Rusty Spring Roundup

It was a great weekend for tennis in St. Marys. Rescheduling the St. Marys Social Tennis Club’s doubles tourney proved to be a good idea, as almost everyone was able to make the new date, and the weather could not have been better. The tennis was pretty darn good too. Thirteen teams entered, with many…

Taxpayers Federation Slams Wynne’s $7 Billion Carbon Scheme

Leaked documents reveal Wynne plans to spend over $7 billion over four years The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is slamming the Wynne government’s plan for $7 billion in spending and a slew of new regulations related to home heating and fuel transportation, among other things. Leaked Cabinet documents reveal $3.8 billion earmarked to retrofit buildings currently using natural gas…

Sour Gripes

ON AND ON I really like a few days in the north. A lack of contact with news outlets is refreshing. The first thing I found was that I had missed a sketch to phase out natural gas in our province (denied to some extent). While away apparently a 5th criminal investigation in approximately 5…

This Day in History – May 27th

1703 – Russian Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of St. Petersburg – Tsar Peter the Great, born in 1672, is notable as being the first Russian Emperor. He earned this title after securing some substantial expansions into new western territory following a number of successful military campaigns. But he couldn’t have done this…

Bike Rodeo on Saturday

The Optimist Club of Downie and the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are hosting their annual Bike Rodeo and Safety Day on Saturday May 28, from 10:00 am until noon at the St. Marys Pyramid Centre (317 James St. S.). This event is fun and educational for the entire family. Young cyclists will learn…

Weekend Smiles

Band aid Patton staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddies. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife.  He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step. As he caught himself by grabbing the banister, his body swung…