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St. Marys residents reminded to follow open-air burning rules

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 10:50 AM

With some warm weather here, the St. Marys Fire Department is reminding residents about obtaining an Open-Air Burn Permit before having a backyard campfire.

An Open-Air Burn Permit is required by by-law for all open air burning in town, including backyard campfires and outdoor fireplaces. “The by-law exists to strike a balance between public safety and improving customer service,” said St. Marys Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson. “It’s nice for people who wish to have a small campfire for...

Save the date for the Stonetown Heritage Festival

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 03:09 PM

Local talents combine with landscape for a memorable July weekend

The Stonetown Heritage Festival is back and better than ever this July, with three days of fun for everyone from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16.

Many traditional festival favourites are returning, including street performers, food trucks, heritage tours and children’s activities. But attendees can also expect a new focus on arts, culture and St. Marys’ impressive natural landscape.

“St. Marys has an incredible arts scene:...

Town launching free shower program at the Pyramid Recreation Centre

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 09:26 AM

The Town of St. Marys is trying to wash away stigma with a new program at the Pyramid Recreation Centre.

Members of the public can visit the facility on Tuesdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm to access the free shower program. The program offers safe, private, and secure showers for people of all abilities. Toiletries – like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, and toothpaste – are also available at no cost.

The program was developed by Town’s Community Services Department, along with Brittany...

Pyramid Recreation Centre pool set to re-open on March 7

Posted on Monday, March 06, 2023 04:23 PM

The Pyramid Recreation Centre pool is set to re-open on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, following a boiler issue that caused water temperatures to drop. The boiler has now been repaired and water temperatures are returning to normal.

A number of swimming lessons were cancelled due to the unexpected closure. Aquatics staff have prepared a revised schedule with shortened sessions to ensure all swimmers have an opportunity to learn this important life skill. 

The new schedule and information about fees and...

Fire Chief urges drivers to pull over when they see a flashing green light

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 05:24 PM

St. Marys firefighters are reminding drivers to pull over and/or yield if they see a vehicle approaching with flashing green lights. The flashing green light indicates that a volunteer firefighter is on their way to an emergency.

In Ontario, motorists are required by law to only pull over and stop for emergency vehicles such as police cruisers, fire trucks, or ambulances. Drivers are also strongly encouraged to pull over for volunteer firefighters on their way to an emergency, because every...