Community News from St. Marys and area.

Rotary Club of St. Marys donation

Last Friday, the Rotary Club of St. Marys presented a cheque for $5,800 to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation as part of their ongoing “Someone I Know” capital campaign. Present for the presentation were, back row, from left: Gary Cumming, Doug Fread, Pierre Chateauvert, Len Hawkins, Homer Rath, hospital foundation chair John McIntosh, foundation…

St. Marys Memorial Hospital – Auxillary Quilt Draw

Pictured last Friday alongside past St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary President Irene Wortley, right, St. Marys Mayor Al Strathdee draws out the winners of the Auxiliary Quilt Draw. $1,560 worth of tickets were sold for the draw which will go to the Auxiliary, and towards their purchasing of equipment for the hospital. St. Marys resident…

Local graduate of Fanshawe First Nations Studies program attends Assembly of First Nations in Niagara Falls

By Dan Rankin From July 12 to 14 in Niagara Falls, the 37th Annual Assembly of First Nations took place, with major events including Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould discussing the future of the federal Indian Act, and Assembly Chief Perry Bellegarde signing a “memorandum of understanding” with the RCMP, which aims to improve native relations…

Sunset Diners bike repair station now open

Thanks to Sunset Diner owner Dave Stewart, cyclists out for a ride in this fine summer weather no longer need to put off fixing that flat or tightening that chain. Last week, Stewart laid the concrete and installed a new bike repair station outside Sunset (343 Queen Street West) that is open to the community…

Quadro Completes 100 Percent Fibre Service Network

Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. (Quadro) announced today it has completed¬† an overbuild of its legacy copper network to a 100 percent fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, in its original serving area, the first of its kind in Ontario. Quadro members located in the Granton, Kirkton, Sebringville, and Uniondale exchanges, an area that covers 800-square-kilometers and serves approximately…

What if St. Marys had its own Olympic Team?

By Stewart Grant As all of the participating countries work on finalizing their Summer Olympics rosters, we thought it would be interesting to try and answer the hypothetical question, “What if St. Marys (and surrounding area) was a country participating in the Olympics? What athletes should we send for each sport?” Send us a note…