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Junior B Glens invite you to celebrate Canada Day with the team

sean Jun 26, 2018 - 3:26pm

Alexandria's junior 'B' Glens hockey club invites fans to join players and staff in Canada Day festivities.

Players will be walking the parade route collecting non-perishable food items for our local food bank at St. Vincent de Paul. Please be generous with donations. In return, when an item is donated, you will be offered a free ticket for one Glens home game.

At the conclusion of the parade, activities will move to Island Park, where the Glens will have a hardest shot competition and a dunk tank. As well, Glens ball caps and jerseys will be available for purchase.

Canada Day and Glens

Pond Rocket takes B title at Legault Soccer Tournament

sean Jun 26, 2018 - 2:22pm

The Pond Rocket team scored the B title at the recent Marc Legault Soccer Tournament. Members, as seen in image below, included Jason Jackson, Kerri Albright, Chace Albright, Kyla Burwash, Curtis Tolhurst, Dan Tremblay, Ashton MacDonald, Kyle Lalonde, Stephanie Anderson, and Ashleigh Tolhurst.

For more on the event, please see the June 27 issue of The Glengarry News. We also have some action photos here in our gallery.

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Team Pond Rocket (submitted photo)

Water off June 21 on Macdonald

publisher Jun 20, 2018 - 1:30pm

Thursday, June 21, residents on Macdonald Boulevard, in Alexandria, can expect a temporary interruption in their water services.

The North Glengarry Water Works Department will be turning off the water sometime after 9 a.m., so that staff can replace a defective water distribution valve. This work is being performed as part of North Glengarry's annual water distribution maintenance upgrades. The municipality has invested $30,000 in water infrastructure improvements this year.

"This ongoing work ensures that residents are supplied with a clean, continuous flow of safe drinking water. It also minimizes the number of service disruptions caused by breaches to the water supply network," said Dean McDonald, North Glengarry's Environmental Services Manager.

Affected residents are located on Macdonald Boulevard between Touchette Street and Ronald Street. Water is expected to be restored after the work is completed on June 21.

After the water is restored, residents are asked to turn on their taps for at least five minutes. This will help clear their pipes of any residual sediment. Work on this project is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, the scheduled work will be completed on the next possible date.

For any questions or comments contact the public works office at 613-525-3087. Tap water will be safe to drink, but during the flushing process taking place in your area, you may notice the following changes:

  • Your water may become cloudy or discoloured
  • Your water supply may be interrupted for short periods of time
  • You may experience lower than normal water pressure

Contact the waterworks department if your water remains discoloured after running your taps for more than 20 minutes.

Dans l'Shed in Alexandria

publisher Jun 19, 2018 - 3:14pm

Dans l’Shed, a folk-Americana duo comprised of Gaspesian guitarists Eric Dion and André Lavergne, will perform at Alexandria's Salle La Fraternité September 28.

The show is part of the Small Halls Festival.

In 2015, Dans l'Shed released Rivière Rouge, their first full-length studio album, under the label Le Grenier musique. Co-directed by Dany Placard and recorded at Studio Tracadièche in Carleton-sur-mer, Rivière Rouge was listed by Ici musique as one of the top 50 best albums of 2015. After the album’s release, the duo toured throughout Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, New Brunswick, France, Belgium and Switzerland. In May 2017, the band received the Export Québec prize at the Trille Or gala in Ottawa. This distinction is awarded every year to the group from Québec that is judged to have had the most impact throughout French Canada.

Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame to mark 40 years of honouring county athletes

sean Jun 19, 2018 - 12:12pm

In August, the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will celebrate 40 years of recognizing the county's athletes and teams. This week's edition of The Glengarry News features the first of five biographies of this year's inductees.

Tickets for the Aug. 15 dinner and ceremony at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria go on sale this weekend, available from all board members, as well as from Auld Kirktown, Loiselle Sports Plus, and the Hall in Maxville. Cost is $40. After Aug. 9, the cost will be $50.

Call Rodney at 613-936-6213 to reserve tables.

3-on-3 basketball tourney planned for Canada Day in Alexandria

sean Jun 19, 2018 - 11:59am

A new basketball court is coming to Alexandria's Island Park, and the township is planning to christen it with a Canada Day 3-on-3 tournament.

The July 1 event will run from 4 to 8 p.m., with the following boys and girls divisions: U13, U16, and open (any age). Entry is $20 per team, and the deadline to sign up is June 29.

For more information, send an e-mail to Brian Caddell at briancaddell@northglengarry.ca

New photo galleries: tyke Gaels football, Legault soccer tourney

sean Jun 12, 2018 - 1:05pm

Our latest photo gallery additions include images from June 6 tyke Glengarry Gaels football and the 2018 edition of the Marc Legault Soccer Tournament.

You can check out these photos, and more, online here. Remember, reprints are available for purchase and make a terrific gift.

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Soccer action at the Marc Legault tourney. (Sean Bray photo)

Weed removal begins now

publisher Jun 12, 2018 - 10:51am

Summer has finally arrived, bringing with it the return of swim season, flip flops.... and Canada Waterweeds (Elodea canadensis).

The Township of North Glengarry recognizes that while the water lilies in Alexandria's Mill Pond are pretty when they're blooming, the algae and Canada waterweeds create less than ideal swimming conditions. "We remain committed to an aggressive strategy to reduce weeds in Mill Pond. The Township opened discussions with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, with the assistance of the Raisin River Conservation Authority, and obtained a Letter of Approval to start removing noxious weeds at an earlier date. Work is planned to start on or around June 15," says the municipality.

The Township will ensure that spawning fish nests are well identified prior to the removal of the weeds as a method to mitigate the risk of interrupting the spawning season of fish that call Mill Pond their home.

The removal of weeds from Mill Pond is accomplished by using a weed harvester that was purchased in 2016. The bright orange weed harvester looks a bit like a paddle boat crossed with a sand screener. It is capable of navigating through shallow water at a slow crawl and removing weeds with extreme care. It is operated by a single driver who circles the lake in rotating patterns. The weeds collected are deposited on the shoreline and removed for composting.

"By removing nutrients from the lake (the weeds), we improved the fish habitat by promoting an increase in dissolved oxygen for aquatic life. The harvester pulls weeds from depths up to around five feet and collects them for removal from the lake. If we were to simply cut the weeds and allow them to sink to the bottom of the pond, we would be returning nutrients to the lake bed, which would aid in the proliferation of the Canada waterweed," says the township.

In anticipation of this weather, the Township has also made some recent improvements to Island Park. The beach is raked and ready for visitors and the water is warming up quickly.

"We remain committed to creating a family-friendly space that is both beautiful and accommodating and are improving circulation in the park by widening the walking paths. Construction is ongoing but should be completed well in time for the Canada Day activities. Come visit us at Island Park, located at 102 Derby Street West, in Alexandria and see for yourself just how beautiful Mill Pond is in the glistening sunlight!"

Men's Twilight League golf from May 30

sean Jun 5, 2018 - 1:28pm

Alexandria's Men's Twilight golf league plays Wednesday evenings at the Glengarry Golf and Country Club.

Following the most recent action on May 30, the Atlantic Hotel team leads the standings with 18 points, followed by Altech and The Glengarry News, both at 16 points, Rounding out the list are MacEwen Petroleum (15), Alexandria Moulding (14), Glengarry Tire (13), Lemieux's Tax Services (12), and B&B Food Market (10).

Closest to the pin on hole #9: Stephane Menard.

Skins: Nick Michaud, Ron Valade, Dale MacDonald, and Mike Larocque.