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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 5:15pm
Mayor Danny Breen, Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary and Councillor Ian Froude (Ward 4) have won by acclamation their respective seats which were uncontested during the nomination process.
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 10:00am
Seniors’ Week offers a full week of free programming which includes virtual and in-person information sessions, bingo, swimming and fitness opportunities. Registration is required.
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 11:00am
Chemicals used to disinfect swimming pools and hot tubs are toxic to aquatic organisms and can be harmful to the natural environment.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:30am
A three-year lease has been reached; hockey returning to Mile One in 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 3:15pm
Due to technical issues beyond the City’s control, some callers may receive an error message when dialing 311. You can still reach Access St. John’s by calling 754-CITY (2489).
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 11:45am
The nomination period for the upcoming Municipal Election is from August 24 to 31.
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:45am
Based on feedback, next week work will begin in Buckmaster's Circle & Mundy Pond Park, and a virtual information session will be held for Denis Lawlor Park in Airport Heights.
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 10:30am
At the August 25 meeting of the Committee of the Whole, Council will consider the feedback received and make any necessary adjustments prior to the approval of the Heritage By-Law.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 1:00pm
At this time, the City of St. John's continues to require masks be worn by staff, and encourages the public to also wear masks, at all indoor City facilities.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 11:15am
The top five ranked issues for participants were safety; mental and physical health; access to food; parks and green spaces; and affordable housing.
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 10:00am
The Royal St. John’s Regatta is set to occur on Wednesday, August 4; some City services and facilities are closed whichever day the Royal St. John’s Regatta occurs.
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:30am
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, and Sheilagh O’Leary, Deputy Mayor of St. John’s, today announced $5 million to create an estimated 14 new affordable homes for individuals and families in St. John’s.
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:30pm
The City would like to hear from the neighbourhood residents on what considerations we should keep in mind in the process of naturalizing three areas.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 11:00am
The Residential Re-Leaf program, in which St. John's residents can apply for a $200 tree voucher towards the purchase of a tree for their property, has re-opened.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 10:15am
Public engagement is underway to collect feedback from the community regarding City-owned land at 375 Waterford Bridge Road and 245 Forest Road.
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:30pm
When SJSEL negotiates lease agreements for use of Mile One, part of its role is to ensure that the City, and residents are not held responsible for the debts of external groups, such as sports teams.
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:00pm
The trees currently being placed in City Parks are part of an initiative to naturalize areas to reduce our carbon footprint. Since the project began, some neighbourhoods have expressed concerns.
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 12:30pm
If you are a resident of the City of St. John’s, who is a Canadian citizen, over the age of 18 and a resident as of Aug 29, 2021, you should check the voters list to ensure you are registered to vote.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:30am
Tentative Deal in Place for New Basketball Franchise
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 4:15pm
The City will close Barrow’s Road and Stone’s Road to through traffic from noon to 10 p.m., Friday to Sunday from July 16 to Sept. 7
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 3:45pm
Due to the Orangemen’s Day holiday on Monday, July 12, the weekly City Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 13 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 9:30am
As the City of St. John’s prepares for the 2022 budget, members of the public are invited to participate in a public engagement process.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 2:30pm
Music @ Harbourside Park concerts are back on the following Saturdays: July 10 and 24, Aug 14 and 28.
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 2:15pm
Effective July 5 there will be some changes to the paid parking zones in the downtown.
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 11:30am
Today, members of City Council were joined by representatives from the federal government, Downtown St. John’s, and the George Street Association to officially open the Pedestrian Mall for 2021.