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Town of St. Marys expanding Community Wellness Program

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 08:15 AM

Services now include grocery delivery assistance and virtual recreation programming

The Town of St. Marys is expanding its Community Wellness Program to include new services to help residents cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program launched late in March and was initially focused on connecting those in need with pre-existing community resources. While this approach has been successful – over 80 people are currently registered with the program – staff have since discovered some...

Town of St. Marys taking further action to stop the spread of COVID-19

Posted on Friday, April 10, 2020 04:30 PM

The Town of St. Marys is announcing further service reductions and project delays as part of its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

The St. Marys Fire Hall renovation that was set to begin on April 1, 2020 has been delayed until further notice. The Fire Department will continue to operate out of the Municipal Operations Centre until the project is complete.

The Town will continue to accept and issue building permits for other construction projects, but will only conduct inspections on projects...

Homecoming+Heritage postponed to 2021

Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2020 01:00 PM

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt date change

It’s hoped that Hindsight Will Be 2021 as the committee planning this July’s Homecoming+Heritage event voted on Monday to postpone in light of COVID-19.

The committee has postponed the celebration to July 2-4, 2021, but will meet in December 2020 to assess and confirm the date, considering the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homecoming+Heritage committee chair Wayne Murray says of the decision that “we would rather the St. Marys community fully focus...

St. Marys pandemic business directory now available

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020 04:00 PM

Convenient listing makes it easy to support local business

Since the Province of Ontario mandated that only essential workplaces remain open to reduce the spread of COVID-19, knowing which businesses are open has been a challenge.

The Town of St. Marys is pleased to offer a reliable directory of local businesses so residents can continue to get the products they need while supporting our community during this unprecedented pandemic. The directory also includes useful links to help businesses cope with...

Town of St. Marys waiving penalties and interest charges on municipal payments for 30 days

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020 11:45 AM

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, St. Marys Town Council passed a resolution to waive all penalties and interest charges on municipal payments, including property taxes, child care bills and water/wastewater bills for 30 days. The move is being made to help alleviate the financial burdens facing residents and business owners in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We recognize and understand the economic challenges that have come out of this crisis,” said Mayor Al Strathdee. “By waiving interest and penalties,...