The Glengarry News

Alexandria

Back to normal

publisher May 7, 2019 - 10:30am

After a contractor unknowingly severed an intake line May 2, the Alexandria water plant had returned to normal operations 48 hours later.

The repair job involved a diver, municipal employees, and several contractors.

At around 9 a.m. May 2, the raw water intake pipe at Island Park was ruptured when a contractor sliced through a 14-inch pipe that brings water from Mill Pond to the treatment plant.

At no point was water quality compromised, the township stresses.

The water flow was lost to the plant, but thanks to improved storage conditions, and operational adjustments, service was not affected.

Water conservation advisory

publisher May 2, 2019 - 11:51am

Earlier this morning, the main water intake for Alexandria was damaged and the water supply to Alexandria has been temporarily shut down. It is still safe for citizens to drink their water, which is currently being supplied by the Alexandria Water Tower.

"No boil water advisory has been issued at this time. It is still safe to consume the water, but we do ask that residents conserve water until repairs can be made," said Environmental Services Manager Dean MacDonald.

The Township of North Glengarry has enacted its Emergency Protocol Procedures and the Water Works Department is working to quickly rectify this matter. Emergency pumps have been ordered to help to restore water.

In order to correct the damage, crews will need to block the main intake pipe and to replace the damaged section of the water main.

In the event of a fire, the North Glengarry Fire Department will put an action plan in place to mitigate any hydrant use until this problem is rectified.

"The fire department is prepared for these types of situations. In the event of an emergency, we would follow the same action plans undertaken in rural areas. In the event of a fire, a water tanker shuttle service would be used. The fire department is also capable of pulling water directly from the Mill Pond," said Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Roy.

"We are asking that all residents in Alexandria take every effort to help us by reducing their water intake and conserving water as much as possible as we repair the damage to the pipe. Alexandria consumes an average of 2,000-cubic-metres of water each day. We are hoping to reduce this average to ensure that our 1,500 users can maintain their water service throughout the repair period," the township says.

The impact of this damage is restricted to Alexandria. Residents in Glen Robertson are not impacted, as they are on a separate system.

Ball drops tonight on Alexandria Ladies Ladies Ball Hockey League

sean Apr 25, 2019 - 2:32pm

Tonight is the season-opener for the Alexandria Ladies Ball Hockey League, which plays its games at the Glengarry Sports Palace.

This year there are six teams competing: McDonald Electric, Giant Tiger, Atlantic, Blue Bellas, Molson, and Howe's Farm Equipment.

The first four will be in action this evening, with games starting at 8 and 9 p.m.

League play continues Monday and Thursday nights through the end of July.

Lanthier expands in Baie d'Urfé

publisher Apr 25, 2019 - 7:49am

Lanthier Bakery has received a $2 million repayable contribution from the federal government to expand its Baie d'Urfé plant, and modernize a new digital production line.

Founded in 1932, Lanthier Bakery is a family-owned business located in Alexandria.

In 1985, it set up a second production plant on the Island of Montréal, where it makes bread using traditional recipes. In 2016, in cooperation with its principal shareholder, France-based La Fournée Dorée, Lanthier Bakery developed a new range of brioche breads – a niche product – and now aims to specialize in this niche market, where demand continues to grow.

Le Relais boys hockey team takes silver at Franco tournament

sean Apr 18, 2019 - 5:27pm

A week after winning the pre-Franco hockey tournament in Casselman, the boys from le Relais scored silver at the Tournoi Franco-Ontarien, where they ran the table unbeaten before colliding with a formidable foe in the final.

We will have the full story in an upcoming issue of The Glengarry News.

Here's an image of the boys celebrating last week in Casselman.

Le Relais boys hockey team