News from around St. Marys.

Local Insurance Co. donates to local food banks

Tradition Mutual gives $15,000 to food banks in St. Marys, Stratford and Mitchell By Pat Payton SEBRINGVILLE – The Tradition Mutual Insurance Company recently donated a total of $15,000 to area Salvation Army food banks. Receiving $5,000 each are the Sally Ann food banks in St. Marys, Stratford and Mitchell. “Tradition has long been part…

Black Lives Matter protest held in St. Marys

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Peaceful protests were held all around the world over the weekend in calls for racial equality, sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In St. Marys, nearly 120 peaceful demonstrators assembled in Milt Dunnell Field at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Many brought protest signs…

The Walk to end ALS in St. Marys goes virtual on June 21

The ALS community knows a thing or two about resilience, courage and adaptability – and they are coming together virtually to show it! As Canada responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with physical distancing, they have turned the Walk to End ALS event across Ontario into a fully online event. Happening on Global ALS Awareness Day,…

Local Farmers Donate to Area Food Banks

By June Grant With the increased demand at area food banks, local farmers Roland and Stefan Weber and family of Scenic Holsteins and their parents, Hans and Jolanda Weber who operate Stonetown Artisan Cheese at 5021 Perth Line 8, St. Marys decided to help out. The Webers operate both enterprises under unique circumstances. Approximately 1/6…

MacPherson would like one more visit to Dunedin

Huge baseball fan has made trip to Jays’ spring training in Florida 30 times By Pat Payton Dick MacPherson loves the game of baseball. And the 87-year-old St. Marys man and former town mayor would like to make at least one more March trip to Dunedin, Florida to watch spring training and take in all…

Smale receives OHA trainer-of-the-year award

Vote by the selection committee was a unanimous one By Pat Payton It’s a feather in the cap for Darren Smale and the St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns as well. Earlier this week, the Ontario Hockey Association announced its major award winners for the 2019-20 season and Smale was informed that he has been named…

Town provides update on re-opening plans for outdoor amenities

The Town of St. Marys is providing an update on its plans for re-opening its outdoor recreational amenities as the Province of Ontario eases its COVID-19 restrictions. To date, the Province has allowed the following outdoor recreational amenities to re-open: public boat launches, outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields; off-leash dog areas; outdoor picnic sites,…