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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 the hot topics news sorted by Publication Date in descending order. Please click 'read more' on any of the news items below to learn more.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 5:45pm
We encourage residents to visit and enjoy the downtown this summer!
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:45pm
City Hall is still closed to the public except by appointment only, but there are many ways you can interact with our staff...
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:30pm
Be sure to watch our special on NTV, 6:30 p.m. on July 1
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 3:00pm
​Celebrate our city during St. John’s Days!
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 3:15pm
Margaret Thorne has been identified as Senior of the Year for 2020.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:15am
The City of St. John’s has proposed the creation of a pedestrian mall in the downtown for portions of the summer. The goal of the mall is to encourage residents and visitors to see the downtown as a d
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm
We empathize with residents who are dealing with sewage issues and we apologize for the inconvenience...
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:15am
Poet Laureate Mary Dalton adds to our at home resources...
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 7:45pm
The City hears frequent complaints about the amount of litter...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:30am
Nominate a deserving young person...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 9:15am
It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers!
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:00am
The City of St. John’s made the difficult decision to reduce staffing levels in late March...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:15pm
City follows all requirements of the Public Procurement Act in making what was deemed an emergency purchase...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:15am
​Senior of the Year Award Rewards Experience
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 11:30am
​Volunteers building healthy communities..
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 10:45am
​Tourism Awards Recognize Innovation
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 4:15pm
What to do will recycling is not being collected...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:00pm
At this time the best way to submit applications, permits and nominations to the City of St. John’s is by email. City staff are practicing social distancing and have access to email.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 9:00am
Are you using wipes to get your surfaces disinfected? If you do, make sure you throw them in the garbage, not down the toilet.
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:00am
The City’s role is the protection of our staff, maintaining essential services and, if required, cancelling public programs to reduce transmission.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 11:15am
The Canada Games Council officially launched the bid process for the 2025 Canada Summer Games that will be held in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 9:15am
"The 20s have returned. Maybe, with them, a new age of rebellion?..."
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:15am
Winter Activity Centre's at Bowring Park and Pippy Park offer winter equipment rentals and are in full operation for the season.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:15pm
On Monday, February 17, the City of St. John’s presented the annual Heritage Awards to recognize individuals, businesses and institutions for outstanding efforts in heritage restoration.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 11:30am
Celebrate winter at ChillFest! With a variety of events offered ChillFest has something for everyone and all events are free of charge to attend and open to all ages.