News from around St. Marys.

Finnbilt Donation

Finnbilt General Contracting Ltd., located on Perth Line 29 just south of Stratford, presented a cheque for $125,000 to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation on Friday morning. Over 20 employees joined Finnbilt President Glenn Finnie (front row, centre) for the presentation. Accepting the cheque were (middle row, at left) Marie Ormerod, HPHA VP of…

Arrest made and charge laid in disturbance

A 19 year-old male from Waterloo has been arrested in connection to a disturbance that took place a week and a half ago at the Central Huron Community Centre. On April 24, 2016 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the community centre after receiving a call about a…

Perth County issues Emergency Preparedness Guide

Perth South Council shows off the new Perth County Emergency Preparedness Guide available at the Township office in St. Pauls and online at PerthCounty.ca/emergency_management. By Dan Rankin May 1-7 is National Emergency Preparedness Week, a week Perth County and its member municipalities are devoting to reinforcing the importance of having a plan – for yourself,…

The Annual Firefighters Breakfast

Pictured, new St. Marys Fire Department Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson, middle, poses at the entrance to the St. Marys Fire Hall Sunday during the annual Firefighters Breakfast with firefighter Jim Burlingham, left, and Captain Kevin Edwards. Chief Anderson takes over beginning May 9. Turnout was high in spite of the weather, with the firefighters serving…

Several cases of Fifth disease at LFPS

Within the last week, there have been three confirmed cases of Fifth disease, or Fifths disease, at Little Falls Public School, as well as several other unconfirmed cases. The school sent out a notice reminding parents that “up to 20 weeks pregnant is a very critical time for pregnancy with regard to Fifth disease,” and…