Community News from St. Marys and area.

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

Cadzow Park the place to be on Saturday St. Marys is ready to celebrate the sesquicentennial. The Stonetown will mark Canada’s 150th birthday with a free, family-friendly event on Saturday, July 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Cadzow Park. Festivities begin with the annual Canada Day Parade which will depart from the Pyramid…

Someone I Know Campaign donation

The end is in sight for the goal of $5 million for the “Someone I Know” campaign with another very generous donation this week. The JMRD Wealth Management Team gave $25,000 in a presentation at Westover this week. At the presentation were (from left) John McIntosh, Krista Linklater, Joe Dibrita, Jaden Ropp, Pat Craigmile, Rob…

Random Thoughts: By Stewart Grant

Why can’t Facebook always be like this? Often I find Facebook frustrating as it seems to be just one shared thing after another.  But on the evening of June 13th, I found myself thoroughly entertained by original St. Marys content! Firstly, I listened to an audio broadcast of BX93 personalities Dave & Rachel’s chat with…

Summer Reading Program at the Library

By Christina Donati With summer around the corner and school coming to an end, parents and children might be searching for ways that they can keep themselves busy. After the few days of end of school excitement passes, children will be desperately searching for something fun they can do over the summer holidays. Dear families…

Wellington Street expansion debate

‘The Grand Trunk Trail is a treasure” – Dr. Kelly Dr. Emily Kelly who is a Widder Street resident, and an emergency physician in Exeter, made a presentation to Council on Tuesday about the Town’s proposed plan to extend Wellington Street. She said that she is a member of the group “Tree Protectors” who are…

40 Years in Business

The St. Marys Business Improvement Area (BIA) have instigated a new “plaque” program to recognize the achievements of note-worthy businesses in the Downtown. The first recipient of this recognition was Stacey’s Pizza who were presented with a plaque for their achievement of 40 years in business. Pictured at the presentation were (from left) Carey Pope,…

Edible Acres Open House

On Saturday May 27th, Edible Acres in Thorndale had their annual open house. Visitors were treated to complimentary burgers, coffee and lemonade but more importantly visitors got to speak to the owners Laurie and Cory. Those who took the time to stop by have a whole new appreciation of the work and dedication it takes…