Seven engineering firms have applied to North Glengarry to design the township's regional water-supply pipeline project.
The $57-million project calls for two transmission watermains to bring treated water from Cornwall to Alexandria and Maxville, upgrades to the Alexandria water treatment plant and provisions for future distribution to Martintown, Apple Hill, and Dominionville.
The province is funding 90 per cent of the $3.18-million engineering phase, which includes project design, location surveys and the tendering process.
Two residents of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell have been awarded the prestigious Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the province's heritage in 2011.
North Glengarry officials informed the municipalities of Casselman and The Nation that the township would be withdrawing from the North Glengarry Prescott Russell (NGPR) Transport Board, following a unanimous decision on Tuesday, January 17.
Council members have previously expressed dissatisfaction with the service, or lack thereof, provided by the transport board's operator, 417 Bus Lines Ltd., following cost-cutting measures last year.
The urgency of collecting more than $3 million in unpaid municipal taxes and the importance of bringing a clean, consistent water supply to the Maxville area were the two recurring topics of debate between two council members seeking the mayor's position in North Glengarry.
The debate was held last Thursday, January 5 at the Sandfield Centre in Alexandria, with an over-capacity crowd of more than 150 people in attendance.
North Glengarry council selected the firm for the management component of the township's regional water supply pipeline project at a meeting held Monday, January 9.
Of the two firms that made presentations last month, council decided on MHPM Project Managers Inc. The Ottawa-based company calls itself the largest project management firm in Canada and has worked on more than 5,000 projects.
On Friday, June 10, the Glengarry Old Time Fiddlers' Association made the decision to disband the organization. After 45 years, many decided it was time to call it quits.
The organization was formed on March 26, 1966. The first meeting was held at Ron Clare's home in Maxville.
The constitution was drawn up and the name chosen was the Glengarry Old Time Fiddlers' Association. The purpose was to promote and preserve old time fiddling and its related arts and skills. Membership was aimed at people who were interested in and enjoyed old time music.
There may be an explanation as to why hundreds of people became ill after attending the recent Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame dinner.
During an interview with The Review in Hawkesbury on Friday, June 10, Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, medical officer of health with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), said the health unit is still investigating the incident.
"We don't have any definite answers right now, but we are investigating and taking this very seriously," he told The Review.
The 11th edition of the Relay for Life was held in Maxville on Friday, June 3, welcoming 163 teams and 375 survivors to the village's fairgrounds for the annual 12-hour remembrance ceremony and celebration.
This year, the Relay for Life raised $470,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. The event was assisted by 350 volunteers, and saw a total of 2,817 luminaries placed around the track.
The Township of North Glengarry is one major step closer to realizing its $57-million regional water pipeline project.
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Jean-Marc Lalonde paid a visit to the Sandfield Centre in Alexandria last Wednesday, May 25 to announce that the provincial government was assisting the township with its engineering portion of the project - to the tune of $2.85 million.
The Madagascar School Project (MSP) is hosting its annual benefit dinner and silent auction at the Maxville Sports Complex this Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m.
MSP is a registered charitable organization started by Maxville school teacher Kathy Lucking in 2007. Originally conceived as a grassroots Glengarry initiative - intended to raise funds and oversee the construction and staffing of a two-classroom school in poverty-stricken Madagascar - it has grown significantly in the years since.
The commuter bus service between Alexandria and downtown Ottawa will be eliminated as of April 1, one of several cost-cutting measures the North Glengarry Prescott-Russell (NGPR) Transit Board says are necessary to continue its operations.
In announcing the cancellation of route 557 in a statement last week, the board also noted an alternate option would be available to its Alexandria-based commuters as of next month. Route 559 will begin in Maxville and service the Highland Road Park and Ride as well as the Brébeuf Park and Ride in Casselman
The need for a drinking water supply in the town of Maxville was the main point of contention an all-candidates debate on Thursday evening, October 8 at the Maxville and District Sports Complex, where the incumbent township mayor and Maxville ward councillor went head-to-head with two first-time political challengers.
The only candidate challenging an incumbent ward councillor in North Glengarry Township in the coming municipal election recently kicked off her campaign with a community barbecue and fundraiser.
Carma Williams, a Maxville community activist and businesswoman, told the more than 70 people who attended the barbecue that "binging life back to Main Street in Maxville will be the theme for my campaign."
The 63rd annual Glengarry Highland Games came to Maxville on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. Several thousand spectators attended the event, which culminated in the massed pipe band performance that featured 1,357 participants.
Audiences came from far and wide to enjoy the music, dancing, heavyweight competitions and more. See below for our photo and video coverage of the successful event as well as a list of the competition results.
Two good reasons not to miss the 2010 Glengarry Highland Games on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 in Maxville are the world class piping events and the best lineup anywhere in celtic entertainment.
The Games are synonymous with the finest in piping. Not only do pipe bands travel from across Canada and the United States to compete in the North American Pipe Band Championship, but in addition, the top pipers come to take the honours in the prestigious Piobaireachd (pronounced pee-brock) competitions.