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St. Marys Kinsmen SummerFest underway this weekend


Naomi Maxwell, 3, took a ride on the Puppies Thursday evening at Milt Dunnell field.
By Dan Rankin

They both began yesterday and both continue in St. Marys this weekend but, for the first time in recent memory, the Kinsmen SummerFest Carnival and its synonymous Beer Tent are taking place across town from one another. Families interested in checking out the SummerFest Carnival midway put on by Campbell Amusements or agricultural displays will find them in the same place they have been situated for the past few years, at Milt Dunnell Field. Food vendors including Rianna’s Family Restaurant and Sammy’s Souvlaki will also be located at the carnival.Continue Reading

SummerFest continues all weekend


The Kinsmen Summerfest Carnival got underway yesterday evening, with lots of young families heading to Milt Dunnell Field to check out the rides. Continue Reading

Bicycles a hot commodity for thieves – Some stolen in St. Marys

Within the past week the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has investigated numerous bicycle thefts from across the detachment area. The nicer weather appears to have triggered bicycle thieves within many of Perth County’s communities.
During the early hours of Saturday July 18th, a garage on Donegan St. West in Listowel was broken into and a high-end road bicycle was removed from within. The white 2015 OPUS 21speed road-bike had a rack in the back and an attachment for a front basket. The bike had a bell and a mirror as well as a digital speedometer.
Sometime between Saturday night July 18th, and Sunday morning July 19th, three bicycles were stolen from beside a home on Jones St. East in St.Marys. The bikes are described as follows:Continue Reading

Something Fishy at Wildwood Conservation Area

If you like to learn about local fish and/or eat cod, Wildwood Conservation Area is the place to be!
Join us on Saturday, July 25th at 10 am to see an electro-fishing demonstration by John Schwindt, Aquatic Biologist for the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. John will be sampling a stream in the campground to demonstrate the incredible diversity of fish in the upper Thames River watershed.
Wildwood Conservation Area is also holding a Fish Fry in the day use area with a mobile canteen from Goderich. Homemade British battered cod with coleslaw and fresh cut fries will be available:

  • Friday, July 31st, noon – 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 1st, 11 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday, August 2nd, noon – 4 pm

Female Volunteers Needed for Teen Esteem Program this Fall

Teen Esteem volunteers make it happen! For 12 years, the Teen Esteem program has been making a positive difference in the lives of young women in Perth County. Will you join us?
The Perth District Health Unit is recruiting adult female volunteers for the fall sessions of the Teen Esteem program, which will be offered at the following schools:

  • - St. Ambrose Catholic School (Stratford)
  • - D.C.V.I (St. Marys)
  • - St. Patrick’s Catholic School (Kinkora)
  • - Downie Central Public School (St. Pauls)Continue Reading

ATV stolen from backyard

On Tuesday July 21, 2015, a Water Street resident in St.Marys contacted the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to report the theft of an All Terrain Vehicle.
Investigation revealed that sometime between 10 p.m. on Monday July 20th and 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 21st, unknown suspects entered the victim’s fenced backyard and removed an ATV. It appears that the ATV was pushed out of the backyard onto a bike path behind the residence. It may have been loaded onto a vehicle a short distance away.
Description of ATV:

  • -  1992 Suzuki L4X, 280cc, blue in colour
  • -  Ontario plate TR782 was attached when stolen
  • -  VIN # JSAAK42A1N210274
  • -  No keys with vehicle when stolen

Anyone with information about this theft is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

Grand Opening held for new Diamondridge Park semi-detached home


By Dan Rankin

Thursday evening in the new Diamondridge Park subdivision, near the intersection of Church and St. Maria Streets, Bickell Built Homes Ltd. held a grand opening at 236 St. Maria Street.Continue Reading