Author: Matthew Uhrig

Tablet technology a boon for patients

WINCHESTER – Life hasn’t, at times, been kind to Michael Genier. Earlier this year, the Chesterville-area resident found himself homeless, and in grave medical condition. “Really, it’s been a tough go for me since 2004… I’ve been sick this long,” he said. “And only now am I getting on the right track – minute by minute.” Genier was the showcase subject at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) Thurs., Nov. 30 as the village medical facility marked a further success for its Upper Canada Health Links network. The village hospital is on the cutting edge of a new tablet technology...

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Boyce wants to be choice for mayor

WINCHESTER – Deputy-Mayor Gerry Boyce had what can only be called an off-script moment Thurs., Nov. 30. Before a crowd of nearly 300, all gathered for North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan’s annual breakfast, Boyce took the lectern to introduce Duncan, who won’t be seeking re-election in next year’s municipal campaign. But, the deputy-mayor first led with his own news. “We all know that Eric isn’t going to run for mayor again, and I’d like to say right now that I’m going to seek the nomination at the appropriate time,” he said. “I thought I’d end that speculation right now.”...

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Too hot to handle

There wasn’t much left of a beige-coloured Ford Focus that went up in flames Wed., Nov. 29. The car was pulled over onto the shoulder of County Road 31, a stone’s throw from Winchester BMR. It remains unclear what caused the blaze, but the driver told the Winchester Press it was “driving rough… kicking back some,” before being whisked away by the OPP officers on scene. The Press later learned the car had only recently been purchased at an auction, had much of its front-end rebuilt, and was en route to Chesterville to be gassed up. Village firefighters attended...

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Waiting for Santa

It was a frenzied morning Sat., Dec. 2 at the Mountain Township Agricultural Hall in South Mountain as youngsters expended unprecedented levels of patience waiting for the jolly old elf in red to make his anticipated appearance at the annual Breakfast with Santa event. For Ashton Buchanan (left), James Phinney, Wyse Harrington, and Grayson Kelly the wait was a little less difficult thanks to the village’s fire station that was ready with a number of giveaways for the youngest of attendees. Press Photo –...

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Cornwall Gravel ‘totally circumventing’ rezoning

WINCHESTER – Cornwall Gravel’s attempts to bypass lower-tier planning requirements has drawn the ire of Township of North Dundas politicians. At Tues., Nov. 28’s council meeting, planning director Calvin Pol laid out the most recent requests the company made to the province’s municipal affairs ministry. In the first case, Cornwall Gravel asked the Ontario government to change the Planning Act notice requirements currently being used by North Dundas. The township follows Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry’s expectations, Pol said, posting request notices when they could impact homeowners in certain areas and hosting public meetings to gather feedback. In Cornwall Gravel’s...

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