News from around St. Marys.

Kin Canada Novices reach quarters at Provincials

By Pat Payton TORONTO – Coach Ray Cousineau was proud of his Kin Canada Novice ‘C’ girls and their performance here at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) Provincials this past weekend. After winning twice and tying another, the Novice Rock was sidelined in the quarter-finals Saturday night after a 6-0 loss to Smith Falls…

2018/19 St. Marys Curling Champions

Wednesday Open League ‘A’ Division Playoffs Derek Shackleton John Heard Jason Skipper Dale Levy League Champions Steven Schwartzentruber Evan Aitcheson Shane Restall Ryan Schwartzentruber ‘B’ Division Playoffs Gary Crowley Alex Robertson Lindsay McLeod Carrie Robertson ‘C’ Division Playoffs Phil Rember Jim McCutcheon Heather Grennis Doug Laycock ‘D’ Division Playoffs Ron Ferguson Steve Elliott John Hopkins…

Chamber Growing St. Marys Presence

Next Event Comes to Town April 17th On Wednesday, April 17th the St. Marys Buick GMC Dealership will host the next Business After 5 networking event for the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce. The BA5 events are held once per month, and offer an opportunity to network with business people in the community.  Admittance…

NHL Playoff Predictions

Lightning team a powerhouse, but Nashville takes the Cup Predictions by Stewart Grant (Publisher, St. Marys Independent) One of my January predictions for 2019 was that a Canadian team would finally hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993. However, much has changed in the three months since that prediction was made. Winnipeg…

Perth and Huron Health Units are merging

The following was sent out as an update to the merger of the Perth District and Huron County Health Units. “As you may have heard, the Perth District Health Unit and the Huron County Health Unit will be merging into a single entity, effective January 1, 2020. As an important partner, we wanted to let…

Local Students Walk Out to Protest Education Changes

Students at St. Marys DCVI joined a province wide walkout with 700 other schools Thursday afternoon to protest the provincial government’s recently announced changes to education. The Progressive Conservatives’ recent announcements impact several facets of the province’s education system, including plans to increase high school class sizes from 22 to 28 students, making students take…

Police reports for the week

Male Arrested for Assault and Possession of Drugs On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. the Stratford Police Service was contacted regarding an assault that occurred in the back parking lot of the Video 99 in the Town of St Marys. Police attended and spoke with the owner of Video 99 who advised that…

Firefighter Peewees enjoy All-Ontario fire truck ride!

The Firefighter Peewees and the coaching staff pose for photos after their All-Ontario victory ride around town Sunday afternoon, courtesy of the St. Marys Fire Department. Dwain Smith’s Peewees defeated Lindsay Muskies three games to one in the best-of-five OMHA ‘BB’ final. It capped a great run by the Firefighters, who went 15-4 in 19…