News from around St. Marys.

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…

Ethan Aarts 15th at ski Nationals in Gatineau

By Pat Payton GATINEAU – Ethan Aarts, of RR1 Lakeside, finished 15th in his age group at the recent Canadian national Nordic cross-country skiing championships, here Mar. 13-20. The 15-year-old Aarts, a Grade 10 DCVI student, raced in two events at the nationals–the 10k.m. Classic and a 7.5 k.m. Skate race. A total of 220…

ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams are road warriors in SHL final

Rock team wins three times in Strathroy, claims league ‘A’ playoff title By Pat Payton STRATHROY – You could say the ANAF ‘BB’ Bantams earned the moniker ‘road warriors’ in the Shamrock League ‘A’ playoff final. Brandon Boyd’s charges won all three games at Strathroy’s Gemini Arena in the series. A 4-1 victory over the…

Dunny’s Atoms, HBC Peewees also win SHL titles

By Pat Payton It went the limit, but the Dunny’s Source for Sports A-E Atoms captured the Shamrock League’s ‘B’ championship last Wednesday night. Matt King’s squad erased an early 1-0 deficit and went on to defeat St. Thomas Jr. Stars 5-1 in the fifth and deciding game of their SHL final series. Three unanswered…