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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:15am
The City of St. John’s recognizes the challenges posed to many businesses throughout the City due to the recent state of emergency.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 12:45pm
On Monday, Jan. 27, all City facilities will open as scheduled and resume operations, including curbside waste collection.
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 3:15pm
Today, Mayor Danny Breen announced that the State of Emergency (SOE) is lifted as of 6 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. A 24-hour parking ban outside the designated downtown remains in place.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:30pm
All businesses and other community organizations in St. John’s will be allowed to access their premises as of 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 for the purposes of preparing to reopen.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:15am
The City of St. John’s will keep all recreation facilities closed until Monday, January 27, regardless of when the state of emergency is lifted.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 6:30pm
The State of Emergency will remain in effect tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 23)...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 2:00pm
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department appreciates the efforts of all during the recent storm. Given the challenges faced and the challenges ahead, we offer the following safety tips...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:30am
To assist with parking issues in the downtown and to get cars off streets as the clean-up continues, the City of St. John’s has arranged free overnight parking at downtown garages.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 5:15pm
The State of Emergency will remain in effect tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 22) with a further announcement to follow tomorrow on its continuation.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 3:15pm
The City of St. John’s is allowing an exception to the St. John’s International Airport to resume operations, effective 5 a.m. Wednesday, January 22.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:15am
The City of St. John’s has not provided permission for private medical clinics to operate today (January 21) during the State of Emergency.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:45am
Today, some taxi companies and drivers are volunteering to provide free rides to seniors and people with disabilities.
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 5:00pm
The State of Emergency will remain in effect tonight and all day tomorrow (January 20 and 21) with a further announcement to follow tomorrow on its continuation.
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:30pm
All stores selling basic foods, such as supermarkets, convenience stores, and pharmacies are permitted to open tomorrow, January 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in St. John’s.
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:00pm
The Department of Health and Community Services and Eastern Health has made an urgent request to the City of St. John’s to allow a limited number of pharmacies to open during the State of Emergency.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 9:45pm
Given the current weather conditions and the anticipated snowfall this evening, pharmacies are NOT permitted to open on Monday.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 2:45pm
At this time, it is critical that the public refrain from going outside to the greatest extent possible to allow our plow operations to proceed.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 10:45am
City of St. John’s snow clearing crews continue to work around the clock to clear streets for regular traffic. The state of emergency is still in effect.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 8:30am
During this State of Emergency, Eastern Health has made an urgent request to allow for regional pharmacies to open from noon to 7 p.m. today.
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:00am
All businesses are ordered to remain closed and all vehicles are prohibited from using City streets except emergency vehicles; police, fire and ambulance.
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
Due to deteriorating conditions & reduced visibility snow clearing operations are temporarily suspended. Snowplows are on standby throughout the city including hospitals & fire stations.
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 11:00am
St. John's in State of Emergency, Jan 17, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 4:15pm
On Friday, January 17, city offices and facilities are closed due to weather. Garbage and recycling is rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 20.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 1:45pm
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department reminds all residents of what measures to take before, during and after a storm.
Friday, January 10, 2020 - 10:30am
Extending deepest sympathies to the family of the late John Crosbie...