News from around St. Marys.

SMMHA players named Shamrock League all-stars

By Pat Payton The following St. Marys minor hockey players were named Shamrock League all-stars for the 2019-20 season. G&CC ‘BB’ Atoms Zach Larmer, Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms. Larmer anchored his team’s defence, logging a lot of playing minutes this season on Dan Murrell’s squad. Dunny’s Sports A-E Atoms Forward Zach Matheson and…

Service club meetings held online last week

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter This past week, as we settle in to a period of self-isolation and social distancing, several St. Marys service clubs held their first-ever online meetings. Both the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of St. Marys adapted to the current times by holding their latest meeting electronically through the Snapchat…

Town Council meets electronically for the first time

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Town of St. Marys Council Meeting was held under special circumstances on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Utilizing the flexibility recently granted by the Province of Ontario under the Municipal Act, council is allowed to meet electronically for purposes of a quorum, in consideration of the current emergency…

Relieved to make it back home

South America cruise cut short By Gary Cumming On March 4, Marg and I flew to Santiago, Chile to start a 32-day cruise aboard the Coral Princess that was set to sail around Cape Horn, explore Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on the eastern coast, and travel through the Caribbean before disembarking in Fort Lauderdale. Our…

Golf course among many businesses closing this week

Due to Ontario government mandated closures for non-essential businesses By Pat Payton St. Marys Golf and Country Club planned to open its 18-hole course to members and the public on Tuesday of this week for walking. However, due to a government mandated closure of non-essential businesses, they will have to remain closed for at least…