Community News from St. Marys and area.

Online Education in the Pandemic

By Hannah Everett School has started again, but things are, safe to say, a bit different. Instead of rolling out of bed and walking or driving to school, students are rolling out of bed and opening their laptops to join class. It’s a change after a mere four months of learning in person, but it’s…

St. Marys Town Council discusses heritage properties at first regular meeting of 2021

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter After some technical difficulties with the meeting’s YouTube stream, Mayor Al Strathdee answered two public input questions to begin last Tuesday’s first regular meeting of the St. Marys Town Council. The first question asked if any members of the Council had traveled outside of Canada over the holidays.…

Town of St. Marys encourages local businesses to apply for financial relief programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has created financial challenges for local businesses and the Town of St. Marys is encouraging them to apply for available financial relief programs. There are currently five programs available for small and medium businesses and not-for-profits. Some programs are offered by the Province of Ontario, while others are available from the municipality.…

M.P. Nater Announces Support for Local Legions

John Nater, Member of Parliament for Perth-Wellington is pleased to finally announce the allocation of long-awaited emergency support funds for nine local branches of the Royal Canadian Legion. “Like many organizations, Legion Branches have been devastated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unable to hold events or rent their facilities, the organizations have lost almost their entire…

Ten active cases of COVID-19 in St. Marys

December and January have seen a significant increase in cases of COVID-19 throughout the province, including our local area. As of January 11, 2021, Huron Perth Public Health has recorded 888 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 25 deaths and 106 currently active cases. A recent uptick in local numbers has seen the St.…