News from around St. Marys.

U-16 Snipers win annual Paris Ringette Tourney

The U16 St Marys Snipers won the annual Paris Ringette Tournament last weekend, going undefeated in the tournament. Finals took place Sunday afternoon at the Brant Sports Complex and featured the Cambridge Turbo taking on the Snipers. St. Marys finished pool play in second place, one point behind the Turbo, with the teams skating to a 5-5…

Stratford Silver Knights play home games at PRC

By Stewart Grant There was something different as I entered the Blue Rink at the PRC this past Saturday afternoon. There was no blue. The St. Marys Rock’s dominant colour is blue. So too is the case for Ringette’s St. Marys Snipers. The Huron-Perth Lakers hockey teams also have blue in their jerseys. It felt…

Dragon Boat Challenge returns to Wildwood this May

Visit TRPC booth at Life Expo on March 7 for information The Thames River Paddling Club is once again hosting the annual Wildwood Dragon Boat Challenge on beautiful Wildwood Lake on Sunday, May 24, the weekend after the Victoria Day.  If you have ever wanted to experience the thrill of flying through the water in…

Landscaping Atoms reach semi-finals at Int. Silver Stick

By Pat Payton PORT ELGIN – The Landscaping Atom ‘C’ girls reached the semi-finals here at the International Silver Stick tournament recently. Ray Cousineau’s squad played their first two games on the Friday, losing 1-0 to the Chatsworth Rebels and 2-0 to the West Oxford Inferno. “We’ve been playing decent hockey, it’s just that the…

Town Council approves fire hall renovation

Project will modernize and improve local fire service The St. Marys Fire Station is officially slated for an upgrade. On February 18, 2020, Town Council unanimously approved a major renovation to upgrade and modernize the 55 year-old facility. The project will significantly improve health and safety conditions for the department’s dedicated crew of volunteer fire…

PRC Spa Decommissioned

By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The spa located in the PRC aquatic center has been closed for over a year due to several mechanical issues, primarily the leaking 52-meter drain pipe that serves the hot tub. With a leak rate of 570 liters per day, the spa was considered to be operating below…