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St. Marys Public Library offering curbside pick-up service starting June 9

Posted on Monday, June 08, 2020 05:15 PM

As of Tuesday, June 9, 2020 residents will once again have access to free hardcopy books, magazines, movies and more, thanks to the St. Marys Public Library’s new curbside pick-up service. The library is offering this service as the building remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.

Patrons can place a hold on items online through bibliocommons (https://stmarys.bibliocommons.com) or by calling the library at 519-284-3346 on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30...

Canada Day baking contest will be virtually delicious

Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 11:30 AM

Amateur bakers asked to put newfound skills to patriotic use

During the pandemic, many people have turned to baking as a way to relax, fill newfound free time and sustain their families and friends. With Canada Day just a few weeks away, baking now has a patriotic component.

For the past three years, a butter tart contest has become a hotly followed component of the Canada Day festivities at Cadzow Park. In light of restrictions on social gatherings, the “party in the park” has been cancelled – but...

Emergency child care for eligible workers to be offered in St. Marys starting June 8

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 08:30 PM

On March 22, the Province of Ontario made provisions for certain child care centres to remain open to support health care and other frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spaces are allocated in order of application and are only available to those on the list of workers eligible for emergency child care who have exhausted all other possibilities for child care. The list of eligible workers is available on the Province of Ontario’s website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/child-care-health-care-and-frontline-staff

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Special summer events cancelled; Canada Day reimagined

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 05:00 PM

COVID-19 restrictions prevent popular events and reshape others

With summer just around the corner, the Town of St. Marys regrets to announce that some of its beloved events are cancelled until August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The traditional Canada Day picnic at Cadzow Park will not occur due to restrictions on public gatherings, as the celebration typically sees almost 1,000 attendees.

This doesn’t mean that there won’t be a celebration on July 1. “We will live-stream the flag raising and live...

Town making upgrades to local dog park

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 07:15 AM

The St. Marys Dog Park is getting a good grooming. The popular public space has been closed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions, giving the Town an opportunity to make a number of upgrades.

The improvements include placing an additional layer of topsoil on the fenced-in area of the park. The topsoil will cover any protruding obstacles left over from when the site was used to store railway equipment and materials. The topsoil is being taken from a nearby municipal construction site, making the...