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Extreme heat policy postpones Monday night minor soccer

sean Jul 17, 2018 - 11:49am

Last night (July 16), the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat policy came into effect again, forcing the postponement/cancellation of a slate of scheduled minor matches, affecting all 6:30 p.m. starts in the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls divisions. Games with 8:30 p.m. starts went ahead, as did action in the ERSL (Glengarry Hearts).

Low water

publisher Jul 12, 2018 - 7:56am

South Nation Conservation (SNC) has issued a precipitation triggered level I low water condition encompassing SNC’s entire jurisdiction. According to Environment Canada, precipitation over the past three months was 60-76% below normal. The lack of rainfall has left the cumulative precipitation between 20-40% of the historical values for the month of June analyzed from Environment Canada climate stations in Ottawa, and Brockville.

ICYMI: full slate of GSL soccer games on tap for Sunday

sean Jul 8, 2018 - 1:14pm

In an effort to make up matches postponed from earlier in the week due to extreme heat, the Glengarry Soccer League has been trying to make them up over the course of the weekend.

Tonight, July 8, there are youth matches at the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls levels, as well as tier 2 men's.

Sunday is traditionally a day of rest in the GSL regular season.

We will have more details in the next edition of The Glengarry News.

Looking for water?

publisher Jul 6, 2018 - 8:19am

Although they are very vocal at night, coyotes are not often seen out in the open in the middle of the day.

This animal ambled across a soybean field near Vankleek Hill this week, perhaps in search of a drink of water.

While the oppressive heat ended Thursday evening, little rain fell on the area.

Warmer temperatures are in the forecast again for the foreseeable future.

On the bright side, you can almost hear the corn growing.

Glengarry Soccer League announces extreme heat policy to guide game cancellations

sean Jul 4, 2018 - 1:12pm

Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced is extreme heat guidelines to clarify when scheduled youth and adult matches will be postponed and/or cancelled.

Read more about the policy here in Sports Extra. We will also post further announcements on matches cancelled/postponed, as details become available.

Glengarry Soccer League publishes extreme heat game-cancellation policy

sean Jul 4, 2018 - 12:47pm

Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced its extreme heat policy, as a guideline to when scheduled youth and adult soccer games will be postponed and/or cancelled.

Monday (July 2) saw all matches scrubbed due to the hot, humid weather conditions, with the intention of these games all being rescheduled to play on Sunday (Jule 8). See this week's edition of The Glengarry News for more details.

Last evening, conditions moderated somewhat, allowing scheduled games to proceed.

Here are the GSL extreme heat guidelines: 

The Glengarry Soccer League will reschedule games league-wide for U10 and older, if the humidex for Alexandria, according to Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca), is 35 degrees or higher during game time.

The league will post / e-mail by 5 p.m. in regards to the 6:30 p.m. / 7 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 7 p.m.

The league will post / e-mail by 7 p.m. in regards to the 8:30 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 9 p.m.

The league may make the call to reschedule games earlier in the day if the humidex is going to be significantly higher than 35 degrees.

For games that start on the half hour, we will use the next available projected rating to determine if the game is on. For example, a 6:30 p.m. kick-off time will use the 7 p.m. projected humidex rating to determine whether the game will or will not be played.

U8 games will cancelled and not rescheduled, as there are no official standings or playoffs in the U8 divisions.

U6 will be left to the discretion of the area reps as to what temperature they would like to cancel their sessions at and can be done prior to 5 p.m.

Games that are to be rescheduled will be moved to the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of the week of cancellations. If teams are unable to play on the rescheduled date, the coach is asked to let the GSL know ASAP that they will have to unfortunately forfeit.

The Glengarry Soccer League would like to thank you for your patience and consideration on this issue. We want to remind our players and officials to keep well-hydrated on game days. If you feel that it is unsafe for your child to play, please notify your child's coach; the GSL will leave that up to the parents' discretion.