Alexandria's traditional Mill Square Christmas tree is a real, live evergreen, which will be lit tonight (November 25) at 7 p.m.
In the past, North Glengarry had a tree cut and installed at the Main Street parkette.
But the iconic tree was toppled by high winds last year.
For 2016, the municipality opted for a custom that is certain to grow on everyone, and is environmentally friendly.
A 51-year-old man has been charged with two counts of assault after allegedly attacking his spouse and a child with a cell phone Thursday. Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police officers arrested the man when they responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Robertson Road, South Glengarry Township. The accused, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of his victims, is to appear in court in Cornwall December 13.
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The ‘Save Char-Lan’ Committee and its supporters are taking their fight to Queen’s Park on November 21.
Representatives from the committee announced at Monday night’s regular South Glengarry council meeting that chartered buses from the area will be heading to a rally on the steps of the provincial legislature, sponsored by the Ontario Alliance Against School Closures (OAASC), on that date.
A number of groups, local and province-wide, are planning to participate in the demonstration, including CUPE and the Campaign for Public Education.
“This isn’t a rally anymore. It’s a movement…and Glengarry will be heavily-represented,” said committee member Heather Petrie.
“We have secured Jim McDonell, our (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry) MPP to speak at the event, as well as Shawn McRae and Martin Lang from the Glengarry Federation of Agriculture.”
Mrs. Petrie added that parents and students representing other schools in the area are “perhaps going to consolidate and join forces…so that we can fill as many buses as we can and go to Queen’s Park and make some noise.”
After hearing that it will cost about $4,000 to rent one coach bus for the Toronto trip, South Glengarry council passed a resolution – introduced by deputy-mayor Frank Prevost – allocating up to $10,000 to the ‘Save Char-Lan’ Committee to help defray campaign-related costs. Mayor Ian McLeod explained that the funds will be dispersed “at the discretion” of township CAO Bryan Brown.
Particulars about the Toronto rally – which is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on November 21 – including departure time, will be posted soon on the ‘Save Char-Lan’ Facebook page and Twitter feed.
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– By Scott Carmichael, News Staff
Look for the latest edition of The Glengarry News on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in your mailbox and on newsstands, or online later this evening.
Among the stories we have for you are the following:
- SOS states its case
- GLENGARRY REMEMBERS
- The dearest farmland in Ontario
- ‘Hydro should give rurals a break’
- Holy Order celebrates 160 years
- VIA’s vision
- Wait times still below provincial average
- THE 2ND ANNUAL CHILLY WILLY RUN IN WILLIAMSTOWN
- Char-Lan to host basketball playoffs
Our opinion page leads with the item "Don’t scoff at the power of silence," along with a piece by reporter Angela Brown who this week bids adieu to the county and her time at The News.
Bernard Lalonde, North Glengarry fire services administrator and Alexandria fire station chief, centre back, assists other firefighters following a collision on Main St. N. near Centre Street in Alexandria at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Traffic was congested until the scene was cleared. Police and emergency services also assisted. More details to follow.
Angela Brown Photo
"Green" electrified trains that run often, on time, and on dedicated tracks. That future vision of train service was rolled out by VIA Rail chief commercial officer Martin Landry for about 50 people at Wednesday's talk organized by the Alexandria and District Chamber of Commerce. He hinted that an additional engine may be stopping in Alexandria, where the centennial of the station will be marked next year. More in the November 9 edition of The News.