Community News from St. Marys and area.

Spring has Sprung – visit the 22nd annual Garden Fair

The colourful Garden Fair hosts another fundraising event sponsored by the St. Marys Horticultural Society on Saturday, June 1st. For its 22 years the event has been held at the historical Milt Dunnell Field on Water Street North, alongside the picturesque Thames River. There you will find numerous varieties of plants and garden items presented…

Opening weekend of the St. Marys Farmers’ Market

By Stewart Grant Megan and Sean Brode, managers of the 2019 St. Marys Farmers’ Market, reported to the Independent that they were very pleased with the market’s first week. “Our opening market was excellent. Though we aren’t sure on exact attendance numbers, what we can say is that most of our vendors were sold out…

20 on the Trestle held Saturday May 18th

Pictured are some of the original members of the organizing committee that was instrumental in the construction of the Grand Trunk Trail 20 years ago. L to R Diane Strathdee, Carol Robinson-Todd, Gwen Bestard, Bob Sass, Pamela Zabel, Jean Hewitt and in front Tony Reynen. Photos by Nancy Bickell Mayor Al Strathdee and Piper, Les…

PRC Pool to Install New UV Disinfection System

“Always shower before entering the pool” – LaPointe In a move to maintain swimmer health and safety while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the pool at the Pyramid Recreation Centre (PRC), St. Marys Town Council unanimously approved the installation of a ultra-violet (UV) disinfection system supported by liquid chlorine. UV light has powerful disinfection properties,…