Community News from St. Marys and area.

What’s open or not this Easter weekend

Under these extraordinary circumstances, we have a variance of different openings and closures this weekend. Foodland and McDonald’s Independent are closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will be open on Saturday. Likewise, Delmar Foods is closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will have extended hours on Saturday, opening at 8 am until…

St. Marys and Perth South Council expenses released

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As per Government regulations, the Town has released expenses for the Mayor and Councillors for 2019. As compared to last year, salaries have increased by close to 4% and this is in part to compensate for the 1/3 salary tax-free portion that is no longer available. Another change…

Service club meetings held online last week

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter This past week, as we settle in to a period of self-isolation and social distancing, several St. Marys service clubs held their first-ever online meetings. Both the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of St. Marys adapted to the current times by holding their latest meeting electronically through the Snapchat…

Town Council meets electronically for the first time

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Town of St. Marys Council Meeting was held under special circumstances on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Utilizing the flexibility recently granted by the Province of Ontario under the Municipal Act, council is allowed to meet electronically for purposes of a quorum, in consideration of the current emergency…