Patriotic fun for all ages this Canada Day

Online and offline, many ways to celebrate our nation Canada turns 153 this year, and despite social distancing, St. Marys is celebrating in grand style. The fun has already begun, as entries have started to come in for the “Virtually Delicious” red-and-white baking contest. The deadline is extended to end-of-day on Sunday, June 21 to…

St. Marys Minor Soccer still hoping for a season

By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Soccer Association president Nathan Brown wants to grow the sport in town. The coronavirus pandemic has obviously put up roadblocks for the 2020 season, but Brown and the SMSA executive are hoping that they can still salvage a reduced program once restrictions are lifted. Currently, Ontario Soccer has put…

St. Marys Minor Ball cancels its 2020 season

It is with regret that the executive of the St. Marys Minor Ball Association is cancelling the 2020 season, involving all girls softball teams and boys baseball teams. The official announcement was made Saturday, June 13. “It was a hard decision, but the right one to make,” SMBA president Candy McEwan said in a press…

Lincolns sign three more new players for 2020-21

Kevin Perrott son of former Lincoln and NHLer Nathan By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns now have 10 players on cards as they continue to fill their roster for the 2020-21 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) season. Last week, Director of hockey operations/GM Greg Smale announced the signing of three more new players —…

Hockey Canada statement on Return to Hockey in Canada

CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the return-to-hockey process in Canada. “On March 12, the decision was made to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities across the country. This was a difficult decision, but…

Thames Centre records seven-figure surplus for 2019

$1,308,356 to be transferred to reserves By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Director of Financial Services / Treasurer Kim Grogan reported to Thames Centre Council during the June 10 meeting that, following adjustments coming out of the annual audit, the total surplus for the municipality in 2019 was $1,308,356. It was recommended by staff,…

COVID-19 Updates from Huron Perth Public Health

As the province continues to ease restrictions in Stage 2, some businesses, services and public spaces in Huron and Perth are re-opening. Huron Perth Public Health asks residents to be patient and courteous as these re-openings take place. Stage 2 means that the province is allowing businesses, services and public spaces to re-open, it does…

Revised plans for 665 James Street North development supported by PAC

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Roughly four months after receiving significant constructive feedback from members of the Planning Advisory Committee and members of the public on a proposed five-storey apartment building for 665 James Street North, amended plans were presented to the Committee that addressed several of the initial concerns. The property, known…

Town opening select outdoor recreational amenities

All other indoor and outdoor municipal recreational facilities to remain closed On June 8, the provincial government announced that many regions in Ontario, including Huron-Perth, could move into Stage 2 of its COVID-19 recovery plan. This second stage expands the number and type of facilities that municipalities can re-open to the public. In response, the…