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Firefighter Peewees explode in third, sweep Belmont

By Pat Payton BELMONT – Five unanswered third-period goals powered the Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees to a convincing 7-2 victory over the home-town Rangers here Saturday afternoon. The win gave Dwain Smith’s squad the best-of-three Shamrock League quarter-final playoff series in two straight games. The score was deadlocked 2-2 after two periods, and Belmont had out-shot…

Cascades Peewees undefeated champions at Brantford tourney

Team out-scores its opponents 11-3 on the weekend BRANTFORD – The St. Marys Peewee ‘C’ girls hockey team went undefeated and captured the 39th annual Walter Gretzky tournament here over the weekend. They all played their hearts out and were even congratulated by Mr. Walter Gretzky himself! Truly a memorable experience for everyone. The team,…

Mayor Al Strathdee addresses UTRCA Board

The following is a presentation by Mayor Al Strathdee to the Board of Upper Thames River Conservation Authority last week: Good Morning Chair Levin, members of the board, General Manager Wilcox, UTRCA staff, and other stakeholders. I want to start by speaking to the history of the UTRCA and its relationship with the town of…

Police parking back to Church Street

In the fall of 2019 the Town and the Stratford Police Service began a trial period to have cruisers park on Queen Street. The goal was to increase police visibility, and to have the parked cruisers act as traffic calming on Queen Street for speeding motorists.  Although the idea was good in theory, in practice…

Two more wins for U-16 Snipers

Five-point game for Jessica Burlingham St. Marys U-16 Snipers had a weekend sweep after travelling to Mitchell on Saturday, Feb. 22, and then hosting Dorchester the following day. The two wins improve the Snipers’ record to 16-3 while still securing top spot in the WRRL with only two games remaining. On Saturday, the Snipers opened…