St. John's News

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February 26, 2021 - Effective Monday, March 1, 2021 the City of St. John’s will resume curbside recycling collection. Recycling collection is for B areas March 1-5, and for A areas the week following. For the current information on City of St. John’s services and programs impacted by the pandemic, visit stjohns.ca/covid-19.   Contact Access St. John's by one of: App 311 St. John's Online service...
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February 25, 2021 - Throughout the year, the City of St. John's celebrates and recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals, teams, groups and businesses in a variety of areas. Nominations for various awards are now open. Volunteer The Building Healthy Communities Volunteer Award recognize residents of any age who contribute to making St. John’s a better place to live, work and play. The award is open to St. John’s...
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February 24, 2021 - At the Committee of the Whole meeting today, Council received the 2020 Annual Report on the City’s 10-year strategic plan, Our City Our Future. While the organization was challenged in 2020 by both severe winter weather and the COVID-19 pandemic, actions on strategic priorities continued. In total, 26 initiatives were completed in 2020; 17 initiatives are currently reporting “on track;” five are showing as “...
February 23, 2021 - On Wednesday, February 24, City Council will discuss the potential use of city-owned vacant land for affordable housing during its Committee of the Whole (COTW) meeting. The Decision Note identifies multiple parcels of City owned land: 80-90 Empire Avenue 22–32 Eric Street 231-243 Forest Road 245 Freshwater Road (at Terra Nova Road) 375 Waterford Bridge Road  The City’s Housing Division is seeking...
February 22, 2021 - Built heritage in the City of St. John’s is a significant part of our culture. Each year on Heritage Day, the City of St. John’s presents the annual Heritage Awards to recognize individuals, businesses and institutions for outstanding efforts in heritage restoration. “Our built heritage helps to define our sense of place and identity,” said Councillor Maggie Burton, Council lead on Heritage. “I am...
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February 22, 2021 - The public consultation process now underway for Kelly’s Brook Shared-Use Path will be extended to February 28. To date, 1500 individuals have visited engagestjohns.ca to learn more about this project, ask questions, and share their ideas. The page includes a survey on how you plan to use the pathway and will help inform design decisions around features like lighting, surface materials, path alignment, trailheads, rest...
February 17, 2021 - Today, the St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) has its first confirmed case of COVID-19 amongst front-line staff. Several staff are now self-isolating, as per direction from public health officials. Our thoughts are with our impacted employees and their families. The employee who tested positive for COVID-19 had recently reported for work at both Brookfield Fire Station and Paradise Fire Station. At the request of...
COVID-19 Update
February 14, 2021 - Effective Monday February 15, 2021 the City of St. John’s will be cancelling recycling collection. We will re-evaluate this decision in two weeks. Public Works provides many essential services and by cancelling recycling, the staff will be able to be redeployed to other divisions to ensure essential services such as snowclearing and garbage collection will continue. The Residential Drop Off at Robin Hood Bay will...
COVID-19 Update
February 13, 2021 - Due to the restrictions imposed by Alert Level 5, the Loop and all city playgrounds are now closed. Walking and socially distanced activities are still permitted in municipal parks. Please note, however, that public washrooms may not be available during your visit. For the latest information on services and programs impacted by the pandemic, please visit: http://www.stjohns.ca/city-hall/news-room/covid-19   You...
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February 12, 2021 - Residential Parking Permits Given current special measures and the public’s inability to renew residential parking permits, the City of St. John’s will honour 2020 parking permits that would have expired in February. This extension will stay in place until the City of St. John’s is able to reopen the Access Centre to the public. If you are a new resident in a residential area, please contact Access St. John’s...

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