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Boil water advisory

publisher Jan 2, 2018 - 1:20pm

North Glengarry and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit are issuing a preventive boil water advisory for the residents of Glen Robertson due to equipment failure at the Water Treatment Plant.
Once water is restored to all affected residents and institutions will have to boil their water for one minute before consuming it, until the boil water advisory is lifted.
Once the boil water advisory has been lifted, the affected residents will be notified and will have to:
open all cold water taps and let the water run for one minute or until it is cold before using it, and do the same with the water fountains; and
throw out any ice that was made while the boil water advisory was in effect.

Un avis préventif de faire bouillir l'eau est en vigueur pour les résidents de Glen Robertson, en raison de défillance de l’equipment au plant d’eau.
Afin de compléter la réparation, les résidents et les institutions touchés doivent faire bouillir leur eau durant une minute s'assurer de procéder ainsi avant de consommer l'eau jusqu'à ce que le Canton lève l'avis préventif de faire bouillir l'eau.
Une fois que l'avis préventif de faire bouillir l'eau levé aura été levé, il faudra alors :
ouvrir tous les robinets d'eau froide et laisser couler l'eau pendant une minute ou jusqu'à ce qu'elle devienne froide avant de l'utiliser et suivre la même procédure pour les fontaines.
jeter la glace qui aurait été faite avec l'eau pendant la durée de l'avis préventif de faire bouillir l'eau.

Front page of The News for Dec. 20, 2017

sean Dec 25, 2017 - 9:55pm

Here's our final front page of 2017, our issue published on December 20.

front page

The Glengarry News wishes you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons. Our office will be closed through to January 1, reopening Tuesday, January 2 at 8:30 a.m.

Our first newspaper for the new year will be published Thursday, January 4. 

To leave a message for us during the holidays, please see this page.

Fatal snowmobile accident

publisher Dec 25, 2017 - 2:19pm
A Christmas Eve accident has claimed the life of a man who was killed while driving a snowmobile on the Long Sault Parkway in Ingleside. The accident occurred at about 5 p.m. when the driver stuck an object and lost control of the snowmobile, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

Winchester hospital smoke-free

publisher Dec 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) will be completely smoke-free starting January 1, 2018. Individuals can no longer smoke anywhere on hospital property, including in vehicles in our parking lots.

"WDMH is committed to building healthier communities and to fostering a safe, healthy workplace," explains Cholly Boland, CEO.

All Ontario hospitals must comply with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act which ban smoking on all hospital properties. The new rules apply to the smoking of tobacco, medical marijuana and e-cigarettes (smoking/vaping). Everyone is required to leave hospital property to smoke. As well, smoking is not permitted within 60 feet of the public school, playground or sports field.

WDMH provides support to patient and staff who wish to quit smoking. Smoking cessation programs are also offered through family physicians and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. Visit for more information.

The local public health unit is responsible for enforcing the law and carries out inspections and responds to smoking complaints. Individuals can be fined up to $1,000 for a first offence. The hospital can also be fined, up to $100,000, for a first offence.

If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO, Winchester District Memorial Hospital at 613-774-1049 or by email at

Innovation award

publisher Dec 13, 2017 - 9:29am

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack congratulates Stephanie Jaworski and Ron Brennan after the owners of the Old 4th Hop Yard in Williamstown were recognized with an innovation award.

As a certified organic hop producer, Ron Brennan understands the importance of keeping detailed records. That's why the owner of Old 4th Hop Yard is developing Hop Logger: a mobile app designed to efficiently track field activities. Instead of using pen and paper, Brennan can now use his smartphone to collect data directly from the field. Whether it's storing essential records for an upcoming inspection, logging soil and water test results, uploading photos from the field or analyzing historical data to better plan for the upcoming season, the time-saving app is a simple, all-in-one data depository. Designed for all producers, regardless of size, Hop Logger may soon become as commonplace in the hop yard as coir twine and bale bags.

We need a graphic artist

publisher Dec 12, 2017 - 3:22pm

The Glengarry News immediately requires a graphic artist to work in our production department.

The ideal candidate must have an ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
-- meet weekly deadlines
-- have a knowledge of QuarkXpress, or the equivalent, Photoshop and Illustrator
-- ability to follow instructions and to work as a team member
-- communicate clearly with customers
-- possess excellent typing and spelling skills
-- must be bilingual.

The chosen candidate will work between 30 and 35 hours per week, from date of hire to May 4.

The deadline for applications is  January 3, 2018.

Send resumés to

References required.

Only those applicants qualifying for an interview will be contacted.