News from around St. Marys.

MVP, sportsmanship award winners for 2019-20

Last Thursday’s Virtual Awards Ceremony organized by teacher/coach Annette Wrigley By Pat Payton The following are the most valuable players and sportsmanship award winners on St. Marys DCVI school sports teams for the 2019-20 season. Some of the spring sports were not completed this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic that forced schools to close…

Thomson’s long baseball career started in Stratford

Today, he’s a bench coach with the Major League’s Philadelphia Phillies By Pat Payton Rob Thomson’s road to a long Major League baseball career went through Stratford. As a baseball player in his early 20s, playing for the Stratford Hillers organization and living in the Festival City had a big impact on Thomson. It had…

Celebrate Canada Day in St. Marys!

Wednesday, July 1 is Canada Day and despite social distancing, our town will still celebrate! The festivities have already started, as entries to the Virtually Delicious baking contest are on Facebook, ready for your votes. Artists of all ages can participate in the traditional colouring contest, found on page 19 of this paper. Drawn by…

This happens here

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “We’re not as bad as the United States.” I’ve heard that from some Canadians over the last two weeks as they condemn America. Some of us are sleeping easily because we’re not as bad as the U.S. If that’s why you’re sleeping easily, you should still be awake.…

Ontario’s Eye Care Crisis: Visible for All to See

By Drs. Shannon Glitz and Carol Venn Optometrists are the front-line workers of the vision care system, and their services are at the heart of screening and diagnostic services in Ontario. We are passionate and proud to deliver high quality, accessible eye care in urban centres and rural communities across the province. The pandemic has…

Patriotic fun for all ages this Canada Day

Online and offline, many ways to celebrate our nation Canada turns 153 this year, and despite social distancing, St. Marys is celebrating in grand style. The fun has already begun, as entries have started to come in for the “Virtually Delicious” red-and-white baking contest. The deadline is extended to end-of-day on Sunday, June 21 to…