Community News from St. Marys and area.

Perth South Discusses Contract Renewal with UTRCA

Perth South Council Meeting Recap By Scott Maxwell Jenna Allain, the source protection coordinator of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, appeared before the Council on May 2nd to propose a renewal of their current contract with Perth South. Their previous contract was signed in August 2014, and will expire this August, although the UTRCA…

Laura Vink Shares Her Experience in Germany

If I were to sum up my exchange so far in 2 words they would be “unexpected” and “fulfilling”. The Rotarians and Rebounds (people who went on exchange the previous year) attempt to prepare you for this difficult / amazing experience. They tell you that you’ll have the best and worst times of your life.…

Donation to “Someone I know” Campaign

Bickell Built Homes donated $4,000 to the “Someone I know” campaign on Tuesday. The picture was taken in front of one of their homes which will be featured in “Parade of Homes” which takes place next weekend. Pictured are Brett Bickell, Jon Bickell, Marie Bickell, Rob Taylor, Pat Craigmile, Krista Linklater, Dan Bickell and John…

Volunteers rewarded

Two Hospital Auxiliary volunteers were rewarded for their efforts this week. Shepherd Gourmet Dairy purchased 4 tickets for the upcoming Gala event for the hospital and donated the tickets to be given to well deserving volunteers. In a random draw Bernice Coulson and Joyce Mulholland were the lucky winners. Pictured are John McIntosh, Krista Linklater,…

Lest We Forget: Our Visit to Vimy Ridge

By Jeff Sager My wife and I along with our friends from Stratford, Lynn and Dale Bast (Stratford Royal Canadian Legion), went on a Go Ahead Tour group that landed in Amsterdam, Netherlands on April 5th, touring the Netherlands, Belgium and France. We attended Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery south of Amsterdam where my Uncle was…

St. Marys Kinsmen Clubs Electronic Drive

The St. Marys Kinsmen Club is holding an electronics drive! In conjunction with the St. Marys Volunteer Firefighters who will be picking up scrap metal on Saturday 29th, with proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy, the St. Marys Kinsmen will be picking up scrap electronics on the same day. They ask that you have your scrap electronics to the curb by 7am on Saturday, April…

Kirkton-Woodham Spelling Bee Results

The Kirkton Woodham Optimist Club hosted their annual spelling bee on Wednesday April 12th at the Kirkton Woodham Community Centre. The three local schools (South Perth Centennial School, Precious Blood Catholic School and Exeter Public School) participated in the event by sending eight students in total from grade 5 to represent the top spellers in…

Ask The Vets: Pets & Mental Health

By Dr. Kim Anderka & Dr. Christina Douthwaite QUESTION: My daughter struggles with depression and we are considering getting a dog to have as a support animal.  What are the benefits of having a pet in the house and what should we be looking for? ANSWER: Congratulations on your choice.  Pets have many beneficial qualities…