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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.

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Roaring Twenties Garden Party returns to the St. Marys Museum

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

The St. Marys Museum is stepping into the past for its fourth annual Roaring Twenties Garden Party. The event is happening on Sunday, July 10 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., on the heels of the Stonetown Heritage Festival. Local band, The Halftones, will provide live musical entertainment at 1:00 p.m. on the Museum’s picturesque front porch.

The afternoon event will feature 1920s themed crafts for children and garden games such as bocce and croquet on the front lawn. 1920s dance lessons will be offered throughout...

St. Marys Library seeks public input on space and services

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

Survey available until July 13 – Focus groups on July 18 and 19 

The St. Marys Public Library is undergoing a large space and service needs study funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  As part of the study, the library is asking St. Marys and Perth South residents to complete a survey about the current space and programs, as well as ideas for future development.  The survey is available online at and in print at municipal administrative and...

Stonetown Heritage Festival returns to Queen Street for its 21st year

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

Featured acts include The Amazing Corbin and White Pine Dancers 

Impromptu illusions, mini-busker shows and interactive storytelling will overtake Queen Street on Saturday, July 9 as St. Marys celebrates the 21st annual Stonetown Heritage Festival. The free event will feature two new featured acts, along with family-friendly activities, food and retail vendors, historical tours, live music, a street dance and a fireworks display.

The festival...

Town Appoints Director of Emergency Services/Fire Chief

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

ST. MARYS, ON – On Tuesday April 12, 2016 St. Marys Town Council officially appointed the Town’s new Director of Emergency Services/Fire Chief. Mayor Strathdee and the Council of the Town of St Marys are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Anderson to this position.

Anderson will be joining the Town from the civilian fire department located at Canadian Forces Base Borden where he is currently in the role of Deputy Fire Chief. He comes with 35 years’ experience in the fire services...