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Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Each year, the City of St. John’s recognizes a senior citizen who has made significant volunteer contributions to the city - nominate someone today!
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 8:00am
To recognize Earth Day we are highlighting some sustainability initiatives of the City of St. John's and hosting a flag raising at 2 p.m. outside City Hall.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 8:15am
City of St. John's staff and contracted staff clean litter from roadsides, in open spaces and parks and other City-owned property.
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 1:15pm
Residents who paid monthly will no longer be charged interest; pay in advance no longer required
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 8:45am
Positive Changes Include a New Heritage Report Requirement and New Standards for Heritage Areas.
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 10:45am
The City of St. John’s Celebrates National Volunteer Week from April 18 to 24, 2021. The theme for Volunteer Week 2021 is The Value of One, The Power of Many.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:30pm
The City of St. John’s offers HIGH FIVE® quality program that will keep your child active with age-appropriate and fun activities.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:00am
Local musicians are encouraged to submit a track to be considered in the creation of a playlist which will be accessible online, and via QR code throughout the City in parks and trails.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:00pm
Much of your household waste is recyclable – it’s not just pop cans & other deposit-return bottles! On your recycling days you can put out as many blue bags of recycling as you need, there's no limit.
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:45pm
These indoor mobility opportunities are open to all ages and abilities and are FREE of charge with no pre-registration required.
Friday, April 9, 2021 - 9:00am
April 11 to 17 is Animal Care and Control Officer Appreciation Week. We are very grateful for our Animal Control Officers - thank you for the good work you do!
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 1:30pm
The City of St. John’s is offering a number of exciting programs for adults, children and seniors. Registration is still open and spaces are available in these popular programs.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 11:00am
West Heights neighbourhood is a mixed density residential area in the west end of the city. With community supports, parks, and open green space...
Monday, April 5, 2021 - 3:30pm
The City of St. John’s Poet Laureate Mary Dalton is encouraging all residents of the City to celebrate National Poetry Month. The theme for Poetry Month 2021 is resilience.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 1:00pm
Nominate someone for the 2020 Legend Award. This award recognizes an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the enhancement of tourism in St. John’s.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:00pm
Are you looking for activities to entertain the family at home this weekend? Our clever Recreation Team are coming to the rescue with two activities - to help you celebrate Easter weekend.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 11:30am
Garbage put out at the curb for collection must be completely covered from April to November.
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:30am
Registration for spring recreation and leisure programs opens soon for all ages, abilities and interests.
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 8:00am
Goulds is a growing neighbourhood with a strong agricultural history located in the southwest area of the city.
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 8:30am
The City of St. John’s hires approximately 150 staff to supervise and deliver summer programs and activities. The application deadline for summer employment opportunities is Thursday, April 1, 2021.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Staff from across the organization have re-evaluated Duckworth Street for possible road closures under the 2021 Pedestrian Mall program.
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 8:30am
World Water Day, recognized on March 22 since 1993, is an annual United Nations Observance day focusing on the importance of clean and fresh water for all.
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 10:45am
The City of St. John’s is participating in a collaborative project to improve asphalt used in pavement.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:30pm
About 5000 visits to the project page since March 11 demonstrate significant interest in the plan for this important city area.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 3:45pm
Wedgewood Park is located in the northeast section of St. John’s. With mixed density living spaces, walking trails, schools, natural open spaces, recreation facilities, and retail centres.

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