News from around St. Marys.

Town Council meets electronically for the first time

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Town of St. Marys Council Meeting was held under special circumstances on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Utilizing the flexibility recently granted by the Province of Ontario under the Municipal Act, council is allowed to meet electronically for purposes of a quorum, in consideration of the current emergency…

Relieved to make it back home

South America cruise cut short By Gary Cumming On March 4, Marg and I flew to Santiago, Chile to start a 32-day cruise aboard the Coral Princess that was set to sail around Cape Horn, explore Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on the eastern coast, and travel through the Caribbean before disembarking in Fort Lauderdale. Our…

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…