News from around St. Marys.

1st St. Marys Scouts report on camp trip

By Holly Wouters After a full year of Scouting and months of preparation, 1st St. Marys Scouts set off on a journey.  A week long camp at the Halliburton Scout Reserve with 11 youth (ages 11-14) and 3 leaders, the troop linked with 1st Mitchell Scouts for a total of 20 youth and 5 leaders. …

Stay active this autumn with Town recreation programs

Like it or not, autumn is coming – on Monday, July 23, crews began painting the ice on the Blue Rink in the Pyramid Recreation Centre. The Town also published an online preview of its Fall & Winter Recreation & Leisure Program Guide at www.townofstmarys.com/townguide. The online version is now displayed with a page-turning software…

OPP investigating damage at Canadian Tire

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Perth County Detachment were contacted shortly before 2:00 p.m., on July 18, 2018 following a mischief incident at the Canadian Tire store in the Town of St. Marys. The mischief occurred during the early morning hours of July 18, 2018 and was discovered by store staff. During the…

2018 ‘Battle of Gowanbrae’ winners established

By Pat Payton The 2018 version of the ‘Battle of Gowanbrae’ was held this past weekend, and four new champions were established at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. Altogether, there were 60 players in six men’s and ladies groups competing in the two-day tournament. Merlin Malinowski and Jamie Hodgins are the men’s champions. With…

Watt off to PGA National golf course in Florida

By Pat Payton PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – It’s one of those experiences that few Junior-age golfers ever get. This weekend, Sam Watt, of St. Marys, will play here at the prestigious PGA National Resort and Spa in an International Junior Optimists’ golf tournament for boys 16 to 18. The 16-year-old Watt qualified last year…

St. Marys White wins Mosquito baseball tourney

Team goes undefeated on final day, defeats Exeter for gold By Pat Payton It was two very different days for the St. Marys White Mosquito baseball team. The White squad, coached by Rich Ballantyne, Ray Cousineau and Scott Hossack, went 0-3 in three round-robin games on the Saturday and finished fourth in their pool. However,…

Lincolns sign five more players

Training camp now just three weeks away By Pat Payton Hard to believe, but St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns training camp is now just three weeks away. Lincs open their GOJHL main camp on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the PRC. The team has five pre-season games scheduled next month as well. Last week, the Independent…

Clark named to U SPORTS women’s all-star team

For upcoming Hockey Canada Summer Showcase in Calgary CALGARY – St. Marys native April Clark will soon be donning some new colours as she’s been named to the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey all-star team that will participate in Hockey Canada’s Summer Showcase, here Aug. 2-12. For the third straight year, the U SPORTS CIS all-stars…