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Category Archives: March 18th

Deputy Premier Matthews announces almost $200,000 for Green Bridge rehab


Deputy Premier Deb Matthews was in St. Marys on Tuesday morning to announce an OCIF grant worth almost $200,000 for rehabilitation to the Green Bridge.

By Dan Rankin

Tuesday morning in Millenium Park, Deputy Premier Deb Matthews received a history lesson about Water Street’s “Green Bridge,” before announcing almost $200,000 in Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) money to rehabilitate the 118-year-old pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge.

The $198,450 grant will cover one third of expected costs in the project.Continue Reading

Perth South sets rates for wheelie bins, date for switch still to be determined

Reimbursements for extra unused bag tags will be available By Dan Rankin At their evening meeting on Tuesday, March 15, Perth South Council further discussed the municipality’s forthcoming switch to automated waste collection by Bluewater Recycling Association (BRA), including coming to an agreement on the annual rate for the new wheelie bins. The cost ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Tender for downtown reconstruction under budget

Zero taxes for Legion and Army & Navy & Airforce The Town got good news when they opened the tenders for the downtown reconstruction project. There were a total of 7 companies who submitted a tender and the Town awarded the contract to Lavis Contracting Co. Limited, from Clinton, at a cost of $1,849,166.89 includingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Storage lockers entered

On Tuesday, March 15,  Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were called to St. Marys Mini Storage facility on James St. South in St. Marys where a break-in was discovered. Investigation revealed that sometime between the evening of Monday, March 14 and 7:00 am on the morning of Tuesday, March 15, unknown suspect(s) forced openContinue Reading

Perth County representatives present delegation at OGRA/ROMA conference Feb. 21 in Toronto

By Dan Rankin Perth South Treasurer Rebecca Clothier, one of the driving forces behind researching and preparing a delegation with the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the County and its lower tiers regarding the province’s Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) program, said she is pleased with how the Feb. 21 presentation was received. “TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Driver distraction still #1 factor in road deaths

“If you are texting, you are not driving safely” says OPP Commissioner This is the “official” OPP annual Distracted Driving campaign week although it should be every week of the year. Distracted driving has become a very serious and dangerous practice on our roads and it is more than just “getting a fine”. The OntarioContinue ReadingContinue Reading

St. Marys singer in finals of national vocal competition

Pictured, local singer Delaney Schoelier holds her 2016 Stratford Star finalist trophy. She’s already a finalist in the Hidden Talent Canada Vocal Competition and, next month, will try to win the grand prize of a recording package at a Toronto recording studio. By Dan Rankin For the past two years, Grade 9 DCVI student DelaneyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

McCully’s Maple Syrup Festival continues this weekend (Gallery)

Just east of St. Marys, McCully’s Hill Farm continued its 2016 Maple Syrup Festival last weekend, welcoming visitors from all over for their sugar bush tours and pancake brunches. Proceeds from the Sunday brunch last weekend benefited the Me to We Group at Little Falls Public School. The group is in its third year fundraisingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Atom BB’s drop first two games

The Atom BB’s have an uphill battle they must now climb. This weekend, the team will return to St. Marys as they host game three of their OMHA Championship series with Collingwood. Game one in St. Marys was a 3-0 win for Collingwood. St. Marys dominated the first period but Collingwood gained confidence as theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Lucan teen cuts hair to support grandmother’s fight with cancer

Fringe Hair Spa, Ilderton, February 18th. Justine holds up her10 inches of hair before donating it to cancer in the name of her grandmother. By Samantha Mills Justine Dickey, a long time resident of Lucan, recently decided to donate 10 inches of her hair to cancer in support of her grandmother, Barb Miller.Continue Reading