News from around St. Marys.

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…

Lincolns Minor Hockey Skills Camp Starts August 15th

St. Marys Lincolns Director of Hockey Operations Glen Childerley reports that a few spots are still available for the upcoming St. Marys Lincolns Minor Hockey Skills Development Camp, which is being held next week (August 15th to 19th) at the Pyramid Recreation Centre.  Ice times are 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. The…

Town of St. Marys implements external water use ban

An external watering ban for the town has been implemented, effective immediately. Due to the prolonged warm and dry conditions currently being experienced in the region, excessive water use is putting a strain on the Town’s water production capabilities. The water supply is not recharging and consumption continues to place a growing strain on the…

Town of St. Marys seeking input on updated Strategic Plan

The Town of St. Marys wants to hear from you. The organization is currently in the process of updating its Strategic Plan and is looking for feedback from local stakeholders. The Town’s first Strategic Plan was approved in 2010, following extensive consultation with community members. The plan offered valuable insights into St. Marys’ socioeconomic environment,…

Kitchen Camp at the Pyramid Centre

Kids attending last week’s Kitchen Camp at the Pyramid Centre show off the donuts they created last Friday rounding out a week of other culinary creations including cinnamon buns, cookies, scones and raspberry tarts. Pictured, from left, are Jackson McCurdy, Mya McCurdy, Sydney Grant, Mae Vigneux, Cammie Lobb, Thalina Tucker and Bailey Ross. This was…

Stonetown Olympic Team

Over the recent weeks, we’ve asked our readers the hypothetical question, “What if St. Marys had its own Olympic Team? Who would our best athletes be in the various Summer Olympic Sports?” Below are the results of the answers received. Did we miss anyone?  Let us know at info@stmarysindependent.com BADMINTON: Susan McMaster GOLF Men’s: Rich…