Perth County Nature – The Great Blue Heron

By Jennifer Thorpe A frequent sight along the Thames River Valley is the majestic Great Blue Heron.   With a length up to five feet and a wingspan up to seven feet, the Great Blue Heron is the largest of the North American herons.  Standing silently and perfectly still or stalking their prey with careful…

St. Marys Starlettes Host International Competition

By Rob Edney The large gymnasium at St. Marys DCVI was abuzz Saturday as 300-400 participants, spectators and supporters were treated to an incredible display of twirling talent from local groups and world champions. There were over 70 twirlers competing from destinations as far as Michigan and Ohio, and locally Fergus and Thamesford. The excitement…

Lincs commit to several players at spring camp

Almost 90 prospects take part in three-day event at PRC By Pat Payton The building process has begun for St. Marys Lincolns. Lincs committed to several talented players at their spring prospects camp at the PRC this past weekend. Lincolns are rebuilding with youth, and the Hockey Operations staff is hoping these young players will…

SPORTS SHORTS

BLUE JAYS INSTRUCTIONAL CLINIC THIS SUNDAY The Blue Jays Baseball Academy is proud to announce its Honda Instructional Clinic schedule for 2018. St. Marys Minor ball is hosting the Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinics on Sunday, April 29 at the Hall of Fame from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is open for boys and…

Strong words levied against Conservation Authority

By Chet Greason Up for discussion at the meeting of Council on Tuesday (April 24) was the competency of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) in their operation of the Wildwood Dam. The discussion was sparked while passing the minutes of a Strategic Priorities Committee meeting held on April 17. That meeting began with…