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Town warns of door-to-door water testing


Town Staff has been made aware that several residents have been visited or contacted by representatives offering free water testing. The individuals claim to be testing the quality of the water, looking for contaminants, and may claim to be affiliated with the Town of St. Marys or participating in a Town program. They will then offer to sell a purification system to the homeowner to clear the tap water.

Please note that these individuals are not affiliated with the Town of St. Marys. The town’s municipal water system operates under legislative requirements and is tested regularly under strict Ministry Guidelines through Ontario Regulation 170/03. All of the reporting is made available to the Public via the town’s annual water system reports.Continue Reading

What’s open and not this weekend!

With Friday being Good Friday, some will have an extra long weekend. Foodland and McDonald’s Independent Grocer are closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday, but are open on Saturday. The LCBO is closed Good Friday and Easter Monday but open Saturday. The Beer Store is closed Good Friday but open Saturday and Monday. The PostContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Industry Breakfast March 30 at golf course to provide update on budget, Queen Street reconstruction

By Dan Rankin When industry representatives and downtown merchants gather for a Town of St. Marys-hosted breakfast early next Wednesday, March 30, at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club, they will hear a number of presentations ranging from the Town’s 2016 budget, to the latest on plans involved with this year’s major Queen StreetContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kinettes Westover Inn Easter Egg Hunt supports Food Bank

By Dan Rankin The Easter Bunny will be in town on Saturday with a basketful of eggs to hide around the yard of Westover Inn (300 Thomas Street, St. Marys) for all the sharp-eyed youngsters of St. Marys and area.Continue Reading

English is tough!

Because it is a long weekend, we thought we would not write any serious stuff this week. Instead of serious topics, here is part of a poem to show people how tough English can be. It even takes concentration to read it properly.Continue Reading

SMCP’s Cabaret receives 13 nominations, 5 awards at WODL Awards Gala March 19

Pictured, from left, are: Maggie Whitcroft (Producer), Tania Harvey (winner – costumes), John Stevens (cast), Angela Wettlaufer (cast), Ann Jackson (winner – Cameo performance and Kit Kat Girl), Don Van Galen (Producer and cast), Shawn Harvey (costumes and crew), Kristen Keller (cast), Denise Fergusson (dialogue coach), Melissa Metler (cast), Josey Christmas (winner – Kit KatContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sutherhill Farms one of several farms taking part in March 19 open house

Sutherhill Farms Ltd. co-owner Dave Standeaven, left, poses last Saturday during an open house at the farm alongside his son Scott, wife Dana and daughter Anna. By Dan Rankin A clear, sunny day made for strong turnouts last Saturday, as six local farms held open houses as part of the Perth Holstein Club’s 2016 PerthContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Curling Playoffs Underway

As winter turns to spring and the St. Marys Curling Club begins to wind down its 150th anniversary season, here’s a look at the 2016 playoff picture: Open Competitive League Wednesday night (just after we went to press) featured the semi-finals of the Open Competitive League. In one semi-final, Ron Ferguson’s team of deadly accurateContinue Reading

St. Patty’s, Tea Parties and an Eagle (Gallery)

St. Marys bluegrass group Corduroy Gordon was one of the musical acts entertaining the packed house that was O’Leary’s Creamery on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17. From left are bassist Dan Bechard, singer, multi-instrumentalist and St. Patrick impersonator Chet Greason, singer and guitarist Emily Lagace and singer and banjo player Kevin Lagace.Continue Reading

Cocktail celebration on Grand Trunk Bridge planned

Event to be held June 24th The St. Marys Hospital Foundation is planning a unique event to be held on the longest day of the year. Andrea Macko, on behalf of the Foundation, made a presentation to Council on Tuesday night outlining the initial plans for the event. As part of a ‘Recognition Celebration” theContinue Reading