News from around St. Marys.

St. Pauls pavilion getting accessibility upgrades

By Dan Rankin Work began this week on accessibility upgrades to the St. Pauls Pavilion. The project will include automatic door openers for both washroom doors to provide better accessibility in entering and exiting the washrooms, Chief Building Official Martin Feeney told Perth South Council April 5. The original tendered amount of just over $26,000…

2015-16 Curling Season Closes with Epic Shot

The last competitive curling shot of the 2015-16 season could not have been more dramatic. Two teams played an exciting game last Sunday for the chance to represent St. Marys in the Travelers Ontario Club Championship Playdowns, which take place in October. The Finalists were the team of Derek Shackleton, George White, Ian Morton and…

Saying goodbye to the bridge

On Easter Sunday, the Mikita grandchildren (from left, Elliot, Connor, Jillian, Zach, Lauren, Riley and Noah) said goodbye to “their bridge,” the Trafalgar — the bridge on the edge of our property — used and enjoyed by five family generations. So sad to see it go. Donna and Mike Mikita

Kinette Donation to the Food Bank

Last Friday morning, the Kinette Club of St. Marys donated the proceeds from their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Westover Inn to the St. Marys Food Bank. Donations from participants in the egg hunt plus proceeds from coffee sales contributed by Westover amounted to $518 for the food bank. Non-perishable food items donated at the…

DCVI Inclusion Team presents at Industry Breakfast

Pictured are, from left DCVI Inclusion Team members Skylar Algra, Johanna Hainer, Raelyn Marshall, Team leader Bailey Wiffen, Jaron Camp and DCVI Principal April Smith. By Dan Rankin Prior to hearing about 2016 budget highlights and learning about the Queen Street reconstruction, local industry representatives gathered for breakfast at the St. Marys Golf and Country…

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Hall of Fame moving to London For over 20 years, the small town of St. Marys, Ontario has been home to a national hall of fame and museum for one of the Big 4 North American sports. No more. Calling it an interesting but ultimately failed experiment, board members Thursday unanimously decided to sever ties…