Community News from St. Marys and area.

Draft budget items discussed at Perth South Council

By Stephanie Egelton The budget review process began for Perth South Council on January 24th. Council made brief comments about certain items in the draft budget and are anticipating more comments to come as the public provides input. The first note to council was the unfortunate news that Perth South had been unsuccessful in receiving…

Things You Should Know Before You Go

By Andrew Hodges In 2005 I began a monthly series of articles to educate readers on funeral service. The goal of the series, which lasted for four years, was to separate fact from fiction and inform our community about what happens at time of death and the steps that take place following. I’m pleased to…

Narcotics Anonymous comes to St. Marys

If you need help with drug dependency, a solution may be here to help. GLANA, which stands for Greater London Area of Narcotics Anonymous, are having “recovery happens” group meetings to be held once a week in St. Marys. The first meeting started last Wednesday but people are encouraged to join the group starting this…

A summary of your priorities for the Town

Thanks to all who took the time to send us your thoughts on what the Town should do at budget time. Not surprisingly, many people agreed that Emily Street and the Wellington Street Bridge were high priorities. As some pointed out St. Marys is getting bigger and roads and bridges should be in a first…

Blue Monday

By Stephanie Martin It is almost time for Blue Monday, apparently the most depressing day of the year. This year it is calculated to be on January 16th. This non-scientifically formulated date is not on the same day every year, but calculated it is around the third Monday of January (by the winter/mental health experts),…