Hot Topics

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, September 13, 2021 - 11:45am
St. John’s Regional Fire Department and IAFF Local 1075 are asking that you and your organization take part in 'The Fighting Chance' fundraiser by taking a shift “In the Bucket” on Sun, Sept 19.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 1:30pm
Hurricane Larry caused a significant amount of tree and property damage throughout the City of St. John’s, and clean up efforts are ongoing.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 10:45am
​It’s hurricane season and the City of St. John’s is asking everyone to do their part to be prepared.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 9:00am
Chemicals used to disinfect swimming pools and hot tubs are toxic to aquatic organisms and can be harmful to the natural environment, impacting the ecological balance and health of watersheds.
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 2:00pm
It's the final weekend for the 2021 Pedestrian Mall event (July 2 to September 6).
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 10:00am
The upcoming City Council meeting includes a Council vote on funding Electric Vehicle charging stations at City facilities.
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:30pm
A recent continuous improvement project reviewed and improved our aquatics scheduling process ensuring staff are on site and available for the public.
Monday, August 30, 2021 - 11:15am
Congratulations to Bill Conway, crossing guard at Larkhall Academy, on being awarded Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard from Parachute, Canada's national charity dedicated to injury prevention.
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 3:30pm
Enjoy the performances and entertainment at downtown this weekend! Don't forget to explore more areas that are outside the Pedestrian Mall.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 9:00am
In recognition of World Water Week we are highlighting some of how the City provides and maintains the regional water service, and some ways residents can wisely use water.
Monday, August 23, 2021 - 11:00am
The City of St. John’s municipal election is Tuesday, September 28. Accessibility and inclusion is an important part of the upcoming election.
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 4:00pm
Enjoy the performances, information and entertainment at the Downtown Pedestrian Mall this weekend!
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 4:15pm
Affordable, adequate and accessible housing is essential to the health of individuals, our communities and in preventing homelessness.
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 2:15pm
Are you interested in running for City Council? The period for nominations to become a candidate is August 24 to 31.
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10:30am
There's lots happening downtown this weekend - from Music @ Harbourside to activities and entertainment at the Downtown Pedestrian Mall to a pop-up vaccination clinic from Eastern Health!
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 9:00am
Did you know that high tech companies are making their mark from here in St. John's? Ocean success for PanGeo...
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 9:30am
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis; the City of St. John's has pickleball courts located in five City parks.
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:15am
Mayor Breen joins federal, provincial and municipal partners at announcement August 6...
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 1:00pm
During your visit to the Pedestrian Mall this weekend check out some pop-up performances and entertainment on Duckworth Street and Water Street.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 9:15am
The City is using vote by mail for the upcoming election on September 28. You should check the voters list to ensure you are registered to vote and verify your mailing address.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 2:45pm
The 'Big Data, Big Ideas' project provides insights that can benefit municipalities, the business community, and other stakeholders.
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 2:45pm
...clarifying some misconceptions on the Board's dealings with the Edge and the Growlers.
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Access to the "inner gut" pedestrian only on weekends this summer.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 10:00am
Curious about how your taxes pay for City programs and services?
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 3:15pm
Accessibility and inclusion at the Downtown Pedestrian Mall is a work in progress and there is more work to do. Learn more...