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Emergency exercise tests St. Marys' disaster preparedness

Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 08:45 AM

On Thursday, May 31, the Town of St. Marys brought together 11 organizations and over 100 staff to conduct an emergency exercise. Dubbed “Exercise Toto”, this year’s scenario tested the community’s response to a simulated tornado touchdown in Rannoch and the west end of St. Marys.

“It’s good practice to use a scenario that is a real threat to the town,” said Richard “Andy” Anderson, the Town’s Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator. “Tornados have touched down in Southwestern Ontario...

Quarry swimmings

St. Marys Quarry weekend hours begin June 16

Posted on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:30 AM

Quarry Kick-off Party now on Saturday, June 30

Those who missed FM96’s May polar dip will be able to make their own splash in the St. Marys Quarry on June 16 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., when the popular outdoor swimming pool opens to the public for weekend hours.

Weekend-only hours will continue until Friday, June 29, when the facility begins its daily operation from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Town will mark the official opening with a Toonie Swimming Day from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., applicable at both the Quarry...

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...