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
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.