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Do you know someone who is “Strong As Stone”?

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2023 09:27 AM

The Town of St. Marys is encouraging residents to recognize those who give back through its Strong as Stone program.

The program allows residents to nominate individuals whose selfless deeds contribute to the quality of life in our community. Eligible nominees are publicly recognized at a Town Council meeting, celebrated in the media, and given an official certificate.

“We are incredibly grateful to all who give their time, talents and energy to help others,” says Mayor Al Strathdee. “The Strong...

St. Marys residents reminded to follow open-air burning rules

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 10:50 AM

The St. Marys Fire Department is reminding residents about the steps that must be taken before having a backyard campfire.

An Open Air Burn Permit is required for all open air burning in town, including backyard campfires and outdoor fireplaces. Residents can apply online at www.townofstmarys.com/burnpermit or in person at the Municipal Operations Centre (408 James St. S). The fee is $25.

The permit requirement is part of the Open Air Burning By-Law, which was enacted by Council in 2017. The by-law...

Save the date for the Stonetown Heritage Festival

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 03:09 PM

Local talents combine with landscape for a memorable July weekend

The Stonetown Heritage Festival is back and better than ever this July, with three days of fun for everyone from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16.

Many traditional festival favourites are returning, including street performers, food trucks, heritage tours and children’s activities. But attendees can also expect a new focus on arts, culture and St. Marys’ impressive natural landscape.

“St. Marys has an incredible arts scene:...

Town launching free shower program at the Pyramid Recreation Centre

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 09:26 AM

The Town of St. Marys is trying to wash away stigma with a new program at the Pyramid Recreation Centre.

Members of the public can visit the facility on Tuesdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm to access the free shower program. The program offers safe, private, and secure showers for people of all abilities. Toiletries – like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, and toothpaste – are also available at no cost.

The program was developed by Town’s Community Services Department, along with Brittany...

Pyramid Recreation Centre pool set to re-open on March 7

Posted on Monday, March 06, 2023 04:23 PM

The Pyramid Recreation Centre pool is set to re-open on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, following a boiler issue that caused water temperatures to drop. The boiler has now been repaired and water temperatures are returning to normal.

A number of swimming lessons were cancelled due to the unexpected closure. Aquatics staff have prepared a revised schedule with shortened sessions to ensure all swimmers have an opportunity to learn this important life skill. 

The new schedule and information about fees and...