News from around St. Marys.

It’s been quite a journey for Matt Dalton

Former Lincs’ goalie nows plays pro hockey in South Korea By Pat Payton It’s been quite the hockey journey for former St. Marys Lincolns’ goalie Matt Dalton. And it’s far from over for the 31-year-old Clinton native. Dalton was guest speaker following the Lincs’ annual ‘Golf Day’ dinner at St. Marys Golf and Country Club…

Aarts lowers times, wins two WOSSAA races

By Pat Payton LONDON – The next star distance runner at St. Marys DCVI showed his stuff here last week at the 86th annual WOSSAA track and field championships. Grade 9 student Ethan Aarts won both the Midget boys’ 1,500-metre and 3,000-metre races at TD Waterhouse Stadium on the University of Western Ontario campus. Aarts…

Vet. Purchasing Midget girls split opening pair

By Pat Payton SPRINGFIELD – The Veterinary Purchasing Midget girls opened their Huron-Perth Fastball League schedule with a convincing 20-3 victory over the home-town Brewers here Monday, May 21. The visitors scored seven runs in both the third and seventh innings. The rally in the third gave the Vet. Purchasing squad a commanding 10-0 lead.…

Juggernauts start with 3-0 record

St. Marys Juggernauts have jumped out to a terrific 3-0 start to their second season in the Second Division of the Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL). After a strong fourth-place finish in the same division in 2017, this young Juggernaut team is showing that it has the talent and pace to improve on last year’s…

Garden Fair on Saturday at Milt Dunnell Field

St. Marys Horticultural Society is holding its 21st annual Fair this coming Saturday, June 2nd, from 8.30 am to 1 pm. Gardeners wait for this event as the 20 plus vendors have something different that can make your flower beds more colourful and attractive. You will be able to find a variety of bird houses…

New farm labour regulations impact Ontario farms

By Peggy Brekveld, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Running a farm is a complex business. Laws and regulations from multiple ministries govern Ontario farms on issues ranging from transportation and environment to labour and finance. The passing of Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act in 2017 has added additional layers of complex regulations…

Walk for Alzheimer’s; Help Make Memories Matter

Can you imagine not being able to remember what you did yesterday, or last week, or last year?  Can you imagine having difficulty preparing a meal for your family or starting a lawnmower to cut your spring grass?  Saturday, May 26, 2018 the annual Walk For Alzheimer’s is taking place and we are asking the…

Over 100 golfers play in Ladies Spring Scramble

A happy group. This local foursome were all smiles after recording a nice par on the No. 16 hole during last Thursday’s Ladies Scramble. From left are: Cheryl Chesla, Loretta Czernis, Marie Stevens and Linda Cooke. (Payton photo) Luann Quinn, of Forest, made a nice chip and then the putt to give her team a…

Parsons third in Champions event

By Pat Payton STOUFFVILLE – The 2018 Golf Ontario ‘Champion of Champions’ was held here at Spring Lakes Golf Club last week. The categories included: Men’s, Senior Men’s, Women’s and Senior Women’s. In the Senior Men’s division, Rich Parsons, of St. Marys Golf and Country Club, fired a one-under-par 71 in windy conditions to finish…