News from around St. Marys.

Kin Novices reach semi-finals at Int. Silver Stick

By Pat Payton PORT ELGIN – The Kin Canada Novices did the best of the three St. Marys minor hockey ‘C’ girls teams which competed in the 2019 Saugeen Shores International Silver Stick finals here this past weekend, Feb. 1-3. Girls ‘C’ teams competed in the Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget age divisions. In…

G&CC Atoms earn road tie, now lead series 3-1

Legion Minor Midgets win opener Saturday in NOTL By Pat Payton DORCHESTER – The Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms took a three points to one lead in their second round, OMHA playoff series here Sunday. The home-town Dragons jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Reg Clinton’s squad battled back to earn a…

Lincs’ playoff hopes slim after home-ice defeat

Loss last Friday leaves St. Marys seven points back of St. Thomas By Pat Payton The mountain just got a lot steeper to climb for St. Marys Lincolns. Last Friday night’s 5-1 loss to St. Thomas at the PRC leaves Lincs (10-27-3-2) seven points behind the Stars (13-22-3-3) with only six regular-season games remaining (including…

McDonald’s Independent Grocer ladies bonspiel

Vice Helen Thomson closely follows her shot as sweepers Michelle McDonnell, left, and Lauren Coughlin guide the rock towards the house. The annual McDonald’s Independent Grocer ladies bonspiel was held Saturday at the St. Marys Curling Club. ‘Mad about Plaid’ was again this year’s bonspiel theme. (Payton photos) Skip Amie Shackleton, left, and vice Kathy…

Paint the Town Red!

United Way Perth-Huron encourages local businesses to register United Way Perth Huron (UWPH) is celebrating #LocalLove this Valentine’s Day by helping St. Marys merchants Paint the Town Red (PTTR). The event, held February 14-17, encourages shopping locally, promotes participating businesses and highlights those that give back. “We’ve been very pleased with the results of PTTR over the last…

I Lost My Daughter at Disney

By Sheri McDonald I am a diligent parent. When they were small, my children had to hold my hand to cross the street or walk through a parking lot. When walking in crowds they needed to walk beside or ahead of me where I could see them. Naturally, when we registered them in the 2013…

Kin Novice ‘C’ girls preparing for Int. Silver Stick

Three SMMHA teams heading to Port Elgin this weekend By Pat Payton St. Marys Kin Canada Novice ‘C’ girls hope to continue their strong defensive play in Port Elgin this weekend, Feb. 1-3, where they will compete in the Saugeen Shores International Silver Stick tournament. Ray Cousineau’s squad will play Kincardine, TCDM (Tiverton) Rebels, and…