News from around St. Marys.

Royal Canadian Legion holding meat draw

Masks mandatory at official grand re-opening By Pat Payton The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236, is re-opening this Saturday, Aug. 1 and will hold a meat draw upstairs, starting at 5 p.m. “It will be our official grand opening since Covid,” Legion past president Peter Bushfield told the Independent. “We shut down when everybody else…

Health Unit Receives Funding from United Way

to Help Families with Young Children Afford Food Huron Perth Public Health recently received a $3,375 donation from the United Way Perth Huron. The donation will help local Perth families, connected to the Health Unit through the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, purchase food and other essential baby items. The funding comes at a critical…

Open-air fire ban lifted in Perth County

Effective immediately, thanks to consistent enough rainfall over the past week, the open air fire ban has been lifted in the County of Perth, including the Town of St. Marys. Burn permits can now be issued and must abide by the respective municipality’s open air burn by-law. To apply for a burn permit for the…

Section of Church Street to be closed

From August 4 to September 25 Church Street will be closed between Queen Street East and Station Street from Tuesday, August 4 to Tuesday, September 25. The Town had awarded the contract for the project to MacLean Taylor. The closure is due to work being done on the Church Street Bridge that includes: Bridge deck…

Lincolns set in net with Andrus and Wheeler

Defenceman Mulder joining Trenton Golden Hawks of the OJHL By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns will have two new goaltenders stopping pucks when the 2020-21 GOJHL season starts sometime this fall. Lincs recently got Ryan Wheeler’s name on a players’ card. The 17-year-old joins veteran goalie Sean Andrus, 19, who the Lincolns signed earlier this…

Shootouts, chip-offs decide ‘Battle of Gowanbrae’

Two-day, 36-hole July event held on weekend at St. Marys G&CC By Pat Payton Shootouts and chip-offs! There was lots of excitement as the annual ‘Battle of Gowanbrae’ was held this past weekend at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. A total of 96 golfers took part in the two-day, 36-hole July event. There were…