News from around St. Marys.

John Nater re-elected

73% turnout for riding As expected, incumbent Conservative MP John Nater was re-elected by a wide margin in the riding of Perth-Wellington. He increased his vote total by over 3,200 as compared to the last election, while the Liberal vote with Pirie Mitchell, fell by close to 4,600. The other party that saw a large…

Jackson’s Pharmacy sold to Sunshine Drugs

Cathy Forster has owned drug store since 1976 By Stewart Grant After 72 years in operation, Jackson’s Pharmacy will have just its second ownership change. Effective November 1, Cathy Forster will sell her ownership of Jackson’s Pharmacy to Sunshine Drugs, a company owned by pharmacist Frank Murgic. For Sunshine Drugs, Jackson’s Pharmacy will be the…

DCVI Teacher Annette Wrigley receives Coaches Award

St. Marys DCVI Teacher Annette Wrigley was recently awarded the CAO (Coaches Association of Ontario) Coaching Excellence Award in recognition of her outstanding coaching and her unique contributions to sport through coaching. She was honoured at a breakfast ceremony on September 21 in Toronto. Since the ceremony (and related YouTube video was released), Annette reported…

New challenge for Firefighter Peewees’ coaching staff

Team has just four returnees from last year’s OMHA championship squad  By Pat Payton It’s another hockey season and a whole new challenge for Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees’ coach Dwain Smith and his staff. Smith and company have just four players back from their 2018-19 OMHA championship team. The returning skaters are forwards Jayden Tipping and…