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The City of St. John's ensures media, residents and businesses are kept informed about issues, programs, initiatives and projects the City is working on by posting media releases, media advisories and public service announcements to this webpage. This view shows ALL the hot topics news sorted by Publication Date in descending order. Please click 'read more' on any of the news items below to learn more.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
Registration for summer programs begins 7 a.m. Thursday, May 4, and for the first time you can make an online donation so children and youth in financial need can also experience summer camp fun.
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:00pm
The City of St. John's has partnered with the MUN Botanical Garden and the MMSB to offer free backyard composting information sessions, with the option to purchase bins after the sessions.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
The summer 2017 edition of the City Guide is being delivered to residential mailboxes in St. John's this week.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:30pm
April 23 to 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week in Canada. The City of St. John’s values the contributions of all volunteers and the impact they have on the community as a whole.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
This first Music @ of the year takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation. Click 'read more' to learn details.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 1:45pm
City crews are out addressing litter in our community; please do you part, too...
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 1:00pm
We've extended the deadline to submit artwork for the upcoming youth art exhibit to Friday, April 21. Click 'read more' for details.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
The municipalities involved in developing a new regional planning are seeking your input...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Yesterday, City Council voted to accept the Torbay Road North Commercial Area Follow-up Transportation Impact Study. Findings of the study will be incorporated into the City’s planning.
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 2:45pm
Simon is a two year-old neutered male cat seeking a temporary foster home for one month. Click 'read more' for details.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 3:30pm
Registration for spring recreation programs including swimming lessons and aquatics leadership programs, and for 2017-18 After School and Active Preschool programs, begins 7 a.m. Thurs. April 6.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:15pm
The St. John's Regional Fire Department will be featured on CBC's Keeping Canada Safe documentary series that profiles Canadian heroes on Thursday, April 6 at 10 p.m.
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:30pm
Garbage put out at the curb for collection must be completely covered from April 1 through November 30.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:15pm
The on-street parking ban was lifted at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
If you do business with the City, you can now sign-up for electronic transfers...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
The water we drink in St. John's has been recognized as some of the best in the world. To reach that standard it undergoes a rigorous treatment process before it is made available in our taps.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 12:45pm
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the City of St. John’s has remounted the Twinning Lines exhibit, part of the City’s Civic Art Collection, in the Great Hall of City Hall.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:45pm
Traffic engineers have to take all factors into consideration and make the best possible decision for the conditions and infrastructure.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 1:45pm
As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 there are just five intersections remaining that do not have operational signal lights.
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 12:15pm
The warming centre at City Hall will stay open until at least 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 12...
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
The current weather system and high winds affecting the City of St. John’s are causing significant damage to infrastructure throughout the city, in addition to power outages.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2:15pm
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) wishes to remind everyone that as you set clocks ahead this weekend, take an extra few moments to change your smoke alarm batteries.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 3:30pm
Information about tax accounts owing to the City and the City's response to the Privacy Commissioner on release of information
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
The 2017 Call for Performers is open until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:00pm
Nearly 1500 St. John's residents entered the Brier ticket giveaway offered by the City of St. John's, and the winners have been drawn.