News from around St. Marys.

St. Marys Tennis Courts

On Wednesday morning at the St. Marys Tennis Courts, Andrea Hodges, the driving force behind the 2014 “Support Our Courts” reconstruction of the courts, held a ceremony to dedicate a new donor wall recognizing the many local people and groups who helped make the idea a reality. Pictured, from left, are Rena Spevack, chair of…

Health Canada plan proposes three-year phaseout of neonic imidacloprid to protect aquatic insects

According to a press release issued on Nov. 23, Health Canada has completed its re-evaluation of the neonicotinoid pesticide “imidacloprid,” and has published its draft risk assessment for public comment. Among their conclusions are that the use of imidacloprid “is not sustainable, and the levels of this pesticide that are being found in waterways and…

Restored green bridge ribbon cutting held Nov. 27

By Dan Rankin The ribbon was cut on Water Street’s renovated ‘Green bridge’ under sunny skies on Sunday, Nov. 27. The future of the 118-year-old structure was rung in with some old-fashioned symbols from its past, including a horse-drawn wagon and bagpipe music provided by Les Brunton. “St. Marys is a special place where we…

Dream of a white Christmas at the St. Marys Museum

The St. Marys Museum is kicking off the festive season with its Christmas Open House on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. This annual event is co-sponsored by the St. Marys-on-the-Thames Historical Society and the range of activities planned will appeal to visitors of all ages. No open house would be complete without…