Cornwall water meeting coming
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.
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...