News from around St. Marys.

Perth South Emergency Declaration Terminated

The Township of Perth South has terminated the declared state of emergency effective Friday July 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM. The Declaration of Emergency came into effect on March 25, 2020 as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to support Public Health officials’ efforts to “flatten the curve” and slow the spread…

Colin Hood OFSAA award winners announced

Muir, Duncan, Marcou honoured during DCVI’s Virtual Awards Ceremony By Pat Payton St. Marys DCVI athletes Ally Muir and Simon Duncan and teacher/coach Chris Marcou were presented with Colin Hood OFSAA awards on June 18. It was the night DCVI held a Virtual Awards Ceremony, organized by teacher/coach Annette Wrigley, to honour their top athletes…

He caddied for Bob Hope at the Lambton golf club

Gerry McMaster carried the comedian’s golf clubs during a round in 1959 By Pat Payton Not many people can say they caddied for a famous person, but Gerry McMaster can. The St. Marys resident carried Bob Hope’s clubs at the posh Lambton Golf and Country Club in west Toronto. The year was 1959, and McMaster…

St. Marys Taxi working on return to town

By Stewart Grant The taxi situation in St. Marys continues to evolve. Area residents have recently been concerned about the potential August 1st closure of the town’s only active taxi service, St. Marys Central Cab, since the announcement that owner Tom Wall is seeking to retire after a 15-year run. These worries escalated on July…