1,800 pigs die in barn fire

Members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advise that a barn fire which occurred on Perth Line 16, shortly before 6:00 a.m. on January 9, 2018 has been determined to be non-suspicious in nature. Approximately 1800 pigs were inside the barn at the time of the fire; all of which were lost. No…

Atom teams thrill fans in Local League tourney

Twenty-four teams compete in four age divisions MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent The first-ever Local League tournament, sponsored by the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association, provided lots of exciting and thrilling action for the fans last weekend at the PRC. A total of 24 teams, in four age divisions, competed in…

Legion Midgets end schedule on a high note

St. Marys team goes 5-0-1 in its last six Tri-County League games MINOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent The Royal Canadian Legion Minor Midgets recently completed their Tri-County League ‘A’ regular schedule on a high note. Owen Penney’s squad won two games and tied another in a five-day stretch to finish with…

Lincolns hope to stop skid against Leamington

JUNIOR HOCKEY By Pat Payton Special to the Independent St. Marys Lincolns will attempt to stop an 0-11-1 skid in their last 12 GOJHL games when they host Leamington Flyers tonight (Friday, Jan. 12) at the PRC, starting at 7:30 p.m. It’s Lincs’ lone Western Conference game of the weekend. Lincolns (6-23-1-3) dropped a pair…

Shackleton off to Scotties tournament

St. Marys resident will skip Team Nunavut in Penticton CURLING By Pat Payton Special to the Independent PENTICTON, B.C. – It seems that a dream has come true for Amie Shackleton. The St. Marys resident and long-time curler will compete for Team Nunavut at the upcoming Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The 2018 Canadian women’s curling…

A look back at 2017… Part 2

April OPP investigate theft from a vending machine at Little Falls Car and Pet Wash. Police estimate theft at $110 The Sunshine List for Ontario’s Public Sector for those earning over $100,000 was released. On the list were Town CAO Brent Kittmer, Town Treasurer Jim Brown and Rebecca Clothier, Administrator/Treasurer for Perth South. Perth South…

Perth South Council Recap

By Chet Greason Concerns were raised by two different delegates at a recent meeting of Perth South County Council concerning new regulations being downloaded upon municipalities by authoritative bodies, and whether the township has the ability to comply. The meeting, held on the morning of Jan. 9, began with Bill Dietrich of Dietrich Engineering presenting…

No approval for Arthur Meighen site

Will be sent back to PAC With approximately 100 people in attendance on Tuesday at the Town Hall auditorium, Council heard a variety of thoughts on the proposed seniors development planned for the former Arthur Meighen property on Wellington Street North. The developer called it “the ideal location” for the complex which will be 5…