News from around St. Marys.

Extra Innings – News from the Ball Hall

It’s August and activities at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are in full swing.  The diamonds are alive with baseball, fastball and slo-pitch games. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 30 when teams from Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Toronto and the Ontario Terriers Under-18s take to Cement Field for a…

Teddy Bears’ Reunion this weekend

One of the most anticipated and well attended events happens this weekend. The Teddy Bears’ Reunion will start this Sunday with the Parade starting at the High School and proceeding to East Ward Park. There will be prizes for the best decorated bike, trike or wagon in the parade, and the judging for this will…

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…