News from around St. Marys.

Arrest made in break-in to storage facility

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), after a three week investigation, made an arrest in the Break-in at the St.Marys Mini Storage facility on James St. South which was reported to them on Aug. 25. Investigation revealed that sometime between the evening of Wednesday Aug. 24 and Thursday morning 8 a.m. an unknown culprit cut the back…

OPP Golden Helmets

Hundreds turned out on Saturday to see the OPP Golden Helmets precision team perform on Queen Street downtown. The group was in town as part of ‘Evan’s Touch the Truck” event which raises funds for childhood cancer programs. An appreciative audience was treated to an excellent show as the group performed many manoeuvres in unison…

Ford Drive 4 UR Community 2016

Another very well attended “Drive 4UR” event sponsored by St. Marys Ford and Ford Motor Company of Canada was held last Saturday. Although final numbers were not available at press time, by all accounts it was another winner. The event had many volunteers helping out, both young and not as young as our pictures indicate.…

Alternative police services to be studied

Council’s wages discussed, slate for Museum The OPP came under heavy criticism from Council on Tuesday night with the two members of the Police Services Board (PSB) leading the attack. Both Mayor Al Strathdee and Coun. Don Van Galen, who is Chair of the PSB, cited a lack of communication as a major issue. Mayor…

Water billing transition enters final phase

Last Town bill being mailed Town of St. Marys staff are preparing to mail the last Town-issued water bill, which will be due Oct. 11. Future charges for water and wastewater usage will be included on residents’ monthly electricity bill from Festival Hydro. The Town made the decision to work with Festival Hydro in order…