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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:15am
Yesterday City Council was provided an update on the Seniors Housing Research Project, which was recently shared with the public during the Seniors Housing Forum.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 9:00am
City Council has approved contributions totaling in excess of $522,000 in the form of direct cash grants and the waiving of permit fees for five non-profit groups and organizations for 2016.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 7:15am
Due to St. Patrick’s Day holiday all City offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, March 14. Please note that garbage and recycling collection is unaffected by the holiday.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 8:45am
Enter by signing up for waste and recycling reminders before Monday, March 21 (deadline extended) and you will be eligible to win a $200 shopping certificate!
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 4:15pm
On Monday during the City Council meeting Councillor Jonathan Galgay, Chair of the Finance and Administration Standing Committee will bring forward a comprehensive approach for building Budget 2017.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 2:30pm
Economic Review 2015 reports that the St. John’s Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) recorded tepid economic performance in 2015, as some indicators experienced slow growth while others declined.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 4:15pm
Council pleased to work with Board of Trade and businesses in spirit of cooperation.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:15am
Following a review of parking meter usage in the downtown, Parking Services has identified a number of streets on which parking meter time allotments will be reduced to two hours.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 2:15pm
Today, the City of St. John’s released the ‘What we Heard’ document following a public engagement process conducted in late 2015.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:30pm
I would like to strongly reiterate my support for all City of St. John’s employees – both female and male.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
The votes have been counted and the residents of Ward 4 in St. John’s have elected a new council representative, Sheilagh O'Leary.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:15pm
The third annual A-Cat-emy Awards is a week-long cat adoption event. Adoption fees at Humane Services will be reduced from $120 to $20.
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:15am
It was brought to our attention on February 19 that 20 ballots outside of Ward 4 that have been accepted into the voting system....
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:00am
City of St. John's Humane Services are working with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and emergency shelters to find temporary accommodations for pets owned by victims of intimate partner violence.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2:15pm
The City of St. John’s congratulates the nominees for the 2015 Molson Coors Canada St. John’s Athlete and Team of the Year.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:15am
The City of St. John’s built heritage is a significant part of the City’s culture. Each year on Heritage Day the City takes a moment to recognize individuals and businesses.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:15am
An employee of the City for the past 29 years, Mr. Martin has been the City Manager since 2014. Prior to that, he held the position of Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services, and also the City Clerk.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 4:45pm
In early November, Council approved an Early Retirement Incentive Program for individuals who were eligible to retire or close to being eligible to retire in 2015.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 5:15pm
The City has been made aware of an irregularity in the voters list for the Ward 4 byelection that has resulted in ballots being mailed to a number of households outside the voting area.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:00am
The City is using a vote by mail system for the upcoming byelection. Although ballots were scheduled to be mailed starting Feb. 5, delivery began a few days early.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 9:30am
Following Budget 2016-18, the City is introducing a new comprehensive departmental review process that will analyze every service and program to determine which should remain.
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
Due to the change in the province’s financial outlook, Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed the City’s credit rating of Aa2 but has reduced the rating outlook from stable to negative.
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 11:30am
Effective immediately the City of St. John's Visitor Information Centre at 348 Water Street will operate on a seasonal basis from May to October.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 4:15pm
On Feb. 23, residents living in Ward 4 of the City of St. John's will elect a new Councillor. Congratulations to the candidates who have been successfully nominated.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
In preparation of Budget 2016-18 the City reviewed programs and services, and as a result many services formerly provided by GCA will now be delivered through public tender or by City staff.

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