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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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Monday, October 17, 2016 - 5:30pm
In recognition of Waste Reduction Week, October 17 to 23, the City of St. John's is encouraging residents and organizations to reduce waste this week and throughout the year.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
The City is once again encouraging environmentally-friendly uses for fallen leaves. Your options include mulching, compost and curbside collection by appointment.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
Part of the proceeds from Pumpkinfest admission go towards the R.E.A.L Program, which provides recreation and leisure experiences to St. John's children and youth in financial need.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 5:15pm
Fire Prevention Week is from Oct. 9 to 15, 2016 and the St. John's Regional Fire Department is urging residents to "Don't Wait, Check the Date" and replace fire alarms every 10 years.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 4:30pm
Join City councillors and staff for an informative drop-in about City services and programs, all at a location near you.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 2:30pm
Have you received your 2017 Notice of Assessment? If you own a property in St. John's and have not received your assessment in the mail, please contact us.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:30pm
All landlords and property managers with rental property in St. John’s are encouraged to take the survey which addresses barriers, obstacles and opportunities of achieving a successful tenancy.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 3:45pm
Together with Memorial University and Desjardins Group the City hosted a mixer for International Students at City Hall on Wednesday, September 28.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:15pm
The City of St. John's has partnered with the MUN Botanical Garden and the Multi Materials Stewardship Board to offer free information sessions and low cost backyard compost bins to city residents.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 1:45pm
As part of the 2016 sewer assessment, sewer vapour testing is occurring this week along Heffernan’s Line, Doyles Road and sections of Main Road in Goulds.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:15pm
Try archery, hut construction, orienteering and more during our Fall Outdoor Adventure on Sunday, Oct. 2. It's fun for the entire family, and best of all, it's FREE!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 3:45pm
"The City to St. John's is pleased to see shovels in the ground on this new build..."
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
There's an incredible opportunity to purchase and restore an historic, 168-year-old home in downtown St. John's, NL Canada.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
If you've never driven a roundabout and are wondering how to navigate one, watching this video might help.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:30am
Since fall 2015 the speed limit around elementary schools on residential roads in the City of St. John's has been reduced to 30 kilometres per hour.
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 12:30pm
The splash pad at Bannerman Park will remain operational until dusk on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:15am
The Humane Services Animal Care and Adoption shelter is at capacity, there are over 80 adorable cats and kittens in need of a ‘fur’ever home.
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 2:15pm
The City of St. John’s aims to conserve significant heritage resources including buildings and streetscapes. To further this objective the City has created a Heritage Financial Incentives Program.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 2:15pm
The City of St. John's has partnered with the George Street Association and Bud Light to host a free screening of Tragically Hip’s concert on Saturday, August 20 at 10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 4:30pm
Construction of curb extensions on Airport Heights Drive will reduce speeds and improve safety for pedestrians. Read more...
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 5:30pm
Sewer cleaning and investigative work to evaluate trenchless technologies for Water Street infrastructure improvements will continue starting Wednesday, Aug. 10 for four to six weeks.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 12:30pm
These programs are designed to introduce paddlers to canoeing or kayaking. Emphasis is placed on boat control and teaching necessary skills & knowledge to be safe and have fun while on the water.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 5:45pm
Contractors have begun construction of a simple roundabout on Carrick Drive, near the entrance to the Paul Reynolds Community Centre.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 2:45pm
If you're between 12 and 15 and are looking for an opportunity to explore your artistic talents - this is it!
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 2:15pm
This fun, family event allows you to see the pro's in action, take a ride in canoes and kayaks or try out Stand Up Paddle Boarding. All equipment is provided and there is no charge to attend.

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