News from around St. Marys.

New gas station coming

Includes coffee shop and pizza The long process of building a new gas station on Queen Street East could soon be coming to an end. The work of clearing the land, across from the golf course has started and all the details have been worked out with the Town. The Independent has learned that it…

Cadzow Pool to be removed

Could happen this fall At a meeting of the Strategic Priorities Committee, which is made up of the Mayor and all of Council, the decision was made to close Cadzow Pool in a split vote of 4 to 3. The closure could happen this fall. A decision to close the pool had been made by…

Water Street Bridge to undergo rehabilitation

Project starts Monday August 29 The Town of St. Marys is moving forward with another important infrastructure project. On Monday, August 29, crews will start the three-month process of rehabilitating the Water Street Bridge. Originally, the project was to start on August 22. The project will include repairs to the bridge’s abutments and the replacement…

Canada Ontario Job Grant for training

The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are partnering to assist Employers to train new or existing Employees. They are offering to share in the cost of tuition to enhance Employee’s skills. The training must be delivered by an eligible third party, such as, Community or Career College, University or private trainer. The…

St. Marys Lincolns BBQ Fundraised

On Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at McDonald’s Independent Grocer, St. Marys Lincolns players and executive members were on hand grilling up burgers and hotdogs that had been donated by the grocery store along with an assortment of drinks and condiments. Besides the food, which was available for free or by donation, season…

Big City to Small-Town: Flavours & Finds

Experience the world by food & drink in your own backyard & local community. An original small-town girl, Lisa Culbert has spent the past 6 years living and working as a lawyer in the “Big Smoke” of Toronto and recently resumed living in what she can only describe as the welcoming and wonderfully peaceful town…

Pair of burn ban violations in Perth South

By Dan Rankin Perth South’s Chief Building Official and By-Law Enforcement Officer Martin Feeney told Perth South Council this week about two burn ban violations that had taken place this month in the Blanshard ward. “The Granton Fire Department was dispatched to one of the fires, and the fire chief of St. Marys was dispatched…