News from around St. Marys.

Perth County issues Emergency Preparedness Guide

Perth South Council shows off the new Perth County Emergency Preparedness Guide available at the Township office in St. Pauls and online at PerthCounty.ca/emergency_management. By Dan Rankin May 1-7 is National Emergency Preparedness Week, a week Perth County and its member municipalities are devoting to reinforcing the importance of having a plan – for yourself,…

The Annual Firefighters Breakfast

Pictured, new St. Marys Fire Department Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson, middle, poses at the entrance to the St. Marys Fire Hall Sunday during the annual Firefighters Breakfast with firefighter Jim Burlingham, left, and Captain Kevin Edwards. Chief Anderson takes over beginning May 9. Turnout was high in spite of the weather, with the firefighters serving…

Several cases of Fifth disease at LFPS

Within the last week, there have been three confirmed cases of Fifth disease, or Fifths disease, at Little Falls Public School, as well as several other unconfirmed cases. The school sent out a notice reminding parents that “up to 20 weeks pregnant is a very critical time for pregnancy with regard to Fifth disease,” and…

Scotts Pitch Hit Run skills contest

St. Marys Minor Ball, along with Scotts and Major League Baseball are teaming up to run the 2016 Scotts Pitch Hit & Run skills contest for kids at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Marys on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 am on King Field. Boys and girls aged 7-14 will…