News from around St. Marys.

The Festive Season continues in St. Marys

Lots of fun for the family After a fantastic start to the Festive Season, the Town of St. Marys will continue to celebrate with a variety of December activities for the whole family. The St. Marys Museum Annual Christmas Open House will take place Sunday, December 3. This free event will feature music, festive treats,…

Christmas Parade 2017

It was another fantastic Santa Claus Parade in St. Marys, with great credit to the Kinsmen for all their hard work in organizing. Families who safely lined the vehicle-free streets enjoyed the various floats which passed by over the course of the 45-minute parade. 

Christmas Celebration 2017

Sun Rayz was one of the many downtown shops busy last Saturday for the Annual Christmas Celebration evening. In the background you can see the “Wheel of Savings” which will remain in play for this Sunday’s Old Time Christmas event. Cindy Taylor and Scott McLauchlan from Kitchen Smidgen enjoy a coffee from Snapping Turtle Coffee…

Town hires new Events Co-ordinator

The following press release was issued by Town CAO Brent Kittmer: ”I am happy to announce that Andrea Macko has accepted the position of Events Co-ordinator for the Town of St. Marys.. Andrea may be a familiar face to some of you, whether through her reporting at the Journal Argus, her volunteer work with the…

The farm property tax conundrum

By Larry Davis, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Last year many Ontario farmers and landowners were shocked by the 2016 Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessments that saw farmland values increase by an average 65% over a four-year period. Ontario farmers had already dealt with similar increases in the previous round of MPAC assessments in…

Two Home Games this Weekend for Lincolns

Tonight vs. Strathroy; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. vs. St. Thomas By Stewart Grant It’s a big weekend in town for the St. Marys Lincolns. Coming off of a big 7-2 win against Sarnia in their last home game on November 3rd, the Lincolns are hoping that this weekend’s games at the Pyramid Recreation Centre will…

Remembrance seminar at the St. Marys Museum

During this week of Remembrance, it is worthwhile thinking about life a century ago in Canada and in St. Marys. The upcoming seminar, Thursday evening, November 16, at the St. Marys Museum – Voices from 1917 – aims to provide a bit of the flavour of that significant year. 1917 was filled with events that…

Heroically Stepping up to Fight Evil

Two brave Texans stopped Church Shooter By Stewart Grant Every November, we take time to remember and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifices made by our nation’s brave soldiers who died fighting for our freedom. When called upon in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and throughout our nation’s ongoing peacekeeping efforts, our armed…