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Local and area emergency responders plan event to help end youth homelessness

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017 09:00 AM

The public is invited to join Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), St Marys Fire Department and Perth County Paramedic Services on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Pyramid Recreation Centre at 317 James Street South in St. Marys for activities in support of “The Push for Change” in partnership with Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth.

“The Push for Change” began in May 2016 when Joe Roberts - a former street youth turned successful entrepreneur - started pushing a shopping cart 9,000 km across...

Notice of intention to designate 96 Robinson Street (Lot 10, Block L, Plan 216)

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 03:45 PM

In accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, Section 29, Part IV, Council intends to designate 96 Robinson Street (Lot 10, Block L, Plan 216) as a place of architectural and historical value.

Reasons for designation

96 Robinson Street is a storey-and-a-half white brick villa, built in 1875 as the home of Leon and Eunice Clench and their two daughters, Mary and Nora. Relocating from London to St. Marys in the mid-1850s, Leon Clench (1834-1884) was the town's first lawyer. He also established the first...

Fire Chief urges drivers to pull over for emergency vehicles

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Flashing green lights also indicate emergency responders

Town of St. Marys Fire Chief Richard Anderson is reminding local and area drivers to heed the law and Driver’s Handbook when reacting to approaching emergency vehicles.

“When responding to recent calls, I have noticed some drivers not pulling over or getting nervous and stopping right in the middle of the street,” said Chief Anderson. “These actions delay emergency vehicles and increase the danger of collision for both drivers and emergency responders.”


St. Marys Town Council votes on alternative policing options

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Following a public meeting on January 10, Town Council voted in favour of seeking approval from the Ontario Civilian Police Commission to bring the Stratford Police Service to St. Marys. The decision was based on the findings of a review of alternative policing options undertaken by the Town in 2016.

The review was initiated in response to concerns about the level of service currently provided by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The review explored ways that the Town could increase service levels,...

Town Council makes decision on Hall of Fame funding request

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 02:00 PM

At a special meeting on Wednesday, December 21, members of Town of St. Marys Council voted to deny a request for funding from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (CBHFM). The organization was seeking a grant from the Town to support a 6.2 million dollar expansion of its current site into a museum campus.

The CBHFM approached Council in February to request a one-time $550,000 capital funding contribution and an additional $150,000 per year to permanently support the new museum project’s annual...