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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 11:30am
PayByPhone is being expanded to Water Street from Adelaide Street to Cochrane Street, with signage now being posted throughout the area. Enforcement begins on January 17.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 3:30pm
The City of St. John’s has released the summary of its second round of public engagement to guide actions that will address climate change in the community.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 4:45pm
As a result of the province moving to Alert Level 4 as announced by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, please note the following changes to City of St. John’s services as of Tuesday, January 4.
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 12:45pm
In response to recent testing, Environment Canada has confirmed the presence of the highly pathogenic avian flu in wild birds in the St. John's area.
Friday, December 24, 2021 - 10:00am
Fire safety is important at any time of the year, but with the extra distractions during the holiday season it is especially important to be vigilant.
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 10:30am
Timed Parking Area signage is being updated in Churchill Square to address parking issues and concerns from businesses and clients, and to encourage vehicle turn over.
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 9:45am
As a result of the province moving to Alert Level 3, capacities at City of St. John’s recreation facilities are reduced.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 2:45pm
Due to the upcoming holidays all City offices and facilities are closed noon on Fri, Dec. 24, re-opening on Wed, Dec. 29 and closed from noon on Fri, Dec. 31, re-opening on Tues, Jan. 4.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 9:15am
The Loop at Bannerman Park opens today (Tuesday, Dec. 21) and remains open for the 2021-22 season daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. when conditions are favourable.
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 2:15pm
The City of St. John’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will occur at 8 p.m. Friday, December 31 over Quidi Vidi Lake.
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 11:00am
The 2022 waste and recycling collection calendars are being delivered to residential mailboxes in St. John’s this week.
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 9:00am
A new Fireworks By-Law will come into effect on December 31, 2021, which states that family fireworks are only allowed on New Year’s Eve and Canada Day from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 9:30am
What We Heard during public engagement for the Long Pond flow control and flood mitigation project is available at and will be presented to Committee of the Whole today.
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 4:00pm
Today, the City of St. John’s released the details of Budget 2022 which includes measures to address a projected $13M deficit without any reductions in service and targeted investments in key areas.
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 9:30am
To encourage parking turnover and generate parking revenue, PayByPhone is being expanded to Water Street in January 2022, from Adelaide Street to Cochrane Street.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 9:15am
Today, St. John’s City Council announced funding and improvements to public transportation in St. John’s with the launch of Zip Network, which will improve offerings and increase frequency on multiple
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 4:00pm
Ms. Sheena McCrate, Chief Executive Officer of SJSEL, is leaving the organization...
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 9:15am
The Board of Directors for the 2025 Canada Games Host Society in St. John’s has appointed Karen Sherriffs as Chief Executive Officer. Sherriffs will take on the role effective early 2022.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:15am
From December 1 to March 31 parking is prohibited 24 hours a day on streets designated as ‘No Parking Snow Route. Learn more about winter parking restrictions.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 12:15pm
This holiday season consider giving the gift of play to a child in need by donating to the REAL Program. It’s easy to donate: online, by telephone or in-person.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 9:45am
The City's 10-Year Affordable Housing Strategy outlines a commitment to identify city-owned vacant land for potential redevelopment as affordable housing. See the results of public engagement...
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 11:00am
Ring in the holiday season with our 20th annual music and lights celebration at Bowring Park Duck Pond.
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 10:45am
The 2025 Canada Games Host Society Co-Chairs, Kim Keating and Karl Smith, are thrilled to announce the Board of Directors for the 2025 Canada Games in St. John’s.
Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:15am
Starting on January 1, 2022, garbage put at the curb must be in clear, colourless bags - except for one 'privacy' bag per week.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 9:45am
The City is launching the second and final stage of public consultation for the Resilient St. John’s Community Climate Plan. Attend the virtual info session Dec. 2.