Community News from St. Marys and area.

New Accessible Dock at Wildwood Conservation Area

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is pleased to announce that a new accessible dock has been installed at Wildwood Conservation Area.  “This new EZ Launch® system provides a very stable, safe way to enter and exit your kayak or canoe at Wildwood Reservoir,” said Paul Switzer, Superintendent, Wildwood Conservation Area. “People of all ages…

Making designs on Homecoming/Heritage

Logo for July 2020 town-wide celebration revealed Here’s the first look at a logo that will become very recognizable over the next year! The once-in-a-decade Homecoming is joining forces with the Stonetown Heritage Festival in 2020 for a massive, town-wide celebration of all things St. Marys. The theme is, appropriately, “Hindsight is 2020” and it’s…

Have a Child Starting Kindergarten? Don’t Forget about their Booster Shots!

 The Perth District Health Unit is reminding parents of children starting school this fall that their child is due for their next routine immunizations. Between 4 and 6 years of age, children should receive vaccines that protect against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio (Tdap-IPV),  measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox (MMRV). Parents of children between the ages of…

Organizational structure at Fire Dept. approved

Five Fire Lieutenant positions created On the recommendation of Fire Chief Richard Anderson, Town Council approved a change to the current organizational structure at the Fire Department. The Fire Chief told Council that the staffing ratio of officers to firefighters was identified as unsatisfactory. Under the previous system in 2016, the structure had it that…

‘Good Neighbour Project’ celebrates 25 years

By Nancy Abra The ‘Good Neighbour Project’ is a community project that reaches  far beyond the local community, county, province and even Canada. It is part of the ‘Canadian Foodgrains Bank’, which is a Christian-based charitable organization that facilitates the collection and distribution of cash, grain and other agricultural commodities to the world’s hungry through…

Rare Designer Drug Seized by Stratford Police

On March 21, 2019 the Stratford Police Service concluded an investigation in which over        $157,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized and several individuals were arrested. As part of the investigation, the Stratford Police sent the seized drugs to Health Canada, Drug Analysis Service, for analysis. On July 22, 2019 a report…