Community News from St. Marys and area.

St. Marys Memorial Hospital is looking for Volunteers

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) – St Marys Memorial Hospital is recruiting new volunteers! If you want to contribute to your community, are looking for a new challenge, want to lend a helping hand, or are looking to develop new skills and expertise, then consider joining our team of dedicated volunteers! “Volunteers are one…

Spring is here

By Stephanie Martin We are entering another new season as the clocks spring ahead and we hit the ground running! (Of course after the initial shock/adjustment of the hour change). Hockey is still going strong for many, (the seemingly never ending season) and St Paddys Day has come and gone and on a Friday this…

Getting to know the Ajjan Al Hadid family

By Stewart Grant “I love you, St. Marys!” Though family matriarch Warda Ajjan Al Hadid may not speak English as easily as her children and grandchildren, these four words nicely encapsulate how this Syrian family feels about their new home in the Stonetown. Fourteen months ago, thanks to the efforts of the St. Marys Refugee…

Hospital Auxiliary donation for cardiac probe

In the photo above, Dr. Jon Schiedel holds a new, state-of-the-art cardiac probe that was purchased recently for our hospital thanks to a donation from the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. This probe, which works with the hospital’s portable bedside unit also shown above, allows doctors to more easily visualize patients’ heart and lungs, thus providing…

‘Then & Now’ – 151/153 Queen Street

• This double commercial block with its handsome brick facade was erected in 1891, replacing a building that had been destroyed by fire in 1890. • Although owned by the estate of George Carter, a well-known grain merchant, a portion of this building was rented immediately to Alfred Horatio (A. H.)  Lofft, a dry goods…