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Water Street North Development Denied

Mayor Al Strathdee returns to Council By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter At the first St. Marys Town Council meeting of the new year, Mayor Al Strathdee returned after his medical leave. He thanked everyone for their kindness, including Councillors and town staff for their efforts. He especially thanked Deputy Mayor Marg Luna for…

Lincoln Great Vanderspank added to Wall of Fame

Lincs obtain pair of 20-year-olds from St. Thomas at trade deadline By Pat Payton Prior to last Friday night’s St. Marys-London Jr. ‘B’ game, the Lincolns’ Alumni group honoured Paul Vanderspank, a former team captain who played five seasons in St. Marys (1972-77). The big left winger was captain when the Barry Hearn-coached Lincs won…

Lincolns drop home-ice pair to Flyers, Nationals

Team wants to use final 14 regular-season games to prepare for the playoffs By Pat Payton The goals may have slightly changed for St. Marys Lincolns. Now, they want to hang onto third place and use the final 14 regular-season games to prepare for the Western Conference playoffs. Any chance of gaining second place probably…

HBC Peewees, Frayne Bantams sidelined in quarters

In International Silver Stick tournament in Niagara area on weekend By Pat Payton NIAGARA – Both St. Marys A-E teams lost just once in the 2020 International Silver Stick tournament, held here in the Niagara area this weekend. However, the losses came in the quarter-finals, in the single-knockout playoffs, and eliminated the Home Building Centre…

A.B.S. Tracs Bantams enjoying stellar 2019-20 season

Team has won two tournaments and is undefeated in league play By Pat Payton Several St. Marys minor hockey teams are enjoying a successful 2019-20 season. One of those teams is certainly the A.B.S. Tracs Bantam ‘C’ girls, the only SMMHA team that went into the Christmas break undefeated. Going into the New Year, Don…

ANAF Bantams, G&CC Atoms take openers on road

By Pat Payton STRATHROY – The ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams kicked off a six-point OMHA series here last Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over the Jr. Rockets. Owen Boyd gave the Rock a 1-0 lead in the second period, from captain Ethan Brine and Peyton Lobb. Lucan Vernooy put the visitors up 2-0 midway through…

Welcoming Paul Dreossi to the Independent

Joining the St. Marys Independent team in the newly created position of “journalist of civic matters” is local resident Paul Dreossi. Paul has been teaching as a part-time professor at Fanshawe College for the last 18 years, as well as working as a carpenter, architectural designer and consultant. He lives in a historical home with…