The Glengarry News


Water watch

publisher Feb 21, 2018 - 1:48pm

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority is advising caution near local rivers and creeks. The recent precipitation and unseasonably warm temperatures are resulting in rapid snowmelt and ice breakup. Water levels are currently rising and water is moving quickly. Since water is currently contained within the river banks, for the most part, wide-scale flooding is not expected at this time.

This photo shows water in a field near Fassifern.

Visit the RRCA flood forecasting website for updates.

Boil water advisory

publisher Jan 2, 2018 - 1:20pm

North Glengarry and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit are issuing a preventive boil water advisory for the residents of Glen Robertson due to equipment failure at the Water Treatment Plant.
Once water is restored to all affected residents and institutions will have to boil their water for one minute before consuming it, until the boil water advisory is lifted.
Once the boil water advisory has been lifted, the affected residents will be notified and will have to:
open all cold water taps and let the water run for one minute or until it is cold before using it, and do the same with the water fountains; and
throw out any ice that was made while the boil water advisory was in effect.

Un avis préventif de faire bouillir l'eau est en vigueur pour les résidents de Glen Robertson, en raison de défillance de l’equipment au plant d’eau.
Afin de compléter la réparation, les résidents et les institutions touchés doivent faire bouillir leur eau durant une minute s'assurer de procéder ainsi avant de consommer l'eau jusqu'à ce que le Canton lève l'avis préventif de faire bouillir l'eau.
Une fois que l'avis préventif de faire bouillir l'eau levé aura été levé, il faudra alors :
ouvrir tous les robinets d'eau froide et laisser couler l'eau pendant une minute ou jusqu'à ce qu'elle devienne froide avant de l'utiliser et suivre la même procédure pour les fontaines.
jeter la glace qui aurait été faite avec l'eau pendant la durée de l'avis préventif de faire bouillir l'eau.

Boater advisory

publisher Jul 14, 2017 - 10:54am

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.

$22.8 million for water and sewage

publisher May 26, 2017 - 3:39pm

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.

Is the ice safe?

Administrator Feb 4, 2016 - 1:31pm

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.

$64 million question

richard Sep 9, 2015 - 8:56am

North Glengarry needs federal and provincial support to proceed with the $64 million regional water project. But if Ottawa and Toronto say, "Yes," North Glengarry would have to max out its borrowing capacity. Read about the dilemma in the September 9 edition of The Glengarry News.


Advisory lifted

richard Jul 9, 2015 - 9:57am

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.