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St. Marys Friendship Centre celebrates Seniors’ Month

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:30 AM

Ontario Seniors’ Games triathlon is June 7; Senior Services barbecue is June 15

June 2018 marks the 34th annual Seniors’ Month in Ontario. This year’s theme is “Now's the time to start something new”. The theme is meant to challenge stereotypes about aging and emphasize how seniors can continue to live vibrant, active lives into their golden years.  

In that spirit, the Ontario Seniors’ Games - which began in St. Marys in late May - will continue into June. In addition to other activities,...

Perth County transit funding applications approved

Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018 10:30 AM

The following media release was drafted and distributed by the County of Perth on Friday, May 25, 2018. It is being shared by the Town of St. Marys on behalf of the County of Perth. 

The County of Perth and the City of Stratford will each receive $1.45-million dollars in provincial grant funding over 5 years from the Ministry of Transportation “Community Transportation Grant Program – Municipal Stream (CT Program).”

Perth County, its member municipalities of North Perth, West Perth, Perth...

FM96 “Breakfast on the Bridge” Friday May 18

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:30 AM

Set your alarm bright and early for a distinctly St. Marys start to the summer season, as FM96’s popular “The Taz Show” takes over the downtown, broadcasting live from the historic Green Bridge between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18 – and the entire town is invited to watch!

Water Street from Queen to Parkview will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 10 a.m. to accommodate the broadcast. Public parking will also be prohibited in the area, including the alley behind the stores and services...

Town of St. Marys to conduct second emergency services exercise

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 04:00 PM

The Town is once again testing how it would respond in the event of a major emergency in St. Marys. On Thursday, May 31, 2018 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, the Town will conduct an emergency services exercise at the Pyramid Recreation Centre.

The Town led a similar exercise in May of 2017. The 2017 scenario, known as “Exercise Hail Mary,” measured the Town’s response to a collision that involved a school bus and an oil tanker truck. This time, the Town will test its ability to manage a major evacuation...

Final date for policing service transition announced

Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 12:15 PM

Following extensive contract negotiations, the Town of St. Marys is announcing a final date for its policing service transition. On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Town will officially welcome the Stratford Police Service to St. Marys. 

The Town’s application to bring the Stratford Police Service to St. Marys was approved by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) and members of Council in mid-2017. The decision to change providers followed a review of policing alternatives that was completed...