News from around St. Marys.

Record season for DCVI skiers at OFSAA

Two gold medals and a silver in high school division SUDBURY – The DCVI Nordic ski team took to the trails for the last time this season at the OFSAA Nordic Ski championships held here last week at Laurentian University. Despite the trying weather experienced in the sunny south, DCVI athletes concluded that even though…

St. Marys Heritage Fair awards

The annual awards were presented at the St. Marys Heritage Fair, Friday evening, February 23, at the Community Centre. The recipients were property owners who opened their private homes to the public for Doors Open 2017. From left to right: Deputy Mayor Jim Craigmile; Patrick Ng and Paul King, owners of 109 Wellington Street North;…

The price we pay for a cup of coffee

Local roaster returns from trip exploring coffee cultivation in Guatemala By Chet Greason A local business owner has recently returned from Guatemala where she observed firsthand the way farmers there grow and prepare coffee beans, as well as the positive effects that sustainable trade and growing techniques have had on the local population. When Emily…

Dunny’s Atoms take commanding series lead

By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms took a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five OMHA quarter-final playoff series with Strathroy Jr. Rockets here last Friday night. A 2-1 victory left Sean Porter’s squad just one win from advancing to the provincial semi-finals. Game 3 was Wednesday, Feb. 21 in…

Legion Midgets display gritty effort in Game 6

Now meet Owen Sound in Tri-County playoffs By Pat Payton It was a gritty effort by the Legion Minor Midgets last Sunday night at the PRC. Due to injuries, illness and vacation, Owen Penney’s squad faced the Mooretown Jr. Flags with just 12 skaters in Game 6 of their best-of-seven OMHA ‘BB’ semi-final series. The…

Hope for Haiti charity bonspiel held last Saturday

The 14th annual Meridian Hope for Haiti bonspiel took place at the Lind Sportsplex last Saturday, Feb. 17. Approximately 100 people enjoyed this charity event in support of Hope for Haiti projects. Sixty-four curlers participated in this fun-filled day as family and friends cheered on. The main projects this year are continued funding for the…

Twenty-seven Salukis qualify for OFSAA

Ethan Aarts, Joe Hutton win their WOSSAA races DUNTROON – The DCVI ski team laid their lungs on the line here Feb. 12 at the WOSSAA Nordic ski championships at Highlands Nordic. Most athletes agreed that the first 1.5 k.m. uphill portion was challenging, but allowed for an easier second half of the course. Hazel…

Lincs finish schedule with busy stretch

By Pat Payton It’s going to be a photo finish in the GOJHL’s Western Conference. Three teams–including the St. Marys Lincolns–are fighting for two playoff spots . . . and one won’t make it. After league action Monday, Feb. 19 (Family Day), Komoka Kings (11-29-4-3) have 29 points, Strathroy Rockets (11-31-2-4) have 28 points and…

G&CC Atoms advance to provincial semi-finals

Rock sidelines Devils, will now meet NOTL Wolves By Pat Payton Offence wins games and defence wins championships, the old adage says. The Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms earned a berth in the provincial semi-finals with a pair of strong defensive efforts this past weekend. At the PRC Sunday, Dan Schiedel’s squad skated to…