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Category Archives: 2015

Our last Paper of 2015!

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This will be our last paper this year as we take a well deserved (we think!) two weeks off. Our next paper will be January 8th 2016. So, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Instead of Christmas shopping, Ilderton-area family pools funds for refugee donation

Pictured alongside St. Marys Refugee Sponsorship Group chair Rev. Gwen Ament are the Gardiner family from the Ilderton area. On Sunday, they presented the St. Marys Refugee Sponsorship Group with a cheque for $2,500 – the pooled funds they would have spent on Christmas shopping this year, but decided to use to support the SyrianContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Dana plant for sale… again – The rubber is still not hitting the road!

As of Dec. 15, the Dana plant on James Street South has been listed for lease or sale. The property is listed with Larin James Shouldice Realty in London. In a call to Danna O’Brien who has been the PR person for Green Arc, we were directed to contact Mike DiCenzo, President of Green Arc.Continue Reading

Dutch Rotary Youth Exchange student enjoying time in Canada despite lack of snow

Joep Heddes (middle row, third from right) poses with some of the region’s other Rotary Youth Exchange students. By Dan Rankin “Everybody tells me they had a lot of snow last year, and I believe them – but I want to see it,” says Joep (pronounced Yoop) Heddes, the Dutch Rotary Youth Exchange student currentlyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Thank you and Merry Christmas

As we come to the end of another year, with this being our last issue until the New Year, we would like to reflect a little as we head into our 15th year. When the Independent was started, we had a philosophy of being educational, entertaining and informative. To this day we still try veryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

St. Marys ahead of the curve on upcoming Adult Resource Centre program changes

By Dan Rankin Earlier this year, a Toronto Star investigation into provincially-funded workshops for people with intellectual disabilities revealed that many attending the workshops spent decades “in segregation,” doing “menial tasks for pennies a day.” As a result, authorities at the Ministry of Community and Social Services have promised the province will gradually replace allContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Kansas cattle farmer builds YouTube channel around parody videos, playing trombone

By Dan Rankin From the unlikely location of Peabody, Kansas, cattle farmer Derek Klingenberg has built up a YouTube subscriber base numbering in the tens of thousands, with his parody music videos and other comedic clips having received over 20 million views. The secret to the success of this “Rural” Al Yankovic seems to beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

St. Marys Rock Minor Hockey Report

The FINNBILT Novice BB team won their only game this week, a 7-5 victory over the Strathroy Rockets. The team has a record of 10-2-5, good for fourth in the division. They play tomorrow at the St. Thomas Timken Community Centre against the Stars at 12:30 pm, followed by a home game on Monday, Dec.Continue Reading

The ‘Lukes Report

By Scott Maxwell A quick roundup of all the action from your St. Marys DCVI Salukis: The junior girls volleyball team This week, the team followed up a tournament with a pair of season-opening home matches against St. Mikes and Stratford Central. They struggled against St. Mikes, dropping both sets, but followed it up withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Lincs losing streak extends to seven with 6-1 loss to London

By Scott Maxwell The St. Marys Lincolns (5-23-1-2) have fallen out of a playoff spot after a 6-1 loss to the London Nationals (17-9-3-1), their seventh loss in a row. Despite a very disciplined game from the Lincolns, who took just one penalty all game, the Nationals attacked them with consistency, scoring two goals everyContinue ReadingContinue Reading