News from around St. Marys.

MP Nater pays visit to Perth South

By Dan Rankin New Perth-Wellington MP John Nater sat down before Perth South Council on Mar. 1 as part of a tour of the riding’s municipal councils to introduce himself and remind everyone of the federal services available to them from his riding offices in Stratford (at 59 Lorne Avenue, Unit A) and Harriston. At…

Perth South supports 2016 River Rock Fest

By Dan Rankin At their Mar. 1 meeting, Perth South Council agreed to donate $700 towards the Perth South-based River Rock Music, Arts and Food Festival for the second consecutive year. In 2015, the municipality gave a grant of $700 to organizer Sean Camp to go towards having a water truck on site during the…

Farm House lost in Mitchell Road blaze

Local couple lost all belongings   By Stewart Grant Multiple local fire departments responded quickly to a house fire on Road 163 (also known as the Mitchell Road) near Line 12 on blizzardy Wednesday evening, but ultimately the home was consumed by the flames. Many from our area will remember the property as the home…

Breakdancer Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli brings inspiring message to St. Marys schools Feb. 26

Towards the end of his presentation, Luca “Lazylegz” Pautelli invited a group of students up to take part in a dance off, including, from left, Simon “Twinkletoes” Duncan, “Sonic” Haille MacLeod and, strutting his stuff at right, “Chevy” Trevor Brooks. By Dan Rankin The DCVI Inclusion Team, which has been active since November last year,…

The revival of Sno-Pitch

The cancellation of Sno-Pitch this year didn’t sit well with a few people around town, who organized a miniature version of the tournament at Teddy’s Field on Saturday. Three teams competed in four games throughout the chilly afternoon Saturday, with the championship title eventually going to the team that was composed of (back row, from…

End of August closing for Heinz plant

No new buyer yet Heinz has confirmed a “tentative” closing date for the end of August for the plant in St. Marys, according to Mayor Al Strathdee. Heinz originally announced in November 2015, that the St. Marys plant would close with the loss of 214 jobs. The Mayor said that the Town has been working…