A double standard in North Glengarry
The Editor, I was very interested to read in the January 28 edition of The News that North Glengarry Council awarded $15,000 per year to the Dunvegan Museum to help pay their taxes and insurance for twenty years.
About one year ago as representatives of the Alexandria Curling Club, which is also non-profit, we approached council with regards to our escalating costs with hydro, taxes, insurance, and heat. We were told very quickly by council that they could not do anything with regards to taxes or insurance as it would set a precedent with all the nonprofit organizations we have in the area, which we understood.
I know of other non-profit organizations in our area which are also struggling with rising costs and could use council’s help. I guess it is the same as provincial and federal government -- it’s all about who you know with North Glengarry Council.
Ian McKay President Alexandria Curling Club