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St. Marys Museum seminar explores timekeeping

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2017 09:30 AM

It’s time! The St. Marys Museum’s 2016 - 2017 seminar series resumes on Thursday, February 16 following the holiday break. Time, the devices that have measured it and the way it has been interpreted through the centuries will be the topic of the presentation.

The seminar will be led by Reed Needles, a long-time clock collector and member of the St. Marys Station Studios and Gallery. Needles operates an antique spinning wheel repair shop at the St. Marys VIA Rail Station, where he also keeps a number...

Frequently Asked Questions: 121 Ontario Street (West Ward School)

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2017 03:30 PM


In January 2017, the Town of St. Marys released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase of Town-owned land located at 121 Ontario Street. This land, commonly known as the West Ward School property, was the previous location of the Early Learning Centre, which was recently moved to Holy Name of Mary School.

This notice provides detailed information about the decision to relocate the Early Learning Centre and to sell the property at 121 Ontario Street. It also refers to a number of staff...

Regular council rescheduled to include public input on municipal budget

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:30 AM

The Town of St. Marys regular Council meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 14 has been moved to Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Pyramid Recreation Centre End Zone at 317 James Street South. The change has been made to allow residents an opportunity to provide feedback on the 2017 municipal budget. The regular Council meeting will resume following the public input period.

Additional Information

The final draft budget will be available February 8 online at

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...