries a poster that sends a clear message during a D-Day demonstration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa last week.

the New Democratic Party, stressed the im- portance of such gatherings among veter- ans. “Anytime various people get together, that is a very good thing,” he said. As for the recent creation of Cornwall’s support group, Stoffer encourages the ini- tiative. “Any support group, in Cornwall or any-

where else, is good news.” Upcoming meetings for the Cornwall Vet- erans Support Group will take place at the Canadian Mental Health Association, lo- cated on Pitt Street, the first and third Thursday of the month. Veterans and fam- ily members are welcome to attend.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of CORNWALL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:00 p.m. NavCentre, Robert Thirsk Room 1950 Montreal Road, Cornwall The agenda will include reports from the Board Chair and Chief ExecuƟve Officer, the Chief of Staff, and the Auditors, as well as elecƟon of Directors, appointment of Auditors and By-law Amendments.

ASSEMBLÉE ANNUELLE de l’HÔPITAL COMMUNAUTAIRE DE CORNWALL le jeudi 21 juin 2012, 19 h Centre Nav, Salle Robert Thirsk 1950, chemin Montréal, Cornwall L’ordre du jour comprendra les rapports du président du Conseil et de la directrice générale, du médecin-chef, et des vérificateurs, de même que l’élection des membres du conseil d’administration, la nomination des vérificateurs et la modification des règlements.

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James Hrkach solo show Nearly three decades of eastern Ontario artist James Hrkach's work will be on display at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery later this month. The works in this exhibition, largely oil paintings, are explorations into fig- urative composition. The few ab- stracts, still lifes and landscapes included in the show are additional studies that, according to Hrkach “yet again serve to confirm the importance of thoughtful composition.” The Hrkach exhibition will be on dis- play from June 19 to Aug. 3. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Tuesday, June 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. “His style . . . you can feel the sub- ject’s presence communicating with you,” said Sylvie Lizotte, executive di- rector at the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery. Gallery hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit corn- for more in- formation. Sing a song of Gosling Dreammaker Productions is looking for young singers and young at heart to perform at the opening and closing of the Canada Day festivities. The group will be singing the national anthem and performing a song by Ryan Gosling. This song has never been performed before. So if you would like to sing in front of 30,000 people show up at King George Park at the Artspace Building from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 17 for the first Glee style rehearsal For more information, call 613-932- 3510. Call to photgraphers The Cornwall Regional Art Gallery is looking for submissions to its third an- nual juried photography exhibition, taking place Aug. 23 to Oct. 5. The competition is open to all photog- raphers using any kind of photographic process. The gallery will be accepting entries from August 7 to 11. “This show gives local and visiting photographers a chance to meet each other, share their work in a physical space, and possibly take home a prize,” said gallery assistant Vince Pilon. “Our first two shows have been very well at- tended.” The exhibition’s awards night takes place Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Photographers can download entry forms on the gallery’s website: corn- TO THE POINT News in brief from Cornwall and the surrounding area

By Katina Diep

Basketballs were flying all over the gym- nasium of Cornwall Collegiate and Voca- tional School, as students with disabilities participated recently in the Cornwall Youth Basketball Competition. Attached to Kingston’s Provincial Spring games of the Special Olympics, the event named Four Corners Basketball was re- cently introduced to give the young partic- ipants a chance to do sports. “It’s phenomenal for their self esteem. In- stead of just taking Phys Ed, they can ad- vance to further levels of competition,” said James Noronha, manager of the Four Cor- ners Basketball team. The school’s volunteers all dressed in red t-shirts, helped the kids get the right tech- nique to put the ball in the basket. Volunteers were students from grades 11 and 12, as well as teachers, participating and sheering for the kids. Principal Robert Currier had nothing but pride and enthusiasm to share for all stu- dents, and the mission of the event. “It’s a goal to strive toward, that’s why I truly believe in helping to motivate them despite the barriers they need to over- come,” said Currier. The students with disabilities will also get the opportunity to go as far as the Special Olympics, if they qualify. The organizers were able to get everybody Cornwall Transit enjoyed a big boost in ridership last Wednesday, June 6 as thou- sands of residents took advantage of the free rides being offered in celebration of Clean Air Day. The transit service recorded a total of 6,045 passenger boardings on Clean Air Day, mak- ing it the most successful day yet in the six- year history of the annual event. In 2011, Cornwall Transit offered 5,333 free rides on Clean Air Day. By comparison, the average passenger boardings on Cornwall Transit for the three previous weekdays was 2,834. “The response to our Clean Air Day pro- motion exceeded our expectations,” said Transit Manager Len Tapp. “We received a lot of positive comments from the public, including many first-time riders. We’re hoping this event will encour- age them to ride Cornwall Transit on a reg- ular basis.” City Councillor Elaine MacDonald, Corn- wall Transit Committee Chair Jason Setnyk and Pat Baranowski of Corus Entertainment served as mystery riders for the event, and they rode the bus throughout the day, ran- domly handing out monthly bus pass prizes to riders. The mystery riders got to interact with pas- sengers of all ages. They included a senior attending a medical The Journal

Photo by Katina Diep Students with disabilities follow instructions from a volunteer, as the Cornwall Colle- giate Vocational School was host of the Youth Basketball Competition.

together in a matter of weeks, to make it in time for this year’s competition season. This event was a 3-on-3 basketball compe- tition aimed at increasing secondary stu- dents with an intellectual disability

basketball knowledge and ability. Students also had the opportunity to par- ticipate in instructional sessions, and skills and drills workshops. City waterfest set for Aug. 10-11 The Cornwall Canal will be brought to life on Aug. 10 and 11 during the third annual Sun Life Cornwall Waterfest, fea- turing dragon boat races, swimming races, a water run, artfest, a strongman competition, and more. “We’re excited about the slate of events for this year’s Waterfest,” said Johanna Mur- ray, one of the event organizers. “We think it will be a hit with both participants and spectators.” Taking place at the west end of the canal near the Kinsmen soccer fields, Waterfest will once again play host to the dragon boat races on Aug. 11. During this popular event, teams of 21 will work in unison to steer the boats along a 275-metre course. Each team participates in one practice run and three races, with the fastest teams moving on to the finals. A number of teams have already regis- tered, however there is still room for those interested. Experience isn’t necessary as there are two divisions – a sport division and a fun division. “The dragon boat races are a fun-filled ac- tivity, and it’s a great team-building sport,” added Murray. “They offer a great way to build company morale and team spirit.” In addition to the dragon boat races, a col- lection of local artists will be displaying and selling their work on Aug. 11 during the artfest portion of the event. The Journal

Cornwall Transit’s Clean Air Day promotion a huge success

appointment and visiting a friend, a mother of two attending the Cornwall Community Hospital, a woman who sold her car last year and now uses Cornwall Transit on a regular basis and a couple of elementary school teachers who took their classes to Lam- oureux Park for some fun after completing a test in the morning. “I met so many regular riders who raved about the transit service and the drivers,” said Councillor MacDonald. “There’s a fiercely loyal transit community in our City.” This marked the sixth year that Cornwall Transit has offered free rides in celebration of Clean Air Day. “Given the positive response from the com- munity, we will definitely be doing it again next year,” added Tapp. Cornwall Transit had 792,000 paid trips in 2011, including 41,600 trips made by persons with disabilities. Cornwall Transit operates seven conven- tional routes, 1 Community Bus route, 46 daily hours of Handi-Transit service and morning and evening Industrial Park routes. For information on Transit schedules, fares and more, visit Clean Air Day began in 1992 and is a cele- bration of environmentally-friendly activi- ties that promote clean air and good health across Canada. It gives Canadians an oppor- tunity to make environmentally-friendly lifestyle choices.

Stéphane Lafrance wins modified at Speedway

season at Cornwall over Winters, Wheeler, Dan and Tammy Jalbert rounded out the top 5. AndrewGiroux was the early leader in the 15-lap Evan`s Bus Line Semi-Pro feature as Robert Delormier and Guy Regimbald were racing for second in the first portion. De- lormier passed Giroux as the leader slipped in the backstretch on lap 9. Giroux got back the lead as Delormier had issues with his car on lap 12. Giroux led the final laps to win his first feature of the season over Regimbald and Nico Leblanc completed the podium. In the Crazy Dave`s DJ Services Mini-Stock Feature, Mike Gaucher quickly got to the lead with Mathieu Aubin and Martin Bernard right behind him with 5 laps in the books. The 12-lap feature went caution free with Gaucher picking up the win over Aubin and Bernard. On the agenda for next Sunday, a full pro- gram for Modifieds, Sportsman, Pro-Stock, Semi-Pro and Mini-Stock as Vertical Equip- ment andMike GrahamMasonry will be the main sponsor. For more information on the upcoming events at the speedway, you can visit the website at www.cornwallspeedway or join us on our Facebook page at

came out. On the restart, George Renaud took the lead as Ghislain Valade was run- ning third. Valade takes over second as Re- naud pulled away from the field at the halfway point. Joey Ladouceur cracked the top 3 on the following lap as Marc Lalonde stopped in the infield in turn 1 on lap 12 to bring the field together. Valade has a good jump and grabs the lead when the green is back out as Ladouceur jumps to second with Renaud in third. With 5 laps to go, the yel- low is back on the field. Ladouceur was fast on the bottom and took the lead with 16 laps down, he led the final circuits to capture his second feature of the season over Valade, Re- naud, Stéphane Lebrun and Steve Johnston completed the top 5. René Duquette grabbed the lead in the 20- lap Tracy Wheeler Storm Realty Sportsman feature. Duquette went high in turn 2 and CoryWinter took the top spot as yellowwas out on lap 3. Winters kept the lead as with Tammy Jalbert and Dillon Sallows behind him. Winters in front as point`s leader Chris Herbison made his way through the field and grabbed the lead at the halfway point over Corey Wheeler now in second and Winters in third. Herbison led the final por- tion of the feature to get his first win of the

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After cancelling last week show, the great weather was back at Cornwall Motor Speedway as a full program was presented in all categories on Paul’s Auto Body night. Stéphane Lafrance took the lead in the 30- lap Jiffy Auto Service Modified feature race, with Luke Whitteker and Tim O’Brien fol- lowing the leader. Lafrance got a good lead over Whitteker as the first 9 laps were quickly completed as Carey Terrance stopped in turn 1 and brought the first cau- tion of the feature. Lafrance kept the lead on the restart as Joel Doiron moved to fourth spot. Bruno Lepage with issues on the back- stretch brought the yellow on lap 14. Lafrance got a strong start as O’Brien and Doiron had a great battle for third during several laps when Carey Terrance hit the wall on the front stretch and the yellow was back out with 7 laps to go. Lafrance led the final laps to capture his first feature of the season over Luke Whitteker, Joel Doiron, Brian McDonald and Tim O’Brien rounded out the top 5. In the 20-lap Alexandria Home Hardware Pro-Stock feature, Charles-David Beauchamp led the first 3 laps as caution

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The newly minted LNAH (North Ameri- can Hockey League) Cornwall River Kings now have a logo go with their name. The team’s brand was unveiled today after teammanagement went over the close to 60 submissions which came in for considera- tion. “Many different styles were submitted and all were well done. It came down to a modern look to really stand out on the new jerseys,” said Director of Hockey Opera- tions Mitch Gagne. The logo contest winner is Elisa Tardiff from Cornwall. She wins a pair of season

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bullion assessment in their services. The Canadian Coin Association is able to make offers for your scrap silver. Old tea sets, stamp col- lections from the Franklin Mint, and silver bars, are all examples of items that could be purchased on the spot! It’s a bullion boom, and everybody’s winning! CCA’s International collectors are also seeking gold coins from around the world. Maple Leafs, British Sovereigns, Krugg- erands, Double Eagle gold coins and Gold Francs, are all examples of gold coins they are looking for on behalf of our collectors. Because of their success within the numismatic commu- nity, they are also able to offer maximum value on all other gold as well. With the gold market at over $1500, all of your broken gold, scrap gold, jewellery, even dental gold, can be turned into quite the fist full of dollars. What are you waiting for? Bring your coins and bullion into our numismatic professionals to have them evaluated. You just may end up having some fun, and walking out with enough for that vacation.

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1948 MS-62 CanadianSilverDollar was recentlypurchased for $2,300

1921 VF-20 CanadianGeorgeVNickel was recentlypurchased for $9,350

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