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Saluting our healthcare heroes

Submitted by Peter Allan Rice: Over the past week or so, our neighborhood has been honouring our healthcare workers by coming out of our homes at 7:30 p.m. each night, at a safe physical distance, to make a lot of noise in hopes that they would hear us and know that they are appreciated. On…

What’s open or not this Easter weekend

Under these extraordinary circumstances, we have a variance of different openings and closures this weekend. Foodland and McDonald’s Independent are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will be open on Saturday. Likewise, Delmar Foods is closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will have extended hours on Saturday, opening at 8 am until…

Lincolns announce team award winners for 2019-20

Rookie Ryan Burke double recipient; goalie Kyle Curtin named regular-season MVP By Pat Payton St. Marys Lincolns recently named their team award winners for the 2019-20 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) season. Winners of 11 team awards were announced. Centre Ryan Burke is the only double recipient. The 17-year-old London native will get his…

Social life in St. Marys ‘virtually’ goes on

By Stewart Grant Shares of tech company Zoom Video Communications (ZM) surged 22% on Monday, following Sunday’s performance of the “Virtual Front Porch Show” which was hosted on the Zoom platform and simultaneously broadcast on Facebook Live. All over the world, as greater requirements for social distancing have been put in place to fight the…