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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 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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Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 12:30pm
HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only nationally-recognized quality assurance framework for excellence in recreation programming.
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 2:30pm
Beginning April 29 and continuing until the end of November, yard material in paper yard waste bags will be collected on the same day as a resident’s recycling day.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:30am
The City of St. John's is celebrating National Youth Week from May 1 to 7 with several free-of-charge events.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 2:30pm
During the month of May, the City of St. John’s begins delivering carts to Phase II areas of the automated garbage collection program.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:00am
The Recreation Division has received HIGH FIVE™ Accreditation, the highest level of quality & safety in children's sport and recreation programs. To celebrate, free community events are being offered.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:30pm
Due to the Good Friday holiday on April 19 and St. George’s Day holiday on Monday, April 22, most City offices and facilities will be closed.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:30am
Today, during Committee of the Whole, an update was provided regarding the permanent installation of the Veteran’s Square Reconfiguration originally piloted from August 14 to November 16, 2017.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 9:45am
A public survey is now open as part of the City’s evaluation of two traffic pilot projects that were implemented in 2018: Rawlins Cross Traffic Circle and Ladysmith Drive at Kiwanis Street Crosswalk.
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 5:15pm
Today, Council voted to fully accept all recommendations outlined in the Municipal Audit Function Review Report. The report recommends ways the City can enhance the current Internal Audit Function.
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:45pm
Today, the City will issue a Negotiable Request for Proposals (NRFP) for supply of new meters, pay stations, and services to support these and other aspects of the Paid Parking Management Strategy.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:15am
Should you wish to clear any land or burn any brush, the St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) wishes to remind all citizens that a permit is required for open air burning.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
Residents of St. John’s who are seeking financial assistance to neuter their male cat can apply to the City’s cat neuter assistance program.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:15am
Today, over 100 volunteers attended a Volunteer Week reception at the Signal Hill Campus of Memorial University, an annual event hosted by the City in partnership with MUN Student Volunteer Bureau.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:45pm
The Kenmount Terrace Community Centre will be opening to the public soon. Starting April 15, the City is conducting engagement sessions at the Centre to talk about program offerings.
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
Today, St. John’s City Council voted to approve the capital budget for 2019. The plan includes approximately $24 million for capital projects.
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 3:30pm
The watermain in the Rabbittown area is scheduled for cleaning and structural lining from April to August 2019. This is a continuation of the 2018 watermain lining project.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:15pm
The Residential on-street Parking Permit fee will increase from $15 per year to $27.50 per year on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:00am
Due to the warming trend expected at the end of this week, The Loop will be closing for the season on Friday, March 29.
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 4:30pm
The City has lifted the city-wide overnight parking restrictions as well as the late-night parking restriction in the downtown.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:15am
The City of St. John’s Council has formally approved recipients of Community Grants and the Housing Catalyst Fund for 2019. A total of $1,509,100 has been awarded.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:00pm
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Council will release to the public the City’s new strategic plan at Committee of the Whole. ‘Our City, Our Future’ sets a vision for the next three years.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:30pm
Due to St. Patrick’s Day holiday all City offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, March 18. Garbage and recycling collection is unaffected by the holiday.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:30am
As part of the ongoing review of public transit, the Transportation Commission asked has received preliminary recommendations to address rising costs and issues with the GoBus system.
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:45pm
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department wishes to remind you that as you change your clocks this weekend, change the batteries in your smoke detectors and CO alarms.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 3:00pm
Engagement on the 2019 capital projects took place from February 12 to 26. Feedback from the engagement is now available as a 'What We Heard' document on engagestjohns.ca.

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