Community News from St. Marys and area.

Overnight parking ban coming into effect Nov. 1

Effective November 1, 2019, on-street parking will not be allowed on any municipal road in St. Marys between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., effective until April 30, 2020. The winter overnight parking ban includes boulevards and is to allow for the Public Works team to safely, effectively and efficiently plow Town roads, making the Town…

Nominations needed for BIA Board

Due to another recent vacancy, a new nomination period has been opened. Applications for this new period will be received until November 7, 2019.  The two applications for the previous nomination period will be received for acclamation by Council at their November 12 meeting. The St. Marys Business Improvement Area (BIA) is dedicated to ensuring…

Mary Smith wins Optimism Place award

For Women of the Year in the Arts, Culture and Heritage category For her unique and important role in preserving the history of St. Marys and Perth County, Mary Smith from St. Marys was presented the Optimism Place Woman of the Year Award for Arts, Culture and Heritage at the annual gala fund-raising dinner held…

Jackson’s Pharmacy sold to Sunshine Drugs

Cathy Forster has owned drug store since 1976 By Stewart Grant After 72 years in operation, Jackson’s Pharmacy will have just its second ownership change. Effective November 1, Cathy Forster will sell her ownership of Jackson’s Pharmacy to Sunshine Drugs, a company owned by pharmacist Frank Murgic. For Sunshine Drugs, Jackson’s Pharmacy will be the…