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Mur­ray MacGil­lis, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. MacGil­lis, Lochiel, was granted the de­gree of Doc­tor of Medicine, May 26 at Queen’s Univer­sity, Kingston. Dr. MacGil­lis has be­gun his in­tern­ship at Kingston Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

30 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 9, 1989

Old Mill Pond, which was deemed “per­fectly safe” by the Eastern On­tario Health Unit three weeks ago, has been closed off to swim­mers un­til fur­ther no­tice be­cause of dan­ger­ously high bac­te­ria counts. Read­ings taken by the unit on Fri­day sur­passed the 100 E. coli bac­te­ria limit per 1 ml of wa­ter. It was closed to swim­mers at about noon the same day.

De­spite spo­radic down­pours the Galarama at­tracted 1,500 fun­seek­ers on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Fifty- three pipe bands and over 1,500 pipers and drum­mers took part in group and in­di­vid­ual and com­pe­ti­tions through­out the day at the Glen­garry High­land Games. The 78th Fraser High­landers, world cham­pi­ons in their di­vi­sion two years ago, again took home top prize at the Grade 1 level.

Over 70 golfers took part in the 15th an­nual Alexan­dria Open at the Glen­garry Golf

and Coun­try Club on Sun­day. Over­all field win­ner was An­dre Boucher who fired a 70. Club cap­tain Les Kim­bell pre­sented the tour­na­ment tro­phy.

has won another news­pa­per com­pe­ti­tion award. Word was re­ceived last Fri­day that had won first place in its cir­cu­la­tion class in the On­tario Com­mu­nity News­pa­pers As­so­ci­a­tion gen­eral ex­cel­lence ad­ver­tis­ing com­pe­ti­tions.

At the High­land Games on Satur­day, Heather MacCuaig placed first in the High­land Fling and third in the sword dance while brother Mark was first in run­ning. The two are chil­dren of Mary and Bruce MacCuaig, na­tives of Alexan­dria now liv­ing in Glouces­ter, and the grand­chil­dren of Simone MacCuaig and Mrs. Pearl McDon­ald of Alexan­dria.

An oil spill on Main Street in Alexan­dria threat­ened to con­tam­i­nate wa­ter lines early Fri­day af­ter­noon. Richard Ames­bury drove his trac­tor­trailer loaded with oil drums into Ryan’s Tex­aco sta­tion when one 190 litre drum slipped from its moor­ings in the cargo, fell, and crushed a smaller drum below. The oil from the flat­tened con­tainer spewed un­der the side door of the trailer and onto the road­way. Alexan­dria po­lice, fire­fight­ers and road main­te­nance work­ers re­sponded im­me­di­ately to clear the road and en­sure the lu­bri­cant didn’t flow into the sewer sys

tem.

20 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 11, 1999

The Eastern On­tario Health Unit says its campaign for smoke- free restau­rants in Glen­garry is be­gin­ning to have an ef­fect. The lat­est restau­rant to ban smok­ing in Glen­garry is Monique and De­nis Bour­deau’s restau­rant in Lan­caster.

By September, the sprawl­ing grand­stand that has shel­tered Glen­garry High­land Games’ crowds for 42 years could be North Glen­garry town­ship’s newest her­itage site. And that in turn could re­sult in gov­ern­ment grants to im­prove the ag­ing struc­ture. The On­tario Her­itage Act au­tho­rizes mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to pass by­laws that rec­og­nize his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant prop­er­ties within their bound­aries and coun­cil gave their pre­lim­i­nary ap­proval to

the pro­posal at its July 19 meet­ing.

Al­most 100 Alexan­dria Footwear plant em­ploy­ees fear job losses af­ter man­age­ment failed to quash ru­mours of a pend­ing shut­down. North Glen­garry Town­ship Reeve Grant Crack was more forth­com­ing about the is­sue and his mes­sage was not good. “They are plan­ning a three- month shut­down,” Crack said. Dur­ing the shut­down, Hush Pup­pies Canada Ltd., which op­er­ates the fac­tory, will “an­a­lyze” the vi­a­bil­ity of the plant in an in­creas­ingly com­pet­i­tive world market for footwear and then de­cide whether to re­open” ac­cord­ing to Crack.

10 YEARS AGO Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 12, 2009

The win­ner of North Glen­garry's 2009 En­tre­pre­neur of the Year Award is Deb­o­rah

McCh­es­ney of Two Doorz Down Ice Cream Shop in Maxville. In 2006 she pur­chased a va­cant build­ing on Main Street and opened her ice cream and cof­fee shop.

Fed­eral Min­is­ter of the En­vi­ron­ment Jim Pren­tice returned to his Glen­garry roots this past week­end. Mr. Pren­tice, MP for Cal­gary Cen­tre-North, took cen­tre stage at the Wil­liamstown Fair­grounds on Satur­day af­ter­noon, of­fi­cially open­ing the 198th edi­tion of Canada’s old­est con­tin­u­ously op­er­at­ing fair.

On­tario Tril­lium grant team mem­ber Joanne Ha­ley and Jeremy Gowsell from the of­fice of Jim Brownell, MPP for Stor­mont-Dun­das-South Glen­garry, pre­sented a plaque to Wil­liamstown Fair Pres­i­dent Alex MacDonald com­mem­o­rat­ing a $60,000 Tril­lium grant awarded to the Fair.

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