News from around St. Marys.

Juggernauts return to better form in WOSL action

Looking to reverse a run of poor form that included a 7-1 drubbing against London English in Cup play and a 4-1 league loss to London White Eagles, St. Marys Juggernauts made the long drive down the 401 to face Chatham Storm recently in WOSL Second Division action. A short warm-up, combined with a change…

Brady Wiffen signs with East Coast hockey team

Former Lincolns’ centre joining Reading Royals in Pennsylvania By Pat Payton Brady Wiffen is soon embarking on a new chapter of his life: professional hockey. The former St. Marys Lincolns’ centre and leading scorer, now 25, recently agreed to join the Reading, Penn. Royals of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). For Wiffen, the road…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors finish in first place

With 19-1 record in Huron Perth Fastball League; playoff tourney this weekend By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Juniors wrapped up their Huron Perth Fastball League schedule with two wins in their final three games — played on back-to-back nights. The St. Marys girls, coached by Rob and Kelly Wiffen, were hoping to complete a…

Lincolns’ training camp starts next Wednesday

First pre-season games at home on Aug. 17 and 18 By Pat Payton Believe it or not, the hockey season is almost here again. St. Marys Lincolns open their 2019-20 main training camp next Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the PRC, with about 40 skaters hitting the ice at 8 p.m. Another on-ice workout is scheduled…

‘Good Neighbour Project’ celebrates 25 years

By Nancy Abra The ‘Good Neighbour Project’ is a community project that reaches  far beyond the local community, county, province and even Canada. It is part of the ‘Canadian Foodgrains Bank’, which is a Christian-based charitable organization that facilitates the collection and distribution of cash, grain and other agricultural commodities to the world’s hungry through…

Rare Designer Drug Seized by Stratford Police

On March 21, 2019 the Stratford Police Service concluded an investigation in which over        $157,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized and several individuals were arrested. As part of the investigation, the Stratford Police sent the seized drugs to Health Canada, Drug Analysis Service, for analysis. On July 22, 2019 a report…

A highlight week for 20 on the Trestle

Experience Nuit Blanche, stars, songs and more The Grand Trunk Trail and trestle are the place to be this week, as the 20 on the Trestle celebration reaches new heights. The highlight of this week’s events is Saturday, Aug. 10. From 8 to 11 p.m., enjoy a unique and spectacular installation of light and colour,…

LCBO, United Way Campaign Helps Local Communities

One simple act can help United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) address #UNIGNORABLE issues like poverty, homelessness and mental health in St. Marys. Through August 12, the LCBO is holding their Buy Local Give Local campaign across Ontario and 17 stores in Perth and Huron Counties will be fundraising to benefit United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH). All you need to…

Pirie Mitchell will be Liberal Candidate

Nomination meeting on August 12 The Perth-Wellington Federal Liberal Association issued the following press release: Local Liberals will gather in Stratford for a Team Trudeau 2019 Nomination Meeting on August 12 where they will nominate Pirie Mitchell as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Perth-Wellington. Pirie has deep roots in the community and a…