News from around St. Marys.

Preserving the family farm and keeping kids safe

Colton Hawkins and his sister, Marissa, prepare their calf to show at the 2014 Kirkton Fair. By Erin Fifield For many children in a rural community, their home isn’t just where they live; it’s also often their family’s workplace. For a farmer, there is no greater joy then sharing their passion with the next generation…

Distracted driving campaign begins Monday

Commencing this Monday, March 14th at 10:01 a.m., until Sunday, March 20th at 11:59 p.m., Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers will be working in conjunction with OPP officers throughout the province to participate in the OPP Distracted Driving Campaign. During this week, additional focus will be placed on education and enforcement of the…

“Wreckless” act of damage in schoolyard

On Sunday February 21, 2016, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to South Perth Centennial Elementary School located along Perth Road 163 (north of Rannoch), regarding damage done to their sports fields. Investigation revealed that sometime between Saturday February 20, 2016, and Sunday February 21, 2016, unknown person(s) drove a pickup…

Green Arc unhappy with treatment

The following was submitted by Mike DiCenzo Dear residents, It was back in November of 2013, when Green Arc Tire first announced that it planned to become an environmental leader and important member of the St. Marys community by opening a tire remanufacturing facility and creating 340 new jobs. The company had high hopes. But…

Queen Street Open House held Feb 25

St. Marys resident Brandon Boyd examines some of the diagrams prepared by BM Ross for the open house held at the Municipal Operations Building last Thursday afternoon, Feb. 25. By Dan Rankin The tender for contractors interested in bidding on the Town’s Queen Street reconstruction project were sent out this week, following an open house…

MP Nater pays visit to Perth South

By Dan Rankin New Perth-Wellington MP John Nater sat down before Perth South Council on Mar. 1 as part of a tour of the riding’s municipal councils to introduce himself and remind everyone of the federal services available to them from his riding offices in Stratford (at 59 Lorne Avenue, Unit A) and Harriston. At…