Community News from St. Marys and area.

Giving Tuesday Reaches New Heights

For the third straight year, St. Marys is helping lead our country with Giving Tuesday – the global movement that encourages giving back to local communities.  Spearheaded by an eight member committee of St. Marys business owners, teachers and volunteers, Town engagement has again been significantly elevated for the upcoming December 3rd day of outreach. …

Koats for Kids has started

The Lions Club of St. Marys Koats for Kids program has started for another season. If you are in need of warm outerwear for kids, teens or adults, you can pick up a coat at 25 Church Street South (beside the Bowling Lanes) from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday until December 20.…

St. Marys Independent visits Kirkton W.I.

A bit of history on the Kirkton’s W.I., by Secretary Orrie Hartwick: The Kirkton Womens Institute was organized in 1902, but after a period of three years, the Group disbanded. In 1908 it was reorganized and has been active ever since. A discussion regarding music in the school at a January Meeting of 1921, resulted…

Two sides of the Don Cherry saga

Cherry’s career shouldn’t have ended this way  By Stewart Grant Of all the ways for Don Cherry’s career at Hockey Night in Canada to end, who would’ve guessed it would’ve been following his annual Remembrance Day statement?  While much has changed in the hockey world (and the world in general) over Cherry’s long career, it…

St. Marys Fire Department promotes four

The St. Marys Fire Department promoted four personnel to the rank of Fire Lieutenant in a ceremony held Wednesday October 30, 2019, with family, friends, honoured guests and staff on hand. Firefighters Darcy Robinson, Justin Dundas, Phil West and Chris Primeau were officially promoted to Fire Lieutenant on September 1, 2019, even though the promotion…