News from around St. Marys.

McPhail’s Pet and Animal Needs reaches milestone

March 1, 2018 marked 20 years in business serving St. Marys and area 20 years ago after the devastating Feed Mill Fire owned by McPhail’s Feed Services, Kathy McPhail had an opportunity to open the Pet Store in the downtown. It was something that she thought St. Marys needed. “I have always used the slogan…

Next stop Hong Kong for Valcke

Hong Kong – No stranger to Asia, as St. Marys resident Tom Valcke has taught baseball to coaches and players in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong over the past 30 years, the coach of George Brown College has taken a sabbatical to become the head coach of Hong…

New owners take the helm at established brokerage Coldwell Banker Homefield Realty

Coldwell Banker Canada Operations ULC has announced that experienced real estate professionals David Forster and Julien Polidoro have acquired the ownership of the network’s independent affiliate, Coldwell Banker Homefield Realty St. Marys.  The established southern Ontario brokerage is situated in St. Marys, between London and Stratford. Forster and Polidoro became sole owners of the brokerage,…

G&CC Atoms, Firefighter Peewees involved in tough series

Both teams face stiff competition in provincial semi-finals By Pat Payton The Golf and Country Club Atoms and the Firefighter Peewees face some tough OMHA playoff hockey this coming weekend, March 3 and 4. But both well-coached teams are certainly up to the challenge! After starting their provincial semi-final series this past weekend, the ‘BB’…

Dunny’s Atoms earn spot in semi-finals

Eliminate Jr. Rockets in four games, now meet Lincoln By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms advanced to the provincial semi-finals here last Friday night, skating to a 5-2 victory over the Jr. Rockets. The win gave Sean Porter’s squad the best-of-five OMHA quarter-final series three games to one. It…

Lincs end final week with four straight losses

St. Marys will miss Western Conference playoffs By Pat Payton ST. THOMAS – St. Marys Lincolns’ turbulent 2017-18 season came to a end here Sunday night. Lincs lost their fourth consecutive game–in a five-day stretch–a 9-2 decision to the home-town Stars. Lincs were officially eliminated from the Western Conference playoffs Saturday night when they lost…

Senior girls volleyball team repeats as WOSSAA champs

OFSAA Mar. 5-7 in Windsor LONDON – The DCVI Senior girls volleyball team earned their second WOSSAA ‘A’ championship in as many years last week by defeating teams from Woodstock Collegiate Institute and London District Christian Secondary School. Salukis had their hands full in the semi-final against Woodstock C.I. as the two teams traded sets.…

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;…