Community News from St. Marys and area.

New gas station coming

Includes coffee shop and pizza The long process of building a new gas station on Queen Street East could soon be coming to an end. The work of clearing the land, across from the golf course has started and all the details have been worked out with the Town. The Independent has learned that it…

Cadzow Pool to be removed

Could happen this fall At a meeting of the Strategic Priorities Committee, which is made up of the Mayor and all of Council, the decision was made to close Cadzow Pool in a split vote of 4 to 3. The closure could happen this fall. A decision to close the pool had been made by…

Water Street Bridge to undergo rehabilitation

Project starts Monday August 29 The Town of St. Marys is moving forward with another important infrastructure project. On Monday, August 29, crews will start the three-month process of rehabilitating the Water Street Bridge. Originally, the project was to start on August 22. The project will include repairs to the bridge’s abutments and the replacement…

Town of St. Marys implements external water use ban

An external watering ban for the town has been implemented, effective immediately. Due to the prolonged warm and dry conditions currently being experienced in the region, excessive water use is putting a strain on the Town’s water production capabilities. The water supply is not recharging and consumption continues to place a growing strain on the…

Kitchen Camp at the Pyramid Centre

Kids attending last week’s Kitchen Camp at the Pyramid Centre show off the donuts they created last Friday rounding out a week of other culinary creations including cinnamon buns, cookies, scones and raspberry tarts. Pictured, from left, are Jackson McCurdy, Mya McCurdy, Sydney Grant, Mae Vigneux, Cammie Lobb, Thalina Tucker and Bailey Ross. This was…

Stonetown Olympic Team

Over the recent weeks, we’ve asked our readers the hypothetical question, “What if St. Marys had its own Olympic Team? Who would our best athletes be in the various Summer Olympic Sports?” Below are the results of the answers received. Did we miss anyone?  Let us know at info@stmarysindependent.com BADMINTON: Susan McMaster GOLF Men’s: Rich…

Kidney transplant a success

Casey Downing is home and doing well In the space of two years, St. Marys has seen two successful kidney transplants. In July 2014 Kathy Carradine donated her kidney for her brother David. Both incidentally are doing very well. The latest transplant happened on July 20th when 17 year-old Casey Downing received a kidney from…

Graffiti mischief, not a victimless crime

The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating incidents of graffiti that have taken place in St.Marys over the past few weeks. The incidents involved the application of large obscene symbols on St.Marys welcome signs on the East and West sides of town. The public is reminded that Graffiti is any writing, symbols…