News from around St. Marys.

St. Marys Memorial Hospital – Auxillary Quilt Draw

Pictured last Friday alongside past St. Marys Memorial Hospital Auxiliary President Irene Wortley, right, St. Marys Mayor Al Strathdee draws out the winners of the Auxiliary Quilt Draw. $1,560 worth of tickets were sold for the draw which will go to the Auxiliary, and towards their purchasing of equipment for the hospital. St. Marys resident…

Local graduate of Fanshawe First Nations Studies program attends Assembly of First Nations in Niagara Falls

By Dan Rankin From July 12 to 14 in Niagara Falls, the 37th Annual Assembly of First Nations took place, with major events including Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould discussing the future of the federal Indian Act, and Assembly Chief Perry Bellegarde signing a “memorandum of understanding” with the RCMP, which aims to improve native relations…

Sunset Diners bike repair station now open

Thanks to Sunset Diner owner Dave Stewart, cyclists out for a ride in this fine summer weather no longer need to put off fixing that flat or tightening that chain. Last week, Stewart laid the concrete and installed a new bike repair station outside Sunset (343 Queen Street West) that is open to the community…

Quadro Completes 100 Percent Fibre Service Network

Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc. (Quadro) announced today it has completed¬† an overbuild of its legacy copper network to a 100 percent fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, in its original serving area, the first of its kind in Ontario. Quadro members located in the Granton, Kirkton, Sebringville, and Uniondale exchanges, an area that covers 800-square-kilometers and serves approximately…

Nater holds roundtable jobs discussion in St. Marys July 18

By Dan Rankin Perth-Wellington MP John Nater continued his 10-stop Summer Jobs Tour in St. Marys on Monday at the Pyramid Centre, discussing a variety of topics with local municipal representatives, employers and some of their summer student employees, until Nater was unexpectedly called away from the meeting due to a family emergency. Representatives from…

Lincolns welcome new president Brandon Boyd

Pair of new coaches includes former NHLer Mark Bell By Dan Rankin The St. Marys Lincolns’ front office and bench staff will both receive an infusion of young blood in the coming season, as St. Marys native Brandon Boyd, 25, has been selected as the organization’s new president, and former NHLer Mark Bell, who turns…

Stapleton resigns as Lincolns President

It was announced this week that Steve Stapleton has tendered his resignation as President of the St. Marys Lincolns. A press release from the organization stated that, “over the past five years, including nearly three years as team president, Steve has committed a huge amount of his personal time towards the operation of the team’s…