Community News from St. Marys and area.

New property assessments to be mailed this week

Tenders and zoning changes approved Residential property owners in St. Marys will receive their Property Assessment Notices starting this week, according to Jennifer Lajoie, Account Manager for the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) in a presentation to Town Council on Tuesday. Assessments are updated on a “cycle” with the previous one in 2012 affecting taxes…

The Veterinary Purchasing food drive

The Veterinary Purchasing Events Committee held a food drive campaign from May 9-18 to collect non-perishable items and also monetary donations which were used to purchase additional products. The Veterinary Purchasing employees did an outstanding job, contributing an astonishing grand total of 685 items. VP proudly supports its community, and the employees are excited that…

It’s a long weekend!

What’s open or not With Monday being a holiday, many business will be closed. Banks, the Beer Store, the LCBO, all Town offices, the Post Office are all closed on Monday. The grocery stores and Canadian Tire will be open all weekend including Monday and most of the restaurants such as The Sunset, Rianna’s and…

Gamespace’s charity gaming marathon

St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director Krista Linklater (middle), along with her daughters Meg and Molly, came out to GameSpace on Saturday afternoon for the store’s gaming marathon in support of the hospital foundation’s “Someone I Know” capital campaign. $400 was raised during the day of health-themed games including Dr. Mario and the board…

“Someone I Know” celebrates $4 million mark of capital campaign with one-of-a-kind night

St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation board member Andrea Macko-Hdges, left, presents David Baxter with tickets 001-004 for the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation’s upcoming first-ever Brightest Night coctail reception, taking place Friday, June 24 on the scenic Grand Trunk Trail trestle bridge overlooking St. Marys. Tickets are $50, including one drink, and went on sale…

Local Rotary Clubs establish Fort McMurray Relief Fund

The Rotary Club of St. Marys has approved a donation of $5,000 to the “Fort McMurray Relief Fund,” which was recently established by the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire, local club president Doug Goudy said. The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept…

Local barber Mike Mattiussi calling it a career

By Dan Rankin St. Marys barber Mike Mattiussi retired last Friday, after 52 years in the business. Mattiussi said he knows a few families for whom he cut multiple generations of hair, including the Fullers, who he said he cut the hair of five generations. “I wouldn’t have a clue,” he said, when asked just…