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Friday, February 25, 2022 - 4:15pm
Please note: The dates listed for Spring Swimming, Preschool and Afterschool (2022-23) in the printed Spring 2022 City Guide on the Recreation registration page (page 24) are incorrect.
Friday, February 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Each year the City of St. John’s hires approximately 150 staff to supervise and deliver summer programs and activities.
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 3:15pm
Many neighbourhood volunteers are willing to look out for one another’s interests, through Neighbourhood Watch. Ever wonder who is on the team?
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 2:00pm
Celebrating built heritage is important to the City of St. John’s. This week is Heritage week and what better way to celebrate then nominate someone for a Heritage award.
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 11:00am
The City of St. John’s would like to send a big thank you to Lululemon for adding four new pieces of adaptive equipment to our inventory!
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 9:45am
Since 2010 the Recycling Facility at Robin Hood Bay has processed 75,000 tonnes of paper and container recyclables.
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 9:45am
Journey outside this February and share your activities and adventures on social media using hashtags #WinterWalkDay #JourneyOutside.
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 3:30pm
Help spread the love in your community this Valentine’s Day! Y can learn how City of St. John’s Neighbourhood Watch program can help bring your neighbours together to make it safer.
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 3:00pm
Celebrate winter with a variety of free activities taking place Feb. 11 to 14., including several fun outdoor events at ChillFest.
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:30pm
Residents are asked to allow for extra time when commuting and avoid unnecessary travel during extreme weather. Contact Access St. John's at 311 or 754-CITY to report issues.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 2:30pm
Public engagement is open until Feb. 7 to educate residents about the traffic calming policy review, and to collect feedback to help shape a revised policy.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 10:15am
Property inspection, assessment and permitting can be a complicated process and the City encourages anyone contemplating a property purchase to seek legal assistance and the advice of professionals.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 9:00am
The Winter Activity Centre in the North Bank Lodge at Pippy Park is opening for the season at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 3:45pm
You can support Pink Shirt Day and the REAL Program by purchasing pink t-shirts from Universal Corporate Wear. One dollar from every shirt sold will be donated to REAL.
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:30am
The City of St. John’s will be extending the Self-Guided Festival of Music and Lights and other holiday lights until January 31, 2022 to keep spirits bright.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 1:15pm
On-street parking ban outside the Downtown begins 12:30 a.m. January 5...
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 9:45am
Join us for a speculator firework display over Quidi Vidi Lake at 8 p.m. this Friday, December 31.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 9:30am
A new Fireworks By-Law will come into effect in St. John’s on December 31.
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 1:15pm
Santa’s got a brand-new bag this year – and it’s clear why? Santa knows that on January 1, The City of St. John’s requires clear- colourless bags for garbage except for one privacy bag per week.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 4:15pm
Why not try something new this year? The City offers programs for all ages and abilities to be social, be creative or to get active.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 2:15pm
On Wednesday, Dec. 15, Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary presented a $500 cheque from the City of St. John’s to East Point Elementary, the winning school of the 2021 IWALK challenge.
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 3:15pm
Starting on Jan. 1, 2022, garbage put at the curb in St. John’s must be in clear, colourless bags - except for one 'privacy' bag per week that can be an opaque, non-transparent bag.
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 4:00pm
Ring in the holiday season with our 20th annual music and lights celebration at Bowring Park Duck Pond! This festival is on now from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. until January 6.
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 10:00am
Questions and Answers on City revenue, tax bills and the upcoming budget...