News from around St. Marys.

13th Annual Create a Smile Walkathon set for Oct. 16

Pictured in front of Community Living St. Marys and Area’s Create a Smile quilt, executive director Marg McLean, left, accepts a $1,500 cheque from Orr Insurance and Investment representatives Brandon Boyd and Janelle Muir-Phillips to kick start fundraising for the 13th Annual Create A Smile Walkathon, which is set to be held in St. Marys…

Ontario’s Local Food Week continues until June 12

Ontario’s Local Food Week, which kicked off a celebration of the fresh, healthy food grown, produced and processed right here in Ontario on June 6, continues through until Sunday, with local food producers and lovers alike encouraged to share their love for local food on social media using the hashtag #loveONTfood. It is a great…

Blanshard Nursery School Open House

On Wednesday, the Blanshard Nursery School, which currently operates on the Holy Name of Mary School’s main floor, held an open house for parents of children aged 30 months to five years interested in registering them for this fall. Two kids at the open house Wednesday were Oliver Snider, 4, left, who will be starting…

St. Marys Lions annual toll bridge a success

On Saturday, the St. Marys Lions held their annual toll bridge event on Victoria Bridge, describing it in a press release as a “magnificent day,” despite the sweltering heat. Net proceeds of the day totalled nearly $3,000, which will go towards the revitalization of Cadzow Park. The group thanked St. Marys residents for their generosity,…

Liberal Party holds biennial convention in Winnipeg

By Stephanie Egelton From May 26-28 the first gathering of Liberals from all across Canada since the election of Justin Trudeau in October was held in Winnipeg. Trudeau’s Liberals won a Majority Government, improving from third party status with 34 seats to 184. The first order of business for delegates at the convention (besides standing…

Conservative leadership candidate Bernier calls dairy and poultry supply management “a cartel”

In an announcement Tuesday in Ottawa, Quebec MP and Conservative party leadership candidate Maxime Bernier declared his opposition to the practice of controlling prices in Canada’s dairy and poultry industries, also known as supply management. In the speech, delivered in English and French and posted to his personal Facebook page, Bernier acknowledged that he formerly…