GOJHL forced to delay regular-season play again

CAMBRIDGE – With the province-wide shutdown’s new restrictions closing indoor sports facilities, the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League’s (GOJHL) Return to Play plans have been put on hold . . . again. Although key components of the league’s Return to Play were previously released, a timeline for teams to return to the ice must wait…

Paulin powers U12 Blue to 9-7 victory over Green

By Pat Payton Sunday, Dec. 20 was a busy day at the PRC with three head-to-head games involving St. Marys ringette teams. In a U12 game, four goals by Tayla Paulin–including the winning and insurance tallies–powered the Blue team to a 9-7 victory over the Green squad. Paulin also earned an assist for a five-point…

Negative COVID-19 test now required to enter Canada

By Stewart Grant, Stonetown Travel Ltd. As of today, January 7, 2021, the Government of Canada is requiring all inbound international passengers five years of age or older to show a negative COVID-19 test upon their entry. The negative COVID-19 test result is in addition to a 14-day quarantine requirement for arriving international travelers that…

Journalist Scott Maxwell joins Independent

By Stewart Grant The end of one year and beginning of a new year provides an opportunity to assess your strengths and weaknesses, and to set goals for improvement. One of my goals this year for the St. Marys Independent is to improve the overall quality of our journalism by expanding our team, and already…

2000 Time Capsule opened

By Amy Cubberley On January 1st, the St. Marys Museum published a video of a time capsule unveiling. The time capsule was sealed on July 21, 2000 by a Museum summer student, Sara Jewson. The intention was to open it during the Canada Day/Heritage/Homecoming festivities in July 2020, but unfortunately, COVID-19 had other plans. Inside…