News from around St. Marys.

Close vote for cannabis stores

Not only did people vote but many had strong comments whether or not they wanted cannabis store(s) in town. Some voted with a ‘please” for the Yes vote and we had some “no way” on the No side. But in the end 87 people voted with 52% voting ‘No” and 48% voting “Yes”. It will…

Busy night at PRC Monday for SMMHA teams

Hubbard Bantam girls extend first-place lead in LLFHL By Pat Payton It was a very busy night at the PRC on Monday (Dec. 10) as St. Marys minor hockey teams hosted a total of six games. SMMHA teams won two, tied two and lost two. The two winning teams were the Hubbard Pharmacy Bantam ‘B’…

Annual Salvation Army Toy Drive

The Salvation Army Toy Drive took place at Canadian Tire on Saturday, December 8th. Many generous people helped fill the police cruiser 5 times with brand new toys and gifts. Pictured, from left, are Nick Keating (Community Resource Officer) and Detective James Jardine. Nancy Bickell photos

Junior Salukis split pair of H-P home games

By Pat Payton The St. Marys DCVI Junior boys basketball team earned its way into the wins column column last Wednesday, after splitting a pair of hard-fought Huron-Perth League home games. In their game in the morning, a strong second-half effort sparked Jr. Salukis (1-2) to a 32-20 victory over F.E. Madill Mustangs from Wingham.…

Mazur named player-of-the-month for November

By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns’ St. Marys Buick GMC player-of-the-month for November is forward Joe Mazur. The 17-year-old Sudbury native had four goals and six assists for a 10-point month. Overall, the big centre sits tied for second in Lincs’ scoring with a team-leading 10 goals and 19 points in 26 games. Mazur also…

U-12 Regional team, Open Ladies squad finalists

By Pat Payton The U-12 Regional Petite team and the 18-plus Open Ladies squad were both finalists in the 12th annual Snipers ringette tournament this past weekend. In their championship game Sunday morning, the U-12 Regional team trailed 5-0 in the first half, but made a valiant comeback attempt in the second half. Rudy Taylor’s…

Committee and Board appointments

Council passed the following appointments, which are for four year terms, concurrent with the term of Council Strategic Priorities Committee Mayor Strathdee, Councillor Craigmile, Councillor Edney, Councillor Hainer, Councillor Pridham, Councillor Winter BIA Lanny Hoare, Chantal Lynch, Mary VanDenBerge, Amie Rankin, Emily Lagace, Councillor Winter BIA Public Art Committee Councillor Edney St. Marys Museum Board…

St. Marys Cement announces odour abatement progress

By Jennifer Thorpe St. Marys Cement announced at their fourth quarterly Community Liaison Committee meeting last Thursday that they have identified limestone as the source of odour in their raw material feed. During their search to identify the odour-causing component of their production process they made a significant investment in new technology which required training…