Drive helps boost fire service
A recently-completed recruitment drive will bolster the ranks of the South Glengarry fire service at three of the municipality’s five fire halls that previously had manpower shortages.
“We had 16 people come forward (to a November 28 firefighter information night in Martintown), where we really explained everything in detail,” township fire chief Dave Robertson told The News last week.
“Those 16 people we are assessing at this time, and I foresee taking a fair number of those forward to the next step in our recruitment. They’re all very, very strong candidates. There are some openings, but after this recruitment, we definitely will fulfill our needs for staffing,” added Chief Robertson.
The township fire service was seeking personnel for its Lancaster, Martintown and North Lancaster fire stations during the recent recruitment drive.
South Glengarry has a total roster of approximately 125 firefighters at its five fire stations, including those in Glen Walter and Williamstown.
FOOD BANK FUNDS: The Alexandria Royal Canadian Legion branch makes a $500 donation to the St-Vincent-de-Paul Food Bank. This contribution is in addition to $935 given to the cause from the Ted Rudolph Fund. Ted Rudolph was a volunteer bartender and BBQ master with the Legion. He passed away in May this year and in memory of him and his love of preparing food the branch started the fund. Members raise money with barbecues and draws; proceeds go to the food bank at the end of the year. Members Alan Cameron and Ann Wind present the donation to food bank president JeanClaude Larocque.
FAMILY ACT: Ariko, comprised of the Lefaive family from Lafontaine, entertained about 150 people who attended a supper and show organized by Le Centre culturel les trois p’tits points at the Bonnie Glen Pavilion in Alexandria Saturday. Sisters Jill, Nicole and Kelly, father Louis on the piano and mother Laura on bass performed for an appreciative audience.