St. Marys cruisers wait out Covid-19 off Bahamian shore

Over the past year-and-a-half, St. Marys natives Chris and Catherine (Laing) Cumming have lived aboard their 44-foot Manta power catamaran Two Loons as they’ve journeyed more than 12,000 km through the Bahamas and around “America’s Great Loop”. Finding themselves in the central Bahamas during the COVID-19 crisis, the Cummings have shared the following account of…

Saluting our healthcare heroes

Submitted by Peter Allan Rice: Over the past week or so, our neighborhood has been honouring our healthcare workers by coming out of our homes at 7:30 p.m. each night, at a safe physical distance, to make a lot of noise in hopes that they would hear us and know that they are appreciated. On…

Wildfong has fond memories of Lincolns, St. Marys

Feisty winger from Clinton was a member of last Lincs’ championship team in 1993-94 By Pat Payton It’s been 25 years since Dan Wildfong (1992-95) was a member of the St. Marys Lincolns. But he says it seems like it was yesterday. Playing for the Lincs and living in the Stonetown for parts of three…

Urquhart home from New Zealand

Local fastball player spent winter playing down under By Pat Payton It was recently a “great experience” for Kirkton area native Fraser Urquhart, who spent the winter playing Senior men’s fastball in New Zealand. The St. Marys minor ball product enjoyed all aspects of his time there. The South Perth Men’s Fastball League player is…

Ulch Transport feeling effects of coronavirus

Company president thanks his staff for their contributions, dedication in these tough times By Pat Payton Like almost all businesses–big and small–these days, Ulch Transport is feeling the effects due to the ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19. The St. Marys business is a family owned and operated transport company, normally having about 50 tractors…

What’s open or not this Easter weekend

Under these extraordinary circumstances, we have a variance of different openings and closures this weekend. Foodland and McDonald’s Independent are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will be open on Saturday. Likewise, Delmar Foods is closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will have extended hours on Saturday, opening at 8 am until…

Half Cut Podcast serves up laughs

By Stewart Grant These days, podcasts are more popular than ever. And now, there’s one that is based out of St. Marys. Christopher Swarthout, along with friends Anthony Shuglo and Patrick Clancy, have recently debuted ‘The Half Cut Podcast’. You might remember Swarthout for any number of reasons, but perhaps from his former creative endeavor,…

Lincolns announce team award winners for 2019-20

Rookie Ryan Burke double recipient; goalie Kyle Curtin named regular-season MVP By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns recently named their team award winners for the 2019-20 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) season. Winners of 11 team awards were announced. Centre Ryan Burke is the only double recipient. The 17-year-old London native will get his…

St. Marys and Perth South Council expenses released

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As per Government regulations, the Town has released expenses for the Mayor and Councillors for 2019. As compared to last year, salaries have increased by close to 4% and this is in part to compensate for the 1/3 salary tax-free portion that is no longer available. Another change…