St. John's News

Grind and patch work on water street
August 23, 2017 - Due to expected rain for Thursday night into Friday morning, paving crews will begin the overnight grind and patch on Water Street and Duckworth Street at 7 p.m. this evening, until 7 a.m. Thursday morning. Meters for affected parking stalls will be bagged this afternoon and any vehicles left parked at bagged meters after 10 p.m. will be towed.   Flagpersons will be in place to maintain traffic flow in both directions....
August 21, 2017 - On Monday, August 21, City Council will vote to adopt-in-principle the draft Envision St. John's Municipal Plan. “When this process began we held the most extensive and exhaustive consultation process ever in the city, to solicit input from residents,” said Councillor-at-Large, Tom Hann. “This plan is reflective of the consultation process and what people told us. It represents our collective vision for the City...
Election 2017 image of envelope being inserted in green ballot box
August 21, 2017 - The nomination period for the upcoming Municipal Election, September 26, 2017, begins on August 22, 2017. The official nomination period ends August 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. Nominations must be in writing and state the name and residence of the candidate and be signed by the proposer and seconder. A person is qualified to be nominated as a candidate if he or she is: A Canadian Citizen, 18 years of age or older and eligible to vote...
2016 Winners
August 16, 2017 - The City of St. John's is seeking nominations for the 26th Annual Tourism Awards, which will be presented in November. The awards recognize our best in tourism, while also increasing public awareness about the industry as a strong and viable contributor to the St. John’s economy. The City presents six awards in a variety of categories to acknowledge the important contributions that members of the industry made to the local...
Grind and Patch
August 15, 2017 - Grind and patch operations in the downtown core are scheduled to begin Monday, August 21, 2017 at 11 p.m. Overnight roadwork has often been suggested by the public as a means to reduce traffic congestion and the inconvenience, however the City has been hesitant to approve work due to noise and increased costs. The current contractor for the City’s Streets Rehabilitation Program, Pyramid Construction, has expressed the desire to...
Kenmount Terrace sod turning dignitaries and community members
August 11, 2017 - At a ceremonial sod turning event on Friday, August 11, officials from the City of St. John’s were joined by representative of the provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and members of the Kenmount Terrace community to celebrate a major milestone, as construction of the $10 million Kenmount Terrace Community Park will soon be underway.   “Once complete, this purpose-built recreation facility and park...
entrance to a roundabout
August 09, 2017 - A mini-roundabout will be installed next week in Kenmount Terrace, at the intersection of Great Eastern Drive and Petite Forte Drive as part of a traffic pilot project. Construction for the temporary roundabout will begin on August 14 and the roundabout will be in place until late fall. “This location has been identified by our transportation engineers as an ideal location to trial a modern mini-roundabout,” said...
August 01, 2017 - The City of St. John's invites you to a public open house on our draft Envision St. John's Development Regulations.  Drop by City Hall to learn what changes are proposed and how they may affect you. Public Open House - Draft Development Regulations Tuesday, August 29 Foran Greene Room, 4th floor City Hall 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The draft Municipal Plan was presented publicly in 2014 after extensive public...
July 31, 2017 - The Royal St. John’s Regatta is set to occur on Wednesday, August 2. If the weather is not suitable on that date and the Regatta Committee postpones the event, the following list pertains to whichever day the Royal St. John’s Regatta occurs. Residents are advised that due to the Royal St. John’s Regatta holiday all City offices will be closed. Please note the following: Garbage and recycling collection will...
July 27, 2017 - Economic conditions are expected to continue to soften in 2017 according to the Economic Outlook 2017 released today for the St. John’s Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).   The unemployment rate is forecasted to climb to 8.1% as a result of declining employment and labour force numbers. For the first time in a number of years, household income is expected to decline, contributing to a decline in retail sales as well. Real GDP is...

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