News from around St. Marys.

Kingsway Lodge thrilled with support from community

Approximately 300 masks, caps and food donated to St. Marys nursing home By Pat Payton Kingsway Lodge and Fairhill Residence administrator Theresa Wakem has been thrilled with the support from the community in these trying times, due to the ongoing health concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve had all kinds of people making masks,”…

West End Variety to give way to new development

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The St. Marys Town Council meeting of Tuesday, April 14 provided details to the community on the future of 188 Queen Street West, the current location of West End Variety. Last year, Brahmani Inc., who owns 188 Queen Street West, submitted a pre-consultation request to develop the property.…

St. Marys minor hockey thanks its 2019-20 sponsors

On behalf of St. Marys minor hockey, the association wants to thank all of its generous sponsors for their support during the 2019-20 season. These companies and businesses have helped to provide opportunities for the SMMHA’s young players this season. Team sponsors: Tim Hortons – St. Marys Ford Sales – Finnbilt Contracting Ltd. – St.…

Scott Driscoll retires after 28 seasons in the NHL

Former Lincolns’ defenceman had hoped to officiate his last game at MSG in New York By Pat Payton GUELPH – It appears that Scott Driscoll is getting very close to hanging up his skates after 28 seasons as a National Hockey League linesman. The 52-year-old Seaforth native and former St. Marys Lincolns’ defenceman (1985-89) was…

Darcy John performing live on Friday!

Virtual Facebook concert part of Community Wellness Program Music fans will have good reason to smile on Friday night at 8 p.m., when St. Marys native turned Nashville recording artist Darcy John takes over the Pyramid Recreation Centre’s Facebook page for a virtual concert. The concert is part of the town’s response to the COVID-19…

Ontario golf courses make case for safe opening

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “During this time of physical distancing, golf courses are uniquely positioned to provide safe environments that support the safety protocols put in place by the government,” read a letter to MPP Randy Pettapiece, penned by St. Marys Golf & Country Club (“SMGCC”) General Manager Matt Staffen earlier this…

Homecoming + Heritage weekend postponed to 2021

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt date change It’s hoped that Hindsight Will Be 2021 as the committee planning this July’s Homecoming+Heritage event voted on Monday, Apr. 6 to postpone in light of COVID-19. The committee has postponed the celebration to July 2-4, 2021, but will meet in December 2020 to assess and confirm the date, considering…