Welcoming Paul Dreossi to the Independent

Joining the St. Marys Independent team in the newly created position of “journalist of civic matters” is local resident Paul Dreossi. Paul has been teaching as a part-time professor at Fanshawe College for the last 18 years, as well as working as a carpenter, architectural designer and consultant. He lives in a historical home with…

Foodland Peewees win silver medals on weekend

Lone SMMHA team to play in a final game in Local League tournament By Pat Payton The Stonetown Foodland Peewees were the lone St. Marys minor hockey team to medal as the SMMHA held its annual Local League tournament this past weekend at the PRC. Nineteen teams, including four from the SMMHA, competed in the…

Lincs’ special teams shine in 6-3 win over Maroons

Third-place Lincolns host first and second-place teams this weekend at PRC By Pat Payton The St. Marys Lincolns’ second-place aspirations got a boost last Friday night with a 6-3 victory over the visiting Chatham Maroons. An estimated 600 spectators on ‘Girls Rock the Rink’ night watched the Lincs (21-7-3-3) move to within five points of…

U-16 Snipers nip Dragons 5-4, move into first place

Boyer scores three times in 7-0 victory over Dorchester in final 2019 game DORCHESTER – In WRRL action Saturday evening, the St. Marys U-16 Snipers travelled to the Flight Exec Centre here to take on the Dragons. The Snipers entered the game tied for first place with Mitchell, so they were looking to grab sole…

Nominations for the 2020 Business Excellence Awards are now Open

The Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce BEA Awards offer businesses the chance to shine and is an opportunity for businesses to promote advancement of responsible business leadership within the community. The organizing committee is seeking public input for the nominations. Any business or entrepreneur whom you feel has exemplified leadership, customer service, determination and…

PRC ice time fee changes

Necessary to accurately reflect true costs In 2019, the PRC performed a comprehensive service delivery review. As part of that review, a full cost analysis of ice time at the PRC was conducted. Town staff looked at the whole picture – including utilities (approximately $1,000 per day in hydro alone when both ice pads are…