Community News from St. Marys and area.

Height restrictions increased

On a recommendation from a staff report, Council will allow the height of buildings to be increased from 3 stories to 4 stories, and possibly more depending on the location in Town. In the reasoning for the change, the report states that “the Residential section of the current Official Plan speaks to a steady increase…

20 on the Trestle events heating up

There’s lots of free summer fun high above St. Marys this July, as the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Grand Trunk Trail and trestle continue. Tonight, Wednesday, July 10, the Stratford Astronomy Group will share their telescopes and expertise on the trestle from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Come get closer to the moon…

Melodies at the Museum is back

Back by popular demand, the St. Marys Museum will host its eighth annual Melodies at the Museum summer concert series on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. every week from July 17 to August 28. A different musical performer will take the performance stage at Cadzow Park each week, so there will be something…

It’s Heritage Festival weekend!

Fun for everyone this Friday and Saturday Summer’s here and it’s literally time to be dancing in the streets as the 24th edition of the annual Stonetown Heritage Festival takes to the streets of St. Marys this weekend! As announced in March, rising country star and St. Marys native Darcy John returns to rock the iconic…

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…