Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers had its 50/50 winning ticket picked on October 15th at Jim Mustard’s Variety store in Iroquois. Jim Mustard has been a supporter of the program since its inception in 1992. The winning ticket for the 50/50 was sold at the Williamstown fair this past August; the winner was Denis Tousignant of Greenfield, North Glengarry Township ($1550.00). The winning ticket was pulled by Nelson Zandbergen in front of Mustard’s Variety store.
On April 13th, Mayor Steven Byvelds announced that the Township of South Dundas has submitted an offer to purchase the former St. Cecilia’s School in Iroquois to provide the new location of the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic in Iroquois.
The St. Lawrence Medical Clinic has noted that it is their aim to provide modern facilities for growth and their current property does not meet this goal.
The intent is to provide renovated, accessible space to the clinic, on a long-term lease basis, in the former St. Cecilia’s School, subject to acceptance of the offer by the Diocese.
Byvelds welcomed the long term commitment of the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic to the Village of Iroquois and the Township of South Dundas.
“The St. Lawrence Medical Clinic has been and continues to be an essential part of this community,” he said.
“I am pleased to announce this expanded partnership with the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic which will put in place a community owned medical facility that will aid in attracting new physicians, provide greater efficiency and accommodate growth for the next twenty years. ”
From 9 a.m. Saturday March 2, until 3 p.m. Sunday March 3, 70 year old Elsie Knight laid outside the back door of her home with a broken leg, unable to move.
She laid there until the keen ears of a 10 year old boy heard her calls for help.
Tyler Barkley, Elsie’s neighbour, heard her calls from his County Road 18 home, which is about 100 meters away.
“I was outside shovelling the ditch, looking for some ice,” said Tyler. “I thought I heard her calling her dog, but then I heard it better. I heard ‘Help me please!’”
Hearing that call for help, Tyler got his dad, Rick. The two listened and heard the calls for help. It was then that Rick went to Elsie’s and found her outside on the ground.
“My dad threw his coat over her. She was soaked because she was right under the eavestrough,” said Tyler.
It was Rick who called the ambulance.
Elsie has slipped while shovelling the snow off the back stoop and broke her leg just above the knee.
Elsie was taken to Ottawa Hospital, but is likely to be moved to Winchester Hospital soon. Tyler is planning to visit Elsie there on Sunday.
Tyler credits his ears with making it possible for his dad to find Elsie. “I hunt,” said Tyler. That hobby has obviously allowed him to develop very strong listening skills.
The whole experience hasn’t changed Tyler at all, according to his dad.
Tyler is not sure what to think of all the attention and of seeing himself on the television news. “We got lots of phone calls,” said Tyler.
His friends at school thought what he did was pretty cool though.
Tyler is in grade four at St. Mary- St. Cecilia Catholic School in Morrisburg.
South Dundas council passed a by-law for an Automatic Aid Agreement for Fire Protection Services with South Stormont at the March 20th council meeting.
The agreement went into effect immediately and is set for a period of five years. The by-law states that South Stormont has agreed “to provide or receive the initial or supplemental responses to fires, rescues and emergencies for certain properties in the township of South Dundas.”
“The area to be covered for the purpose of fire protection services is listed as follows: Ault Island, being that portion of Willbruck Drive, west of Ault Island Road and being situated in the township of South Dundas.”