New fire facility location
For the second time in a year, North Glengarry council has approved a site for the township's firefighters' training facility.
In August, council approved a site in Alexandria's west end but, according to Fire Chief Pat Gauthier, forthcoming regulations will prohibit such facilities from being inside or near urban settle- ment boundaries.
As such, the department had to find a new location. It found one, a seven-acre site at 18535 Diversion Road just off County Road 43 northeast of Apple Hill.
Chief Gauthier says he's received verbal approval from the property owner and that a formal land use agreement will be presented to council. The department will also need help from Public Works in clearing brush, grading the lot, and installing a dry hydrant near a pond.
The chief hopes to upgrade the site by bringing in a classroom, possibly a used portable, with washroom facilities.