News from around St. Marys.

SMRA very busy preparing for return to the ice

Local ringette association approved to move to Stage 2 It has been a very busy month behind the scenes for the St. Marys Ringette Association (SMRA). Since the revised release of Ringette Ontario’s ‘Return to Ringette Guidelines’ on Aug. 10, the executive has been extremely proactive developing protocols and procedures to allow for a safe…

Griffiths retains men’s title at River Valley G&CC

Clark, Osgerby and Sedley other division winners this past weekend By Pat Payton Jeff Griffiths posted rounds of 70 and 78 in the annual Club Championship at River Valley Golf and Country Club this past weekend. Griffiths’ 148 two-day total was enough to give the defending champion a three-shot victory in the men’s division. Second…

St. Marys minor hockey announces Oct. 1 start-up

Registration for 12-week program closes Sept. 17 During the past few weeks, the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association executive has been busy reviewing the OHF Framework recently released as well as other guidelines sent out by HC, OHF, OMHA/OWHA, the Town of St. Marys, and local health officials. Although the game of hockey will look…

The Sanctuary inks Canadian Broadcast deal

The Sanctuary is an International Multi-Award-Winning Feature Length Film shot entirely in the small picturesque town of St. Marys, Ontario. This feature film was created by the Canadian duo of AKoolFilm Company Inc., Producer and Director Allen Kool and Screenwriter Robin E. Crozier. To date, this exceptional creative team has amassed over 60 International Film…

Survey opportunity – Rebuilding after COVID-19

Research invites local residents to share pandemic experiences, help inform recovery COVID-19 has had serious and potentially long-lasting impacts on communities. While the recovery will be long and difficult for everyone, small and rural communities face particular challenges. Research by the University of Guelph (U of G), supported by United Way Perth-Huron’s Social Research and…

Local school boards issue plans for safe re-opening

Avon Maitland District School Board Since the Ministry of Education’s announcement on July 31 outlining a high level plan for the return, school boards in Ontario have received almost daily updates (including August 26) that impact the start of the school year. The Avon Maitland District School Board staff has been working tirelessly to finalize…