Community News from St. Marys and area.

New company for Dana plant

Will start mid-July The Dana plant on James Street has a new company moving in and it is not a tire company. “Guardian Bridge Rapid Construction Inc” are moving their manufacturing company from Stratford to St. Marys. The company makes prefab fiberglass bridges, and pre fab homes and condos. At present they are located at…

Heritage conference May 12, 14

The Ontario Heritage Conference, a gathering of individuals with personal and/or professional interest in heritage preservation, is held each year in a different location across the province. The 2016 conference, May 12 to May 15, will be held in Stratford and St. Marys. While conference headquarters is the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford, some of…

McLean Taylor Donation

Over 20 employees from McLean Taylor Construction Ltd. were on hand in Rannoch Monday morning when the business presented a cheque for $200,000 to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation as part of the foundation’s ongoing Someone I Know Capital Campaign. President Scott Taylor, just to the left of the cheque, was joined by vice…

St. Marys hosts regional hospital auxiliaries conference Monday

St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary President Larry Beattie, second from left, is pictured alongside Perth—Wellington MP John Nater, Perth—Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece, Hospital Auxiliary Association of Ontario (HAAO) President Marion Saunders, Town of St. Marys Mayor Al Strathdee, HAAO South Central Region Chair Joan Chesney and HPHA President and CEO Andrew Williams. These dignitaries and…

Timmy drinkers be careful!

Contamination “no threat” Because of the construction work starting this week Tim Hortons customers must use Peel Street whether they are going in for a coffee or are going through the drive through. The entrance/exit on Queen Street will be closed to traffic and the only access will be on Peel Street. This will be…

Hospital Auxiliary donates “Triple Pump”

Pictured alongside the new Baxter Colleague 3 “Triple Pump” Monday were president of the Auxiliary Larry Beattie, hospital manager Jane Rundle, Dr. Chuck Gatfield, HPHA President and CEO Andrew Williams, Registered Nurses Frances Taylor and Marcy Taylor, and Personal Support Worker Katie McNaughton. By Dan Rankin Funding from the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has…

Browns annual charity euchre luncheon

The Browns Women’s Institute held their annual charity euchre luncheon on Saturday. Every year, the group donates half of the proceeds from the event to cancer research, and half to another locally-relevant, health-related charity. Institute president Liz Harrison, middle, is pictured presenting cheques for $500 each to Charlene Spector left, regional manager of South West,…