Community News from St. Marys and area.

Good news for clinic

Lab services are back A release sent on behalf of Mary Cardinal, Vice President People and Chief Quality Executive. HPHA, said that “there is good news for St. Marys”. The release continues that “for those who have not heard, The Happy Valley Family Health Team has made arrangements with Life Labs to provide a community…

Longest serving gas station to close

The gas station at St. Marys Ford, which has been in operation for close to 100 years, will cease operations on Friday, September 27th. Kipp Edwards explained to the Independent that, as part of the licence renewal which was to come into effect October 1st, both the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) and Esso…

Drag Queen Storytime controversy

Social media and local coffee shop discussions have been abuzz about the Drag Queen storytime program scheduled for this Saturday at the Library.  The Library says the event is hosted by Rainbow Optimist Club-Southwestern Ontario, and St. Marys Public Library. They add that drag queens will read such stories as: A Family is a Family,…