News from around St. Marys.

Things You Should Know Before You Go

By Andrew Hodges In 2005 I began a monthly series of articles to educate readers on funeral service. The goal of the series, which lasted for four years, was to separate fact from fiction and inform our community about what happens at time of death and the steps that take place following. I’m pleased to…

Extra Innings – News from the Ball Hall

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. – Rogers Hornsby We all wait for spring, but the CBHFM baseball beat is never quiet, even on winter days.  Director of Operations Scott Crawford continues to host…

Narcotics Anonymous comes to St. Marys

If you need help with drug dependency, a solution may be here to help. GLANA, which stands for Greater London Area of Narcotics Anonymous, are having “recovery happens” group meetings to be held once a week in St. Marys. The first meeting started last Wednesday but people are encouraged to join the group starting this…

Riley Hern: St. Marys’ original hockey hero

Nelson Goad shares fascinating stories of grandfather he never met By Stewart Grant Wayne Gretzky introduced the name Riley Hern to a new generation of hockey fans this past Christmas when he discussed the goaltending legend in the prologue of his new book, “99: Stories of the Game”. Gretzky’s new book is a joy to…

A summary of your priorities for the Town

Thanks to all who took the time to send us your thoughts on what the Town should do at budget time. Not surprisingly, many people agreed that Emily Street and the Wellington Street Bridge were high priorities. As some pointed out St. Marys is getting bigger and roads and bridges should be in a first…

The OPP Perth County Festive Ride Results

The 2016 Annual Festive R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Campaign has come to a close and the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment continues to strive to keep County roadways safe from alcohol and drug impaired drivers. Perth County OPP officers conducted a total of 105 checkpoints during the campaign that commenced on November…

Blue Monday

By Stephanie Martin It is almost time for Blue Monday, apparently the most depressing day of the year. This year it is calculated to be on January 16th. This non-scientifically formulated date is not on the same day every year, but calculated it is around the third Monday of January (by the winter/mental health experts),…