Community News from St. Marys and area.

St. Marys Public Library Thrives

Friends name volunteer of the year By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Friends of the St. Marys Public Library (FOL) celebrated their substantial contributions to the St. Marys Public library during 2019 and planned objectives for the upcoming year during their Annual General Meeting on January 25. The group of volunteers operate the…

Groundwater Management Rebate Pending

By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter During the St. Marys Town Council meeting of January 28, Environmental Services Supervisor David Blake submitted a report to Council that identified that a significant volume of groundwater is entering the municipal sanitary system from private property. The source of this ground water is primarily from eves trough…

Space to Spoon launches at the St. Marys Museum

New exhibit fuses space technology and sustainable farming The St. Marys Museum is excited to announce a new exhibition on loan from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and the Canadian Space Agency: Space to Spoon. Space to Spoon demonstrates how space technology benefits Canadian farmers and sustainable agriculture. It also highlights the Canadian Space Agency’s Earth…

Town BIA Reorganize for 2020

By Paul Dreossi, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The St. Marys Business Improvement Area (BIA) had their first 2020 meeting to discuss Board objectives for the coming year. The Board is working towards a list of initiatives and projects for the year as well as drafting a budget. Due to the previous Board not being able…

Letter sent to families by Avon Maitland Board

Dear AMDSB Families, I am writing to provide you with an update regarding your child’s Term One Report Card. We know that teacher assessment and evaluation of student learning and achievement are an important part of the teaching and learning process. As part of its work-to-rule job sanctions, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)…