Wa­ter in the works

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BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff South Glen­garry ad­min­is­tra­tion hasn’t given up on the plan to pro­cure mu­nic­i­pal wa­ter and waste­water ser­vices from the City of Corn­wall for the town­ship’s por­tion of Bound­ary Road.

“I met with the Corn­wall CAO (Maureen Adams) last week (June 12) and I pro­vided in­for­ma­tion on some of the Glen Wal­ter mas­ter ser­vic­ing plan file...just to bring those two files to­gether, be­cause there are a lot of syn­er­gies be­tween them,” Ewen Mac­Don­ald, the town­ship’s gen­eral man­ager of in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices, ex­plained dur­ing the June 17 reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing. “And we’re hop­ing to have a meet­ing with their con­sul­tant, Wat­son (and As­so­ci­ates Economists Ltd.)...So, it’s in the works. We’re try­ing to push it as much as we can.”

South Glen­garry of­fi­cials con­sider a stretch of the east side of Bound­ary Road, from Ty­otown Road, north to High­way 401, as a prime area for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, and have been try­ing to pro­cure city wa­ter and waste­water ser­vices es­sen­tial to that de­vel­op­ment for the past sev­eral years. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from both mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties have met on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions but have been un­able to ham­mer out an agree­ment re­gard­ing South Glen­garry’s re­quest – 1,200 cu­bic me­tres of wa­ter per day, or be­tween two and 2.4 per cent of the Corn­wall wa­ter plant’s daily ca­pac­ity. The es­ti­mated cost for the ex­ten­sion of those ser­vices is ap­prox­i­mately $4 mil­lion, with South Glen­garry pick­ing up the en­tire tab.

MAR­GARET CALDBICK PHOTO

FINE FIDDLER: Louis Schryer, eight-time Cana­dian Fid­dle Cham­pion and the only fiddler to win the Grand Masters Fid­dle Cham­pi­onship four times, shares the stage with an­other Cana­dian le­gend, pian­ist, com­poser and ar­ranger Erin Leahy, mem­ber of the revered Cana­dian band Leahy, who with her sib­lings, was the win­ner of two Junos with over half a mil­lion al­bums sold. The two were among the large ros­ter of tal­ented per­form­ers at the Mal­colm De­war Mu­sic Bur­sary con­cert held in Maxville June 15.

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