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Lincolns announce team award winners for 2019-20

Rookie Ryan Burke double recipient; goalie Kyle Curtin named regular-season MVP By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns recently named their team award winners for the 2019-20 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) season. Winners of 11 team awards were announced. Centre Ryan Burke is the only double recipient. The 17-year-old London native will get his…

St. Marys and Perth South Council expenses released

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As per Government regulations, the Town has released expenses for the Mayor and Councillors for 2019. As compared to last year, salaries have increased by close to 4% and this is in part to compensate for the 1/3 salary tax-free portion that is no longer available. Another change…

Stonetown Karate offering Virtual Live classes

By Pat Payton Stonetown Karate Centre has closed its Dojo at 29 Wellington Street South due to the ongoing health concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the martial arts business hasn’t missed a beat. It is offering Virtual Live karate classes for its students. All in virtual, Stonetown Karate is featuring the following: Kids…

Clark finishes stellar hockey career at Western

Nursing student now considering coaching position with the Mustangs By Pat Payton St. Marys native April Clark recently finished a stellar five-year career with Western’s varsity women’s hockey team. Now, she may be embarking on a new chapter in her sports life: coaching. In an interview with the Independent last week, Clark, 23, is considering…

SMMHA players named Shamrock League all-stars

By Pat Payton The following St. Marys minor hockey players were named Shamrock League all-stars for the 2019-20 season. G&CC ‘BB’ Atoms Zach Larmer, Golf and Country Club ‘BB’ Atoms. Larmer anchored his team’s defence, logging a lot of playing minutes this season on Dan Murrell’s squad. Dunny’s Sports A-E Atoms Forward Zach Matheson and…

Service club meetings held online last week

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter This past week, as we settle in to a period of self-isolation and social distancing, several St. Marys service clubs held their first-ever online meetings. Both the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of St. Marys adapted to the current times by holding their latest meeting electronically through the Snapchat…

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…