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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 2:15pm
The City of St.John's commends Infrastructure Canada for their promise to provide funding to communities.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 5:00pm
CN EcoConnexions - From the Ground Up program in collaboration with Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom announced that the City of St. John's has been awarded a $25,000 grant for tree planting.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Phase three of the City’s program review process is now complete, resulting in $7,066,624 in potential operating savings in 2017 and $7,060,141 in 2018.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 4:30pm
On the direction of the Mayor, the City Solicitor has hired an independent investigator to look into an allegation of harassment...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:45pm
St. John’s staff and City Council are coming to a neighbourhood near you for My City Days starting Tues, Oct. 18. Drop in style information and engagement sessions about City services.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:45am
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Humane Services is hosting a microchip clinic for privately owned pets (cats and dogs) of St. John’s residents.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
Affordable housing is a critical issue for the City of St. John’s. We want St. John’s to be a vibrant, inclusive and thriving city with a wide range of affordable housing options.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:00am
Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Monday, Oct.10 all City offices and facilities including the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility will be closed. There is no waste collection on Monday.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 4:15pm
Today, at the weekly City Council meeting, Barbara Howlett will receive the City of St.John’s Senior of the Year Award, sponsored by Kenny’s Pond Retirement Living.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 11:30am
The Visitor Information Centre at 348 Water Street will be closed for the season beginning on Friday, Oct. 7.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:30pm
St. John’s City Council has approved new ward boundaries that will come into effect for the 2017 municipal election.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:45am
The second phase of the City’s program review has identified a potential $4,705,612 in savings for 2017, increasing to $4,876,239 for 2018.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:15am
On Wednesday, Sept. 21 the City of St. John's and partners will celebrate National Tree Day with a tree planting ceremony and BBQ in Victoria Park beginning at 11 a.m., all are welcome.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 11:00am
The City is coordinating a survey of landlords in partnership with the Affordable Housing Working Group, Rental Team. Participants will be entered in a draw for a $500 home improvement gift card.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 5:00pm
On Saturday, September 10, the City’s Parks and Open Spaces division became aware of the large number of dead fish in the Waterford River and the Bowring Park Duck Pond.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
The City of St. John’s has awarded the contract for the design of the new community market at the former Metrobus location on Freshwater Road to Fougere Menchenton Architecture.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:00pm
The RFP for a free outdoor concert and celebration on New Year’s Eve will now close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 8.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 2:00pm
Due to the Labour Day holiday on Monday, September 5 all City offices and facilities will be closed. There is no waste collection on Labour Day.
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 3:15pm
The City of St. John's is seeking nominations for the annual Senior of the Year Award, to be presented during City Council meeting on Monday, October 3.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) will begin operation of the newly constructed Paradise Fire Station No. 8 at 1565 Topsail Road effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 16.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 11:15am
The City of St. John's is seeking nominations for the 25th Annual Tourism Awards, which will be presented in November.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 3:30pm
Residents are advised that due to the Royal St. John’s Regatta holiday all City offices are closed. Garbage and recycling collections will continue as normal and are not affected by the holiday.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:00pm
St. John’s City Council voted to continue its delivery on recommendations set out in the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Crime Prevention report tabled in 2015.
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
Today, St. John’s City Council approved funding for capital improvements to affordable housing units. The work is estimated to cost approximately $500,000, to be funded by existing capital reserves.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 5:15am
Members of Council are pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Breen has been offered the permanent position of City Manager for the City of St. John’s.

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