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‘I’ve come up short on this one’: Mayor

By Greg Kielec Electric bike users will not be shut out of Lamoureux Park, thanks to a compro- mise solution proposed by Mayor Bob Kil- ger. Cornwall city council decided Monday night to allow the e-bikes in Lamoureux Park, but only on trails running along the St. Lawrence River in the southern portion of the park. The decision was an amalgam of three dif- ferent proposals from administration: to allow unfettered access to city trails or to ban the bikes altogether from recreational trails, or to allow e-bikes only to the east and west of the park. Kilger raised the option during debate on a motion proposed by Councillor Glen Grant which would have restricted e-bike trail access to east of St. Lawrence College and west of the Seaway International Bridge. Grant proposed Option 1 from administra- tion banning e-bikes from the city’s central waterfront trails after a motion by Council- lor Andre Rivette to ban the e-bikes alto- gether was soundly defeated. Grant argued the e-bikes should be banned from the city’s bustling trails in Lamoureux Park near the city’s downtown because of potential danger of collisions be- tween e-bikes and other recreation trail traf- fic, including walkers and rollerbladers. But Councillor Elaine MacDonald com- plained administration was creating a big “no go zone” by restricting e-bike trail ac- cess to east of St. Lawrence College. Please see PROPOSAL: Page 3 Council avoids e-bike revol t

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Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger has conceded he dropped the ball in allowing council members to gang up on Councillor Andre Rivette during a closed council session on Feb. 27. “I’ve come up short on this one,” Kilger mused at an April 23 council meeting as he reflected upon a report by closedmeeting in- vestigator Stephen Fournier which was criti- cal of how an in camera session was used to batter the veteran councillor. But there was no public apology from either Kilger – who said he had already apologized to Rivette in private –or from any other mem- bers of council for “blindsiding” Rivette dur- ing the closed meeting. The closest thing to an apology was from Councillor Elaine MacDonald, who said it is “regrettable” that Rivette suffered some “anxiety” as a result of how he was treated in the meeting. “I agree that we made a mistake and we re- ceived some excellent recommendations fromMr. Fournier,” she said. Councillor Denis Thibault, said to be one of Rivette’s harshest critics in the Feb. 27 closed session, did not attend last Monday night’s meeting. Leslie O’Shaughnessy walked out of the closed session Feb. 27 because of howRivette was treated. Although he is no longer on council – he recently resigned his seat over frustration with city hall – he was in the au- dience last Monday night in a show of sup- port for Rivette. Councillor Bernadette Clement also spoke on the issue, but did not apologize for coun- cil’s actions. She said councillors have learned they must be “very careful” about

Photo by Greg Kielec Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger watches Councillor Syd Gardiner speak during a meeting last Monday. Kilger said he dropped the ball in allowing Councillor Andre Rivette to be ganged up on during a closed council session Feb. 27.

proper decorum in the closed session. Last Monday, he was more pragmatic. “We will learn from this” and communicate better why and when move council moves behind closed doors, he told council, explaining ig- noring proper procedure is not an option. He said although Fourier’s recommenda- tions are not binding, city hall will adopt the recommended best practices and will also update its website to reflect the recommen- dations in the report. Rivette told The Journal after the Feb. 27 meeting that he believed he “struck a nerve” when he advocated taxpayers shouldn’t be saddled with the estimated $1.4 million cost of settlements and legal fees the city has paid in the past year to deal with personnel issues.

following proper procedure. “I think we are learning from it (the report),” she added. Council will implement the report’s recom- mendation of adopting “best practices” of other municipalities in determining how and when to enter in camera sessions, upon the suggestion of Rivette at Monday night’s meeting. The report also recommends that Kilger en- sure council members do not stray from the topic intended for discussion during a closed session. Kilger had initially defended the decision to air the issue in closed session during an in- terview with The Journal days after the Feb. 27 meeting. But he refused to say at the time whether he thought councillors followed

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His comments were echoed by city public works manager Norm Levac. “It’s truly a great occasion,” he said as he offered his best wishes to contractors working on the project, including Cornwall Gravel. Three new buildings will be constructed and upgrades will be implemented at the primary wastewater treatment plant to im- prove the quality of discharge into the St. Lawrence River. The upgrades will enable the city to better protect the environment and ensure the health and safety of resi- dents while creating local jobs, according to the city. The federal government will contribute up to $18.5 million to the project. The Ontario government has already provided $18.5 million. Cornwall will cover the remaining cost of the project. “Modern and effective waste water infra- structure is essential to ensuring the health and well-being of our communities,” said Guy Lauzon, Conservative MP for Stor- mont-Dundas-South Glengarry, speaking on behalf of Denis Lebel, minister of trans- port, infrastructure and communities. “Our government is proud to invest in the renewal of this facility which will create jobs and economic growth in the Cornwall region, and help to protect the St. Lawrence River for future generations.”

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COUNCIL: From Page 2 By closing off Lamoureux Park to e-bikes, commuters would be forced onto Montreal Road, which would not be good, she said. She suggested council consider “shrink- ing” the restricted zones to a small area around play area and splash pad and an- other area from the clock tower to band- shell. But Kilger’s proposal seemed to resonate the most with council members struggling to arrive at a compromise that would allow e-bikes in the park without jeopardizing public safety. Councillors Syd Gardiner, Denis Carr and Bernadette Clement all lauded the sugges- tion as a good compromise on the divisive issue. The city will review the new rules after one year to determine if they should be im- plemented permanently. A survey conducted of 458 residents indi- cated 56.4 of them were against e-bikes on city recreational paths, according to Chris- tine Lefebvre, city parks and recreation manager. Proposal lauded “This project is not a shiny project like the Benson Centre … but the project affects every Cornwall resident,” he boomed. Local political leaders grabbed some shovels Friday afternoon to mark the biggest infrastructure project in the city’s history along Montreal Road in the city’s east end. MP Guy Lauzon, along with MPPs Jim McDonell and Grant Crack and Cornwall mayor Bob Kilger to mark the beginning of construction at the city’s $55.5-million sec- ondary wastewater treatment plant. “It really is a very, very special day,” Kil- ger said during a brief ceremony on a lawn just west of the construction site. “This proj- ect has been a long time coming and wait- ing.” The city was holding out for a 90 per cent funding deal, but in the end settled for two- thirds funding from the federal government and province, Kilger said. “Still we a got a heck of deal.” And he praised the federal and provincial governments for a “gutsy” decision to em- bark on the infrastructure program helping fund the new plant despite tough economic times, especially knowing it could result in future deficits.

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ment of her injuries. The OPP’s Forensic Identification Services Unit, SDG Crime Unit, East Region Crime Unit are continuing their investigation under the direction of Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau, Criminal Investigation Branch. Anyone with information is asked to con- tact the SDGOPP at 613-534-2223 or 1-888- 310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Child pornography charge A 23-year-old Cornwall man faces a charge of possession of child pornogra- phy. Kyle Carriere, was arrested on Thursday. The charge was laid after Cornwall police received a complaint in January in relation to what appeared to be child pornography on a computer. As a result an investigation ensued and the male was subsequently charged with adult possessing child pornography. He was released to appear in court on June 5. Impaired in crash On Sunday, at approximately 4 a.m., SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a collision on Concession 2, South Glen- garry Township. The investigation re- vealed that a 19-year-old male Jonathan Ricard of Les Cedres, Que. was operating a 2005 Pontiac when he struck a Dodge pick-up truck that was parked on the shoulder.The male was found to be oper- ating a vehicle under the influence of alco- hol.

Fatal fire ruled accidental The Ontario Provincial Police SD&G OPP East Region Crime Unit have con- cluded their investigation into the fatal fire that occurred on Aug. 12, 2011 in the town of Alexandria. Sarah Cholette, 22, her three-year-old daughter Chloe, and nine-month-old son Jacob Desjardins were all killed in the blaze. Cholette’s two-year-old sonMaxime Dejardins initially survived the fire but died later in hospital. The children’s father, Martin Desjardins was the sole survivor of the blaze. The SD&G OPP East Region Crime Unit and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office have deemed the fire to be accidental in nature. The fire is being blamed on a discarded cig- arette. OPP probe home invasion On April 25, at approximately 7 a.m., members of the SDG detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a home invasion on Diversion Road in South Glengarry Township. The investigation has determined that an armed, masked man broke into the resi- dence and assaulted the adult female vic- tim. The suspect stole items from the house before fleeing in the home owner’s vehicle. Officers responding to the call located the vehicle a short distance away with no one inside. The OPP’s Emergency Response Team and Canine Team responded and conducted a search of the area for the un- known suspect with negative results. The victimwas taken to hospital for treat-

Photo by Greg Kielec Members of Cornwall police’s emergency response team stand at the front of an Alice Street building early Wednesday evening during a stand-off with a city man. City man surrenders after four-hour stand-off with police

Police later cordoned off the area as nego- tiators worked to get the man to surrender with the Cornwall Community Police Serv- ice emergency response team and Brockville Police Service’s K9 unit on scene. Police were able to establish contact with the man, who voluntarily turned himself into custody shortly before 9:30 p.m. with- out incident. Delorme was arrested on the strength of seven outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court. He also faces two counts of failing to comply with undertaking, three counts of breach of probation and theft under $5,000. crashwhich killed two youngAkwesasne res- idents Oct. 26, 2011. Biron pursued the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix after it failed to stop for police in St. Regis, Que. before the early morning crash. Akwesasne police had pursued the vehicle south onto St. Regis Road, inHogansburg, and then through an intersection onto North Road when it passed another southbound vehicle and crashed into a tree after failing to negotiate a bend. The driver, 19-year-old Amber Lynn Aliff, and Dakota Benedict, 22, were killed in the crash which sent another passenger, Sidney Oakes, to hospital with severe chest injuries. The pursuit came one year after criminal neg- ligence charges filed against two Akwesasne Mohawk Police officers stemming from the 2008 fatal crash on Cornwall Island were dis- missed. Provincial Justice Charles D. Anderson ruled that ConstableMichael Biron and Sgt. Kenneth Chaussi’sactionsinahigh-speedchaseleading up to the crash could not be proven to be crim- inally negligent. The Kassian family sought civil proceedings in 2008 in connection with the crash. “To hon- our the integrity of those proceedings, further comment will not be available,” the council wrote. In their press release last week, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, the Akwesasne Mo- hawk Police Commission, and the Mohawk Police Department expressed their “deepest sympathies and condolences to the Kassian and Gionet families for their loss.” “The MCA, the Police Commission, and AMPS all place the public’s safety at the high- est level. As a result, protocols and measures have been implemented to ensure that the safety of the traveling public within Akwe- sasne continues to be a priority.”

By Greg Kielec

A 32-year-old Cornwall man is in cus- tody after a stand-off in the city’s east end last Wednesday evening. Louis Delorme surrendered to police four hours after barricading himself in an Alice Street home just north of Montreal Road. A number of officers, some in tactical gear, were seen milling around the front of the beige building around 6:20 p.m. as police vehicles sat north of the scene. An empty Cornwall police cruiser with its emergency lights activated block access to the south end of Alice Street fromMontreal Road. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne did not know that a Mohawk police officer who was involved in two fatal car chases was to receive a Governor General’s Medal of Brav- ery. The awarding of the medal to Cont. Michael Biron has ignited controversy in Akwesasne because of his involvement in two pursuits which resulted in the deaths of five people. TheMohawkCouncil of Akwesasne, theAk- wesasneMohawk Police Commission and the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service have learned that the Governor General of Canada awarded the Medal of Bravery to Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service constable Biron, reads a press release from the Mohawk council. The awardwas bestowed upon Biron during a ceremony at RideauHall inOttawa, onApril 20. “The nomination of Const. Biron for the Medal of Bravery was made without the knowledge or involvement of the Mohawk Council, the Police Commission or the Mo- hawk Police Service,” the Mohawk council wrote in the release. “Therefore, comments cannot be provided on a process in which they did not participate. Questions regarding the nomination should be directed to the Governor General’s office at 613-993-8200.” Bironwas awarded themedal for his attempt to save the lives of Edward and EileenKassian who died in a tragic car accident that took place on Cornwall Island on Nov. 14, 2008. The elderly couple died when their vehicle was struck by Dany Gionet, who was being pursued by Biron. Gionet lost his life in the col- lision at the four-way stop just north orf the former Canada Customs port. Biron was also the pursuing officer in a car

By Greg Kielec Medal causes controversy in Akwesasne HIGHWAY 401 CLOSURES – HIGHWAY 401 AT MOULINETTE ROAD BRIDGE Highway 401 eastbound at Moulinette Road is sched- uled to be fully closed on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 10 pm to 6 am Thursday, May 17, 2012.

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THROUGH THE LENS Community events from in and around Cornwall

Photo by Greg Kielec LawrenceMcDonald tickles the ivories as JeanMalyon, back centre, takes the microphone in preparation for the Senior Star auditions from May 28 to June 1 at Chateau Cornwall Retirement Residence in Cornwall. At left is Sharon Curotte, Chateau Cornwall lifestyle and programmanager and Melinda Fenton, marketing manager with Chateau Cornwall. Looking for Senior Stars

Submitted photo OPG employee Randy Pitts poses with SD&G OPP Const. Pete Robertson. OPG Stoppers on Thursday. OPG donates $1,000 to Crime Stoppers

Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stop- pers, based in Pembroke. “This partnership is exactly the kind of corporate involvement on which Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers relies,” said Board Chairman Frank McDonald. “We very much appreciate Ontario Power Generation’s $1,000 donation to our organization.” “We encourage others to get on board and follow Ontario Power Generation’s example of local community collabora- tion.” Ontario Power Generation is an On- tario-based electricity generation com- pany whose principal business is the generation and sale of electricity in On- tario. Our focus is on the efficient production and sale of electricity from our competi- tive generation assets, while operating in a safe, open and environmentally respon- sible manner.

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in Canada,” said Brent Binions, president and CEO of Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT. “We are proud to support the incredible tal- ent of today’s seniors.” Contestants are given a maximum of five minutes to sing a song, play an instrument, or do both, and their performance is video- taped. Musical accompaniment is provided to singing contestants, if required. A panel of three judges, made up of local musical experts, government officials, and media representatives choose the top three local contestants, each of whom will be rec- ognized with a Senior Star trophy. As in previous years, one judge will provide feedback to the performer, a la American Idol, Fenton said Friday. Videos of the first and second place winners from across Canada will be submitted to a celebrity panel of judges who will narrow the list to nine competitors invited to compete in the Senior Star National Final. The national final will be held in November 2012 in Niagara Falls at the Scotiabank The- atre.

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Ontario Power Generation made a do- nation Thursday to Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers involves the coopera- tive efforts of the community, the media and the police in the fight against crime. The organization covers the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glen- garry, Cornwall, Akwesasne and north- ern New York State, and offers programs for children and adults to help the overall Crime Stoppers effort. OPG’s contribu- tion is used in the TIPS program. Ontario Power Generation, as a corpo- rate citizen in the Ottawa/St. Lawrence area, entered into a partnership in 2001 with Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers to help promote community safety. The OPG/Crime Stoppers decal ap- pears on all OPG fleet vehicles. OPG has a similar partnership with

Chateau Cornwall is looking to the stars – Senior Stars – to audition for its annual re- gional singing and musical instrument competition. Local auditions will be held fromMay 28 to June 1 for Senior Star, Canada’s largest talent competition dedicated to seniors, according to Chateau Cornwall’s parent company Chartwell’s Senior Housing REIT. The singing and musical instrument com- petition, now in its sixth year, is open to any Canadian resident who is 65 years or older. Chateau Cornwall is still welcoming regis- trants for the competition, saidMelinda Fen- ton, Chateau Cornwall marketing manager. Contestants do not have to be living at Chateau Cornwall or any other Chartwell residence, she said. Registration forms can be obtained at Chateau Cornwall Retirement Residence, 41 Amelia Street, Cornwall. “Chartwell’s Senior Star has grown to be- come the largest celebration of senior talent

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Submitted photo Pictured from left are Avery Gunn (GDHS student/son of SD&G OPP Const. Joel Doiron, Rebecca MacKay (GDHS teacher/event organizer), Const. Pat MacCulloch, A/Sgt. Dave Budzinski, Guy Lamarche (GDHS Principal on bike), S/Sgt Brendan MacDonald (SD&G OPP Operations Manager), Insp. Mike McDonell (SD&G OPP Detachment Commander) and Const. Theresa Lauzon a bicycle on a stationary platform for 10 minutes. All proceeds of the event go to help with those stricken with childhood cancer. At the conclusion, the team with the most distance traveled - monitored by a mounted odometer - is declared the win- ner. The event was in part dedicated to young Matthew Holmes, son of OPP Sgt Daril Holmes, who is battling leukemia. OPP Inside Ride raises $9,000 The Journal SD&G OPP Detachment members raised $9,000 in a fundraising event at the Glengarry District High School in Alexandria on April 24. The event, organized by school teacher Rebecca MacKay, is entitled “Inside Ride” and consists of teammembers each riding

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thousands of dollars in free dental care to provide dental relief to people in the com- munity. Teams of volunteers, patients, and of course Dr. Limantzakis will help spread free smiles across Cornwall, through Dentistry From The Heart located at 1080 Montreal Road. Patients are asked to arrive early as the event is a first come, first serve basis. Event registration will begin at 8 a.m. and patients will be seen through 3 p.m. that day. Pa- tients are also encouraged to dress appropri- ately for the weather and to bring chairs, blankets, water, snacks, etc. as they may be outside waiting to be seen.

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Seaway Family Dental will host a free dental care event through Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) supporting Cornwall residents by providing free dental serv- ices to the first 50 plus people on May 12. The team of dental professionals at Seaway Family Dental, Dr. George Limantzakis will provide the first 50 adult patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. There will also be several hygienists, dental assistants and other dental professionals donating their time and resources, in order to provide free dental care to as many residents in need as possible. This DFTH event will donate

Special photo From left, Harry Haramis, Craig Munro, Josee Lemay and Suzie Pilon pose with the first of five cheques of $12,000 for the Maxville Manor. Maxville Manor gets $60,000 donation

44-year relationship with the Manor, I be- lieved a documentary would be the best way to tell and preserve the story for future generations,” Harry Haramis said. Approximately seven minutes long, the documentary was edited down from more than two hours of interviews with Nick and Marion Haramis , Dr. T.A. Jaggassar, as well as Medical Arts pharmacists/owners, Harry Haramis, Josee Lemay and Suzie Pilon. Written and narrated by communications consultant and journalist, MaryAnne Pankhurst , and filmed and produced by Kevin Lamoureux of KAV Productions the documentary can be viewed at: youtube-

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Further solidifying its commitment to helping people “age well,” Medical Arts Pharmacy has announced a donation of $60,000 over five years to the Maxville Manor Foundation. But the pharmacy extended additional value by supporting the development and screening of a short documentary entitled: Maxville Manor, A place to call home. “The fact that my parents and maternal uncle (Maxville-born Conservative MPP, Osie Villeneuve) played such integral roles in establishing the Manor, given Maxville is where I was born, and given Medical Arts’


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21 e édition du Citashow – Au-delà des racines

Un spectacle musical digne des grands Photo Katina Diep Chanelle l’Italien et Olivia Haramès ont su faire découvrir leur talent de violoniste, vêtus de leur chemise de bûcheron et tuque légèrement masculine.

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l’autre, le public est amené à suivre des bribes d’histoires qui se déroulent dans les boisés d’antan, décrivant des situa- tions ayant ponctué le souvenir de nos ancêtres. Quelques vidéos, quelques ima- ges en noir et blanc, quelques dessins rappelant les croquis d’élèves dans un cahier de notes, tout un mariage artisti- que sous plusieurs formes, qui ne bombarde pas le public car le tout est dosé dans le bon goût. Les comédiens en herbe réussissent à rendre les personnages intéressants dans leur prestation, rendant justice aux temps durs de l’époque, sans tomber dans la lourdeur d’une énumération chronolo- gique truffée de dates. Le public s’amuse, quelques rires se font entendre, les blagues demeurent simples et bien placées. Les jeux de lu- mières nous indiquent la fin d’une scène et guident les émotions par les costumes bien choisis, tout en suivant la musique d’ambiance. Une scène de bateau pris d’assaut par des pirates, particulièrement bien mon- tée, dynamique et se déroulant sur une scène très près du public, suit également la musique dramatique de combat d’un film de style hollywoodien. Plusieurs genres de personnages par- fois réalistes, parfois légendaires, telle la métamorphose d’un certain Jacob, amou- reux d’une jolie fille vouée à un autre, en loup garou, ou encore l’apparition spo- radique du démon, voix grave et queue fourchue, qui ne saura pas effrayer ces

C’est dans une soirée quasi hivernale que l’équipe de la 21 e cuvée du tant attendu spectacle Citashow, de l’École secondaire catholique La Citadelle, a su réchauffer les âmes fébriles, en chansons, en humour et en pas de deux. Les élèves ont accueilli parents, amis et collègues vendredi dernier, lors de la grande première, chemises carrelées suivant la thématique choisie, au gym- nase de l’école. Alors que la salle n’était pas encore comble, Chanelle l’Italien et Olivia Haramès ont su faire découvrir leur ta- lent de violoniste, vêtus de leur chemise de bûcheron et tuque légèrement mas- culine. Quelques 30 minutes avant les traditionnels coups de théâtre, cette fois sous les sons d’une branche de bois, les gens ont le plaisir de savourer l’am- biance du Citashow, avant même d’avoir lu sa programmation. « C’est l’fun de voir enfin quelque chose devenir réalité, qui fera rire les gens », a confié Jérémie Comtois, l’un des élèves membre de l’équipe de rédac- tion. Ce ne sera pas la première fois que plusieurs médias sont utilisés dans le but d’en donner plein la vue au public. Avec ses trois scènes éloignées l’une de

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Tristan Brunet tenait le rôle du Diable en personne.

Tout y est, changements de décors, de costumes, un peu de cinéma, quel- ques combats, un peu de comédie, un peu de tragédie. L’auditoire se re- trouve dans les boisés, endroit où se mêlent la complexité des temps diffi- ciles et la simplicité des choses faites à la main. Les voix des chansonniers sont clai- res, les notes justes et les décors de sous-bois donnent le ton. Une comé- die musicale qui nous amène à la cime des arbres, bien au-delà des racines.

gentes dames. Celui-ci saura rappeler aux gens qu’il ne faut jamais dire « Oh mon Dieu » devant le démon en personne. La première partie du spectacle Citashow ne laisse place à aucun temps mort ni problème technique, comme s’il avait été rôdé durant des mois. Des tableaux variés, rythmés, des tenues uniformes qui nous transpor- tent dans un autre univers, loin de l’ère technologique, tout en étant plus di- vertissant qu’un documentaire historique.

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Pour Lynne Giroux , diététiste au Bu- reau de santé de l’est de l’Ontario (BSEO), le but demeure d’augmenter l’apport nu- tritif des fruits et légumes. Son rôle est aussi de faire des choix judicieux en ter- mes de rapport qualité- prix. « Nous tentons de choisir les aliments les moins chers, selon la saison, d’assurer une va- riété. Par exemple, dans chaque boîte on retrouve cinq légumes et cinq fruits », a expliqué Mme Giroux. « L’été et l’automne, nous achetons des produits locaux, de Lancaster et Summerstown », a poursuivi Mme Giroux. Le service est ouvert à tous, jeu- nes familles, personnes vivant seules, personnes âgées, et est offert à travers tout le réseau du CSCE. Le Centre de santé communautaire de

l’Est ontarien, le Centre de la petite en- fance de l’Ontario et le Seaway Valley Community Health Centre , offrent les boî- tes de plastique vertes qui sont remplies d’aliments frais pour tous. La boîte verte de Cornwall est un programme à but non lucratif, qui a été mis sur pieds en 2007, permettant d’acheter des fruits et légumes frais à bon prix. Les produits sont achetés au prix du gros chez des fournisseurs re- connus de la région. L’achat de produits locaux est prôné par les organismes par- ticipants. Pour obtenir plus de détails sur le concept, ou pour se procurer une boîte, veuillez communiquer avec le Centre de santé communautaire de Cornwall de l’Estrie (CSCE) au 613 937-2683.

Les gens sont de plus en plus conscients de l’importance d’une bonne alimentation. Le concept des « boîtes vertes » en est la preuve. Ce programme, une initiative du Centre de Santé communautaire de l'Estrie (CSCE), qui offre une variété de fruits et de légumes à prix abordables, bat son plein à Cornwall. Pour la prochaine distribution, qui aura lieu à la mi-mai, autour de 120 boîtes ont été vendues. Deux formats sont disponibles, la boîte à 10 $ et une autre à 15 $. Chaque mois, un fruit ou un légume différent est présenté, accompagné d’un dépliant expliquant ses bienfaits et également des recettes suggérant comment l’ap- prêter. Les plus grandes boîtes peuvent contenir une douzaine d’items diffé- rents. « L’idée est surtout d’éduquer les gens sur les avantages de manger plus de fruits et légumes. Les boîtes vertes sont offertes à n’importe qui. Il n’y a pas de formulaire à remplir », a expliqué Tania Sveistrup, responsable de la pro- motion en santé du CSCE. Contrairement à certaines croyances populaires, les boîtes vertes, qui sont des bacs remplis de fruits et de légumes variés, ne sont pas commandées seule- ment par des familles dans le besoin, mais bien par tout ceux et celles qui le désirent. À la suite d’un texte paru dans son édition 25 avril 2012, Le/The Journal (Le Journal de Cornwall) tient à préci- ser qu’il s’agissait d’une invitation personnelle pour la salle de nouvel- les du journal et que, par conséquent, ce texte n’aurait pas dû paraître. Le texte qui aurait dû paraître aurait in- vité la population à assister à la représentation du Citashow du sa- medi soir tout en mentionnant qu’il y avait un coût d’entrée. La direction du journal s’excuse de cette fâcheuse erreur auprès de l’École secondaire La Citadelle ainsi que de la commu- nauté francophone de Cornwall et la région. Erratum École secondaire La Citadelle

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Le séjour exploratoire de Place aux jeunes Ontario-SDG, initiative du RDÉE Ontario , s’est déroulé les 24 et 25 mars lors du quel neuf jeunes diplômés postsecondaires se sont déplacés pour découvrir la région de Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry (SDG) et Cornwall. Place aux jeunes Ontario-SDG vise à faciliter l’établissement des jeunes gradués bilingues et tente de combler les besoins de main- d’œuvre spécialisée de la région. Les jeunes professionnels, provenant de Trois-Rivières, Prescott-Russell, Montréal et Ottawa, ont eux la chance de rencontrer une vingtaine d’intervenants et d’employeurs au cours des diverses activités. La programmation du séjour consistait en des ateliers sur la recherche d’emploi efficace, les opportunités économiques de nos communautés, le réseautage d’affaires et des visites d’attraits touristiques de la région. Voici les participants du séjour exploratoire 2012! deuxième





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à tous de présenter la pièce le dimanche après midi, après la messe pour certains, le brunch pour d’autres. Le public remplis- sait une bonne partie de la salle, bien sagement assis, attentif au jeu des comé- diens. Une œuvre exquise, dernière œuvre de l’auteur québécois Gratien Gélinas, où le public observe la dynamique des person- nagesNarcisseetLaurentienne(interprétée par la comédienne Anne-Marie Paquette), seuls comédiens sur scène, se donnant la réplique à la cadence régulière du tic tac d’une horloge. La mort d’Alphonse Robichaud, mari de Laurentienne, offre étrangement l’occa- sion à Narcisse Mondoux de s’approcher de celle qui fait battre son cœur. Narcisse fait rire par son langage corporel, par ses

Difficile à croire qu’il est possible de trouver le rire dans un décor funèbre. Narcisse Mondoux, rôle principal interprété par Stéphane Bureau, possède le charme d’un humoriste ainsi que la prestance d’un chanteur d’opéra. La dernière représentation de la troupe de théâtre l'Amalgame, en après midi, est venue clore la série de cinq représenta- tions de la pièce de théâtre La passion de Narcisse Mondoux dimanche dernier, sur les planches du Centre Charles-Émile Claude. La plage horaire convient parfaitement

FERMETURE DE L’AUTOROUTE 401 Rue Moulinette à l’autoroute 401 L’autoroute 401, direction est sera fermée à la rue Moulinette de mercredi le 16 mai 2012 22 h à 6 h jeudi le 17 mai 2012. Il y aura aussi fermeture dans la direction ouest mer- credi le 23 mai 2012 de 22 h à 6 h jeudi le 24 mai 2012. Les automobilistes en directions est et ouest de l’autoroute 401 seront dirigés vers la sortie Rue Mouli- nette et ensuite devront suivre les enseignes de dé- tours pour enfin embarquer sur l’autoroute 401. Le traffic des deux sens de l’autoroute débarquera au sud sur la rue Moulinette. Le traffic en direction est suiv- ra le chemin de comté #2 est jusqu’à l’avenue Brook- dale pour embarquer sur l’autoroute 401. Le traffic en direction ouest suivra le chemin de comté #2 ouest jusqu’à Dickinson Drive pour embarquer sur l’autoroute 401. Les détours mentionnés ci-dessus sont en place pour faciliter la démolition du pont de la rue Moulinette. L’information sur les fermetures de rues peuvent se trouver sur les sites web suivant:

Photo Katina Diep Narcisse Mondoux (Stéphane Bureau), courtise la belle Laurentienne (Anne-Marie Paquette).

jeux de mots naïfs et sa maladresse facile à pardonner. Laurentienne pleure toujours le deuil de son époux, ne tendant pas la main d’emblée, mais ne repoussant pas le grand homme non plus. Dans le deuxième acte de la pièce, c’est un Narcisse s’étant bien reposé au soleil qui, quelques mois après les funérailles, s’empresse d’offrir un souvenir de Floride à Laurentienne. Un moment tendre durant lequel les rires se font entendre lorsque la belle déplie une pièce de vêtement one size fits all de tissu rouge satiné, qui pourrait être confondu entre une robe de nuit et une nappe. L’auteur n’aura pas été avare de jeux de mots pour cette histoire d’amour. « Quant à moi, ma femme serait aux soins

intensifs… », a partagé le personnage de Narcisse, en homme des plus atten- tionnés. En justifiant ses états d’âme à Nar- cisse, Laurentienne lui explique qu’elle n’a pas peur de vivre seule, étant habi- tuée à vivre en couple. « …pas la peur des morts, mais la peur des vivants…avec ses vols par infractions dont on entend parler… », a-t-elle ré- pliqué. « Ah oui…c’est épeurant la peur… », a ajouté le grand Narcisse, ce géant romantique. Gratien Gélinas laisse en héritage une œuvre qui, nul doute, peint le portrait de sa propre interprétation de l’art de courtiser sa douce moitié. Photo autorisée Les élèves et les membres du personnel de l’École Sainte-Thérèse et de l’École Notre-Dame se sont réunis à l’extérieur pour souffler des bulles pour 1 minute, le 26 avril dernier. Ce geste avait pour but de sensibiliser les gens à l’autisme. Le personnel des établissements sco- laires espèrent avoir battu le record de Guinness. Des gens des quatre coins de la planète avaientt comme mission de souffler des bulles ce même jour. Il fallait au moins 37 000 personnes pour atteindre l'objectif. Plus de 140 élèves et 12 membres du personnel ont soufflé des bulles. Une belle image que de voir des centaines de bulles flotter dans les airs. Sur la photo, Rose Valade de la classe du jardin qui souffle des bulles. Des bulles pour l’autisme


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