New, safer cliff jump planned

Ever since July, 2014, swimmers at the St. Marys Quarry have been asked to enter the water only by using ladders at the deck; a contract to build a new, safer cliff jump has now been approved.

Hospital Foundation donation

Members of the Legion, Branch 236, St. Marys were on hand Aug. 15 to present a cheque for $5,097 to the Memorial Hospital Foundation. From left, front row: Legion president Peter Bushfield, Hospital Foundation vice-chair Pat Craigmile, Owen Marchant, Poppy Chair Branch 236, and RN Rebecca Wilker. Back row: Jason Cates, Legion track and field executive, personal support worker Aarron Stokes, Legion first VP Tom Jenkins, and Foundation executive director Krista Linklater.

Van in river

A Stratford Airporter van ended up in Lake Victoria after the driver struck a parked vehicle along Lakeside Drive.

Protest

Representatives of the Falun Gong spiritual practice make a stop behind Stratford City Hall to protest the Chinese government’s persecution of their faith. The protesters asked residents to sign a petition, and submitted information to the mayor’s office, asking for a resolution of support from the city.

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