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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.
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 6:15pm
Pokemon Go is bringing many new users to our parks, playgrounds, trails and open spaces in the city, which is fantastic. We encourage all park users to be respectful and follow signage.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
The City of St. John's celebrates diversity and recognizes and supports Pride Week and St. John's Pride.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 1:45pm
Our introductory paddling courses, for ages 18 and above, have emphasis on basic strokes and techniques while also focusing on how to be safe and have fun on the water.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:45pm
Dream about being in the Regatta one day? Or maybe want to explore our amazing coastline close up? Our Youth Learn To rowing courses will get youth ages 12-16 started!
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 3:30pm
Take our survey so we can plan the types of programs and services you want to see offered at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre at Wedgewood Park.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
There's still room in our upcoming Hiking & Camping expedition camps for youths ages 12 to 14, in July and August.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
Established visual artists are invited to submit a proposal by 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 to paint a mural on the George Street east stairwell.