News from around St. Marys.

PRC ice time fee changes

Necessary to accurately reflect true costs In 2019, the PRC performed a comprehensive service delivery review. As part of that review, a full cost analysis of ice time at the PRC was conducted. Town staff looked at the whole picture – including utilities (approximately $1,000 per day in hydro alone when both ice pads are…

Annual Local League hockey tournament this weekend

Four SMMHA teams taking part in three-day event St. Marys Minor Hockey Association will hold its annual Local League tournament this weekend, Jan. 3-5. Nineteen teams, including four from the SMMHA, will compete in the three-day event. The Nicholson Concrete Atoms will compete in the six-team Atom division, starting Friday against Mitchell at 4:30 p.m.…

Firefighter Peewees win Silver Stick title in OT

Tipping, Pickering shine on final day in Regional event at Watford By Pat Payton WATFORD – The Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees are the third St. Marys minor hockey team this season to earn a spot in an International Silver Stick tournament in the New Year. And Dwain Smith’s squad did it in dramatic fashion here on…

A look at Lincolns’ regular schedule in New Year

Eleven of 17 remaining games on home ice; Burdett traded to Mitchell Hawks By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ regular schedule in the New Year consists of 17 games, including 11 on home ice. Lincs open their January schedule with four straight home games, starting this Friday, Jan. 3 against Chatham Maroons at 7:30 p.m.…

Landscaping Atom girls good defensive squad

Rock team sits in first place in WOGHL’s Second Division standings By Pat Payton The St. Marys Landscaping Atom ‘C’ girls are a good defensive team. Just look at their record; it speaks for itself. Since the re-seeding of teams six games into the 2019-20 season, Ray Cousineau’s squad has posted an 8-1-1 record in…

U-16 Snipers take two of three to improve to 8-2

St. Marys concludes first half of ringette season in second place  In WRRL action just before the Christmas break, St. Marys U-16 Snipers returned to their winning ways taking two of three games in a span of four days to improve to 8-2 in the standings. They conclude the first half of the ringette season…

Hindsight is 2020

Homecoming/Heritage – July 3-5, 2020 By Wayne Murray 2020 will be a special year for St.Marys, as Homecoming takes place July 3, 4 & 5. This once every decade celebration is a time for family and friends to get together, reminisce and create new memories. New for 2020, the annual Stonetown Heritage Festival has joined…

St. Marys Independent predicts 2020

Stewart Grant’s predictions: 1. The former location of ‘A Buck or Two’ will remain vacant throughout 2020 Although the downtown of St. Marys is experiencing amazing revitalization over the past few years, a space this large isn’t easy to fill. But hopefully someone steps up with a great idea for this location. 2. A new…