Our take on what is happening in St. Marys and around the world.

We all came from somewhere

It has been an interesting week with the announcement of President Trump putting a ban or pause, whatever you want to call it, on allowing refugees into the US.  This should not come as a surprise because this was one of his big promises during the campaign. Also it is not our place to judge…

Extreme Heat

Staying safe during a heat wave is a community’s responsibility. Be sure to check on your family, friends or neighbours whose health may be at risk during a heat event. Things You Can Do to Protect Yourself Wear light, loose fitting clothes. Drink plenty of water or natural fruit juices. Avoid beverages such as alcohol,…

Some Great Canadian Inventions

Many people do not realize it but Canada is home to many great inventions. Here is a list of some of the greatest ones, some you may know of and some you may be surprised by. Insulin, Treatment for Diabetes [1921, Frederick Banting, Charles Best] Telephone [1876, Alexander Graham Bell] Light Bulb [1874, Henry Woodward,…

Interesting info for wine drinkers!

The LCBO wine markup tax is increasing by 2 per cent this week – the first of four tax hikes on wine The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the government to reverse this week’s 2 per cent hike in ad valorem tax in wine. Premier Wynne announced the tax increase, which is applied…

Street proofing

As the school year comes to an end, and summer holidays start, it’s time to talk about street proofing. The following are some guidelines that may assist you and your child to reduce opportunities for criminal behaviour: Know who your child plays with and where they go. This includes keeping a list of their friends’…

More Than 94,000 Ontarians Join in Grassroots Referendum to Stop Devastating Hospital Cuts

Voting was held at Downtown GM In order to protest hospital cuts the Ontario Health Coalition held a “voting referendum” with the results being forwarded on to the Provincial Government. From across Ontario representatives from dozens of communities facing devastating cuts to their community hospitals carted thousands of ballots to the Ontario Legislature. The votes…