Community News from St. Marys and area.

Catching up with Darcy John

By Lauren Eedy With the annual St. Marys Heritage Festival quickly approaching, Lauren Eedy of the Independent spoke with the festival’s musical headliner, Darcy John Scheuermann, about the success of his past year and his impending return home to take the stage again. Darcy John hit #1 last year on independent radio in Canada with…

Status change for Holy Name

Holy Name of Mary Church will no longer be a stand-alone parish. As of July 2, Holy Name will be transitioned into a Family of Parishes with St. Joseph’s Church and Immaculate Conception, both in Stratford. Fr. Richard Bester will be the administrator of Holy Name, while remaining the pastor of the two churches in…

2nd Annual Ladyless Lip-Sync & Beauty contest

On Friday, 21 June 2019, the Royal Canadian Legion Perth Regiment Veterans Branch 236 St Marys held a fundraiser – their 2nd Annual Ladyless Lip-Sync & Beauty contest. A dozen male acts took the stage, dressing as women and lip-syncing to their favorite tunes. The MC was Harold Switzer and he did a great job…

What would the world be missing if it never had Canada?

By Spencer Seymour Typically in Canada, we don’t like to tout all of our accolades and accomplishments very much. However, as we celebrate Canada Day, we thought it might be interesting to think about what the rest of the world might have never experienced had Canada never existed. There are the expected differences in popular…

Celebrate Canada Day at Cadzow Park!

The fun begins 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1 Summer is finally here and there’s no better way to begin the season than by attending the annual Canada Day party at Cadzow Park, happening this Monday, July 1! Start the party with a free, all-ages fitness class with the Friendship Centre at 10 a.m. on…

From the Bar rail to the big screen

By Lauren Eedy Many have noticed a film crew at locations around the town and on social media in recent weeks working on ‘The Sanctuary’, an AKoolfilm Company Inc. production which recently wrapped shooting here in St. Marys. You may have also recognized some locals around these sets. Recently, I had the pleasure of discussing…