The Glengarry News

Alexandria

Le Relais intermediate students compete at Ottawa track and field meet

sean May 31, 2019 - 3:10pm

Our June 5 edition includes a story about Grade 7-8 track and field athletes from le Relais. Here's some additional content, from the school's Facebook page.

Bravo à tous les jeunes qui ont participé à la compétition d’athlétisme de mardi 28 mai au Centre Terry Fox d’Ottawa! Malgré une journée pluvieuse et froide, les jeunes ont su se dépasser et démontrer beaucoup de caractère!

Félicitations à Mathieu Sauvé qui a été l’athlète par excellence des garçons 8e année!

Bravo aux
-garçons 8e qui ont terminé 1er en équipe
-garçons 7e qui ont terminé 2e
-aux filles de 7et 8 qui ont terminé au 4e rang!
Il y avait les 7 écoles intermédiaires du CSDCEO qui ont participé.

EOSSAA soccer championships for GDHS, le Relais

sean May 28, 2019 - 7:18pm

Both high schools in Alexandria captured EOSSAA 'A' soccer titles today in Kingston. Glengarry DHS' senior boys won, as did le Relais' senior girls. 

Unfortunately, the events concluded after The News had gone to press this week. Brief stories are posted to Sports in the Glens, and we will have full coverage in the newspaper next week.

Glengarry Gaels Sunday football: tykes triumph, bantams blown out

sean May 28, 2019 - 6:44pm

Last Sunday saw the Glengarry Gaels tyke football team improve to 3-0 in the season, with a narrow 45-43 win over a team from Cornwall. Connor Hamelin accounted for the entirety of Glengarry's scoring.

The bantam Gaels were humbled 33-0 by the Wildcats, dropping Glengarry's record to 1-1-1.

Meanwhile, the mosquitoes won, going to 3-0 in the spring campaign. For details, check out the May 29 issue of The Glengarry News. A photo gallery is available here.

mosquito football action

GDHS senior & junior boys soccer teams advance to league finals

sean May 22, 2019 - 12:47pm

The senior and junior boys soccer teams at Glengarry District High School scored respective victories this morning over Char-Lan and Tagwi to advance to this afternoon's SD&G championships matches. The senior final is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start, with the junior final at 4:30 p.m.

On the girls side, GDHS' varsity squad blanked Char-Lan, in Cornwall, to advance to the senior 'A' final versus host and top seed la Citadelle.

The junior girls final will feature Tagwi versus the winner of the semifinal currently underway.

Note: for junior boys and junior girls, the finalists will all advance to EOSSAA, regardless of the outcome of the games, as there are extra berths available to SDGAA. In the senior divisions, only winners will move on.

soccer action
GDHS senior Bailey Pidgeon pushes ahead for a loose ball, in action versus Char-Lan. – Sean Bray photo

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.