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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:45am
Image of Mayor Danny Breen with the Deputy Commander of JTFA and Commander of 5 Canadian Division, BGen Roch Pelletier, and 5 Canadian Division Sergeant-Major, CWO Jim Smith.
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:00pm
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department would like to remind everyone of some safety tips for playing outside. Parents and guardians should always supervise their children when playing outside.
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:45am
There are approximately 20 snow blowers operating 24/7 in multiple areas throughout the city. Your street is on our list; we haven’t forgotten you.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7:45pm
Crews are working hard to open up all streets throughout the city during this state of emergency...
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 1:15pm
As Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6 a.m. the State of Emergency is lifted...
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:30am
Statement from Council on snow clearing this year...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:00pm
There are approximately 3,200 fire hydrants in the City of St. John’s that require regular inspection and maintenance, including keeping them free of snow.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:30pm
The City of St. John's offers ski and snowshoe rentals at Winter Activity Centre's located in Pippy Park and Bowring Park.
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 3:00pm
The City of St. John’s is accepting nominations for the 2020 Heritage Awards. The deadline is Monday, January 20.
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 11:30am
The Loop at Bannerman Park is now open for the 2019-2020 season!
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 11:30am
The City’s Inclusive Services team recently received a Social Inclusion Award for Independent Living from Empower, the Disability Resource Centre.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 12:45pm
Give the Gift of Play this Holiday Season...
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
We’re getting ready for winter weather – how about you?
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:30pm
Ring in the holiday season with our annual celebration of bright lights and festive music at the Festival of Music and Lights on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Bowring Park Duck Pond.
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 9:00pm
Council declares climate a strategic priority...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 5:45pm
The City of St. John’s is recruiting a team of residents, ages 15 to 35, for a Youth Engagement Action Team. Apply by November 6.
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:15pm
The swimming pool at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre re-opens at 7 a.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019. Click 'read more' for details.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:30pm
After Halloween bring your carved pumpkin to Bannerman Park and help us light up The Loop with a huge Jack O'Lantern display.
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
The October 2019 Progress Report shows overall progress on each of the initiatives including written commentary.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 1:30pm
The City of St. John’s is pleased to be an official stop on the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour, visiting St. John’s Oct. 19-20, 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:45pm
The City is seeking feedback on the redesign of the organization’s website. Learn more about the project and its goals at
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:30pm
Being prepared for an emergency is a shared responsibility and individual residents and businesses can help by making sure that they are prepared for 72 hours.
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 5:30pm
This inforgraphic breaks down the announcements on parking over the past month...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 4:45pm
While City splash pads are in operation until Monday, Sept. 2, the outdoor pools at Bowring and Bannerman Parks will close at the end of the day Sunday, Aug. 25.
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 4:15pm
Metal and Bulk Garbage Curbisde Collection program resumes for the fall of 2019...