Community News from St. Marys and area.

Perth South Emergency Declaration Terminated

The Township of Perth South has terminated the declared state of emergency effective Friday July 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM. The Declaration of Emergency came into effect on March 25, 2020 as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to support Public Health officials’ efforts to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread…

St. Marys Taxi working on return to town

By Stewart Grant The taxi situation in St. Marys continues to evolve. Area residents have recently been concerned about the potential August 1st closure of the town’s only active taxi service, St. Marys Central Cab, since the announcement that owner Tom Wall is seeking to retire after a 15-year run. These worries escalated on July…

George the goose discovers new family

It has caught a few people by surprise – a white goose among the Canada geese. What’s the story? Last summer John McCotter got a few geese and ducks. He took them to the Westover Inn. However, after a few weeks he noticed that the two geese, George and Lucy, were missing. John discovered they…

Cardinals Acres offers fresh vegetables and more

St. Pauls couple are first-year vendors at St. Marys Farmers Market By Pat Payton They’re new ‘kids on the block.’ They aren’t kids, but Chris Quick and his partner Amanda Somerville, who live near St. Pauls, are new vendors this year at the St. Marys Farmers Market. Their business is called Cardinals Acres, and they…

Youth Council hosting “Safe at Home” Showcase

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The St. Marys Youth Council is hosting a Virtual Showcase and are inviting all those in the St. Marys and Perth South area to participate. There are three categories, all with fantastic prizes: For #QuarantineTalent, young people up to age 18 (either individual or siblings) are encouraged to…