A second case of Chronic Wasting Disease has been found in a domestic red deer from a herd on a farm believed to be in Boileau. The same herd where previously the disease was found in a deer in late September. These local cases are the first ever to be discovered in Québec. Tom Arnold, the mayor of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, says they are continuing to monitor the situation.
CN Rail has confirmed the Alexandria subdivision which services Eastern Ontario will see changes. It has submitted a 30-kilometre stretch of rail line running from Hawkesbury through Vankleek Hill to Glen Robertson Road in North Glengarry for “potential discontinuance.” CN first notified the Town of Hawkesbury of the possible change in a letter which stated traffic volume is now far below levels needed to maintain the lines.” With the line now submitted for discontinuance, CN must wait 12 months after which time, CN can start advertising the rail for sale for a minimum of six months. If there aren’t any takers, then it must offer the line to all three levels of government with a sale price no higher than the salvage value of the line. After three to four months, CN can start dismantling the line.
There was a single-vehicle crash on Highway 174 at 10th Line Road around 6 last evening. A man was treated for life-threatening injuries and taken to hospital in serious condition. The cause of the crash is under investigation.