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Town offering grant funding for community improvement projects

Posted on Friday, April 01, 2022 03:59 PM

The Town of St. Marys is offering money to local business and landowners who are working to beautify and revitalize their community. A minimum of $50,000 is available through the Town’s Community Improvement Plan, which allows the municipality to invest in projects led by private property and business owners.

The Community Improvement Plan includes 12 grant programs, focused on three strategic goals: the development of attainable housing, improvements to the downtown and upgrades to industrial areas....

St. Marys Child Care Centre staff reviewing Province’s new Child Care Agreement

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:42 PM

The St. Marys Child Care Centre will run as usual until Council can review the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement.

On Monday, March 28, the Province reached an agreement with the federal government to provide $10-per-day childcare for children aged six and under by September 2025. The agreement includes additional pillars such as improving access to care, sustaining high-quality services and enhanced reporting.

Licensed childcare providers, including the municipally run...

Aquatics Centre pool estimated to reopen Tuesday, April 19

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2022 02:04 PM

Replacement of the pool’s boiler is underway at the Pyramid Recreation Centre.

  • Staff are hoping to reopen the pool on Tuesday, April 19, after the Easter holiday weekend.
  • Registration for single visit programs (aquafit, lane swim, family swim, pool rentals etc.) for April 19 and onward is back open on ActiveNet. If you were already registered prior to the shutdown, there is no need to re-register.
  • Spring swimming lessons are on track to start the week of April 19. Swimming lesson online registration...

Masks no longer required at most municipal facilities

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2022 08:59 AM

Starting today, visitors to most municipal facilities in St. Marys will no longer need to wear a mask or face covering. The Town is removing its mask mandate to align with the Province of Ontario’s plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

The only exceptions are the St. Marys Child Care Centre and the Town of St. Marys EarlyON Centre. Parents, caregivers and staff will be required to wear masks at these facilities until April 4, 2022.

For the safety of patrons – particularly the vulnerable and unvaccinated...

Town breaks ground on Wellington Street reconstruction project

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 09:00 AM

Work has officially begun on the Town of St. Marys’ first major construction project of 2022. The municipality is working with Lavis Contracting to reconstruct a section of Wellington Street, spanning from the Wellington Street Bridge to Park Street E.

The project shares many similarities with the highly successful Queen Street reconstruction project that was completed in 2016. As with the Queen Street project, there will be a particular focus on making the downtown more accessible for individuals...