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Town encouraging residents to engage in the 2024 budget process

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 09:31 AM

The Town of St. Marys is currently drafting its 2024 budget – and it wants residents to participate in the process. The municipality is offering ratepayers several opportunities to weigh in over the next few months.

The first is coming up this Saturday, November 4, 2023, with Coffee with Council. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Flour Mill and is a chance for ratepayers to enjoy a free drink while asking questions about the budget. Several members of Council are planning to...

Overnight winter parking ban in effect November 1, 2023

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023 08:47 AM

Ban ensures safe and effective snow removal during winter season

The Town of St. Marys is reminding residents of its overnight winter parking ban, which will come into effect on November 1, 2023, and will remain in place until April 30, 2024. The ban prohibits on-street parking on any municipal roads and municipal parking lots between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 a.m.

The parking ban ensures staff can safely, effectively, and efficiently clear snow from local roads, making St. Marys safer and more...

Adult Learning offering GED testing until 2024

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 09:23 AM

Financial support available to cover testing costs

Adult Learning Programs of Perth is assuring residents that it will continue to offer GED preparation and testing until 2024 in response to upcoming changes to the program.

The General Educational Development (GED)® test allows adults who have not finished secondary school the opportunity to earn an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate signed by the Minister of Education.

Those interesting in obtaining their GED must register to write the...

Town launches Stonetown Supports Report

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 03:17 PM

New feature aims to reduce stigma through education

The Town of St. Marys is launching a new feature to inform residents about its progress on addressing social issues.

The Stonetown Supports Report is a bi-monthly community update designed to build awareness about the many social services available in St. Marys. Through education, the Town hopes to reduce stigma and shine a light on the ways we can help our neighbours. 

The first edition is available below and in this week's St. Marys Independent...

Rotary All Wheels Park construction to begin this fall

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 11:48 AM

Donations to fundraising campaign encouraged

Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers and the support of those near and far, construction on the Rotary All Wheels Park is set to begin this fall.

Last year, former Royal Family nanny Jean Rowcliffe partnered with teens Quinn and Sully Bolton to launch a fundraising campaign to revamp and expand the skate park. The group has since secured $100,000 from the St. Marys Rotary Club, along with donations from supporters across the globe.

The money raised...