News from around St. Marys.

Court rules in favour of Town

Andrews building designation appeal denied The Court of Appeal for Ontario has upheld the Heritage designation imposed on the Andrews building on Queen Street East. The owners of the building, Lynn and Colleen Foley, had appealed the designation to the Supreme Court of Justice which was denied and then went back to court to appeal…

Town approves Linc’s advertising wall

Up to 28 sponsors planned St. Marys Lincolns President Stephen Stapleton sent a letter to Town Council asking for permission to sell advertising on the east wall of the Roc k Rink. The letter states that the Lincolns are a community team and as such need added revenue to run the team. It also states…

Cat killed in dog attack

Police seek information On Saturday July 2, shortly before 1:00 am, a St. Marys Elgin St. East resident was awakened by the sound of her cat in distress on the front porch. The resident opened the front door to find two large dogs on her property. One of the dogs had the resident’s cat in…

“Nostalgic climb” earns trespass tickets

On Friday July 1, shortly before 3:00 am, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to the former Arthur Meighen Public School in St. Marys where people were reportedly trespassing on the property. Upon arriving at the old school, officers observed a number of individuals on the roof of the building. The four…

Outdoor Fire Ban

Fireworks on as scheduled In effect immediately, as of July 9, 2016, all open air fires are prohibited anywhere in Perth County. Open air fires are defined as any fire outside of a building and include bonfires, campfires, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces/chimineas or any other fires set in open air. The only exceptions to the…

Minor Mosquitos drop pair during busy week

St. Marys Minor Mosquito pitcher Austin De Boer hurls in a pitch early in Tuesday’s game against Listowel #3. The St. Marys Minor Mosquitos had a busy week, with a pair of games against teams from Listowel and one against Goderich July 4, 5 and 6. The St. Marys team composed entirely of first-year Mosquitos…

Brightest Night celebration

The St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Brightest Night celebration on Friday night indeed lived up to its name, with more than 200 people gathering on the Grand Trunk Trail and trestle bridge in picture-perfect weather. The first-ever event was to celebrate the foundation’s capital campaign reaching $4 million of its $5 million goal, and to…