Community News from St. Marys and area.

Town provides update on re-opening plans for outdoor amenities

The Town of St. Marys is providing an update on its plans for re-opening its outdoor recreational amenities as the Province of Ontario eases its COVID-19 restrictions. To date, the Province has allowed the following outdoor recreational amenities to re-open: public boat launches, outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields; off-leash dog areas; outdoor picnic sites,…

Kintore Coffee in Embro offers a fresh cup

Beans come from Central and South America and Ethiopia By Pat Payton EMBRO – A fresher cup of coffee! That’s what owners Todd Pearson and Candice Irvine believe sets Kintore Coffee Co. apart. It’s a small grassroots company that specializes in roasting coffee from all over the globe. “The reason it’s a better coffee is…

Council declares June “Pride Month”

Flag to fly all month By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Town Council passed a motion at their meeting last week declaring June as “Pride Month” as well as flying the Pride Flag all month. The Town had received a request from Adrienne Adas, a Health Promoter from the Huron-Perth Health Unit, asking Council…

St. Marys man promoting, selling game called Kubb

A lawn game believed to be invented by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago By Pat Payton Mike Giesbrecht has a new venture these days, but it’s really an old game that the St. Marys man is trying to promote and sell. The game–which originated in Sweden–is called Kubb, and it’s for all fitness levels…

Policing costs came in under budget for 2019

Stratford Police reports redistribution in calls for service By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At last week’s meeting of the Community Policing Advisory Committee, Deputy Chief of Police Gerry Foster presented the budget reconciliation report for the 2019 year. Per the terms of the agreement between Stratford Police Service (“SPS”) and the Town of…