St. John's News

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October 22, 2020 - The City of St. John’s has released what it heard from the public engagement process for the Downtown Pedestrian Mall. Feedback and perspectives were collected from a variety of stakeholders, including: businesses within the Mall  businesses in the Downtown but outside the Mall  groups impacted by the Mall including the transportation sector and inclusion community​ visitors of the Mall...
virtual pumpkin carving contest
October 21, 2020 - With COVID-19 restrictions limiting large gatherings, the City has decided to cancel its annual Pumpkin Walk for 2020. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun with this year’s Halloween celebrations! Residents are invited to submit photos of their pumpkin-carving activities - and final jack o’lanterns – to be entered to win one of two Zombie Grams, delivered to your home by Neighbourhood...
October 20, 2020 - The votes for the Ward 2 By-Election have been counted, residents have elected a new council representative, Shawn Skinner.   Please see the list below showing the candidates and the final vote count:   Shawn Skinner 1,242 Ophelia Ravencroft 936 Lorne Loder 923 Greg Smith 586 Carol Anne Furlong 570 Matt Howse 480...
October 20, 2020 - The results for the Ward 2 By-Election will be available after the polling stations close at 8 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 20). Once all final ballots are delivered to City Hall from the satellite drop off stations, the results will be posted online via the following link: http://stjohns.ca/city-hall/municipal-election/2020-election-results  A PSA will be published on the city website after the results are available. There is...
Image shows the former west end fire hall on Lemarchant Road, blue building with yellow trim and red garage door
October 19, 2020 - The City of St. John’s issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sale and development of the former West End Fire Hall on LeMarchant Road. “City Council wishes that the existing building can be preserved, while encouraging a new development and use for the vacant property,” said Councillor Maggie Burton, lead for Planning and Development. “By using an RFP process to divest of the property, we will...
COVID-19 Update
October 15, 2020 - Due to Covid-19, the City of St. John’s wishes to advise residents who are currently in receipt of the 2020 Senior Citizen Tax Reduction that the discount will be automatically extended for tax year 2021.    Normally, residents who meet the eligibility criteria must apply annually for the reduction.    Seniors who wish to avail of this tax reduction program can visit the City’s website for...
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October 13, 2020 - The City of St. John’s is now accepting submissions to its Art Procurement Program. Details and guidelines are available on the City’s website in the 'Forms and Applications' section. This is the first time since 2015 that the City has procured art for the municipal collection. The total budget for this year’s program is $20,000. Digital submissions should be made via email to arts@stjohns.ca and must be...
Image of fall foliage, leaves and mini pumpkins
October 09, 2020 - Due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 12 all City offices and facilities will be closed. The City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. Please note: Garbage and recycling collection will occur on Tuesday, please see schedule below. Parking regulations will not be enforced as Monday is a Shops Closing Holiday. Access St. John’s front counter service...
Image of Mile One Centre
October 08, 2020 - On September 24, 2020, City Council and St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Limited (SJSE) released a statement regarding the privatization of Mile One. As announced, KPMG has been contracted for this review because of their familiarity and knowledge with the Mile One operating model gained through completion of the Jurisdictional Comparison Report in 2019, and their ability to complete the review within a short timeframe of...
Image shows a green wifi symbol and text reads public access wifi zone.
October 05, 2020 - The City of St. John’s is pleased to announce that two free public wifi areas have been established in Victoria Park and Bannerman Park. The wifi areas were made possible by a donation from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation to enable communities to better protect and assist those in need as a result of the pandemic. Signs in the parks mark the best areas to access the wifi, located in close proximity to non-...

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