Someone I Know Campaign donation

The end is in sight for the goal of $5 million for the “Someone I Know” campaign with another very generous donation this week. The JMRD Wealth Management Team gave $25,000 in a presentation at Westover this week. At the presentation were (from left) John McIntosh, Krista Linklater, Joe Dibrita, Jaden Ropp, Pat Craigmile, Rob…

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame set to induct 2017 class

Two dominant ex-major leaguers, two trailblazing, grassroots leaders and a gold medal-winning national team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 24. Ex-Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay and former Montreal Expos slugger Vladimir Guerrero will be honoured in a ceremony at the Hall of Fame grounds (386 Church Street.…

St. John Ambulance Week – Celebrating 30 years of first aid and health care service to communities across Perth County

Beginning Sunday, June 4th 2017, St. Marys started celebrating St. John Ambulance Week to highlight the diligent efforts of St. John Ambulance staff and volunteers. For over a century across Ontario, St. John Ambulance has been dedicated to a single mission:  to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety, and quality of life by providing…

Random Thoughts: By Stewart Grant

Why can’t Facebook always be like this? Often I find Facebook frustrating as it seems to be just one shared thing after another.  But on the evening of June 13th, I found myself thoroughly entertained by original St. Marys content! Firstly, I listened to an audio broadcast of BX93 personalities Dave & Rachel’s chat with…

Summer Reading Program at the Library

By Christina Donati With summer around the corner and school coming to an end, parents and children might be searching for ways that they can keep themselves busy. After the few days of end of school excitement passes, children will be desperately searching for something fun they can do over the summer holidays. Dear families…

Wellington Street expansion debate

‘The Grand Trunk Trail is a treasure” – Dr. Kelly Dr. Emily Kelly who is a Widder Street resident, and an emergency physician in Exeter, made a presentation to Council on Tuesday about the Town’s proposed plan to extend Wellington Street. She said that she is a member of the group “Tree Protectors” who are…

Town of St. Marys replacing Wellington Street Bridge

To be renamed Elizabeth Bridge? The Town of St. Marys is moving forward with another important infrastructure project. On Monday, June 26, 2017, St.Marys-based McLean Taylor Construction Limited will start the five-month process of replacing the Wellington Street Bridge. Wellington Street will be closed from the south side of Parkview Drive to the entrance of…

Town to end “Vacant Unit Rebates”

“Meals on Wheels” price increase Town Council will end vacant unit and land rebates in a phased out three year period. Jim Brown, Director of Finance for the Town outlined the plan in a presentation to Council on Tuesday. At present owners of vacant buildings and land receive a rebate of taxes if requested. Under…