The Glengarry News


Polar Bear Dip supports the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame

sean Feb 20, 2018 - 3:18pm

Last Sunday, Alexandria saw the annual Polar Bear Dip take place on the frozen Mill Pond, and we have the story and photos in The News this week.

Deputy-mayor Jamie MacDonald shares this video:

Are you ready to take the plunge? Polar Bear Dip coming soon

sean Feb 10, 2017 - 9:37am

The annual Polar Bear Dip in support of the Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame is just over a week away. Registration deadline is Feb. 16, and the event will be held on Feb. 19, at 2pm sharp, at Mill Pond in Alexandria's Island Park.

We have more detail in this week's edition of The Glengarry News.

To contact organizers and to get involved, please visit the event Facebook page.


Summerstown Trails to officially open on Jan. 8

sean Jan 2, 2017 - 1:48pm

The official opening of the Summerstown Trails for the winter season is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8, and the Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOTST) have been busy getting things ready.

For the details, please see the Jan. 4 edition of The Glengarry News.

(Photo courtesy FOTST)
(Photo courtesy FOTST)

The 2nd annual Chilly Willy run is coming Saturday, Nov. 5

sean Nov 4, 2016 - 10:54am

The 2nd edition of the Chilly Willy will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m., starting and finishing at Williamstown's Sir John Johnson Manor House. 

If you missed out on the online registration, you can still participate in any of the races (half marathon, 10km, 5km) by signing up on-site prior to race time.

For more information, contact the organizers at or 613-347-3206.

Warm chilli will be served up at the finish line.

Among the recent entrants, word has it that the Rebels atom hockey team, it's coaches, and some parents are coming out on Saturday for a friendly competitive 5k.

This just in...

publisher Sep 30, 2016 - 8:34am

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Time spent with a community newspaper is virtually unchanged compared to two years ago. Not surprisingly, the predominant reason for reading printed community newspapers is for local information, including news, editorial, sports, entertainment, and events.

Recent research finds that printed community newspaper readers are engaged; they are more likely to closely follow all types of news, particularly local news, most of the time.