The Glengarry News


Candidate disqualified over "fun" video

publisher Dec 2, 2016 - 3:26pm

Derek Duval, of Vankleek Hill, says he has been disqualified from tomorrow's Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Conservative nomination convention because of a video shot "in good fun" years ago.

Mr. Duval says the last-minute decision came after party officials thought a pile of poutine shown being eaten off a hockey stick was a hamster. Plus, the person in the video isn't him.

Mr. Duval, son of long-time Vankleek Hill councillor Paul Emile Duval, charges the real reason was that party leader Patrick Brown wants Amanda Simard, a Russell councillor, to be the Tory standard-bearer in the next Ontario election.

Here is Derek's Duval FB post:

Not ready for business: Williamstown park building unavailable to public

sean Jan 5, 2016 - 11:02am

Williamstown's park building is still not ready for public access. The new structure has been under development since a suspicious fire destroyed the previous erection last spring. A charity hockey tournament slated for Dec. 26-27 was forced to be cancelled due to the unavailability of the building. No word yet when it will be ready.

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Sean Bray photo

North Dundas mayor accepts North Glengarry challenge

sean Feb 17, 2015 - 9:47pm

In the EOJHL St. Lawrence Division semifinal series between the Alexandria Glens and the Winchester Hawks, more will be on the line than a berth in the division finals.

North Dundas mayor Eric Duncan accepted the challenge of North Glengarry deputy mayor Jamie MacDonald. Their wager? The loser will have to wear the team jersey of the winner for a full council meeting.

You can check out the Twitter banter between the two by following @MayorDuncan and @deputymayor_ng

The series between the Glens and Hawks is scheduled to open Wednesday night in Alexandria. See the Feb. 18 edition of The Glengarry News for the full schedule and a playoff preview.

North Glengarry to switch to LED street lights

sean Jan 17, 2015 - 12:11pm

North Glengarry made this announcement last week:

Council recently approved the retrofit of every streetlight in the Township of North Glengarry. They will be converted to LED.

Currently, the Township owns approximately 830 streetlights consuming over 180,000 Watts of electricity. This works out to a total annual cost of $166,000. Combined with $24,000 in annual maintenance, the total operations costs for the streetlight network is over $190,000/year.

With the installation of the new lights, the energy consumption drops to about 68,000 watts of energy costing a total of about $62,000 per year and a token maintenance amount of $2,500 per year. This works out to a savings of about $125,000/year.

The lifespan of these lights are 22 years or 100,000 hours. Coupled with an assumption of annual energy rate increases and the immediate annual savings starting this year, the Township can expect to save roughly $1.3 million by the year 2025 and $3-$3.5 million dollars by the year 2037.

The total project cost is roughly $400,000 as a conservative estimate, but likely less as it accounts for 50% of the lights being rewired. That said, the project essentially pays for itself in about 3 years.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works Department for more details. (613) 525-3087 or