Community News from St. Marys and area.

Business After 5 event at St. Marys Buick GMC

Krista Linklater, Executive Director of the St. Marys Health Care Foundation, discusses the upcoming Gala event on June 8th while Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce president Eddie Matthews, Payam Zareian of St. Marys Buick GMC and Michael Carmichael of UPAuto look on. Sylvie Schryer and Lisa Fewster were among the hosts at St. Marys…

You’re welcome in St. Marys!

Last September, thirteen people gathered at St. James Anglican Church to hear a story. It was about a small community, Vashon Island, off the coast of Seattle and the story Bruce Anderson told was heartwarming and thought provoking. A few people on the island began to meet and talk about how to make their community…

Amended budget passed for St. Marys BIA

Debates were plenty at well attended AGM By Stewart Grant The meeting wasn’t short and it wasn’t always sweet. But when the dust settled, the new St. Marys Business Improvement Area (BIA) board had their budget passed by BIA membership, and the process of getting to the approved budget was constructive to help the BIA…

Welcoming Holly Juurlink to the Independent

We are pleased to welcome our new co-op student Holly Juurlink to The Independent. Juurlink is a second year Conestoga College Journalism student. She will be gaining a wide variety of experience this spring with the newspaper, attending community events, doing interviews, writing articles and taking pictures. She is eager to meet new people within…

Masons clean up in Granton

To help celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, members of the Granton MasonicLodge braved the weather to complete a spring cleanup of the ditches leading into the village of Granton on April 14, 2019. The event was part of a community involvement initiative by the Lodge. Pictured left to right, are members Larry Hern, Bob Wilhelm,…