News from around St. Marys.

Thomson finishes university career on high note

Goaltender named Falcons’ MVP, and to All-Conference team in NCHA By Pat Payton MEQUON, Wis. – It was a great way for goaltender Breanna Thomson, of St. Marys, to finish off her university hockey career with the Falcons here at Concordia University. Thomson, 21, recently completed her Senior year at the Wisconsin school and was…

Council tops off funding for new Mobility bus

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter St. Marys Town Council has approved a one-time funding request of $10,000 to support the purchase of a new accessible mini-bus for St. Marys and Area Mobility Service. Last month, St. Marys Mobility was notified by the South West LHIN that its request for one-time funding for a…

Kingsway Lodge thrilled with support from community

Approximately 300 masks, caps and food donated to St. Marys nursing home By Pat Payton Kingsway Lodge and Fairhill Residence administrator Theresa Wakem has been thrilled with the support from the community in these trying times, due to the ongoing health concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve had all kinds of people making masks,”…

West End Variety to give way to new development

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The St. Marys Town Council meeting of Tuesday, April 14 provided details to the community on the future of 188 Queen Street West, the current location of West End Variety. Last year, Brahmani Inc., who owns 188 Queen Street West, submitted a pre-consultation request to develop the property.…

St. Marys minor hockey thanks its 2019-20 sponsors

On behalf of St. Marys minor hockey, the association wants to thank all of its generous sponsors for their support during the 2019-20 season. These companies and businesses have helped to provide opportunities for the SMMHA’s young players this season. Team sponsors: Tim Hortons – St. Marys Ford Sales – Finnbilt Contracting Ltd. – St.…

Scott Driscoll retires after 28 seasons in the NHL

Former Lincolns’ defenceman had hoped to officiate his last game at MSG in New York By Pat Payton GUELPH – It appears that Scott Driscoll is getting very close to hanging up his skates after 28 seasons as a National Hockey League linesman. The 52-year-old Seaforth native and former St. Marys Lincolns’ defenceman (1985-89) was…