“Way to Go” Commander Kim

Sunday morning I woke up and headed off to London after opening (with my new band) at a house concert in Staffa the night before (yes Staffa is quite excited about live music).  It was freezing out so I added tons of extra layers and actually contemplated not getting out of bed at the bright…

DCVI soccer season continues with several ties

Last Friday and this past Tuesday saw the soccer season continuing for St. Marys DCVI and the four teams emerged from their games with some points. On Friday, the junior boys and girls teams were in action on the road at South Huron District High School. In the first game for the boys, they faced…

Swedish Kubb Season Begins in St. Marys

Last weekend, roughly 40 people were in attendance as the St. Marys Swedish Kubb League (SMSKL) held their “Kubb Welcoming Day”. Kubb (rhymes with “tube”) is a lawn game where the object is to knock over wooden blocks, known as kubbs, by throwing wooden batons at them. The ancient Viking game has gained popularity in…

RBC donates $100,000

RBC Royal Bank are the latest to donate to the “Someone I Know” campaign with a very generous donation of $100,000. This latest amount puts the donations total at $4.8 million in the quest to raise the goal of $5 Million. Pictured to recognize this generous donation were (from left) Krista Linklater, Pat Craigmile, John…

OFA disappointed provincial budget does not grow agriculture

Agriculture and rural Ontario were largely ignored in the 2017 provincial budget. Widely recognized as a key growth area for the provincial economy, Ontario’s agri-food sector didn’t receive any new funding announcements in yesterday’s budget. While Ontario’s 2017 budget did not announce any new agriculture or rural investments, a number of recent government commitments were…

Spencer Seymour: A trusted voice for local news

By Tyler Carruthers Over the last few months we’ve been happy to have DCVI co-op student Spencer Seymour working with us. Spencer has been a great addition to the team, writing various sports articles every week and the “This Date in History” column. Next year, Spencer will be attending Humber College for Radio Broadcasting so…

Perth South Discusses Contract Renewal with UTRCA

Perth South Council Meeting Recap By Scott Maxwell Jenna Allain, the source protection coordinator of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, appeared before the Council on May 2nd to propose a renewal of their current contract with Perth South. Their previous contract was signed in August 2014, and will expire this August, although the UTRCA…

Canada 150 flag raising

Mayor Strathdee and members of the Town of St. Marys’ Canada 150 committees came together on Monday, May 1 to raise the Canada 150 flag outside of Town Hall. Monday marked two months until the Town’s Canada Day celebration at Cadzow Park. To learn more about the event, visit www.townofstmarys.com/canada150. (Left to right: Amy Cubberley,…

Design finalized for new Cadzow Park playground

Work began this week After surveying the public, gathering feedback from elementary school students and receiving Council approval, Town of St. Marys staff have finalized the design for the future Cadzow Park playground. The forest-themed structure proposed by Playworld – known as Option 1 during the public consultation period – emerged as the preferred design.…