Community News from St. Marys and area.

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…

Fatal pedestrian crash near Kirkton

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a fatal crash that took place last week west of Kirkton. Just before 9:00 a.m. on March 10, Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Huron County Paramedic Services and South Huron Fire Department responded to a crash scene located on Kirkton Road (Huron County…

Perth South Served Bill for Firehall Renovation

By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter During the Perth South Council meeting of March 3, a delegation from the Town of St. Marys (consisting of Mayor Al Strathdee, CAO/Clerk Brent Kittmer, Treasurer Andre Morin, Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson, Building Director Grant Brouwer, and Building Inspector Jason Silcox) explained the scope of the fire…