News from around St. Marys.

Hubbard ‘B’ Bantams down 2-0 in OWHA playdowns

By Pat Payton EXETER – The Hubbard Pharmacy Bantam ‘B’ girls are a busy hockey team these days, competing in two different playoff series. In a best-of-five OWHA playdown series to determine who advances to the provincials in Toronto in April, Liz Simpson’s team is facing an uphill battle after dropping a 2-1 decision to…

Firefighter Peewees take opener against Wolves

Three third-period goals key 4-2 victory Sunday in NOTL By Pat Payton NOTL – Three third-period goals lifted the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees to a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wolves here Sunday afternoon. The win gave the Rock a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five OMHA semi-final series. Trailing 2-1 going into the final 15…

Frayne Bantams, Cougars go to sixth and deciding game

By Pat Payton MT. BRYDGES – A sixth and deciding game was needed here on Tuesday night between the Frayne Custom Cabinets A-E Bantams and the home-town Cougars. (The result was after this week’s Independent press deadline). In Game 5 Saturday night at the PRC, Cougars tied the six-point OMHA playoff series at five points…

St. Marys Station Gallery presents STONE

Photographs With Poetry from the Poetry Circle and Photography Club of St Marys By Jennifer Thorpe When Cameron Porteous invited members of local photography club St. Marys Clicks to submit black and white photos based on the word “Stone,” he wasn’t sure what to expect.  When the photographers submitted 150 photos, he knew his work…

UTRCA under fire over budget

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) have proposed a new budget going from $20 million to $24 million by the year 2020 and this has some municipalities objecting. At the last UTRCA meeting, Mayor Al Strathdee along with Perth South Mayor Bob Wilhelm, Perth South Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Rebecca Clothier and Board rep Tony Jackson…

U-14 Snipers lose lead in Guelph

GUELPH – After a couple weeks without a game, St. Marys U-14 Snipers returned to action this past weekend as the Snipers travelled to the University of Guelph to take on the Predators. Both teams entered the contest with 3-2-1 records in the second half of the ringette season. Olivia Nugent opened the scoring three…

Salukis enjoy great day at H-P Nordic ski meet

WOSSAA was scheduled for Tuesday at Highlands By Pat Payton DUNTROON – St. Marys DCVI Salukis enjoyed a great day at the Huron-Perth Nordic cross-country skiing championships here last Monday, Feb. 11 at the Highlands Nordic Centre (south of Collingwood). Salukis picked up two individual firsts, two seconds, and had numerous top-10 finishes. DCVI also…