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Friday, February 3, 2017 - 3:45pm
Hazardous ice conditions can be created within the City’s designated water supplies due to changing levels and flows under the ice. For your safety, please do not travel across the ice.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 1:00pm
The Winter Activity Centre is an outdoor facility that depends on snow and weather conditions. Before you head there call the Snow Line at 737-3651 for the latest update.
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:15pm
In preparation for the next snowfall Public Works crews have focused on widening many streets including all multilane and major arterials, and snow removal in the downtown core.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:45pm
There are approximately 3,200 fire hydrants in St. John’s, each requiring regular inspection and maintenance. During winter, this includes keeping hydrants free of snow.
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
There's lots of snow now, and we want everyone to get out and enjoy it. We have equipment that can assist persons with disabilities participate in recreation and leisure activities.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:45pm
The Deboxing Days promotion was an overwhelming success and 48 per cent more cardboard was received at Robin Hood Bay than during the same period last year.
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 2:00pm
The Loop at Bannerman Park is now open, and will remain open for the 2016-17 season, when conditions are favourable. Call the Loopline at 733-LOOP (5667) to check if it's open.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 2:30pm
The City of St. John’s and residents in surrounding municipalities are encouraged to recycle holiday cardboard. When you recycle cardboard from Dec. 27 to Jan. 7, enter to win a gas card.
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:15pm
City staff have begun the ice making process at The Loop in Bannerman Park; however, it is not suitable for skating at this time. Skating on The Loop before it is ready delays the opening.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 2:30pm
The City of St. John’s is required to implement the on-street parking ban outside the downtown as of 12:30 a.m., Friday, December 16.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
The 10 ton weight restriction for the bridge at Bay Bulls Road at Waterford Bridge Road is anticipated to remain in effect until March 2017.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:15pm
10 year-old Gabrielle MacDonald of St. John’s was recently presented with a Canadian Red Cross Rescuer Award for saving her brother from drowning this past summer.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 4:30pm
Ring in the holiday season at our annual Festival of Music and Lights on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Bowring Park Duck Pond.
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Registration for winter recreation programs for residents is ongoing, and begins at 7 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 for non-residents. Learn of available courses in the City Guide or on RECconnect.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 5:30pm
On Dec. 31 come and join our party ‘It All Starts Here’, and be among the first in North America to ring in the New Year and the launch of Canada 150 celebrations!
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:45pm
At the regular meeting of Council on Monday, the City of St. John’s will formally approve the names of rooms located within the new Paul Reynolds Community Centre at Wedgewood Park.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
The City of St. John’s is currently conducting sanitary sewer vapour testing in Goulds, as part of the 2016 sewer assessment work. For details click 'read more'.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
The City is hosting the monthly microchip clinic for cats and dogs owned by St. John’s residents from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Animal Care & Adoption Centre, 81 Higgins Line.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 3:15pm
On October 13, 2016 the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John's assumed the operation of the St. John's Recreation Centre at Buckmaster's Circle, formerly operated by the City of St. John's.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 3:00pm
From Monday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 18 the City of St. John’s is holding a food drive to collect non-perishable food items in support of the Community Food Sharing Association.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Sisters of Presentation have gifted 160 year-old St. Patrick's Convent, in the west end of downtown, to the City of St. John's for use as affordable supportive housing for seniors.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 3:45pm
We've made a change to collecting leaves in paper yard waste bags - you can now make an appointment the day before the garbage day, as long as it's made by 3pm.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 12:00pm
From November 1 to 11, vehicles with Veteran Plates will not be ticketed on meters in the City of St. John’s.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:30pm
​It's the spookiest time of the year... but you can take the 'scary' out of Halloween by following the advice of Neighbourhood Watch and the St. John's Regional Fire Department.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
Humane Services invites you to ‘Fall in Love’ with a new pet cat for your family with discounted adoption fees from October 24 to 30.