Community News from St. Marys and area.

Council tops off funding for new Mobility bus

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter St. Marys Town Council has approved a one-time funding request of $10,000 to support the purchase of a new accessible mini-bus for St. Marys and Area Mobility Service. Last month, St. Marys Mobility was notified by the South West LHIN that its request for one-time funding for a…

Kingsway Lodge thrilled with support from community

Approximately 300 masks, caps and food donated to St. Marys nursing home By Pat Payton Kingsway Lodge and Fairhill Residence administrator Theresa Wakem has been thrilled with the support from the community in these trying times, due to the ongoing health concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve had all kinds of people making masks,”…

West End Variety to give way to new development

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The St. Marys Town Council meeting of Tuesday, April 14 provided details to the community on the future of 188 Queen Street West, the current location of West End Variety. Last year, Brahmani Inc., who owns 188 Queen Street West, submitted a pre-consultation request to develop the property.…

Homecoming + Heritage weekend postponed to 2021

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt date change It’s hoped that Hindsight Will Be 2021 as the committee planning this July’s Homecoming+Heritage event voted on Monday, Apr. 6 to postpone in light of COVID-19. The committee has postponed the celebration to July 2-4, 2021, but will meet in December 2020 to assess and confirm the date, considering…