Hot Topics

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Friday, November 6, 2020 - 1:00pm
Did you know that Pippy Park is named for St. John’s entrepreneur Chesley A. Pippy who made a significant donation of money to acquire land?
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 3:00pm
Many of the big, old and interesting trees in St. John’s are found on the properties of older homes and likely date back to when the homes were constructed.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 1:30pm
Many products labelled ‘flushable’ do not break down in the waste treatment process and can cause clogs in your household plumbing or backups in sewer systems.
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 4:00pm
There is a lot that city governments and the community can do to mitigate and adapt to climate change...
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 9:30am
This week, the City features the neighbourhood of Quidi Vidi and the crafts incubator at the Plantation.
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 9:30am
​Thank you for your entries and Happy Halloween! Please enjoy this 'virtual' pumpkin walk of all the entries received.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:45pm
...the perfect time to prepare your household for emergencies is today!
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:00pm
The City of St. John’s is now accepting submissions to its Art Procurement Program, deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:30pm
We know that climate change has environmental and social risks, but did you know that there are also financial risks that need to be addressed to ensure the stability of our economy?
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:45pm
This new series highlights the neighbourhoods in our capital city. This week, we feature the Southlands Community Centre.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:15am
Councillor Lane responds to concerns about the Bike St. John’s Master Plan and upgrades to Kelly’s Brook Trail. Future engagement opportunities are being planned.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 11:30am
Curbit marked its 10th year anniversary on Oct. 18, 2020 just in time to recognize Waste Reduction Week in Canada from Oct. 19-25.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:45pm
...draft reports from January and March (2019) made public to show no changes were made to the final recommendations
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:30pm
We are developing a “Resilient St. John’s Plan”, focused on addressing the transition to low-carbon energy and impacts from climate change...
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 2:15pm
On Tuesday, October 20, residents living in Ward 2 of the City of St. John's will elect a new Councillor. Voter kits will be delivered via Canada Post beginning Monday, Oct. 5.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 5:15pm
Proceed with caution when lights are flashing amber or red...
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 2:15pm
Registration is open for virtual public meetings taking place Sept. 22 & 24 to review the new concept design of the H.G.R Mews Community Centre replacement facility.
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:30pm
We still have space in these courses and programs for adults. Register today!
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 9:15am
As of Monday, August 24, non-medical masks must be worn in public indoor spaces, including our facilities...
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 9:45am
Did you know that this committee consults on many city programs, services and projects?
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:45am
Parking tickets in the City of St. John’s are issued for violations of various parking by-laws. If you believe your vehicle should not have been ticketed, you can challenge your ticket.
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:15pm
...don’t forget to venture outside the Mall and explore the many other businesses on Water Street, Duckworth Street and Harbour Drive.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am
Bannerman and Bowring Park swimming pools will use a wristband system to identify swimmers. All patrons are now required to wear a wristband to enter the pool area at both outdoor pool sites.
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 4:15pm
Understanding the process to date of developing a new affordable housing opportunity in the city...
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:30pm
The City of St. John’s is committed to building a balanced transportation network to get people and goods where they want to go safely.