News from around St. Marys.

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…

Perth South Begins New Term of Council

A new term of Council began with the inaugural meeting on December 4, 2018 when each member recited the Declaration of Office with Clerk Lizet Scott officiating. The meeting began with opening remarks from Administrator/Treasurer Rebecca Clothier. “On behalf of the staff of Perth South, we want to take a moment and applaud all the…

Mayor and Council sworn in

Mayor Al Strathdee and Councillors were sworn in at the Town Hall last Tuesday in front of family and friends. The Invocation was given by Rev. Gwen Ament and the national Anthem was sung by Rachel Strathdee. Warden Walter McKenzie was on hand to bring greetings from the County of Perth and Mayor Robert Wilhelm…

Firefighters sweep their way to Delhi tourney title

Five consecutive wins for St. Marys ‘BB’ team By Pat Payton DELHI – The Firefighter ‘BB’ Peewees have a great record in tournaments this 2018-19 season. Dwain Smith’s squad has entered three tourneys to date, winning two of them and finishing second in the other. Firefighters’ latest tournament victory came in Delhi on the Nov.…

Gerard still curling at 90!

Gerard Poel is 90 years young and still curling. Poel, who has curled for over 40 years, is a member of the Monday Farmers League at the St. Marys Curling Club. When asked how long he’s going to continue to curl, he said with a smile: “I just take it one day at a time.”…

DCVI Intermediate boys win volleyball tourney

EXETER – On Thursday, Nov. 29, the DCVI Gr. 7-8 Intermediate boys volleyball team traveled to South Huron to participate in the South Region tournament. The boys started the day strong with an easy first set win, 25-9. The South Huron Grade 7s found their stride in the second set and pushed Salukis a little…

Legion Minor Midgets 3-2-1 in last six games

Rock team continues to strive for consistency By Pat Payton Like a lot of hockey coaches, Robb McIntosh is looking for consistency with his St. Marys Minor Midget team, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 236. The Legion squad, comprised of all first-year Midgets, is a member of the Tri-County Minor Hockey League. “We’re…