Drive helps boost fire ser­vice

The Glengarry News - - News - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

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.

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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.

FRANCINE DIGNARD PHOTO

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.

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