News from around St. Marys.

St. Marys offers rare opportunity

The “Stonetown” is an apt moniker for St. Marys, Ontario, as the town is filled with heritage properties featuring unique architecture often made with locally-quarried limestone. On rare occasions, the Town will request Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified firms or individuals interested in purchasing or leasing one of these very special properties. “It is…

Height restrictions increased

On a recommendation from a staff report, Council will allow the height of buildings to be increased from 3 stories to 4 stories, and possibly more depending on the location in Town. In the reasoning for the change, the report states that “the Residential section of the current Official Plan speaks to a steady increase…

Local enthusiasts enjoy sport of tractor pulling

2019 season wraps with big pull during Kirkton Fall Fair Sept. 6 By Pat Payton Tractor pulling. “It’s a sport where you’re pulling a progressively advancing weight down a 320 ft. clay track,” explains St. Marys resident Brian Harris, one of several local enthusiasts who take their tractors to area competitions in the summer months.…

Great day leaves St. Marys one point out of first

In Sr. Ryder Cup golf competition; fourth round Thursday in Goderich After three matches in their division in the Senior Ryder Cup (SRC) golf competition, the St. Marys Golf and Country Club team is in second place, with 46 points, and just one behind front-runner Sarnia which has 47. St. Clair Parkway is third at…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Jrs. continue to roll along

Team improves to 12-0 atop the Huron-Perth Fastball League standings By Pat Payton MILVERTON – The Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Juniors continue to combine good hitting and pitching in the Huron-Perth Fastball League. The St. Marys squad, coached by Rob and Kelly Wiffen, improved their first-place record to 12-0 with a 10-2 victory over the Milverton Millwrights…

Juggernauts extend win streak to three games

Men’s soccer team posts pair of 2-1 home-field victories last week St. Marys Juggernauts extended their WOSL winning streak to three games with two more Second Division victories this past week. First up was a Second Cup game last Tuesday against the Chatham Storm, who had knocked the Juggernauts out of Cup play the last…

Joanna Van De Walle Athlete-of-the-Year again

For third straight time at St. Mikes STRATFORD – St. Michael Catholic Secondary School recently announced its Athletes of the Year for 2018-19. St. Marys area resident Joanna Van De Walle, a Warriors’ multi-sport athlete, was named an Athlete-of-the-Year for a third consecutive season. She shared the Senior female award with Elizabeth Drake. The 17-year-old…

Two aces, same hole, same day

Two aces on the same day and same hole at St. Marys Golf & Country Club. Kathy Switzer and Gord Pearson both recorded hole-in-ones on the par 3 No. 2 hole on the same day recently at the St. Marys course. Congratulations to both golfers.  (Contributed photos)