News

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.
Please subscribe to the City's news e-Updates to ensure you don't miss any of our releases.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7:15pm
The Paul Reynolds Community Centre swimming pool will re-open to the public and resume regularly scheduled programs on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 5:45pm
Due to the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 20 all City offices and facilities will be closed. Garbage and recycling will not be collected on Monday.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 2:30pm
The Paul Reynolds Community Centre swimming pool will remain closed this weekend and into next week. The City will provide another update by Wednesday, May 22.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 9:45pm
The Tourism Awards recognize individuals, groups and businesses for their outstanding contributions to the tourism industry in providing a unique and quality experience.
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:30pm
Due to mechanical issues the swimming pool at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre is temporarily closed. Staff are currently investigating the cause of the issue.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Cruise ships Amadea and Silverwind began the cruise season in St. John’s as they entered through the Narrows with 900 passengers on Wednesday, May 8. This year we are scheduled to host 37 ship visits.
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 5:30pm
The Bowring Park Foundation and the City of St. John’s are looking for input into the question: “What’s next for Bowring Park?” The engagement process kicks off May 6 and runs until mid-June.
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 4:15pm
This year the City is launching ‘Residential Re-Leaf’. Through this program, homeowners within the City can apply for a $150 voucher towards the purchase of a tree to plant on their property.
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 3:15pm
The Kenmount Terrace Community Centre at 85 Messenger Drive is opening to the public on Saturday, May 4.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:30pm
Beginning Monday, May 6, 2019 the in-person service hours for Access St. John’s, located on the first floor of City Hall, is changing to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only nationally-recognized quality assurance framework for excellence in recreation programming.
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
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 - 1:00pm
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 - 5:00pm
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 - 1:30pm
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 - 5:00pm
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 - 2:00pm
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 - 12:15pm
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 - 7:45pm
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 - 3:15pm
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 - 12:45pm
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 - 4:30pm
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 - 12:45pm
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 - 3:15pm
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 - 7:30pm
Today, St. John’s City Council voted to approve the capital budget for 2019. The plan includes approximately $24 million for capital projects.

Pages