News from around St. Marys.

Curling Playoffs Underway

As winter turns to spring and the St. Marys Curling Club begins to wind down its 150th anniversary season, here’s a look at the 2016 playoff picture: Open Competitive League Wednesday night (just after we went to press) featured the semi-finals of the Open Competitive League. In one semi-final, Ron Ferguson’s team of deadly accurate…

Cocktail celebration on Grand Trunk Bridge planned

Event to be held June 24th The St. Marys Hospital Foundation is planning a unique event to be held on the longest day of the year. Andrea Macko, on behalf of the Foundation, made a presentation to Council on Tuesday night outlining the initial plans for the event. As part of a ‘Recognition Celebration” the…

March is Kidney Month

1 in 10 Canadians has kidney disease. You could be one. To find out if you are at risk, take the online assessment at www.kidney.ca/risk The Kidney Foundation of Canada has volunteers canvassing door to door this month . Please be generous with a money donation when one knocks on your door. In the photo…

St. Patty’s, Tea Parties and an Eagle (Gallery)

St. Marys bluegrass group Corduroy Gordon was one of the musical acts entertaining the packed house that was O’Leary’s Creamery on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17. From left are bassist Dan Bechard, singer, multi-instrumentalist and St. Patrick impersonator Chet Greason, singer and guitarist Emily Lagace and singer and banjo player Kevin Lagace. A Tea…

Tender for downtown reconstruction under budget

Zero taxes for Legion and Army & Navy & Airforce The Town got good news when they opened the tenders for the downtown reconstruction project. There were a total of 7 companies who submitted a tender and the Town awarded the contract to Lavis Contracting Co. Limited, from Clinton, at a cost of $1,849,166.89 including…

Storage lockers entered

On Tuesday, March 15,  Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to St. Marys Mini Storage facility on James St. South in St. Marys where a break-in was discovered. Investigation revealed that sometime between the evening of Monday, March 14 and 7:00 am on the morning of Tuesday, March 15, unknown suspect(s) forced open…