News from around St. Marys.

Town hires new Events Co-ordinator

The following press release was issued by Town CAO Brent Kittmer: ”I am happy to announce that Andrea Macko has accepted the position of Events Co-ordinator for the Town of St. Marys.. Andrea may be a familiar face to some of you, whether through her reporting at the Journal Argus, her volunteer work with the…

The farm property tax conundrum

By Larry Davis, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Last year many Ontario farmers and landowners were shocked by the 2016 Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessments that saw farmland values increase by an average 65% over a four-year period. Ontario farmers had already dealt with similar increases in the previous round of MPAC assessments in…

Two Home Games this Weekend for Lincolns

Tonight vs. Strathroy; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. vs. St. Thomas By Stewart Grant It’s a big weekend in town for the St. Marys Lincolns. Coming off of a big 7-2 win against Sarnia in their last home game on November 3rd, the Lincolns are hoping that this weekend’s games at the Pyramid Recreation Centre will…

Remembrance seminar at the St. Marys Museum

During this week of Remembrance, it is worthwhile thinking about life a century ago in Canada and in St. Marys. The upcoming seminar, Thursday evening, November 16, at the St. Marys Museum – Voices from 1917 – aims to provide a bit of the flavour of that significant year. 1917 was filled with events that…

Heroically Stepping up to Fight Evil

Two brave Texans stopped Church Shooter By Stewart Grant Every November, we take time to remember and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifices made by our nation’s brave soldiers who died fighting for our freedom. When called upon in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and throughout our nation’s ongoing peacekeeping efforts, our armed…

Lincolns host Sarnia Legionnaires tonight

First Responders Night at the PRC By Stewart Grant The St. Marys Lincolns are currently battling for position in the GOJHL’s closely-bunched Western Conference and the team has a pair of key games this weekend. At 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Pyramid Recreation Centre, the Lincolns (currently 9th place with 10 points) host the Sarnia…