St. John's News

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May 17, 2021 - Today, City Council voted unanimously in favour of adopting the City's Corporate Climate Plan.   This plan approximates the City corporation's share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, aims to embed energy and GHG discussions in the budgeting process, establishes a cross-departmental team, sets the stage for implementation, as well as a reporting mechanism, and commits the City to achieve GHG reduction targets: 40%...
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May 17, 2021 - A proposed new By-Law would place restrictions on fireworks within the City of St. John’s.  On Wednesday, May 19, City Council will discuss a By-Law that only allows consumer fireworks on Canada Day and New Year’s Eve; all other firework displays will require a Special Events approval from the City. The proposed By-Law was requested by members of Council who receive complaints from residents about the disruption that...
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May 17, 2021 - Today, Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s, and David Diamond, President and CEO of Eastern Health, signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards developing a Healthy City Strategy and kicked off a four-week public engagement process to help inform the final draft of the strategy. The Healthy City Strategy is a collaboration between the City of St. John’s, Eastern Health and key stakeholders. It aligns existing plans...
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May 14, 2021 - The City of St. John’s has partnered with several arts organizations - Eastern Edge Art Gallery, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, Lawnya Vawnya, and Riddle Fence - to fund and coordinate a new mural project, unveiled today, at the Avalon Mall in St. John’s. The artwork is a tribute to frontline and essential workers in recognition of their important work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am delighted...
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May 13, 2021 - The City of St. John’s is planning improvements to the Kilbride Community Centre and playground area. Improvements include new swings, landscaping, additional community gardens, and a new basketball net. As the current skatepark adjacent to the baseball field is underutilized, a proposal is being considered to re-locate skate park equipment and replace it with family-friendly and interactive games such as Four Square, Hopscotch,...
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May 10, 2021 - Today at the Regular Meeting, City Council approved a proposal from the Avalon Mountain Bike Association (AMBA) to construct a pump track on the grounds of Quidi Vidi Park. Council committed $60,000 to the largely community-led initiative which will cost between $150,000 and $175,000 to construct. The track will be funded through community contributions and a significant sponsorship of $100,000 from Canary Cycles. “We are...
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May 07, 2021 - Today, the City of St. John’s and representatives of all levels of government unveiled the Johnson Innovation Station at the Railway Coastal Museum and welcomed Genesis Coworking as a new tenant of the historic facility. Genesis Coworking will occupy the top two floors of the building and are joined by the Railway Coastal Museum Board, which will maintain the Museum on a seasonal basis, on the first floor of the facility. ...
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May 06, 2021 - Whether you already have a chiminea or outdoor fireplace or you are planning to add one, invest some effort in reviewing outdoor fireplace safety. This is especially important if you are new to using a fire pit. It only takes a second for a cozy fire to burst into a blazing inferno. With the early spring and warmer temperatures upon us, residents are taking the opportunity to get outside and enjoy a fire in their backyards. The St. John...
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May 03, 2021 - On Monday, May 3, City Council reviewed and adopted amendments to Envision St. John’s, the City’s municipal plan. The plan and attached development regulations will now be referred to a Commissioner’s hearing, to be scheduled for June, before final approval, registration and gazetting, at which point they will come into effect. Envision St. John’s is Council’s policy document for present and future land...
May 03, 2021 - Today, Mayor Danny Breen proclaimed National Youth Week in the City of St. John's and presented the annual Youth of the Year awards to recipients who through volunteer contributions, extracurricular activities and community involvement have helped to make St. John's a better place to live. Youth award recipients receive a recognition award as well as a cash award sponsored by community leader Ron Ellsworth. The Youth of the Year...

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