For­mer mar­ket re­zoned as res­i­dence

The Glengarry News - - News - News Gold. Wisps of “Per­se­ver­ance is fail­ing 19 times and suc­ceed­ing the 20th.” – Julie An­drews.

BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff The for­mer Bougie’s Mini Mart in Sum­mer­stown Sta­tion is get­ting an over­haul af­ter coun­cil ap­proved a re­zon­ing amend­ment re­quest for the build­ing and prop­erty at the March 18 reg­u­lar meet­ing.

The ap­proved ap­pli­ca­tion to change the site’s zon­ing clas­si­fi­ca­tion from Gen­eral Com­mer­cial to Res­i­den­tial 1 will al­low owner Miche­line Quen­neville to ap­ply for a build­ing per­mit to re­vamp the ex­ist­ing struc­ture, and to re­duce the front yard set­back from six me­tres to 2.6 me­tres, as well as the ex­te­rior side yard set­back by six me­tres, to four me­tres.

Ac­cord­ing to a staff re­port on the mat­ter pre­pared by township gen­eral man­ager of com­mu­nity ser­vices Joanne Ha­ley, the prop­erty – lo­cated at the cor­ner of Hay Road and County Road 27 – is cur­rently be­ing used for res­i­den­tial pur­poses only, de­spite the Gen­eral Com­mer­cial zone clas­si­fi­ca­tion.

“Res­i­den­tial units have been lo­cated within the ex­ist­ing struc­ture for many years. There­fore, a new land use is not be­ing pro­posed,” ex­plained Mrs. Ha­ley.

“It is be­ing ex­panded and the com­mer­cial use is pro­posed to be elim­i­nated.”

Mrs. Ha­ley added that her depart­ment had “no con­cerns with this ap­pli­ca­tion.”

Kevin and Anne Bougie, par­ents of for­mer two-term South Glen­garry Coun­cil­lor Trevor Bougie, op­er­ated Bougie’s Mini Mart for more than two-and-a-half decades.

Chang­ing times

How­ever, the busi­ness shut down sev­eral years ago, and Mrs. Ha­ley feels it was unlikely to re­open as a com­mer­cial en­ter­prise.

“We’re see­ing cor­ner stores, un­for­tu­nately, dy­ing be­cause there just isn’t the need that there used to be many, many years ago for them,” she said.

“And the re­al­ity of this (prop­erty) be­ing a vi­able cor­ner store again...It’s prob­a­bly go­ing to be more suc­cess­ful as res­i­den­tial.”

Li­brary news

April is Graphic Novel Month at the SDG Li­brary. Graphic Nov­els tell a story us­ing lit­er­a­ture and art in a comic strip for­mat. So here's a chance to see what you would look like as a graphic novel char­ac­ter. Any­one who checks out a graphic novel dur­ing the month of April at the Lan­caster Branch will be of­fered ei­ther a black and white or newsprint style “Comic You” graphic im­age emailed to them. Browse the dis­plays of graphic nov­els to see if this is a genre you would like to read. Cel­e­brate Earth Day at the li­brary on Satur­day, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. School-aged chil­dren are in­vited to drop in and plant flower and pump­kin seeds in re­cy­cled con­tain­ers.

Con­test alert: Sharpen your crayons or grab your cam­era. Drop off or email (lan­cast­er­[email protected]) a hand-drawn pic­ture or photo by April 18 show­ing what you do to help save Mother Earth. All en­tries will be given a bal­lot for the Earth Day Kit draw on April 23.

Leah Lin­de­man, charm­ing, lo­cal au­thor and the “Queen of Cana­di­ana,” will be vis­it­ing the Lan­caster Branch on Tues­day, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. to dis­cuss her most re­cent novel,

This is the sec­ond novel in her Cana­dian Rem­i­nis­cence Se­ries and takes her read­ers into the British Co­lum­bia gold rush era via the Cari­boo Wagon Road.

For any ad­di­tional info, call the Lan­caster Branch at 613-347-2311, email lan­cast­er­[email protected], or visit www.sdglibrary.ca

Pop­u­lar story

I have been writ­ing this col­umn off and on for the past 15 years and I have never re­ceived so much feed­back as I have when I shared Larry Kell’s story. It brought happy mem­o­ries to sev­eral peo­ple see­ing the names men­tioned. One lo­cal lady sent the col­umn to her friend Linda, in Tweed, whose dad was Ron Graham. Ron left Lan­caster and be­came Su­per­in­ten­dent of the OPP in Thun­der Bay, retiring in 1991. Thank you for all the mes­sages, folks. These types of sto­ries are the reason I en­joy writ­ing this col­umn and I look for­ward to the next seg­ment.

Thank you

Lions Club break­fast will be held on April 14 from 9 a.m. un­til 1 p.m. at the Maxville Complex in sup­port of the 1st Maxville Scouts.

Cham­ber

The next Maxville and Dis­trict Cham­ber meet­ing will be held on Wed­nes­day, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Maxville Manor.

Din­ers lunch

Save the date! The Din­ers Club holds a lun­cheon on Mon­day, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Maxville Manor.

Vol­un­teer ap­pre­ci­a­tion

The Maxville Manor’s vol­un­teer ap­pre­ci­a­tion event will be held on Thurs­day, April 25, at the Maxville Complex. The Manor wants to thank all vol­un­teers for all they do! For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on any of the above events, please contact Mar­garet Lobb at the Manor’s Se­niors Out­reach Ser­vices at 613-527-2170 ext. 237.

Vis­i­tor

Gertrude Wil­am­oski was pleased to have a visit from her daugh­ter Diane of Win­nipeg who vis­ited with some news…

“I am very pleased to share the news that my brother-in-law Dr. Doug Goltz has been ap­pointed the Dean of Science at the Univer­sity of Win­nipeg. He has been work­ing there since 1997 and has been the act­ing Dean of Science and Ki­ne­si­ol­ogy and Ap­plied Health for the past two years.” Con­grat­u­la­tions, Doug! We are very proud of you. Doug’s first im­por­tant ap­point­ment was mar­ry­ing my sis­ter Diane way back in 1986.

QOTW Cards

Bridge March 25: 1. Bruno, Thérèse Car­rière, 2. Mel Watt, Hugh Wil­son, 3. Faye Mont­gomery, Pa­tri­cia Graham. 4. Hélène Le­duc, Dot Bur­nett. Fra­ter­nité eu­chre March 28; Mar­cel Cam­peau, Rol­land Pa­que­tte, Jean-Lucien Larocque, Hec­tor Lavigne, Marie-Thérèse Théoret, Rita MacLen­nan, Beth Beau­chemin and Con­nie Mac­Don­ald. The door prize went to Rol­land Pa­que­tte, Linda Lau­zon, Beth Beau­chemin, JeanLu­cien Larocque and the 50/5-55 went to Rol­land Pa­que­tte, Richard Lau­zon, Thérèse Car­rière, Beth Beau­chemin (twice), Gisèle Bour­gon and Hélèna Cam­peau. Our next eu­chre is April 4; hosts are Hec­tor Lavigne and Gilles and Gisèle Dé­coste.

Mamma Mia

The stu­dents from Glen­garry Dis­trict High School will be pre­sent­ing the mu­si­cal Mamma Mia! in three weeks. El­iz­a­beth Cad­dell rec­om­mends that you go to Open­ing Night be­cause af­ter see­ing all of the tal­ent you will want to at­tend a sec­ond per­for­mance or maybe even all three. The tal­ent is amaz­ing. You will re­ally en­joy this year’s pro­duc­tion! There is a lot of in­ter­est in this show. Tick­ets have been sell­ing very well in ad­vance. The stu­dents from the tech depart­ment have been busy build­ing the stage and the art stu­dents are busy paint­ing the set and the props. The mu­sic and drama stu­dents are busy with chore­og­ra­phy, act­ing and singing re­hearsals. Shows are April 25, 26 and April 27 at 7 p.m. Au­di­ence mem­bers are en­cour­aged to wear ABBA cos­tumes and sing along to all of the band’s great songs. Call 613-363-3702 for in­for­ma­tion.

Bridge

Wil­liamstown Bridge Club March 27: 1st, Homer, Lorna Grant; 2nd, Jean Camp­bell, Anna Mered­ith; tied for 3rd, Pat Wel­don, Ber­nice Bar­low with El­iz­a­beth Mar­jer­ri­son, Jim Camp­bell.

Fam­ily tree

Climb your fam­ily tree at the li­brary April 4 from 3:30-5 p.m. Un­lock your fam­ily’s his­tory with the li­brary edi­tion of Ances­try. Bring your own elec­tronic de­vice or use the branch’s com­puter. Register as space is limited to six par­tic­i­pants.

Wells for well-be­ing

Thank you all who at­tended Shrove Tues­day at Irvine Hall. The pro­ceeds went to­wards Wells for Well-Be­ing and marked the fi­nal pay­ment on the con­struc­tion of a well in­stalled in Nyalavu, Malawi.

Mu­seum

A re­minder that the Glen­garry My Home Ban­quet Din­ner and Even­ing of Mu­sic is Satur­day, April 27 at the Tar­tan Hall (Arena) where guests will be treated to a full roast beef din­ner with dessert. Mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment features Bob & Ducky, Rob Tay­lor, and David MacPhee. There will also be some High­land and step dancing pre­sen­ta­tions. There will be a silent auc­tion and a door prize for one lucky guest. Cock­tails at 6 p.m. and din­ner at 7 p.m. Tick­ets are avail­able from GNLM directors or at the mu­seum it­self contact: 613-347-3547 or gnl­mu­[email protected]

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