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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Splash pads at Bowring Park and Bannerman Park are open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk, until Labour Day.
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:15pm
Motorists in St. John's can use PayByPhone's mobile app to pay at 136 parking spaces on Harbour Drive. For those who do not want to download the app, the toll-free number to call is 1-866-234-7275.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:30pm
Each season our Recreation Division offers a variety of workshops, classes and other programs to all ages and interests. There are openings available in some of the upcoming sessions.
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 3:00pm
In St. John's dogs and cats are prohibited from running at large. Dogs must be on a leash and under owners control at all times when off the owner's property, including in City parks.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
Today, Mayor Danny Breen was joined by members of City Council, Mrs. Sally Johnson, and family and friends of the late Paul Johnson for the official opening of the Paul Johnson Memorial Park playgroun
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 6:30pm
The swimming pool at Bowring Park turns 50 years-old this summer! The City of St. John’s and the Bowring Park Foundation are hosting a public celebration at the pool at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 1:15pm
Party In The Park is an annual event that includes greetings from council, local entertainment and light refreshments...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 6:30pm
The Canadian Red Cross Society is accepting applications for Emergency Response Team Responder volunteer positions throughout Canada, including in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:15pm
The St. John’s Days festivities begin with a bang when Mayor Danny Breen and the Association for New Canadians fire the Noon Day Gun at Signal Hill National Historic Site on Friday, June 22.
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 5:30pm
The REAL Program is immensely grateful to the volunteers from Public Prosecution Services of Canada who gave our sports equipment library a thorough and much needed cleaning after a season of use.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:45pm
What changes are being proposed? Read on...
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:30am
It's been one year since the Paul Reynolds Community Centre opened its doors to the public...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 1:15pm
The City's current strategic plan expires this year and we are seeking input from residents and other stakeholders on our strategic directions and budget planning for 2019-2021.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 4:15pm
City Council have presented the 2018 Senior of the Year Award to Mr. Joseph Pearcey.
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 2:30pm
While the hydrants are open, the residents in the neighbourhood may experience discoloured water pr a slight drop in pressure...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:30pm
The Victoria Day holiday long weekend is a time when many get outside and clean up around their yards and property. Since May, yard waste at the curb must be in paper yard waste bags.
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:30pm
Congratulations to all nominees and winners Emily Dormody (Junior) and Liam Warren (Senior) of our annual Youth of the Year award.
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 12:15pm
Carts are currently being delivered to households in the phase one area of automated garbage collection. One cart is provided to every household, including apartments, free of charge to the resident.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:45pm
The Music @ concert series has expanded in recent years and 2018 will be the biggest season yet, with a planned 24 concerts taking place in seven different locations throughout the city.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Report on achievements and progress to date...
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:15pm
The City of St. John’s is evaluating the recent overnight winter parking restrictions on sections of Water and Duckworth Streets...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:15pm
Street cleaning removes dirt and debris from streets, reduces the amount of debris going into storm sewers, and prevents damage to infrastructure.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:45pm
City of St. John’s employees participated in Jersey Day today as part of a national tribute to the City of Humboldt and Humboldt Broncos.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:15pm
St. John’s and Happy City St.John’s recently announced a collaboration to enter the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge. City residents are encourage to take a short survey to help inform the application.
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Loop in Bannerman Park closes for the season at 5 p.m. Monday, April 2 as it is no longer possible to maintain ice at the required thickness for a safe and enjoyable skating experience.