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Gibson Merkel named Firefighter of the Month for February

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2024 10:05 AM

The St. Marys Fire Department is pleased to announce Gibson Merkel as “Firefighter of the Month” for February.

Gibson started with the department in 2019 as a co-op student and was hired as a firefighter in 2022.

“Having the opportunity to work as a co-op student and receive practical training solidified that this was the job for me,” says Gibson. “Being a volunteer firefighter is an amazing way to start to my career, learn valuable skills, be part of a team and reap the benefits of helping this...

Section of Church St. N closed February 6

Posted on Monday, February 05, 2024 08:40 AM

Please note that Church St. N will be closed from Queen St. E to Station St. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. due to the delivery of structural materials to Town Hall.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Erica Martin-Coddington | Public Works and Building Assistant
519-284-2340, ext. 221 |

Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Edwards retires after 23 years

Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2024 01:27 PM

Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Edwards has retired after serving on the St. Marys Fire Department for 23 years.

Kevin joined the department as a firefighter in January 2001. From the start, he displayed a keen interest in rising through the ranks of the fire officer program. He was promoted to Captain in 2014 and became Deputy Fire Chief in 2022. During his career, Kevin responded to an estimated 2,200 emergencies. He is a recipient of the 20-year Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.

“After a...

Service Ontario office closed February 2

Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2024 08:40 AM

The St. Marys Service Ontario office will be closed on Friday, February 2, 2024. It will reopen for regular hours on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Patrons can access a range of services online during these closures ( These services are easy to use and available 24/7.


Denise Feeney | Deputy Treasurer
519-284-2340, ext. 238 |

Celebrate Heritage Week at the 28th Annual St. Marys Heritage Fair, February 23

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 10:35 AM

On Friday, February 23, exhibitors will come together to share artifacts, collections and special projects that celebrate local history. It’s all part of the St. Marys Heritage Fair, an annual event that is hosted by the St. Marys Museum. The event will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Pyramid Recreation Centre (317 James St. S).

Now in its 28th year, the Heritage Fair is a chance to catch up on developments in local history. This year’s event is themed “Nature in our Neighbourhood: St....