South Nation Conservation (SNC) has issued a precipitation triggered level I low water condition encompassing SNC’s entire jurisdiction. According to Environment Canada, precipitation over the past three months was 60-76% below normal. The lack of rainfall has left the cumulative precipitation between 20-40% of the historical values for the month of June analyzed from Environment Canada climate stations in Ottawa, and Brockville.
Both Deputy mayor posts in North and South Glengarry are being contested in the lead-up to the October 22 elections.
In North Glengarry, Lochiel Councillor Brian Caddell has withdrawn his nomination as a councillor so he can run for Deputy mayor, the job also being sought by Maxville Councillor Carma Williams.
In South Glengarry, Councillor Lyle Warden has joined Jacqueline Milner in the race for Deputy mayor.
Although they are very vocal at night, coyotes are not often seen out in the open in the middle of the day.
This animal ambled across a soybean field near Vankleek Hill this week, perhaps in search of a drink of water.
While the oppressive heat ended Thursday evening, little rain fell on the area.
Warmer temperatures are in the forecast again for the foreseeable future.
On the bright side, you can almost hear the corn growing.
Both the Glengarry Soccer League and Char-Lan Minor Soccer Association have announced postponements/cancellations of youth soccer matches scheduled for today.
We are following updates and posting online to Sports in the Glens.
Two men were injured when a westbound truck struck an eastbound van on Highway 401 near Lancaster July 4 at 1 p.m.
The 69-year-old truck driver was in critical condition while the 49-year-old van driver suffered non-life threatening injuries, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.
Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced is extreme heat guidelines to clarify when scheduled youth and adult matches will be postponed and/or cancelled.
Read more about the policy here in Sports Extra. We will also post further announcements on matches cancelled/postponed, as details become available.
TGIF will take on a cooler meaning this week.
Friday is the day when we are expected to get some relief from the heat wave.
Environment Canada continued to issue a heat warning for Eastern Ontario today, when humidex values are expected to reach 43.
The extreme heat will continue through Thursday.
Temperatures today and Thursday are once again forecast to climb into the low to mid 30s.
Humidex values will also increase, reaching values of 40 both days.
Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the low 20s, and high teens in some rural areas.
A cool down is expected by Friday with the passage of a cold front. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Jo-Ann Periard, of Summerstown, is seeking a councillor seat on South Glengarry council in the October 22 election.
She is the third person to officially enter the race.
July 27 is the last day to file nomination papers.
Deputy Mayor Frank Prevost has declared his intention to seek the mayoralty, now held by Ian McLeod who has said that he will not seek re-election. Jacqueline Milner is running for the deputy mayor’s post.
A 77-year-old cyclist has succumbed to the injuries he suffered after he was struck by a passenger vehicle at 12:44 p.m. today on County Road 2 in South Glengarry Township.
The driver of the passenger vehicle is uninjured.
A section of County Road 2 between Rae and Purcell Roads is closed to traffic.