News from around St. Marys.

Summer Reading Program at the Library

By Christina Donati With summer around the corner and school coming to an end, parents and children might be searching for ways that they can keep themselves busy. After the few days of end of school excitement passes, children will be desperately searching for something fun they can do over the summer holidays. Dear families…

Wellington Street expansion debate

‘The Grand Trunk Trail is a treasure” – Dr. Kelly Dr. Emily Kelly who is a Widder Street resident, and an emergency physician in Exeter, made a presentation to Council on Tuesday about the Town’s proposed plan to extend Wellington Street. She said that she is a member of the group “Tree Protectors” who are…

Marcel Scheele makes DCVI proud

By Spencer Seymour After a very impressive showing by all DCVI athletes two weeks ago at OFSAA West, one of DCVI’s most recognizable athletes, Marcel Scheele, took his lightning fast speed to Belleville for the provincial OFSAA tournament. At the regional event, Marcel came in first place in the steeplechase event, while also finishing in…

40 Years in Business

The St. Marys Business Improvement Area (BIA) have instigated a new “plaque” program to recognize the achievements of note-worthy businesses in the Downtown. The first recipient of this recognition was Stacey’s Pizza who were presented with a plaque for their achievement of 40 years in business. Pictured at the presentation were (from left) Carey Pope,…

Edible Acres Open House

On Saturday May 27th, Edible Acres in Thorndale had their annual open house. Visitors were treated to complimentary burgers, coffee and lemonade but more importantly visitors got to speak to the owners Laurie and Cory. Those who took the time to stop by have a whole new appreciation of the work and dedication it takes…

Wildwood Sailing Club Celebrating 50th

Sailors at Wildwood Sailing Club will be hoisting a specially made anniversary flag at the marina this summer and sporting matching flags on their boats to celebrate five decades of sailing at Wildwood Lake just east of St. Marys. The highlight of the club’s 50th anniversary sailing season will be a July 30 sailing rally (1p.m.) and presentation…

Accident claims life

The Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), the Thames Centre Fire Department, and the Middlesex-London Emergency Medical Services (EMS), attended the scene of a motor vehicle collision, which occurred around 1:25 p.m. on May 29, 2017, on Dorchester Road, north of Highway 401. The collision was between a grey three wheeled motorcycle and a white…