News from around St. Marys.

Perfect 5-0 record for DCVI Ultimate Frisbee team

St. Marys hosted WOSSAA last Friday; advance to OFSAA By Stewart Grant The St. Marys DCVI Ultimate Frisbee team is moving on to OFSAA! Hosting the WOSSAA event at the PRC soccer fields last Friday, the Salukis won all five of their matches, including the final game in dramatic fashion. Starting with pool play, St.…

Mary Smith wins Optimism Place award

For Women of the Year in the Arts, Culture and Heritage category For her unique and important role in preserving the history of St. Marys and Perth County, Mary Smith from St. Marys was presented the Optimism Place Woman of the Year Award for Arts, Culture and Heritage at the annual gala fund-raising dinner held…

John Nater re-elected

73% turnout for riding As expected, incumbent Conservative MP John Nater was re-elected by a wide margin in the riding of Perth-Wellington. He increased his vote total by over 3,200 as compared to the last election, while the Liberal vote with Pirie Mitchell, fell by close to 4,600. The other party that saw a large…

Jackson’s Pharmacy sold to Sunshine Drugs

Cathy Forster has owned drug store since 1976 By Stewart Grant After 72 years in operation, Jackson’s Pharmacy will have just its second ownership change. Effective November 1, Cathy Forster will sell her ownership of Jackson’s Pharmacy to Sunshine Drugs, a company owned by pharmacist Frank Murgic. For Sunshine Drugs, Jackson’s Pharmacy will be the…

DCVI Teacher Annette Wrigley receives Coaches Award

St. Marys DCVI Teacher Annette Wrigley was recently awarded the CAO (Coaches Association of Ontario) Coaching Excellence Award in recognition of her outstanding coaching and her unique contributions to sport through coaching. She was honoured at a breakfast ceremony on September 21 in Toronto. Since the ceremony (and related YouTube video was released), Annette reported…

New challenge for Firefighter Peewees’ coaching staff

Team has just four returnees from last year’s OMHA championship squad  By Pat Payton It’s another hockey season and a whole new challenge for Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees’ coach Dwain Smith and his staff. Smith and company have just four players back from their 2018-19 OMHA championship team. The returning skaters are forwards Jayden Tipping and…