News from around St. Marys.

Bike Rodeo on Saturday

The Optimist Club of Downie and the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are hosting their annual Bike Rodeo and Safety Day on Saturday May 28, from 10:00 am until noon at the St. Marys Pyramid Centre (317 James St. S.). This event is fun and educational for the entire family. Young cyclists will learn…

Victoria Day weekend in Thorndale

The neighbours of the Wye Creek subdivision in Thorndale got together on Friday, May 20 for their annual fireworks display. This is the third year for what has become an annual tradition with Derek and Arden McClean hosting all the neighbours in their yard for a social gathering topped off with an excellent pyrotechnics display.…

New property assessments to be mailed this week

Tenders and zoning changes approved Residential property owners in St. Marys will receive their Property Assessment Notices starting this week, according to Jennifer Lajoie, Account Manager for the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) in a presentation to Town Council on Tuesday. Assessments are updated on a “cycle” with the previous one in 2012 affecting taxes…

The Veterinary Purchasing food drive

The Veterinary Purchasing Events Committee held a food drive campaign from May 9-18 to collect non-perishable items and also monetary donations which were used to purchase additional products. The Veterinary Purchasing employees did an outstanding job, contributing an astonishing grand total of 685 items. VP proudly supports its community, and the employees are excited that…

It’s a long weekend!

What’s open or not With Monday being a holiday, many business will be closed. Banks, the Beer Store, the LCBO, all Town offices, the Post Office are all closed on Monday. The grocery stores and Canadian Tire will be open all weekend including Monday and most of the restaurants such as The Sunset, Rianna’s and…

DCVI junior girls Soccer

Olivia Galloway, of the DCVI Junior Girls Soccer Team, begins a drive up the field during a game against Listowel at South Huron District High School Monday morning. DCVI fell behind 1-0 early, and it was 2-0 at half. Listowel piled on four more goals in the second half to claim the 6-0 win. LDSS…