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Outdoor fire ban currently in effect - Heritage Festival fireworks will proceed with Fire Department supervision

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2016 04:00 PM

In effect immediately, as of July 6, 2016, all open air fires are prohibited anywhere in Perth County. Open air fires are defined as any fire outside of a building and include bonfires, campfires, burn barrels, outdoor fireplaces/chimineas or any other fires set in open air.

The only exceptions to the ban are cooking fires within approved campgrounds. Cooking fires are permitted on campsites from 12:00hrs. to midnight only. After midnight, all fires must be completely extinguished.

This fire ban is...

Public Open House Future Solid Waste Disposal Needs Environmental Assessment June 23

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2016 04:00 PM

The Town is seeking input on the St. Marys Landfill Environmental Assessment results and recommendations to expand the current site.

Community members and interested parties wishing to review the project and / or provide comment can attend a Drop-in / Public Information Centre on Thursday, June 23 from 5 to 7 PM at the Municipal Operations Centre (408 James St. S.) or contact the Town’s Supervisor of Environmental Services, Dave Blake, at 519-284-2340 x 209 or

More information...

Public Works continues to monitor detour traffic - No left turns east bound off of Park St. onto Water St. S.

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2016 04:00 PM

Our Downtown Reconstruction team continues to routinely monitor traffic conditions at the intersection of Park St. and Water St.  We thank you for your input and ask that drivers heed the no left turn signs at the location to help with traffic flow.

See the attached map for the detour routes.


Queen Street reconstruction project enters final phase

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2016 04:00 PM

Completed work has enhanced safety and accessibility for pedestrians

UPDATE: It is estimated that all pedestrian signals will be fully functional once the final phase of the Queen Street reconstruction project is completed.

After three months of work, the first two phases of the Queen Street reconstruction project have come to a close. The section of Queen Street between Water Street and Peel Street has been re-surfaced and sidewalks and water services...

Reminder: Fire Permits required for backyard campfires and other types of open fires

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2016 04:00 PM

Planning a backyard campfire or other type of open fire?

By-Law Number 17 of 2012 stipulates that a permit is required for any open fires within the Town of St. Marys.  Anyone contravening the by-law could be convicted and liable to the penalties set out in the Provincial Offences Act.

Getting a permit

  • Open Fire Permits Cost: $25
  • Duration:  Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 (during the calendar year it is issued)
  • To receive a permit, please contact the Fire Department at 519-284-1752.

Meeting the requirements

  • If...