Vol. 130, No. 3     March 22, 2017



Firefighters want on-farm burn ban with tighter rules

by Matthew Uhrig
Press staff

WINCHESTER – The North Dundas Fire Department’s executive branch is looking to set the tone when it comes to the issuance of burn permits in the municipality.

Fire commissioner Al Armstrong said the topic caused “a big debate” during a recent meeting, and the discussion was furthered at the municipality’s Tues., March 14 council meeting.

In a draft document submitted to council, the department’s leadership team has charted a course that would see the township enact a charge per permit issued, while outlawing burning during certain times of the year.

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North Dundas stands by Irish Headline condition

by Matthew Uhrig
Press staff

WINCHESTER – The Township of North Dundas has rejected a claim from its municipal neighbour regarding the state of Irish Headline Road.

Municipality of South Dundas council members recently submitted a directive calling for a joint solution for alternatives to repair the surface with a proper crown, removing the berm on the shoulder, and investigating drainage and ditches along the entire road.

An engineer’s report tabled in the southern township also called for a single surface treatment for the road.

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Rash of cold-case murders revisited

MOREWOOD – It’s been a decade since Randy Rankin, 46 at the time, was shot dead inside his Morewood-area home, and still no one has been arrested in relation to the crime.

The same goes for a string of other unsolved murders in the region, which recently returned for public consumption after a four-part series in the Ottawa Citizen.

Those articles appeared nearly a month after Rankin’s brother, Gary, spoke with CBC Ottawa just a few days after the 10th anniversary of Rankin’s killing.

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Dollarama store coming to town?

WINCHESTER – The village’s new Foodland location is soon going to have a new neighbour.

While all parties involved remain mum on the subject, the Winchester Press has learned that Dollarama will be opening in the west end of the former Mike Dean’s Super Food Store facility on Main Street.

When contacted by the Press, a company spokesperson said there was no information available at this time, as announcements are saved until an opening date is determined.

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