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Around the rinks tonight

sean Jan 17, 2015 - 11:27pm

Junior B hockey: Char-Lan Rebels surrender 3-0 lead, en route to dropping a 6-4 decision to the Gananoque Islanders. Alexandria Glens rebound from 2-0 deficit to tie, before losing in a shoutout, 3-2, to the Westport Rideaus. Maxville's Anthony Pace scores for the Casselman Vikings in their 9-3 romp over the Akwesasne Wolves.

Cornwall River Kings fall 5-3 to Trois-Rivieres in LNAH action.

Williamstown's Tylor Spink scores game-winner in NCAA hockey as Colgate tops Union 5-4.

North Glengarry to switch to LED street lights

sean Jan 17, 2015 - 1:11pm

North Glengarry made this announcement last week:

Council recently approved the retrofit of every streetlight in the Township of North Glengarry. They will be converted to LED.

Currently, the Township owns approximately 830 streetlights consuming over 180,000 Watts of electricity. This works out to a total annual cost of $166,000. Combined with $24,000 in annual maintenance, the total operations costs for the streetlight network is over $190,000/year.

With the installation of the new lights, the energy consumption drops to about 68,000 watts of energy costing a total of about $62,000 per year and a token maintenance amount of $2,500 per year. This works out to a savings of about $125,000/year.

The lifespan of these lights are 22 years or 100,000 hours. Coupled with an assumption of annual energy rate increases and the immediate annual savings starting this year, the Township can expect to save roughly $1.3 million by the year 2025 and $3-$3.5 million dollars by the year 2037.

The total project cost is roughly $400,000 as a conservative estimate, but likely less as it accounts for 50% of the lights being rewired. That said, the project essentially pays for itself in about 3 years.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works Department for more details. (613) 525-3087 or micheline@northglengarry.ca

To get the full story on all things Glengarry, each week be sure to check out The Glengarry News, available by subscription online or in traditional print format.