Local Press Releases


Statement on St. Jacobs Market fire

September 2, 2013

The follow statement was issued by Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris in response to the fire at St. Jacobs:

“I was saddened to hear the news that the main building at St. Jacobs Market was destroyed by fire early this morning. This tragic loss not only impacts residents in Woolwich Township and the Region of Waterloo, but also people across the province who visit the market with their family and friends every year.

For generations, St. Jacobs Market has played a very important role in our community – providing jobs, sustaining local agriculture and bringing residents together.

In the face of this devastating news, I am sure members of our community will rally behind the vendors and owners of St. Jacobs Market to offer comfort and to assist in rebuilding a new centre for local vendors to locate once again.”