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The Yak Shack is back for the 2023 season!

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 03:20 PM

The innovative kayak-lending program offered through the St. Marys Public Library returns for 2023. From May 23 to September 2, borrowers have the opportunity to discover St. Marys’ waterways through the free loan program.

New this year, a convenient online booking system allows borrowers to reserve their preferred kayak, date, and timeslot in advance.

There are six kayaks available, and each are named for notable St. Marys figures: Timothy, for famed merchant Timothy Eaton; Nora, for renowned...

Town reminding residents of rules about setting off fireworks

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 01:52 PM

With Victoria Day weekend on the horizon, the Town of St. Marys is reminding residents of the rules around fireworks.

In St. Marys, the sale and use of consumer fireworks is governed by By-law 57-2021, which states:

  • Consumer fireworks can be set off on Victoria Day, Canada Day and for two days before and after each
  • Consumer fireworks can be sold and purchased for 10 days prior to Victoria Day and Canada Day
  • Consumer fireworks can only be set off between dusk and 11:00 p.m. on these days
  • Consumer...

St. Marys welcomes visitors with new directional signage

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023 02:41 PM

The Town of St. Marys is making it easier to find local amenities with the installation of 70 new directional signs. It’s all part of the municipality’s Signage and Wayfinding Strategy, a multi-year project led by its Tourism and Economic Development department.  

The strategy was developed by a consultant in 2017 following a public engagement campaign. Feedback from residents, visitors and municipal staff was used to identify several key destinations in town, like the St. Marys Quarry, Pyramid...

Consider the life changing act of becoming a volunteer firefighter

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023 09:47 AM

St. Marys Fire Department is holding a Firefighter Recruit Open House on June 13

The St. Marys Fire Department (SMFD) is currently recruiting new volunteer firefighters. Anyone interested in learning more is invited to an open house on June 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“Our volunteers consist of everyday people, they could be carpenters, cement plant workers, factory workers, farmers, electricians, mechanics, or work at the local car dealership,” said Fire Chief and Director of Emergency...

Captain Josh Becker named Firefighter of the Month for May

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 09:41 AM

This May the St. Marys Fire Department is pleased to announce Josh Becker as its “Firefighter of the Month”.

Captain Josh Becker was selected as Firefighter of the Month for his 10 years of dedicated service to the department,” said Fire Chief Richard “Andy” Anderson. “Becker continues to come with high energy, a positive attitude and professional work ethic toward the volunteer job.”

Captain Josh Becker joined the St. Marys Fire Department as a firefighter in 2013. Before that he was a...