Community News from St. Marys and area.

Relieved to make it back home

South America cruise cut short By Gary Cumming On March 4, Marg and I flew to Santiago, Chile to start a 32-day cruise aboard the Coral Princess that was set to sail around Cape Horn, explore Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on the eastern coast, and travel through the Caribbean before disembarking in Fort Lauderdale. Our…

The Spirit of St. Marys

By Lauren Eedy St. Marys has so many wonderful qualities, and during this difficult time many are staying home, facing isolation or working tirelessly in the front lines to keep our community thriving. The big takeaway from this are shining examples of individuals within our community reaching out to help others in need. The Independent…

Social life in St. Marys ‘virtually’ goes on

By Stewart Grant Shares of tech company Zoom Video Communications (ZM) surged 22% on Monday, following Sunday’s performance of the “Virtual Front Porch Show” which was hosted on the Zoom platform and simultaneously broadcast on Facebook Live. All over the world, as greater requirements for social distancing have been put in place to fight the…

HPHA Restricting Visitors at All Hospital Sites

No Visitors Unless Exceptional Circumstances Effective March 20, 2020, visitors will no longer be permitted access to any Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) hospital site unless under exceptional circumstances. “This is part of our ongoing efforts to protect the public, patients, their families, and members of the HPHA Team from the potential transmission of the…

How has the coronavirus affected you?

A couple times this week, we raised the above question on Facebook. Following are some of the responses that we have received. Some were from late last week and others were from early this week: Bert-Marianne Van Ravenhorst: We’ve taken the necessary precautions but in all honesty? I’m really enjoying the extra time from school…

Town facility closures and program cancellations

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following facilities will be closed indefinitely: Pyramid Recreation Centre (including arena and pool) St. Marys Friendship Centre St. Marys Youth Centre St. Marys Museum St. Marys Public Library Town Hall Municipal Operations Centre St. Marys VIA Rail Station (including St. Marys Station Gallery) St. Marys Child Care…