News from around St. Marys.

70 years at St. James Lodge

Members of St. James Lodge #73 recently presented Brother Richard Baynes with his 70th year pin. Baynes joined the Lodge in 1946 shortly after World War II. Pictured (from left, back row) are: R. W. Bro. Pirie Mitchell, Master of St. James, Lyle Muir Jerry Goodhue, Jay McCauley. Middle row: Baynes’ daughters Linda Muir, Carol…

Maple Lane Park Barbecue

Pictured at the Maple Lane Park Residents’ barbecue held on June 18, from left, are Maple Lane Park Residence Committee chairperson Normand BĂ©langer, Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece, Maple Lane Park Residence Committee treasurer John Shank and Perth-Wellington MP John Nater. For this year’s event, the group limited their sponsors for the event in order to…

Make a splash this summer at the St. Marys quarry

Water trampoline and paddleboarding program among new offerings at the popular swimming spot Those visiting the St. Marys quarry this summer might notice something new in the water. Starting in July, an inflatable water trampoline will be among the attractions offered at the popular swimming hole. The 25-foot trampoline will be available for use during…

43rd Ontario Pork Congress runs June 22-23 in Stratford

Pictured, from left, are Shur-Gain Formulator Shanna Robinson, Nutritionist Drew Woods, Formulator Jaime Carson and Swine Key Account Business Manager Dave Hartney. They were at the Ontario Pork Congress this week providing feed management tips for producers and showing off their Watson.S Modelling Program. Woods called the program a “predictive growth model.” “If people have…

We’ll miss you, Dr. VanDam!

For the last seven years, Dr. Darren VanDam, who lives in London and has a practice in Ilderton, has been taking six shifts per month at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, generally working Thursday through Sunday every other weekend in the Emergency Department. Due to increasing teaching commitments at the UWO medical school where Dr. VanDam…

Dairy News Briefs

Saputo Inc. interested in expanding processing business into Brazil The Montreal-based Saputo Inc., which operates a manufacturing plant in Tavistock, is considering making acquisitions in Brazil that could be worth as much as $3.5 billion, according to CEO Lino Saputo, Jr. Saputo is one of Canada’s largest dairy processors, and its products include the Dairyland…