News from around St. Marys.

St. Marys Kinsmen Clubs Electronic Drive

The St. Marys Kinsmen Club is holding an electronics drive! In conjunction with the St. Marys Volunteer Firefighters who will be picking up scrap metal on Saturday 29th, with proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy, the St. Marys Kinsmen will be picking up scrap electronics on the same day. They ask that you have your scrap electronics to the curb by 7am on Saturday, April…

Kirkton-Woodham Spelling Bee Results

The Kirkton Woodham Optimist Club hosted their annual spelling bee on Wednesday April 12th at the Kirkton Woodham Community Centre. The three local schools (South Perth Centennial School, Precious Blood Catholic School and Exeter Public School) participated in the event by sending eight students in total from grade 5 to represent the top spellers in…

Severances Scrutinized by Land Division Committee

Perth South Council Meeting Recap By Stewart Grant At the prior (April 4th) meeting of Perth South Council, four surplus farm house severance applications (by Idlewood Farms, Russell Barker, Morris & Irene Vandewalle, and Dan & Susan Coulthard) were approved to proceed to the Perth County Land Division Committee for review at that level.   …

2017 NHL Playoff Predictions

Maple Leafs defeat Oilers to win Stanley Cup Predictions by Peyton Lobb (St. Marys Independent NHL Hockey Pool Winner) Peyton Lobb won the St. Marys Independent Hockey Pool by correctly predicting that the young Maple Leafs and Oilers would make huge strides forward this season. In the playoffs, 10-year-old Lobb predicts that the NHL’s youth…

Ask The Vets: Pets & Mental Health

By Dr. Kim Anderka & Dr. Christina Douthwaite QUESTION: My daughter struggles with depression and we are considering getting a dog to have as a support animal.  What are the benefits of having a pet in the house and what should we be looking for? ANSWER: Congratulations on your choice.  Pets have many beneficial qualities…

Thursday Mixed Curling League season wraps up

The Thursday 9:00 pm Mixed Curling League presented the league trophy to the winning teams of the Fall and Winter Draws for the 2016-17 season. Pictured are Draw # 1 winners (above left) Dave Major, Murray Pink and Ian Grant.  Absent was Rose Creamer. Draw #2 winners (above right) were Dale Cook, Jackie DeNeve, Murray…

World Population Expressed by Cows and Pigs

By Stewart Grant There are roughly 7.5 billion people that live on Earth.  China and India, with roughly 18% of the world population each, make about 2.7 billion of this total. The United States is the third-most populated country with roughly 325 million people, while Canada at 36 million people is the 38th most-populated nation…

Middlesex OPP Lock it or Lose it

After the snow on Friday the weather on Saturday was 16 degrees and sunny. If you were driving around Thorndale on Saturday afternoon you likely came across the OPP Ride program. The OPP were in town to educate residents of the Lock it or Lose it Crime Prevention Program. The tips to help prevent auto…

Rotary Youth Exchange student enjoying time in Croatia

By Angelica Pearce It’s been 218 days since I’ve left for my Rotary Youth Exchange in Croatia. In that time, I have travelled to the countries of Slovenia, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. I have also visited many places within Croatia, switched host families, met relatives who I thought I would never meet,…