Community News from St. Marys and area.

Town opening select outdoor recreational amenities

All other indoor and outdoor municipal recreational facilities to remain closed On June 8, the provincial government announced that many regions in Ontario, including Huron-Perth, could move into Stage 2 of its COVID-19 recovery plan. This second stage expands the number and type of facilities that municipalities can re-open to the public. In response, the…

Perth South launches new Farm Gate signage program

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter During last Tuesday’s Perth South Council meeting, Administrator/Treasurer Rebecca Clothier reported that, thanks to grant funding from Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative, Perth South has purchased and is providing signage and promotional materials to local food-based farm gate businesses. The program builds on the successful ‘Discover More Flavour’…

Local Insurance Co. donates to local food banks

Tradition Mutual gives $15,000 to food banks in St. Marys, Stratford and Mitchell By Pat Payton SEBRINGVILLE – The Tradition Mutual Insurance Company recently donated a total of $15,000 to area Salvation Army food banks. Receiving $5,000 each are the Sally Ann food banks in St. Marys, Stratford and Mitchell. “Tradition has long been part…

Black Lives Matter protest held in St. Marys

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Peaceful protests were held all around the world over the weekend in calls for racial equality, sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In St. Marys, nearly 120 peaceful demonstrators assembled in Milt Dunnell Field at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Many brought protest signs…

The Walk to end ALS in St. Marys goes virtual on June 21

The ALS community knows a thing or two about resilience, courage and adaptability – and they are coming together virtually to show it! As Canada responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with physical distancing, they have turned the Walk to End ALS event across Ontario into a fully online event. Happening on Global ALS Awareness Day,…

Local Farmers Donate to Area Food Banks

By June Grant With the increased demand at area food banks, local farmers Roland and Stefan Weber and family of Scenic Holsteins and their parents, Hans and Jolanda Weber who operate Stonetown Artisan Cheese at 5021 Perth Line 8, St. Marys decided to help out. The Webers operate both enterprises under unique circumstances. Approximately 1/6…