News from around St. Marys.

DCVI soccer season continues with several ties

Last Friday and this past Tuesday saw the soccer season continuing for St. Marys DCVI and the four teams emerged from their games with some points. On Friday, the junior boys and girls teams were in action on the road at South Huron District High School. In the first game for the boys, they faced…

OFA disappointed provincial budget does not grow agriculture

Agriculture and rural Ontario were largely ignored in the 2017 provincial budget. Widely recognized as a key growth area for the provincial economy, Ontario’s agri-food sector didn’t receive any new funding announcements in yesterday’s budget. While Ontario’s 2017 budget did not announce any new agriculture or rural investments, a number of recent government commitments were…

Perth South Discusses Contract Renewal with UTRCA

Perth South Council Meeting Recap By Scott Maxwell Jenna Allain, the source protection coordinator of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, appeared before the Council on May 2nd to propose a renewal of their current contract with Perth South. Their previous contract was signed in August 2014, and will expire this August, although the UTRCA…

Laura Vink Shares Her Experience in Germany

If I were to sum up my exchange so far in 2 words they would be “unexpected” and “fulfilling”. The Rotarians and Rebounds (people who went on exchange the previous year) attempt to prepare you for this difficult / amazing experience. They tell you that you’ll have the best and worst times of your life.…

O’Leary Exit Could Adversely Impact Farmers

Bernier now the front-runner in campaign By Stewart Grant Kevin O’Leary turned the Conservative Leadership race upside-down on Wednesday when he bowed out of the race, citing his inability to defeat Justin Trudeau after failing to make inroads with the large populace in Quebec. Now that the highest-profile and highest-polling candidate in the race has…

The Magic of Live Music

I guess my ” thing” you could say is live music and this year seems to be full with more music.  I took a tour down to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto recently with my friend Julie to see John Mayer.  We have both been long time fans and before we were friends we…