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Town’s local business support goes digital

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020 04:00 PM

Online gift certificate program assists during pandemic

There’s a safe new way to support St. Marys’ shops and services during these challenging times.

The Town of St. Marys has taken the lead on participating in an online gift certificate resource, www.fansaveshelps.ca. FanSaves aims to support communities by encouraging social distancing and allowing businesses to stay afloat during this unprecedented pandemic.  

Gift certificates can be purchased from the comfort of home, with the amount (minus...

Town announcing further financial relief measures for those impacted by COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2020 07:45 AM

St. Marys Town Council has approved further financial relief measures for residents and business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The move follows Council’s March 24, 2020 decision to waive all penalties and interest charges on municipal payments for 30 days.

The Town will now allow those struggling financially to defer the May 28, 2020 interim property tax payment to June 30, 2020. Because property taxes make up the bulk of the Town’s annual revenue, the municipality is asking those that...

Town of St. Marys expanding Community Wellness Program

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 08:15 AM

Services now include grocery delivery assistance and virtual recreation programming

The Town of St. Marys is expanding its Community Wellness Program to include new services to help residents cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program launched late in March and was initially focused on connecting those in need with pre-existing community resources. While this approach has been successful – over 80 people are currently registered with the program – staff have since discovered some...

Town of St. Marys taking further action to stop the spread of COVID-19

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2020 04:30 PM

The Town of St. Marys is announcing further service reductions and project delays as part of its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

The St. Marys Fire Hall renovation that was set to begin on April 1, 2020 has been delayed until further notice. The Fire Department will continue to operate out of the Municipal Operations Centre until the project is complete.

The Town will continue to accept and issue building permits for other construction projects, but will only conduct inspections on projects...

Homecoming+Heritage postponed to 2021

Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2020 01:00 PM

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt date change

It’s hoped that Hindsight Will Be 2021 as the committee planning this July’s Homecoming+Heritage event voted on Monday to postpone in light of COVID-19.

The committee has postponed the celebration to July 2-4, 2021, but will meet in December 2020 to assess and confirm the date, considering the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homecoming+Heritage committee chair Wayne Murray says of the decision that “we would rather the St. Marys community fully focus...