Community News from St. Marys and area.

Help Mask Ontario

In March 2020 as Canada entered lockdown, it became clear frontline workers and hospitals in Perth County were desperate for supplies of PPE. The Li family of Stratford Ontario, the Australian-Canadian Budisa family, and the Gong family of Sichuan, all independently approached the Canadian Consulate General in Guangzhou to help frontline workers. The consulate brought…

St. Marys Public Library reopening its doors

Limited hours but many services available Tuesday, August 4 After almost five months of closed doors, the St. Marys Public Library is pleased to announce that it will reopen on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. “We are really looking forward to seeing our regular patrons and to welcoming new ones,” says St. Marys Public Library CEO…

Huron Perth identifies new COVID-19 Cases

Huron Perth Public Health has identified four new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the total number of cases in Huron Perth to 72. Five of the most recent cases are in Perth East and linked to the same extended community of Low German speaking communities in Southwestern Ontario which is currently experiencing a surge…

Royal Canadian Legion holding meat draw

Masks mandatory at official grand re-opening By Pat Payton The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236, is re-opening this Saturday, Aug. 1 and will hold a meat draw upstairs, starting at 5 p.m. “It will be our official grand opening since Covid,” Legion past president Peter Bushfield told the Independent. “We shut down when everybody else…

Health Unit Receives Funding from United Way

to Help Families with Young Children Afford Food Huron Perth Public Health recently received a $3,375 donation from the United Way Perth Huron. The donation will help local Perth families, connected to the Health Unit through the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, purchase food and other essential baby items. The funding comes at a critical…