Weekend Smiles

A toothpaste factory had a problem. They sometimes shipped empty boxes without the tube inside. This challenged their perceived quality with the buyers and distributors. Understanding how important the relationship with them was, the CEO of the company assembled his top people. They decided to hire an external engineering company to solve their empty boxes…

Drive for “Someone I Know”

Fundraiser on Saturday The very successful Ford Motor Company “Drive 4UR Community” will be held tomorrow Saturday June 11 and this time the proceeds will be going to the St. Marys Hospital Foundation. The concept is an easy one with people being asked to test drive a Ford product and for each test drive Ford…

Perth South receives crystal clear water report

Building permits high for May On Tuesday at their ordinarily scheduled meeting, Perth South made an extraordinary donation, presenting a cheque for $75,000 to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation as part of their “Someone I Know” capital campaign. Accepting the donation were hospital foundation chair John McIntosh, left, and executive director Krista Linklater, fifth…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, What Andy Hoe Meant To Me When I was growing up, on Treacy Street, I used to hear the St. Marys Marching Band, practicing at the high school. I was so drawn to the drum rhythms, that I would sneak away to the factory across the tracks, where I could watch them from…

Sour Gripes

TIME TRIPPIN How could the passing of the “Greatest”, Mohammed Ali not take those of us who lived the 60’s and 70’s in our prime, back to those years? I suppose my interest in boxing came from my grandfather. He loved the wrestling stars of the day as well as boxing and baseball. It would…

Tree Tips: Salt Damage to Trees

A very common problem that often affects trees and plants in Ontario is salt damage. Salt is used on the roadways and sidewalks, and can cause plant damage in two ways. The first way is that the salt contaminates the ground around the plant. The second is that salt damages a tree when it is…

Street Level Faith

by Rev. Margaret Smart-Wheaton “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:8) There are a lot of emotions running in my house right now. After 16 years at First Baptist Church here in…

This Day in History – June 10th

1692 – Bridget Bishop is hanged outside Salem, Massachusetts for witchcraft – Puritan minister Cotton Mather was an influential reverend in 17th century New England who advocated for the practice of inoculation to prevent the spread of smallpox in Boston. But he also had some rather unscientific idea. Mather was responsible for publishing a series…