New farm labour regulations impact Ontario farms

By Peggy Brekveld, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Running a farm is a complex business. Laws and regulations from multiple ministries govern Ontario farms on issues ranging from transportation and environment to labour and finance. The passing of Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act in 2017 has added additional layers of complex regulations…

Walk for Alzheimer’s; Help Make Memories Matter

Can you imagine not being able to remember what you did yesterday, or last week, or last year?  Can you imagine having difficulty preparing a meal for your family or starting a lawnmower to cut your spring grass?  Saturday, May 26, 2018 the annual Walk For Alzheimer’s is taking place and we are asking the…

FM96 Visits the Stonetown

By Stewart Grant  Even though St. Marys emerged victorious in FM96’s “Greatest Small Town” March Madness contest, it’s unlikely that Jim and Taz knew quite what was in store for them as they visited our town last week. Beyond hosting their morning show from the Green Bridge on Friday, the FM96 team jam-packed nearly a…

Over 100 golfers play in Ladies Spring Scramble

A happy group. This local foursome were all smiles after recording a nice par on the No. 16 hole during last Thursday’s Ladies Scramble. From left are: Cheryl Chesla, Loretta Czernis, Marie Stevens and Linda Cooke. (Payton photo) Luann Quinn, of Forest, made a nice chip and then the putt to give her team a…

Parsons third in Champions event

By Pat Payton STOUFFVILLE – The 2018 Golf Ontario ‘Champion of Champions’ was held here at Spring Lakes Golf Club last week. The categories included: Men’s, Senior Men’s, Women’s and Senior Women’s. In the Senior Men’s division, Rich Parsons, of St. Marys Golf and Country Club, fired a one-under-par 71 in windy conditions to finish…

More 2017-18 St. Marys Minor Hockey award winners

Katie McCurdy, right, accepts the Lindsay Atkinson Memorial Award for most sportsmanlike female, on and off the ice, in the SMMHA. Making the presentation are family members Maggie Gregory, left, Joan Atkinson and Pat Craigmile. (Payton photos) Family member Dan Schiedel presents the Terry Crisp Award to Legion Minor Midgets’ forward Lake Taylor, right. The…

Kaleb Pearson, Tyson Baker recognized by the OHA

By Pat Payton Kaleb Pearson and Tyson Baker, two young men from this area who have bright futures in the game, have been recognized by the Ontario Hockey Association in its 2017-18 year-end awards. Pearson, of St. Marys, was selected to the OHA’s Top Prospects team for 2017-18. The talented forward, who turns 18 next…

Lorentz, Medd earn spots on Team Canada

National karate tryouts held this past weekend in Ottawa By Pat Payton OTTAWA – Two members of the Stonetown Karate Centre, Jalyne Lorentz and Brady Medd, qualified to compete for Team Canada at the 2018 World Karate championships later this year. The national tryouts were held here at Delta City Centre this past weekend, May…

Group Surveys BIA on Truck Traffic in St. Marys

By Dan Schneider What do downtown St. Marys business people think about truck traffic through St. Marys? Earlier this year CCAHTT (Citizens Concerned about Heavy Truck Traffic) conducted a survey of downtown businesses to try to answer that question. CCAHTT is a grassroots group of local residents seeking changes to truck traffic in St. Marys…