News from around St. Marys.

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…

World Karate Commission honours Jalyne Lorentz

Stonetown Karate Centre member named athlete-of-the-month for March By Pat Payton Since starting karate when she was just five years old, Jalyne Lorentz has come a long way in a relatively short time. Being the youngest in her family, who call Uniondale home, she followed her three older siblings, Jaron, Jenessa and Jelena, and mom…

Opportunity cost of a Lincolns season cut short

By Stewart Grant Since the summer of 2016, I’ve held the volunteer position of Treasurer for the St. Marys Lincolns Junior B hockey club. It has been a remarkably interesting and challenging experience, to say the least. The Lincolns’ status as “the second-oldest continuously-operating Junior B hockey club” has been threatened at various times throughout…

St. Marys minor hockey cancels all year-end activities

To all St. Marys Minor Hockey Association players, families, and volunteers: As a result of the COVID-19 virus and concern for our players, staff, and participants, we announced last week that we would have to cancel all Hockey Canada sanctioned activities effective immediately. At the time that we posted this information on March 13, 2020,…