Spring is here

By Stephanie Martin We are entering another new season as the clocks spring ahead and we hit the ground running! (Of course after the initial shock/adjustment of the hour change). Hockey is still going strong for many, (the seemingly never ending season) and St Paddys Day has come and gone and on a Friday this…

St. Marys Rock teams await decisive Game 5’s

Atoms, Bantams seek OHMA titles on the road Saturday By Stewart Grant Way up in the Canadian Shield tomorrow, two Rock teams hope to dig their way to OMHA Gold. At 2:45 pm, the McDonald’s Independent Grocer Atoms take on the Midland Centennials in game 5 of their best-of-five series. Thirty minutes later and 100…

Lincolns Awards’ Banquet coming up March 31st

Limited tickets still available for public event Preparations are underway for the St. Marys Lincolns Annual Awards Banquet, scheduled for Friday, March 31st at the Pyramid Recreation Centre Hall. There will be 10 individual player awards, plus two league-wide winners to be recognized. Doors open at 6:30 pm, followed by the 7 pm roast beef…

Getting to know the Ajjan Al Hadid family

By Stewart Grant “I love you, St. Marys!” Though family matriarch Warda Ajjan Al Hadid may not speak English as easily as her children and grandchildren, these four words nicely encapsulate how this Syrian family feels about their new home in the Stonetown. Fourteen months ago, thanks to the efforts of the St. Marys Refugee…

Hospital Auxiliary donation for cardiac probe

In the photo above, Dr. Jon Schiedel holds a new, state-of-the-art cardiac probe that was purchased recently for our hospital thanks to a donation from the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. This probe, which works with the hospital’s portable bedside unit also shown above, allows doctors to more easily visualize patients’ heart and lungs, thus providing…

Year-to-date deaths linked to inattentive drivers nearly triple over last year

 Annual OPP Distracted Driving Campaign Concludes  It was a busy March Break for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) as officers laid more than 2,400 distraction-related charges during their annual Distracted Driving Campaign. Sadly, OPP investigated collisions involving inattentive drivers have claimed 11 lives so far this year – almost triple the number of deaths compared to this time last…