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Town to transition to completely online bids&tenders process

Posted on Friday, April 07, 2017 11:00 AM

Software demonstration will take place at Municipal Operations Centre on Monday, April 10

The Town of St. Marys is joining the Township of Perth South, as well as over 100 other municipalities, in the use of a new bids&tenders web portal that will eventually allow vendors to submit bids completely online. The Town of St. Marys section of the portal can be accessed at

This technology is being rolled out in two phases:

Phase One allows vendors to view, register and...

St. Marys Museum seminar examines abandoned railway stations

Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:45 AM

Update: Due to high demand, this seminar has been moved to the St. Marys Friendship Centre (Multi-purpose Room), located at 317 James St S, St. Marys. 

Abandoned railway buildings and ways to reincorporate them into the community will be the topic of the next seminar at the St. Marys Museum. Heritage professional Laurence Grant will lead the seminar, which is happening on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.

After a number of years working in the museum field, Grant is now the contract historian...

Downtown traffic lights to be tested Thursday, April 6

Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 09:15 AM

Downtown traffic lights will be tested

Date of disruption
Thursday, April 6

Intersections on Queen, Church, Wellington and Water Streets

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Additional information
Crews will complete annual timing and phasing tests of the traffic lights.
Ontario Provincial Police will be on site directing traffic manually during the test.

Kim Clifford | Public Works Coordinator
519-284-2340, ext. 213 |

Library now accepting James MacRae Poetry Contest submissions

Posted on Monday, April 03, 2017 02:30 PM

New category will celebrate Canada 150

The St. Marys Public Library is inviting writers of all ages to submit poems to its James MacRae Poetry Contest in April. First run in 2013, the contest is named after the pseudonym of John James MacDonald -- a well-known local poet and Library patron who retired in St. Marys in 1875. In previous years, the contest has received hundreds of submissions from local poets of all ages.

New this year is a special Canada 150 category for pieces inspired by our nation’s...

Firefighters to visit residents door to door as part of safety campaign

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Fire Department will hand out information on smoke alarms, fire escape plans and carbon monoxide

If you hear a knock on your door the evening of March 29 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m., it may be one of the Town’s local firefighters with information about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detection and home escape plans. The visits are part of the St. Marys Fire Department’s spring public education campaign.  

Each home in Ontario is legally required to have a working smoke alarm on every storey...