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Fire Captain Phil West named Firefighter of the Month for November

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 10:18 AM

The St. Marys Fire Department proudly announces Fire Captain Phil West as the November 2022 “Firefighter of the Month”.

West joined the department as a firefighter in 1995. Throughout his career he displayed a keen interest to steadily progress through the ranks to becoming a Fire Captain. The career path of becoming a Fire Captain begins with finishing high school, completing numerous firefighter certifications and gaining valuable experience at the lower ranks over several years. You then continue...

St. Marys Fire Department has a new “Fire Chief for a Day”

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 09:50 AM

St. Marys Fire Department is pleased to share that 8-year-old Kathryn Holliday, a grade three student of Little Falls Public School was this year’s “Fire Chief for a Day”.

With Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2022, came the opportunity for elementary students to enter to win a “Fire Chief for a Day Experience”. The 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme was: "Fire Doesn’t Wait, Plan Your Escape”. The task was to have students plan and draw their own home escape plan.

Kathryn’s escape plan illustrated...

Notice of Public Meeting for November 22, 2022

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2022 10:20 AM

Development Charges Background Study

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the Council of the Town of St. Marys will hold a public meeting, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended, to present and obtain public input on the municipality’s proposed development charges (D.C.) by-law and underlying background study.

In order that sufficient information is made available to the public, the background study is available online at the municipality’s website (

Church Street North entrance of Library to be temporarily closed

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 10:33 AM

Starting Thursday, October 20, the Church Street North entrance of the St. Marys Public Library will be temporarily closed to accommodate refurbishing work being completed on the Church Street North door. This entrance will be closed for approximately two weeks. The library will remain open for regular hours of operation. All staff and patrons are being asked to use the Queen Street East entrance during this time.

We apologize for this temporary inconvenience and thank you in advance for your patience...

Local author hosting two talks about time as Royal Family nanny

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 10:06 AM

Residents will have two opportunities to go beyond the walls of Buckingham Palace this month as local author Jean Alice Rowcliffe shares tales of her time as a nanny to the Royal Family.

Rowcliffe’s first speaking engagement is happening on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium. The event is being hosted by the St. Marys Public Library as part of its Living Library series, in celebration of Ontario Public Library Week.

During the talk, Rowcliffe will be interviewed by library...