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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:00am
The updated 2018 provincial flood risk mapping for Waterford River, South Brook, and Kilbride Brook, is in effect immediately for City of St. John’s development application review.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Updated information and answers to your questions...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
The City of St. John’s is advising residents serviced by the Petty Harbour Long Pond system, who are experiencing discoloured water, to use an alternative source of water for drinking.
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 2:30pm
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department reminds the public that the potential of a clothes dryer fire occurring in the home can be significantly reduced by following a few simple safety tips.
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
Construction work to modify the intersections in the area of Rawlins Cross has started. The target for the final change-over to the new yield-on-entry traffic pattern is late next week.
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:45pm
The City’s parking meter supplier has advised that they are moving credit card processing to a more current cellular network. As a result the City’s current meters will no longer process credit cards.
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00am
Applications are open for the position of Poet Laureate of the City of St. John’s. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21.
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:15am
The governments of Canada and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador are making infrastructure investments that will help create jobs, and support a high standard of living.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:00am
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department is reminding residents to be diligent when discarding smoking materials and would like to offer the following smoking safety tips.
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:30pm
The City is holding a bicycle rack design contest, open to the public, with cash prizes for the winning designs.
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:45am
During the coming weeks the City will be making minor changes at Rawlins Cross. This preparation work will not impact current traffic flow. The official date of changeover will be announced soon.
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:15pm
Starting on Monday, August 6, residents can start booking appointments for bulk and metal curb side collection scheduled to take place from September 10 to October 13.
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:45am
During late May and early June, the city engaged with residents on replacing the H.G.R Mews Community Centre. The 'What we Heard' report is available at
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 2:45pm
Residents are advised that due to the Royal St. John’s Regatta holiday all City offices will be closed.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 3:30pm
The City of St. John’s has released a summary document of ‘What We Heard’ through the public engagement process around developing a new strategic plan.
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 5:15pm
Today, City Council voted to approve BikeFest, a one‐day downtown street festival to celebrate and promote cycling and active transportation in St. John’son Sunday, September 16.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:45pm
During summer it is not uncommon for some to experience a slight ‘earthy’ or ‘musty’ odour and taste on their drinking water. While this can be unpleasant, it is not harmful or toxic.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:15am
Economic Outlook 2018 reports that economic growth in the St. John’s Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is expected to be relatively unchanged from 2017 with real GDP expected to increase by 0.7 per cent.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
St. John’s Regional Fire Department wishes to remind all citizens that due to the current high index and dry windy conditions, a fire advisory is presently in effect.
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 3:45pm
The forest fire in the area of Kenmount Terrace in the City of St. John’s is under control. Due to excessive amounts of smoke, residents are advised to turn off their air exchange and HVAC systems.
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 11:15am
This summer the City is changing traffic circulation at Rawlins Cross on a trial basis. Before the changes are put in place, an information session for the public is planned for July 25.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:45pm
Lithium ion batteries supply power to many kinds of devices. Take care when using them. In rare cases, they can cause a fire or explosion.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Due to the Orangemen’s Day holiday on Monday, July 9, most City offices and facilities will be closed including the Access St. John’s front counter service.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:30am
The swimming pool at Bowring Park turns 50 years-old this summer, and to celebrate the City of St. John’s and the Bowring Park Foundation are hosting a small event at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 3:15pm
This morning, the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined by Mayor Danny Breen, to announce over $46 million for municipal infrastructure projects.