News from around St. Marys.

Heinz to close November 30

Employees received “official” letter The employees at Heinz on James Street South, received the “official” word this week that the company will be closing their doors for good on November 30th. There are over 200 employees who will be affected by the closure. In recent weeks the company has been trucking equipment to Quebec and…

What’s open or not on Thanksgiving Monday

With Monday being Thanksgiving (it kind of snuck up on everyone!) it is a Statutory holiday in Ontario. The usual businesses such as the banks, the Post Office, the Town of St. Marys offices, the LCBO and the Beer Store, are all closed. Also closing on Monday will be Canadian Tire and Riannas Diner. The…

St. Marys Shuffleboard Club

The local St. Marys Shuffleboard Club hosted its annual closing apple tournament on Monday of last week. The event was a huge success, attracting 52 shuffleboarders from as far away as Elora, Goderich, London, Woodstock, Ingersoll, Ancaster, and Grand Bend. Shuffleboard at the Lind Sportplex is now done for the year as curling returns for…

DCVI Boys Volleyball

Hayden Moore, centre, of the DCVI Senior Boys Volleyball Team sends up a pass during a match in St. Marys against Central Huron on Tuesday afternoon. The Senior Team was able to defend its home turf, winning its first two regular season league matches in straight sets. DCVI first beat Central Huron 2-0 (25-8, 25-16)…

Holy Name of Mary Family Dance

On Thursday, Sept. 22, Holy Name of Mary School hosted a Family Dance Night at Prospect Hill Campground. Diversions included snacks, a silent auction and a DJ spinning tunes, but earlier in the evening the kids were more interested in the playground equipment. Pictured on a rather jam-packed see-saw are, from left, Isabella Mills, Mae…

2016 River Road Run held Sunday

Over 230 athletes lined up under sunny skies on Water Street South in St. Marys last Sunday for the 2016 River Road Run. There were 124 people ranging in age from 1 to 67 finishing the 3 km run either on foot or in a stroller. Eleven-year-old Kelly Mantel of Princeton placed first with a…