News from around St. Marys.

Thorndale Social Gaming Night

On Saturday April 1st you would have been a fool to miss the Lions’ Annual Social Gaming Night. Only 600 tickets were sold and with your ticket comes the chance to win. Every 25th ticket drawn wins $25, culminating with the last ticket winning $1,000. This year’s winner, Leanne Teston, donated $500 back to the…

Someone I Know donations

As a result of a sales pledge campaign for each car sold and contributions from staff members, AllRoads presented the “Someone I Know “ campaign with a cheque of $2,200. Phil West and the staff of AllRoads were on hand as they made the presentation to Krista Linklater, Pat Craigmile and John McIntosh. Chris West…

Theft from vending machine at car wash

On Thursday March 30, 2017 Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of a theft from a vending machine at Little Falls Car and Pet Wash located on Queen Street West in the Town of St Marys. Through investigation it was determined that sometime during the previous night suspect(s) had damaged the front of…

Perth South approves severance of Surplus Farm House lots

Council Meeting Recap By Stewart Grant Perth County Planner Mark Swallow presented 4 applications to Council on April 4th, each of which involved requests to create new lots for residential purposes by severing agricultural parcels with surplus farm houses. These were the first such proposals brought before council since the Perth County Official Plan for…

Hockey Canada follows SMMHA lead for young players

Smaller playing surfaces for 5-6 year olds mandated By Stewart Grant This week, Hockey Canada released a new mandate for five and six year olds requiring that these young hockey players learn the game “on cross-ice or half-ice surfaces” beginning with the 2017-18 season. Per Hockey Canada vice-president of membership development Paul Carson, “You would…

Extra Innings – News from the Hall Of Fame

Opening day in the major leagues is here.  The Blue Jays’ season kicks off on April 3 against The Orioles and their home opener takes place on Tuesday, April 11 against Milwaukee. But it seems that Montreal is the place for fans to be.  On March 25, the city hosted the third annual Montreal Baseball…

2016/2017 Curling recap

Amie Shackleton’s team are the St. Marys Competitive League “A” Division Champions for 2016/17. From left to right: Barb Seaton, Kristen Debrabandere, Melanie Clark, and Amie Shackleton The Derek Shackleton team were winners of the Frank Rietmeyer Memorial Trophy for the Tuesday Night Men’s League Champion. Pictured from left to right are Paul Mitchell, Russ…