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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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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 4:00pm
If your waste collection has to be changed at the last minute due to a storm, we can send you an 'emergency alert’ by 7 a.m. on the day of the storm to let you know.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 6:45pm
Active Youth gives active living opportunities to ages 15 to 21 with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. The winter program begins Tuesday, Jan.19 and runs weekly - register soon!
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 1:15pm
Due to the popularity of The Loop we've added to the ice maintenance schedule; skating cannot take place while ice resurfacing is occurring. Click 'read more' to see the schedule.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 6:15pm
The Office of the City Clerk has extended the deadline for applications by one week to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 for the newly repurposed advisory committees, experts panels and working groups.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 1:00pm
Beginning Friday, Jan. 8 snowshoe & cross country ski equipment is available to rent at the Winter Activity Centre, in the North Bank Lodge at Pippy Park campground.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 1:45pm
The Winter On-Street Parking Ban begins at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 for streets outside the downtown area.
Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 2:30pm
The Loop at Bannerman Park will open at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 31 in time for the New Year’s Eve skating party from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 5:00pm
Thank you to Sears Canada for providing our school crossing guards with new winter parkas to keep them warm in this winter.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 1:15pm
When our Parks staff began making ice last week we were hoping to have The Loop open before Christmas Day but unfortunately that will not happen this year.
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 2:15pm
Do you hear what I hear? Let us hope it is not the fire alarm. Christmas time is the most festive and decorative holiday with the most fire danger.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
The City of St. John's continues its support of the arts and culture community with over $1 million allocated in 2016.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 2:30pm
What’s in a name? Lots! What should we name our Winter Festival? We tried several names but nothing stuck. Now we’re looking for something… better!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 5:45pm
Thanks to WestJet staff for dropping by our Animal Care & Adoption Centre in St. John's to perform a ‪#‎WestJetChristmas‬ miracle!
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 7:30pm
To celebrate this years theme "Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of all Abilities - Making our City Inclusive and Accessible for all" a number of events are taking place.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:15pm
This mini program offers children, ages 6 to 12, the opportunity to develop artistic talents through paining, crayon and collage art. This program starts soon - click 'read more' for details.
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 1:30pm
The City of St. John’s is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Heritage Awards for outstanding work on heritage buildings and other buildings in the City’s heritage areas.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 7:15pm
From Monday, Nov. 16 to Friday, Nov. 20 the City of St. John’s is once again holding a municipal food drive to collect non-perishable food items in support of the Community Food Sharing Association.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
This year, the City of St. John’s is celebrating the Right to Learn with a variety of events and activities for children and families throughout the week.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 12:30pm
Councillor Sandy Hickman and Mayor Dennis O'Keefe display street banners with images of Victoria Cross recipients, as part of a national project commemorating Canada’s wartime sacrifices.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 4:30pm
We are seeking St. John's residents to take part in a discussion group about our City Guide publication. Refreshments and a $20 Park Card, for use at City parking meters, will be provided.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 2:30pm
On Monday, Oct. 26 from noon to 7 p.m., City of St. John’s Humane Services invites you to ‘Fall in Love’ with a new pet cat for your family.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 2:15pm
The City of St. John's scored 4 Blooms out of a possible 5 Blooms in a recent audit conducted by Communities in Bloom.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
The City of St. John's has placed a Bigbelly solar-powered container at Holdsworth Court, on the corner of George Street and Adelaide Street, that compacts garbage and sends an email when full.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:30pm
Linscott Street has changed to one-way traffic from Freshwater Road to Pennywell Road. This means that motorists can no longer enter Linscott Street from Pennywell Road.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 6:00pm
It’s back to school time, and motorists are advised to take extra care and caution, particularly in school zones. We are also hiring crossing guards - deadline to apply is Oct. 9, 2015.

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