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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...


Survey Opportunity – Recreation program barriers from pandemic hardships

Posted on Tuesday, August 03, 2021 01:00 PM

Provide your feedback for your chance to win $50 towards a recreation program

The Town of St. Marys wants to ensure all St. Marys residents who wish to participate in recreation programs, have the means to do so.

They are asking residents to participate in a short survey to help them determine any barriers residents are facing that may prevent them from participating in recreational programs available to adults and older adults in the community.

The survey is open to residents 18 years of age and older...

NOTICE: Civic Holiday hours for Town facilities

Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021 08:30 AM

Please note the following hours will be in effect for Town of St. Marys facilities for the Civic Holiday.

Closed Monday, August 2:

  • Administrative offices (Town Hall and Municipal Operations Centre)
  • Adult Learning
  • Mobility Service Office
  • St. Marys Child Care Centre
  • St. Marys Fire Station
  • St. Marys Landfill

Friendship Centre/Senior Services

  • Closed Monday, August 2 for recreational programming. Home support services such as Meals on Wheels and Telephone Reassurance calls will continue.

Garbage and Recycling Collection

  • Will...

Displaying Smoke Alarms

Local fine prompts reminder of the cost of smoke and CO alarm non-compliance

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 02:15 PM

A 49 year old man from St. Marys was charged $360 for intentionally disabling a smoke alarm. The recent fine has prompted the St. Marys Fire Department to remind residents once again about the importance of smoke and CO alarms, and how being non-compliant with the Fire Code can cost not only in fines, but in lives.

“Ideally we focus on education first.” Says St. Marys Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson. “Unfortunately, in some cases a fine is necessary as disabling a smoke alarm is not only reckless,...