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.
The federal and Ontario governments are providing $22.8 million to finance a remedy to Maxville's chronic water problem and to plan an expansion of Alexandria's sewage treatment facility.
North Glengarry will receive $15.2 million from the federal government and $7.6 million from the province, while the township will be required to pay $7.6 million.
Funds were announced Friday in Maxville.
More details in the May 31 edition of The News.
North Glengarry Recreation Director Terry Gilmer reminds us that ice conditions change daily, so it's important to check before venturing out onto "frozen" rivers and ponds. He adds that they are working on informational signs for Mill Pond at Alexandria's Island Park to help guide those who might like to take advantage of the skating service or do some ice fishing.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has lifted a precautionary "Do Not Use Water" advisory it issued on July 7 for residents of the Township of South Glengarry whose private water systems draw water from the St. Lawrence River between Glen Walter and South Lancaster.
The warning was issued after two tugboats capsized in the St. Lawrence River, raising fears of possible water contamination.