Extra Innings – News from the Ball Hall

Happy New Year to our readers. We’re pleased to welcome Brett Bellamy of the Algonquin College Applied Museum Studies Program to St. Marys for a 4-month co-op placement. Between now and the end of April, Brett will work on archiving, researching and cataloguing our collection of documents and artifacts. Meanwhile, the members of our Selection…

Finding inspiration from Dan

By Stewart Grant I’m writing these words on December 30th.  On Wednesday, we attended the funeral of our beloved editor, Dan Rankin, who died on December 22nd at the age of 29 following a horrific car crash. For the last ten days, ever since the accident, Dan has dominated our thoughts night and day. The…

Year in Review – A look back at 2016 – Part 1

January The first Syrian refugees arrived in St. Marys. Town Treasurer Jim Brown introduced a new proposal that would see properties with tax arrears of three years or more possibly being sold to recoup the taxes. It was announced that the Library would receive $36,700 for a space/service study and Community Players $38,300 for the…

Theft of bikes in St. Marys

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating two separate bicycle thefts that occurred over the weekend. On Saturday December 31, 2016, between approximately 11:00 pm and 7:00 am, a blue and grey Kona women’s mountain bike was stolen from an unlocked garage on Waterloo Street South in the Town of St Marys. On Sunday…