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Emergency child care for eligible workers to be offered in St. Marys starting June 8

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 08:30 PM

On March 22, the Province of Ontario made provisions for certain child care centres to remain open to support health care and other frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spaces are allocated in order of application and are only available to those on the list of workers eligible for emergency child care who have exhausted all other possibilities for child care. The list of eligible workers is available on the Province of Ontario’s website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/child-care-health-care-and-frontline-staff

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Special summer events cancelled; Canada Day reimagined

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 05:00 PM

COVID-19 restrictions prevent popular events and reshape others

With summer just around the corner, the Town of St. Marys regrets to announce that some of its beloved events are cancelled until August 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The traditional Canada Day picnic at Cadzow Park will not occur due to restrictions on public gatherings, as the celebration typically sees almost 1,000 attendees.

This doesn’t mean that there won’t be a celebration on July 1. “We will live-stream the flag raising and live...

Town making upgrades to local dog park

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 07:15 AM

The St. Marys Dog Park is getting a good grooming. The popular public space has been closed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions, giving the Town an opportunity to make a number of upgrades.

The improvements include placing an additional layer of topsoil on the fenced-in area of the park. The topsoil will cover any protruding obstacles left over from when the site was used to store railway equipment and materials. The topsoil is being taken from a nearby municipal construction site, making the...

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...