News from around St. Marys.

Online Education in the Pandemic

By Hannah Everett School has started again, but things are, safe to say, a bit different. Instead of rolling out of bed and walking or driving to school, students are rolling out of bed and opening their laptops to join class. It’s a change after a mere four months of learning in person, but it’s…

St. Marys Town Council discusses heritage properties at first regular meeting of 2021

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter After some technical difficulties with the meeting’s YouTube stream, Mayor Al Strathdee answered two public input questions to begin last Tuesday’s first regular meeting of the St. Marys Town Council. The first question asked if any members of the Council had traveled outside of Canada over the holidays.…

Town of St. Marys encourages local businesses to apply for financial relief programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has created financial challenges for local businesses and the Town of St. Marys is encouraging them to apply for available financial relief programs. There are currently five programs available for small and medium businesses and not-for-profits. Some programs are offered by the Province of Ontario, while others are available from the municipality.…

Romak enjoying life in Korean Baseball Organization

London native power hitter with SK Wyverns; 2020 Tip O’Neill award winner By Pat Payton LONDON – Jamie Romak plays professional baseball in South Korea. The 35-year-old London native, who is a power-hitter with SK Wyverns, was recently named the 2020 winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Tip O’Neill Award. It’s…

Four new Black Belts at Stonetown Karate Centre

Sensei Jeremy Lorentz recently announced four new Black Belts at Stonetown Karate Centre Inc. These students tested for and passed their Black Belt grading in mid-December of 2020. Joanne King – 1st Degree Adult Black Belt King has been a dedicated karate student, constantly learning and willing to help new members in class, Lorentz says.…