Mosquitoes in our area have tested positive for the West Nile virus. However, there have been no human cases reported in our region.
“The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has been actively monitoring mosquitoes for West Nile virus” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health. “This finding shows that West Nile virus remains a concern in our area. Residents should be aware and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.”
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is advising residents that black-legged ticks, which can spread Lyme disease to humans, are being found in a growing number of locations across the five eastern counties.
In Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry and Prescott-Russell, at least 20 per cent of black-legged ticks are carrying the Lyme bacteria, which is why the disease is now considered endemic, or well established, in this region.
Ontario Power Generation Corporation advises users of the St. Lawrence River that the gates used for recreational passage at Iroquois Dam remain closed. These gates were closed due to significantly above average water flow and will remain lowered until conditions allow for safe passage through these gates. Boaters are advised that they will need to use the Iroquois Lock for passage.
Watch for a return of the weed harvester to Mill Pond in Alexandria July 16 as North Glengarry continues its “aggressive strategy” against Canada Waterweeds (Elodea canadensis).
Regulations prevent the weed removal being carried out before July 15. “If we were to begin earlier, we would risk interrupting the spawning season of the large and small-mouth bass, and other fish that call Mill Pond their home,” the township says.
Did you know that our website features galleries of photographs, most of which don't make it into the published edition of The Glengarry News?
Our latest additions include the following:
- Canada Day in Glen Robertson
- Le Relais' graduation ceremony
- Michel Hervieux concert
- Eazy Cruisers car show
- U15 girls Glengarry Hearts soccer
You can view these galleries and many more in the photos section of our website here.
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The 2017-18 edition of the Glengarry Directory was published last week and is now available online, for free. To access the download links or view the publication online, please see this page.
A 16-year-old boy from Dorval was killed Monday after he was struck by a VIA Rail train while walking on the CN Railway track on Celtic Lane in Lancaster. Another pedestrian, a 15-year-old boy from South Glengarry, was transported to hospital by paramedics with minor injuries.
The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment is investigating the accident which occurred at 7:55 p.m.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.
This young boy epitomized the spirit of Canada Day in Glengarry as he took in a ground-level view of the July 1 Alexandria parade Saturday. Despite the rain, huge crowds turned out for festivities throughout the area.
Be sure to check out this week's edition of The Glengarry News for coverage of Canada Day around the county.
Check yourself for ticks whenever you go outdoors, but be particularly vigilant if you enjoy the Glengarry Trails.
That warning comes from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, which has red-flagged the paths as “at risk” areas. “What this signifies is that although it is possible to encounter black-legged ticks almost anywhere in Ontario, there is greater risk of occurrence in those areas,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis writes in a recent letter to North Glengarry Township.
The black-legged, or deer tick is a prime carrier of Lyme disease.