Brightest Night celebration

The St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Brightest Night celebration on Friday night indeed lived up to its name, with more than 200 people gathering on the Grand Trunk Trail and trestle bridge in picture-perfect weather. The first-ever event was to celebrate the foundation’s capital campaign reaching $4 million of its $5 million goal, and to…

Little Falls year-end assembly

During the Little Falls Public School year-end awards assembly on Tuesday, LFPS teacher Kendra Martin, middle, took some time to recognize retiring principal Helen Brockman, left, asking staff and students to raise their hand if they’d ever been thanked, helped or hugged by Brockman. “Everyone knows Mrs. Brockman is the boss, but more so, she…

Some Great Canadian Inventions

Many people do not realize it but Canada is home to many great inventions. Here is a list of some of the greatest ones, some you may know of and some you may be surprised by. Insulin, Treatment for Diabetes [1921, Frederick Banting, Charles Best] Telephone [1876, Alexander Graham Bell] Light Bulb [1874, Henry Woodward,…

Street Level Faith

Last Saturday I went to see “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” with my son, his wife, a friend and my two granddaughters. For me, the highlight of the play was that moment, when Aslan, an enormous lion came on stage. He took my breath away. The expression on his face was one of…

Grade 8 Graduation Awards 2016

Holy Name of Mary General Proficiency – Sylvia Masse Dan Storey Memorial (Valedictorian) – Sylvia Masse, Maggie Newcombe, Mason Simpson William Eckert Memoriam (Outstanding Community Service) – Grace Quinlan Missy Little Award (for perseverance) – Sawyer Burlingham OECTA Catholic Values – Julia Bouwman English – Jocelyn Waghorn French – Shayla Lane Science – Kevin Fink…

Sour Gripes

FISHIN SEASON I have always loved the water (How many times have I said that?). I have not always loved or even liked fishing. I have for as long as I remember loved the scenery of the north. Buddy Kainzy would remind me that what I refer to as north is really “near” north. Mosquitoes…

The magical “Viking” game of Kubb

By Spencer Seymour Kubb is a game that has started to gain worldwide popularity, hosting tournaments all over the world, and even inspiring a new league in St. Marys called the St. Marys Swedish Kubb League. Eau Claire, Wisconsin has declared itself the Kubb Capital of North America and every year hosts the U.S. Championship.…