Top news stories from the Independent.

Jenna McCartney named new Town Clerk

The following is a report presented to Council at their last meeting: Earlier this year, the Town was the successful recipient of a Provincial modernization grant. This grant was used to hire KPMG to complete an organizational modernization and efficiency review project. The project is underway, and has the following objectives: Objective #1: Review how…

The Sanctuary inks Canadian Broadcast deal

The Sanctuary is an International Multi-Award-Winning Feature Length Film shot entirely in the small picturesque town of St. Marys, Ontario. This feature film was created by the Canadian duo of AKoolFilm Company Inc., Producer and Director Allen Kool and Screenwriter Robin E. Crozier. To date, this exceptional creative team has amassed over 60 International Film…

Survey opportunity – Rebuilding after COVID-19

Research invites local residents to share pandemic experiences, help inform recovery COVID-19 has had serious and potentially long-lasting impacts on communities. While the recovery will be long and difficult for everyone, small and rural communities face particular challenges. Research by the University of Guelph (U of G), supported by United Way Perth-Huron’s Social Research and…

GOJHL starting 2020-21 regular season Dec. 2

Three dates considered by league teams By Pat Payton In a recent press release from Commissioner Mark Tuck, he reported that Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) teams have determined Wednesday, Dec. 2 as the opening night for 2020-21 regular-season games. The GOJHL will work with the Government and the OHA to be granted approval.…