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VIA ticket counter moving to new location in station

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 01:45 PM

Project will enhance station’s operation, accessibility and visual appeal

The St. Marys VIA Rail station is getting a minor makeover. Work will begin this week to move the ticket counter to the vestibule in the northeast corner of the station’s lobby. The project is expected to take a month and will not cause any disruption to service in the station.

Selling train tickets from the vestibule is not a new idea. Until the early 1960s, railway personnel served customers from a smaller office in the same...

Design finalized for new Cadzow Park splash pad

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 09:00 AM

Work scheduled to begin this spring 

After surveying the public, gathering feedback from elementary school students and receiving Council approval, Town of St. Marys staff have finalized the design for the future Cadzow Park splash pad. The grassland-themed structure proposed by Open Solutions – known as Option 3 during the public consultation period - emerged as the preferred design.

The 1600 square foot, accessible splash pad will have 27 water features spread out over two separates areas –...

Flood warning lifted for St. Marys

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 05:00 PM

Flood watch remains in effect

A flood warning that was issued by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 has been lifted. St. Marys is now under a flood watch only.

In a media release sent out yesterday, UTRCA noted that water levels are dropping in rivers and streams in the Upper Thames watershed. However, flood plains and low lying areas can still be dangerous. Residents are reminded to be cautious around watercourses and avoid flooded areas.

Further updates...

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Friendship Centre to host International Women’s Day event on March 8

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018 12:00 PM

Register by March 6 to attend

On Thursday, March 8, the St. Marys Friendship Centre will host its first-ever International Women’s Day event from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The event will feature presentations by local women from various backgrounds, with refreshments and a social hour to follow.

Ann Slater, a local grower of organic vegetables, will speak about her experiences as a farmer and environmentalist. Town of St. Marys Councillor Lynn Hainer will share about women in politics. Wellness Coordinator...

Town provides update following localized flood warning

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 06:00 PM

UPDATE: The flood warning has been lifted. A flood watch remains in effect. Details:

Water levels remain high in area streams and rivers

The Town of St. Marys is providing an update on the condition of local watercourses following a flood warning that was issued yesterday by the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA).

Heavy rains and mild temperatures on Monday and Tuesday resulted in St. Marys experiencing the highest volume of water on UTRCA's record since 1948....