News from around St. Marys.

Golf and some March Break Fun (Gallery)

Barry Albers makes a putt on the St. Marys Golf and Country Club’s ninth green last Friday afternoon on the course’s first day open for the 2016 season. Barry Albers, left, watches Alan Edwards take a putt Friday, March 11 during the St. Marys Golf and Country Club’s first day open for the 2016 golfing…

Town of St. Marys donation helps completely revamp hospital tub room

Pictured, from left, are St. Marys personal support worker Katie McNaughton, HPHA President and CEO Andrew Williams, hospital foundation chair John McIntosh, fundraising coordinator Krista Linklater (kneeling), Town councillors Jim Craigmile, Don Van Galen, Mayor Al Strathdee, Coun. Carey Pope, hospital staff members Tracey Thomson, Melisa Yale, Jane Rundle, Dr. Tamara Foster, foundation board member…

Capital items highlight budget

Average $30 increase per household The “public” budget meeting held at the Town Hall on Tuesday was a quiet affair with more staff present than general public. Town Treasurer Jim Brown went through the numbers and noted that the average increase per household would be $30 this year. The total tax levy for the Town…

Mayor Al Strathdee responds to Green Arc

“St. Marys open for business” Recent comments in the media alleging that the Town of St. Marys is closed to industry have prompted Mayor Al Strathdee to make the following statement: “These comments are unfortunate, regrettable, and could not be further from the truth. The Town of St. Marys has been fortunate to have a…

Clark loses OMB appeal

No proof provided – Report The appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) by Stan Clark, to create three building lots on the corner of Elgin and Huron Streets has been rejected. A report by Steven Stefanko, who heard the case in St. Marys in January, pointed out that Mr. Clark had represented himself before…

Minor Hockey news

The St. Marys Landscaping Atom Girls have advanced to the OWHA 2016 Provincial Championships, which take place April 7-10 in the GTA. Two local teams have advanced to the OMHA finals. The Finnbilt Novice BB team topped their OMHA semi-final opponents from Erin-Hillsburgh, winning three in their best-of-five series. The decisive game took place in…

Lincolns swept by powerhouse Flyers

By Spencer Seymour The Lincolns knew going into their series with Leamington that they were unlikely to move to the second round. Having just nine wins this season – to Leamington’s 41 – it was never very likely that St. Marys was going to see another round of these playoffs. Even just one upset win…

Donations and Laughs

Pictured, Keltie Sabin’s Grade 3/4 Little Falls Public School class presents a cheque for $377.30, raised through a recent raffle draw, to St. Marys Refugee Sponsorship Group member Margaret Smart-Wheaton (back row, left). As part of a recent lesson on ‘persuasion,’ the class decided to start a raffle draw for prize baskets filled with items…