Community News from St. Marys and area.

UTRCA under fire over budget

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) have proposed a new budget going from $20 million to $24 million by the year 2020 and this has some municipalities objecting. At the last UTRCA meeting, Mayor Al Strathdee along with Perth South Mayor Bob Wilhelm, Perth South Treasurer/Deputy Clerk Rebecca Clothier and Board rep Tony Jackson…

St. Marys not getting a cannabis store

Craft Beer and Food Truck event coming to Induction Weekend At their meeting on Tuesday Feb. 12, Council was told that St. Marys is not on the short list of municipalities that will receive an outlet that sells legal marijuana. Municipalities were previously given the opportunity to opt out of being a potential location for…

Ice rescue training at the Quarry

The St. Marys Quarry is more than just Canada’s largest outdoor freshwater swimming pool. On Saturday, January 26, 2019, local firefighters used the Quarry to conduct ice rescue training and pull “victims” from a pre-cut opening in the water. The exercise was an opportunity for firefighters to practice with their ice rescue equipment. To prepare…