News from around St. Marys.

Size matters not!

Iceland in, USA out of soccer’s World Cup By Stewart Grant One of the greatest spectacles in sport is soccer’s World Cup, which is held once every four years, with the next edition coming up next year in Russia. On Monday, Iceland celebrated its first-ever qualification for the World Cup by finishing in first place…

Lincolns enter the win column in Chatham

Mutter playing tonight, Bancroft joins team By Stewart Grant After losing some close one-goal games and then with the prospect of facing tough opponents Leamington, Chatham and LaSalle this past week, there were definitely some uneasy feelings in LincolnLand. Therefore the team’s 2-1 win in Chatham on Sunday night was huge for the green-and-white. With…

March for Warriors

Fawcett Tractor Supply partnered with Bob’s Fitness this year for the 4th annual March for Warriors which raises awareness and funds for Wounded Warriors of Canada. Pictured above are the March for Warriors team who were very pleased with the results. Approximately 50 people participated in the event and raised $3,000.00. Photo courtesy of Liz…

2016 Census of Agriculture statistics released

By Stewart Grant Throughout the year, Statistics Canada has gradually been releasing additional sets of data collected from the 2016 Census. Recently, summary data concerning the 2016 Census of Agriculture was released. In the five years since the prior Census, the total number of farms in Canada have decreased by 5.9%, which is actually the…

Audited financials highlight responsible use of funds

Perth South Council Meeting Recap By Stewart Grant Chartered Professional Accounting firm Vodden, Bender & Seebach attended Perth South Council on Tuesday morning to present the completed audited financial statements for the municipality’s 2016 fiscal year. Key financial indicators, expressed for each of the past five years, demonstrated positive trends for Perth South. Net financial…

River Rock Music Festival Enters Third Year

Festival to feature Ron Sexsmith, The Vaudevillian, The Marrieds, and multiple food and arts vendors By Bailey Lucas The River Rock music and arts festival, hosted by Sean Camp and Lucid Musings photography, will be back for its third straight year, on August 12th. This year’s festival talent includes an out-of-this-world line up, from the…