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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...

Firefighters to collect scrap metal on April 29 as fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 02:30 PM

Changes to collection made due to resource, safety and landfill concerns

On April 29 Town of St. Marys firefighters will volunteer their time to collect scrap metal in order to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy. Residents wishing to participate should place their scrap metal to the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of the pick-up. Any appliances must have refrigerant removed.

Unlike in previous years, household bulk items will not be collected. Also not collected: hazardous liquids or paint,...

Museum seminar celebrates early settlers

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 02:15 PM

This Sesquicentennial year provides an opportunity to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. But it is also a time to reflect on the hard work and sacrifices that brought us to this point in our history. The St. Marys Museum's next seminar on Thursday, March 16, describes how in the middle of the 19th century, immigrants began arriving to this part of southern Ontario, many driven from their homelands by grim conditions in the hope of a better life in Canada.

The Museum seminar will concentrate...

Municipal Recreation and Leisure Program Guide now available

Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2017 01:30 PM

Residents can pick-up a copy at select Town facilities or view the publication online

The Town of St. Marys Recreation and Leisure Program Guide for spring and summer 2017 is now available at most municipal facilities and The new Guide utilizes a larger format for easier reading and features programs coordinated by municipal staff at various sites including the Pyramid Recreation Centre, St. Marys Child Care Centre, St. Marys Museum and Archives, St. Marys Public Library,...