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The Yak Shack is back for the 2023 season!

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 03:20 PM

The innovative kayak-lending program offered through the St. Marys Public Library returns for 2023. From May 23 to September 2, borrowers have the opportunity to discover St. Marys’ waterways through the free loan program.

New this year, a convenient online booking system allows borrowers to reserve their preferred kayak, date, and timeslot in advance.

There are six kayaks available, and each are named for notable St. Marys figures: Timothy, for famed merchant Timothy Eaton; Nora, for renowned...

Town reminding residents of rules about setting off fireworks

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 01:52 PM

With Victoria Day weekend on the horizon, the Town of St. Marys is reminding residents of the rules around fireworks.

In St. Marys, the sale and use of consumer fireworks is governed by By-law 57-2021, which states:

  • Consumer fireworks can be set off on Victoria Day, Canada Day and for two days before and after each
  • Consumer fireworks can be sold and purchased for 10 days prior to Victoria Day and Canada Day
  • Consumer fireworks can only be set off between dusk and 11:00 p.m. on these days
  • Consumer...

Town of St. Marys making changes to Traffic and Parking By-law

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 11:45 AM

The Town of St. Marys is aiming to improve road and trail safety with its new Traffic and Parking by-law. The by-law was approved by Town Council on May 9, 2023, and will take effect on August 1, 2023.

The new by-law will allow the use of off-road vehicles on local streets between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Those who choose to drive off-road vehicles on the street will be subject to regulations outlined in the Highway Traffic Act. The Act includes requirements around driver and vehicle licensing,...

St. Marys welcomes visitors with new directional signage

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023 02:41 PM

The Town of St. Marys is making it easier to find local amenities with the installation of 70 new directional signs. It’s all part of the municipality’s Signage and Wayfinding Strategy, a multi-year project led by its Tourism and Economic Development department.  

The strategy was developed by a consultant in 2017 following a public engagement campaign. Feedback from residents, visitors and municipal staff was used to identify several key destinations in town, like the St. Marys Quarry, Pyramid...

Consider the life changing act of becoming a volunteer firefighter

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023 09:47 AM

St. Marys Fire Department is holding a Firefighter Recruit Open House on June 13

The St. Marys Fire Department (SMFD) is currently recruiting new volunteer firefighters. Anyone interested in learning more is invited to an open house on June 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“Our volunteers consist of everyday people, they could be carpenters, cement plant workers, factory workers, farmers, electricians, mechanics, or work at the local car dealership,” said Fire Chief and Director of Emergency...