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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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 11:30am
The City’s Inclusive Services team recently received a Social Inclusion Award for Independent Living from Empower, the Disability Resource Centre.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:45pm
Give the Gift of Play this Holiday Season...
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
We’re getting ready for winter weather – how about you?
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:30pm
Ring in the holiday season with our annual celebration of bright lights and festive music at the Festival of Music and Lights on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Bowring Park Duck Pond.
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 9:00pm
Council declares climate a strategic priority...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 5:45pm
The City of St. John’s is recruiting a team of residents, ages 15 to 35, for a Youth Engagement Action Team. Apply by November 6.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:15pm
The swimming pool at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre re-opens at 7 a.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019. Click 'read more' for details.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:30pm
After Halloween bring your carved pumpkin to Bannerman Park and help us light up The Loop with a huge Jack O'Lantern display.
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
The October 2019 Progress Report shows overall progress on each of the initiatives including written commentary.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 1:30pm
The City of St. John’s is pleased to be an official stop on the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour, visiting St. John’s Oct. 19-20, 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:45pm
The City is seeking feedback on the redesign of the organization’s website. Learn more about the project and its goals at
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:30pm
Being prepared for an emergency is a shared responsibility and individual residents and businesses can help by making sure that they are prepared for 72 hours.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 5:30pm
This inforgraphic breaks down the announcements on parking over the past month...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 4:45pm
While City splash pads are in operation until Monday, Sept. 2, the outdoor pools at Bowring and Bannerman Parks will close at the end of the day Sunday, Aug. 25.
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 4:15pm
Metal and Bulk Garbage Curbisde Collection program resumes for the fall of 2019...
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 5:45pm
Two engagement sessions are scheduled on a new proposed site location for the replacement of the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre at Mundy Pond Park.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
The Community Garden at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre has beds/plots available to interested community members.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:30pm
Get into City parks this summer and join the promo to win a prize!
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:45pm
The Senior of the Year for 2019 has been awarded to Sister Elizabeth Rachel Lee, known by friends and family as Betty Rae.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 2:30pm
The unidirectional water main flushing program occurs between May and October of each year...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30pm
The City of St. John's annual Tourism Awards recognize individuals, groups and businesses for their outstanding contributions to the tourism industry in providing a unique and quality experience.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 11:30am
Windsor Lake and Bay Bulls Big Pond Water Treatment Facilities are setting the bar high for a strong safety culture...
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:30pm
Emergency Preparedness Week is May 5 to 11, this year’s theme is ‘Be Emergency Ready’. Everyone has a role to play in being prepared for an emergency.
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 12:30pm
National Youth Week recognizes youth and their active participation in the community whether it is through theatre, recreation, sport, art, volunteering, leadership or community engagement.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 3:30pm
We're celebrating that we've achieved the highest level of quality and safety in children's sport and recreation programs with FREE community events!