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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:15pm
RSVP to attend this free information session, being held Friday, Feb. 24, for homeowners interested in learning more about saving money on home heating costs.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:30pm
The Local Immigration Partnership is holding a Community Forum, co-led by the City of St. John's and the Association for New Canadians. Register by Thursday, Feb.23 to attend.
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
This course, for ages 50+, provides an introduction to bird watching basic skills, helpful resources and some of the common birds you are likely to encounter in and around St. John's.
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Downtown snow removal schedules are easy to locate...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:30pm
Please note that today the City is collecting Area 3; Area 4 will be collected Friday; Area 5 will be collected Saturday
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:45pm
Storm brings over 70 cm of snow to St. John's; crews working around the clock to clear streets and sidewalks
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 5:45pm
ChillFest is a community-wide celebration of winter, with a variety of free activities taking place Feb. 17 to 19, 2017 for the young and young at heart.
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 3:45pm
Hazardous ice conditions can be created within the City’s designated water supplies due to changing levels and flows under the ice. For your safety, please do not travel across the ice.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
The Winter Activity Centre is an outdoor facility that depends on snow and weather conditions. Before you head there call the Snow Line at 737-3651 for the latest update.
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:15pm
In preparation for the next snowfall Public Works crews have focused on widening many streets including all multilane and major arterials, and snow removal in the downtown core.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:45pm
There are approximately 3,200 fire hydrants in St. John’s, each requiring regular inspection and maintenance. During winter, this includes keeping hydrants free of snow.
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
There's lots of snow now, and we want everyone to get out and enjoy it. We have equipment that can assist persons with disabilities participate in recreation and leisure activities.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:45pm
The Deboxing Days promotion was an overwhelming success and 48 per cent more cardboard was received at Robin Hood Bay than during the same period last year.
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
The Loop at Bannerman Park is now open, and will remain open for the 2016-17 season, when conditions are favourable. Call the Loopline at 733-LOOP (5667) to check if it's open.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 2:30pm
The City of St. John’s and residents in surrounding municipalities are encouraged to recycle holiday cardboard. When you recycle cardboard from Dec. 27 to Jan. 7, enter to win a gas card.
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:15pm
City staff have begun the ice making process at The Loop in Bannerman Park; however, it is not suitable for skating at this time. Skating on The Loop before it is ready delays the opening.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 2:30pm
The City of St. John’s is required to implement the on-street parking ban outside the downtown as of 12:30 a.m., Friday, December 16.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
The 10 ton weight restriction for the bridge at Bay Bulls Road at Waterford Bridge Road is anticipated to remain in effect until March 2017.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:15pm
10 year-old Gabrielle MacDonald of St. John’s was recently presented with a Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award for saving her brother from drowning this past summer.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 4:30pm
Ring in the holiday season at our annual Festival of Music and Lights on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Bowring Park Duck Pond.
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Registration for winter recreation programs for residents is ongoing, and begins at 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 for non-residents. Learn of available courses in the City Guide or on RECconnect.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 5:30pm
On Dec. 31 come and join our party ‘It All Starts Here’, and be among the first in North America to ring in the New Year and the launch of Canada 150 celebrations!
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:45pm
At the regular meeting of Council on Monday, the City of St. John’s will formally approve the names of rooms located within the new Paul Reynolds Community Centre at Wedgewood Park.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
The City of St. John’s is currently conducting sanitary sewer vapour testing in Goulds, as part of the 2016 sewer assessment work. For details click 'read more'.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
The City is hosting the monthly microchip clinic for cats and dogs owned by St. John’s residents from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Animal Care & Adoption Centre, 81 Higgins Line.