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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:30am
Due to the Canada Day and Memorial Day holiday on Wednesday, July 1, garbage and recycling will not be collected on Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 9:45am
Effective Tuesday, June 30 the City is re-initiating sewer backup service to residents.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:30pm
The City of St. John’s is pleased to announce that the outdoor pools at Bannerman and Bowring Park will open on July 2, for lane and “bubble” swimming only.
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:30am
Phase III of the Water Street Construction project between Ayre’s Cove and Clift’s Baird’s Cove is near completion. Two-way traffic will resume on Water Street by 10 a.m. on Monday, June 28.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 3:45pm
City services impacted at Alert Level 2...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:30am
Open fires are permitted, however, check with your local municipality to confirm if a burning permit is required from the SJRFD.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:30am
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department announce the retirement of Deputy Chief Rick Mackey, Deputy Chief of Operations.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:15am
The City is proud to launch a new mapping and neighbourhood profile feature at The new web application divides the city into 28 distinct areas.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:30am
The City of St. John’s is pleased to announce plans to celebrate Canada Day virtually for 2020.
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 10:15am
Due to the St. John’s Day holiday on Monday, June 22, the City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:45pm
As the province is moving through the Alert Levels in response to COVID 19, impacts on City services are going to be announced as changes occur.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:15am
Early next week the city will implement on-street changes to provide additional space for residents to maintain physical distancing while on city streets.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:00am
The City of St. John’s is pleased to announce that the proposed pedestrian mall for the downtown will proceed this summer, from July 3 to September 7.
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 2:30pm
​There is nothing like outdoor grilling it's one of the most popular ways to cook. But a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Know safety, no fire: practice safe grilling
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:45am
On Monday, July 6 the City of St. John’s begins collecting bulk garbage and metal curbside, for pre-arranged appointments. Residents can book an appointment beginning Monday, June 15.
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:30am
The City of St. John’s invites residents to celebrate St. John’s Days from June 19-21 with a series of online events and presentations.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
The City of St. John’s is registering for day camps on June 11, 2020. Citizens are reminded to ensure their RecConnect Account is updated with current information.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 9:30am
“What do you love about your neighbourhood?” That’s the question Mayor Breen is asking the children of St. John’s to respond to in a creative arts contest.
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:00pm
In fall 2019 the City of St. John’s recruited a Youth Engagement Action Team to determine how the City can improve youth engagement. A 'What We Heard' document is now available.
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:30pm
As the province officially moves to Alert Level 3 in response to COVID 19, impacts on City services are going to be announced as changes occur.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:45pm
Canada is a multicultural society where we recognize the value and dignity of Canadians of all races and ethnic groups, languages and religions.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 2:15pm
The funding announcement made yesterday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in support of municipalities is encouraging to the City of St. John’s. Our City is on the front line of this pandemic...
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:00am
The public are invited to re-imagine Churchill Square through an engagement process that will take a holistic look at the area to explore possibilities for improving public space.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:30pm
The scheduled overnight street cleaning in the Downtown begins 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 1. Vehicles must be removed from streets scheduled for cleaning from midnight to 7 a.m.
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:00am
Starting on Sunday evening, May 31 and continuing for approximately four days, flushing of the Petty Harbour Long Pond water transmission main will occur overnight between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.