News from around St. Marys.

Golf course among many businesses closing this week

Due to Ontario government mandated closures for non-essential businesses By Pat Payton St. Marys Golf and Country Club planned to open its 18-hole course to members and the public on Tuesday of this week for walking. However, due to a government mandated closure of non-essential businesses, they will have to remain closed for at least…

SMMHA year-end major award nominees announced

St. Marys Minor Hockey Association is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2019-20 major association awards. SMMHA president Kristene McCurdy says the winners of these awards will be announced in the near future. Nominees are submitted by coaches and their staff from Peewee, Bantam and Midget level teams. Coaches speak to their nominations and…

Remembering Kenny Rogers

By Stewart Grant It was evident through all sorts of Facebook posts on Saturday morning: nearly everybody loves Kenny Rogers. He was always special to me. My life’s earliest musical memories involved Kenny, with classics like “The Gambler” and “Coward of the County” taking turns as my first favorite songs. On our house on the…

The Spirit of St. Marys

By Lauren Eedy St. Marys has so many wonderful qualities, and during this difficult time many are staying home, facing isolation or working tirelessly in the front lines to keep our community thriving. The big takeaway from this are shining examples of individuals within our community reaching out to help others in need. The Independent…

Social life in St. Marys ‘virtually’ goes on

By Stewart Grant Shares of tech company Zoom Video Communications (ZM) surged 22% on Monday, following Sunday’s performance of the “Virtual Front Porch Show” which was hosted on the Zoom platform and simultaneously broadcast on Facebook Live. All over the world, as greater requirements for social distancing have been put in place to fight the…

HPHA Restricting Visitors at All Hospital Sites

No Visitors Unless Exceptional Circumstances Effective March 20, 2020, visitors will no longer be permitted access to any Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) hospital site unless under exceptional circumstances. “This is part of our ongoing efforts to protect the public, patients, their families, and members of the HPHA Team from the potential transmission of the…