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St. Marys Fire Department to use land around 433 Widder Street East for training

Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 02:00 PM

Thanks to the generosity of the owner of 433 Widder Street East, the St. Marys Fire Department has a unique opportunity to take part in some practical, real-world training on the evening of Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

This opportunity provides a more realistic environment for firefighters to be able to conduct training in subjects such as command and control, multi-vehicle collaboration, strategic prioritizing, hose deployment, ladder deployment and accountability.

“Training exercises around these...

New tourism website launched –!

Posted on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 10:15 AM

New website part of pandemic recovery efforts for St. Marys businesses

With an optimistic attitude, the Town of St. Marys has launched a new tourism-focused website to help boost visitation to the town and bring in much-needed business to local economy.

“St. Marys has some new stores, restaurants, upgraded trails and recreational activities that are just waiting to be discovered,” says Tourism and Economic Development Manager Kelly Deeks-Johnson.

“Tourism promotion over the last...

NOTICE: Future solid waste disposal needs Environmental Assessment

Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2021 11:45 AM

The Town of St. Marys has completed their “Future Solid Waste Disposal Needs Environmental Assessment”. As required under section 6.2(1) of the Environmental Assessment Act and according to the terms of reference approved by the Minister of the Environment on December 29, 2014, the Town of St. Marys has submitted its environmental assessment to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for review and approval.

The Town of St. Marys (Town) and R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited...

Yak Shack now accepting reservations!

Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2021 04:00 PM

Popularity of kayak loan program prompts changes

With just over a week under its lifejacket, the Yak Shack loan program through the St. Mary Public Library has been extremely popular, with all four kayaks signed out – and many eager waiting for their return.

To allow greater access to this free program, starting tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 5, those wishing to borrow a kayak can now make reservations by calling or visiting the library in-person.

“We’ve been amazed by how popular the Yak Shack is, both with...

Fire Department Training

St. Marys firefighters conduct water rescue training

Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2021 11:45 AM


The St. Marys Fire Department conducted water rescue training last week on the Thames River.  This training simulates a water rescue that they would respond to on the Thames River.

The training included Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson and 13 firefighters.  Exercises included throwing rescue ropes from shoreline to victims in the water, extracting injured patients out of the river, navigating victims from the river and transporting them up a 15 foot embankment to safety.

“The training...