Corn­wall wa­ter meet­ing com­ing

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BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff South Glengarry’s gen­eral man­ager of in­fras­truc­ture ser­vices pro­vided a brief up­date on the sta­tus of talks be­tween the City of Corn­wall and the town­ship re­gard­ing mu­nic­i­pal wa­ter and waste­water ser­vices for Bound­ary Road dur­ing the April 2 reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing.

“I have heard through our con­sul­tant that the review (of the ser­vic­ing re­port) has been com­pleted and that the sched­ule to present the draft agree­ment to Corn­wall coun­cil is forth­com­ing,” Ewen MacDon­ald told coun­cil and ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“I’ve asked that we be in­formed of that meet­ing, and I would imag­ine that some mem­bers of coun­cil, if not all, might want to at­tend.”

South Glengarry has been seek­ing to pro­cure wa­ter and waste­water ser­vices along its (eastern) seg­ment of Bound­ary Road – from Ty­otown Road, north to High­way 401 – for sev­eral years.

Mem­bers of coun­cil, ad­min­is­tra­tion, and staff feel that hav­ing mu­nic­i­pal wa­ter and waste­water ser­vices is es­sen­tial for fu­ture eco­nomic growth in that cor­ner of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

The es­ti­mated cost for the ex­ten­sion of those ser­vices is ap­prox­i­mately $4 mil­lion, with South Glengarry pick­ing up the en­tire tab.

The town­ship’s re­quest is for 1,200 cu­bic me­tres of wa­ter per day – be­tween two and 2.4 per­cent of the Corn­wall wa­ter plant’s daily ca­pac­ity – ac­cord­ing to city of­fi­cials.

If the project is ap­proved, it may take up to three or four years be­fore the re­quired in­fras­truc­ture is in place and the sys­tem is op­er­a­tional. BY MARGARET CALDBICK

Staff It was an­other of those mag­i­cal Glengarry gath­er­ings on Satur­day night when a record 300 peo­ple showed up for what’s al­ways a ter­rific mu­si­cal and High­land dance event, the Quigley High­landers Pipes and Drums’ “An­nual Evening With the Quigley,” or as every­one fondly calls it, the Quigley Wigley.

The band’s an­nual dance and fundraiser was again a rol­lick­ing wig­gle of a good time with per­for­mances by 31 su­perb stu­dents from Kathy Coleman’s School of High­land Danc­ing in Wil­liamstown and the Quigley’s own troupe, the Quigley High­land Dancers, the daugh­ters of Quigley mem­bers and friends.

The sound of Celtic rock drew peo­ple of ev­ery gen­er­a­tion to the dance floor when Kilts on Fire – Glengarry and Dis­trict High School’s band – and high­en­ergy lo­cal group, The Hal­lions, played their sets.

Per­haps it was the Quigley’s re­cent tri­umph playing a thrilling set on the Bell Cen­tre ice sur­face in Mon­treal when mem­bers opened for Sir Rod Ste­wart on March 27 be­fore a crowd of 12,000 peo­ple, or the first truly beau­ti­ful early spring evening in Glengarry, but the park­ing around the Met­calfe Cen­tre was filled, spilling over into the fair­grounds park­ing.

Mar­ius Bauer from the Alexandria Royal Cana­dian Le­gion 423 pre­sented a $1,500 cheque to the band in hon­our of their long as­so­ci­a­tion.

At the door, copies of the a lim­ited edi­tion Chal­lenge Coin, a hand­some item to mark the Quigley’s 15th an­niver­sary, were on sale.

But the high­light of the evening, as al­ways, was the spine-tin­gling “skirl o’ the pipes” and the boom and rat­tle of the drums when the Quigley High­landers Pipes and Drums made their dra­matic en­trances to pre­view the sets they will be per­form­ing in com­pe­ti­tion and at com­mu­nity events this year.

One of the band’s sets fea- tured some­thing new with the band break­ing up and mem­bers form­ing small groups in dif­fer­ent corners of the hall to play a tune.

The band’s motto is “Know your Past, Em­power your Fu­ture.”

Its man­date is to foster High­land mu­sic, youth athletics, and Cana­dian Celtic his­tory.

MARGARET CALDBICK PHOTO

DANC­ING FOR THE QUIGLEYS: The Quigley High­landers’ dance troupe, the Quigley High­land Dancers – daugh­ters of Quigley mem­bers and friends – gave a won­der­ful per­for­mance dur­ing the last set of the night at the an­nual Quigley Wigley at the Met­calfe Cen­tre...

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