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Wellness Gardens to blossom at Cemetery

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:45 PM

Applications now open for free gardening plots as part of Community Wellness Program

Fresh air and the promise of homegrown produce can do a lot for one’s wellbeing, especially during these isolating times.

This week, the community garden plots at St. Marys Cemetery are being resurrected as part of the municipal response to COVID-19. Collectively called the “Wellness Gardens”, the 20 plots are available via a first-come, first-served application process. This year, there is no charge for the plots...

Town reminding residents to shop local in St. Marys

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:15 AM

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted St. Marys in many ways. Summer is usually bustling with tourists visiting our shops, restaurants and amenities but this year is beginning to look very different.  

Many of our local businesses and services had to shut their doors while others have shifted to new ways of doing business. Many have been working long hours behind the scenes to manage this different way of...

St. Marys Public Library exploring curbside pick-up and delivery options

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 05:15 PM

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Province of Ontario is allowing public libraries to offer delivery and pick-up services to patrons. The announcement was made on Thursday, May 14, 2020 as part of the government’s COVID-19 re-opening plan.

The St. Marys Public Library is currently considering how it can safely proceed with pick-up and delivery services, while also following the recommendations of Huron Perth Public Health. As a result, these services will not be available as of the May 19 date proposed...

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Town and hospital receive generous protective equipment donations

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2020 01:00 PM

Masks, suits and goggles donated by two families with connections to Canadian care

The Town of St. Marys and the St. Marys Memorial Hospital are happily sharing three donations of personal protective equipment (PPE), donated last week by two families with connections to Canada.

“We are very grateful for these donations,” Mayor Al Strathdee says. “PPE remains very difficult to get and we don’t have much inventory,” he says of municipal supplies.

Isolation suits were presented to Mayor Al Strathdee by...

Town provides update on status of waste management services

Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020 12:30 PM

The Town of St. Marys has some good news for residents who have been busy de-cluttering and doing yard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Curbside leaf and yard waste collection starting May 18, 2020

Following the Province of Ontario’s lead in reducing COVID-19 restrictions, the Town has reversed its decision to delay the curbside leaf and yard waste collection program. The program will now begin on its original date of Monday, May 18, 2020 for properties in the southeast and southwest areas...