News from around St. Marys.

Draft budget items discussed at Perth South Council

By Stephanie Egelton The budget review process began for Perth South Council on January 24th. Council made brief comments about certain items in the draft budget and are anticipating more comments to come as the public provides input. The first note to council was the unfortunate news that Perth South had been unsuccessful in receiving…

How does this Chase the Ace thing work again?

Answers to FAQs as Lincolns’ Jackpot nears $10,000 By Stewart Grant (member of St. Marys Lincolns Executive) Give me the story on what “Chase the Ace” is, in two minutes or less: This is our new fundraiser for the St. Marys Lincolns Hockey Club. Our Chase the Ace contest is a Sweepstakes format, just like…

Things You Should Know Before You Go

By Andrew Hodges In 2005 I began a monthly series of articles to educate readers on funeral service. The goal of the series, which lasted for four years, was to separate fact from fiction and inform our community about what happens at time of death and the steps that take place following. I’m pleased to…

Extra Innings – News from the Ball Hall

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. – Rogers Hornsby We all wait for spring, but the CBHFM baseball beat is never quiet, even on winter days.  Director of Operations Scott Crawford continues to host…

Narcotics Anonymous comes to St. Marys

If you need help with drug dependency, a solution may be here to help. GLANA, which stands for Greater London Area of Narcotics Anonymous, are having “recovery happens” group meetings to be held once a week in St. Marys. The first meeting started last Wednesday but people are encouraged to join the group starting this…

Riley Hern: St. Marys’ original hockey hero

Nelson Goad shares fascinating stories of grandfather he never met By Stewart Grant Wayne Gretzky introduced the name Riley Hern to a new generation of hockey fans this past Christmas when he discussed the goaltending legend in the prologue of his new book, “99: Stories of the Game”. Gretzky’s new book is a joy to…