Community News from St. Marys and area.

Town reminding residents to shop local in St. Marys

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…

Kinsmen Summerfest cancelled

The present COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the cancellation of another event in town. The St. Marys Kinsmen’s very popular event Summerfest 2020 has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to run July 23 – 25. In a release from the organizing committee, they say that “the news is incredibly disappointing to all of us…

Several local churches holding on-line services

Carillon bells being played every Sunday morning at St. Marys United Church By Pat Payton People have been gathering in their vehicles outside of St. Marys United Church every Sunday morning to listen to choir director Tim Gilbert play the carillon bells for approximately 30 minutes, starting at 9:50 a.m. Sunday services are also live-streamed,…

The Post Office situation

Mayor Al Strathdee has been in communication about the situation at the Post Office, with people complaining about the long lines outside the building. Below is a letter sent by the Mayor on the current situation and a response from Canada Post. This subject is on the agenda for this week’s Town Council meeting and…