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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:15pm
Since the release and approval of this year’s budget for 2019, there has been public discussion and debate about the tax burden for local business operators. Council have clarified some key points.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 8:30am
The REAL program is fully dependent on your financial support to provide children and youth in with recreation and leisure experiences. Consider giving the gift of play this holiday season.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:15am
The Festival of Music and Lights takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. at the Bowring Park Duck Pond.
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 1:30pm
Infographic on Managing Waste...
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 1:45pm
We've been celebrating National Child Day with a week full of free activities and the marquee event to close our celebrations is MOVE IT!
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 3:30pm
The city will collect donations for the food bank during your waste collection day this week, November 19 to 23. Place food items out by the road by 8 a.m.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 4:15pm
Due to Remembrance Day holiday and high wind warnings in the forecast there are additional changes to the garbage and recycling schedule this week.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:30pm
Halloween is an exciting time for trick-or-treaters and the City of St. John's want to ensure all the ghosts and goblins are safe while having fun.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:30pm
Interview with Mayor Danny Breen and Councillor Sandy Hickman about the future of Mile One and the Convention Centre.
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:00pm
Understanding the budget and what’s involved in the budgeting process will help you understand how we use your tax dollars to provide the services and programs you have come to expect.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:15am
In 2019, the capital city is going to face a number of operational pressures, including anticipated increases to our annual light and power bill...
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 2:45pm
Information to assist residents in the Petty Harbour Long Pond water service area...
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 1:00pm
You’re invited to BikeFest on Sunday, September 16, a free cycling event for all ages and abilities in downtown St.John's.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 9:45am
Splash pads at Bowring Park and Bannerman Park are an alternative to cool down until Monday, Sept. 3, as the outdoor pools are closed for the season.
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 11:15am
New softball pitch getting great use this summer...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 11:45am
The impact of property values on City revenue and budgeting...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:15am
There are many beautiful, healthy and friendly cats available for adoption at Humane Services, in the City of St.John's.
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
Children ages 10 to 12 who were participants in our recent Explore Leadership one-week day camp, held a bake sale to raise funds for the REAL Program.
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:45am
The fall 2018 edition of the City Guide has been delivered to residential mailboxes in St. John's.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:15am
What's happening downtown this summer? You're going to love it...
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:30pm
A recent donation of $500 from the Coleman Group of Companies has supported five children and youth from low income families in their pursuit of recreation this summer.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 2:30pm
Splash pads at Bowring Park and Bannerman Park are open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk, until Labour Day.
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:45pm
Motorists in St. John's can use PayByPhone's mobile app to pay at 136 parking spaces on Harbour Drive. For those who do not want to download the app, the toll-free number to call is 1-866-234-7275.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 1:00pm
Each season our Recreation Division offers a variety of workshops, classes and other programs to all ages and interests. There are openings available in some of the upcoming sessions.
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
In St. John's dogs and cats are prohibited from running at large. Dogs must be on a leash and under owners control at all times when off the owner's property, including in City parks.

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