Hot Topics

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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Monday, July 5, 2021 - 8:45am
Details about taxation are available in the Your Property: Taxation page.
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 3:45pm
Local organizations from diverse backgrounds have left their ‘mark’ on Canada Day through an installment of hand painted benches. Each bench is a unique work of art, designed to welcome newcomers.
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 11:00am
A reminder to practice safe grilling this summer from the St. John's Regional Fire Department
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 2:30pm
On Canada Day, the City of St. John’s acknowledges the importance of working collectively to heal and to strengthen our country, for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples alike.
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 8:30am
St. John's is one of 15 local governments selected to participate in the Canadian Circular Cities & Regions Initiative's Peer-to-Peer Network.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 9:45am
Outdoor pools at Bannerman and Bowring Park will open on Friday, July 2, for lane, leisure and everyone welcome swims.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 8:30am
Members of Council and staff at the City of St. John’s denounce anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobia in our community
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 8:30am
Planning is underway for the 2022 budget with engagement opportunities to be announced soon.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 12:45pm
Join a free gardening workshop on June 23 at 7 p.m., brought to you by the City of St. John’s, MUN Botanical Garden, Food First NL & St. John’s Food Policy Council.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 8:30am
Batteries are household hazardous waste. Never put lithium-ion batteries in the garbage; they are rechargeable batteries that are very flammable once damaged or compressed.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 8:30am
Since 2009 the Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Facility has diverted approximately 15,000 tonnes of solid waste from entering the ocean - 15 garbage trucks per month!
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 2:00pm
...national feature on St. John's as a leader in ocean technology...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 10:00am
There is a need to build strong partnerships to produce, protect and promote affordable housing for the people of St. John’s. The City has developed a 10 year Affordable Housing Strategy.
Monday, May 31, 2021 - 11:30pm
To better align with key themes of the City’s Corporate Strategic Plan an the interests of residents, visitors and other stakeholders a new social media framework for the City is launched.
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 9:15am
If you own property in the City of St. John’s, you will be receiving a new assessment in June. Learn more...
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 9:45am
The City of St. John’s in collaboration with Eastern Health are working together to build a Healthy City Strategy. Public engagement is now open!
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:00am
Since 2018 the City has composted 3,000 tonnes of yard waste for a reduction of 93 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and $200,000 saved in tipping fees.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 8:00am
The Mute Swan is an introduced and invasive species in Canada, protected under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act. Learn how we manage our permitted population of 6 mute swans...
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:45am
More than two thirds of all outcomes are now complete..
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 8:00am
Lots of appointment space remains for the free curbside collection of bulk & metal waste for St. John's residents. Pick up takes place by garbage area, beginning May 17.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 9:00am
Unlike snow removal, the downtown street cleaning schedule is pre-determined for the entire season. Learn all the dates in 2021 that cleaning is scheduled for the street(s) you regularly park on.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 9:15am
The City of St. John’s and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department are recognizing May 2 to 8 as Emergency Preparedness Week.
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 8:00am
The City of St. John's, in partnership with the MUN Botanical Garden and the MMSB, offer free backyard compost sessions and lower cost bins for St. John’s residents.
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 8:00am
Registration for summer programs begins 7 a.m. Thursday, May 6 for St. John's residents. Learn available programs at
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 8:30am
After a long winter’s sleep, your lawn needs some attention to get an early start on the growing season.