St. John's News

June 21, 2018 - Due to the Discovery Day holiday on Monday, June 25, most City offices and facilities will be closed. The City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, June 26 at 4:30 p.m. Please note the following: Garbage and recycling collection is unaffected by the holiday. All recreation facilities are closed on Monday. Parking meter regulations will be enforced, as Monday is not a Shops Closing holiday...
June 20, 2018 - On Wednesday June 20, the City of St. John’s and the Association for New Canadians (ANC) opened a new exhibit in the Wyatt Hall. The display features personal reflections from clients of the Association for New Canadians on what they like about their new community and why they feel at home in St. John’s. “The City of St. John’s values the role of the multicultural community and strives to make St. John’s a...
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June 19, 2018 - As part of the public engagement process on Budget 2018, a suggestion was made for the City to examine its audit function and to consider the possibility of a Municipal Auditor General. In December 2017, the City appointed a three-person panel to advise on whether or not the current governance process for its internal audit function best serves the goals of accountability and transparency to members of the public. Members of the Panel...
June 18, 2018 - The first phase of the five-year project to rehabilitate 100-year-old infrastructure on Water Street is nearing completion with all the underground work on schedule to be complete by June 30. Much of the paving work that is required to complete phase one is weather dependent and some work may continue in July; the City will provide another progress update next week. “We built incentives and penalties into the contract to expedite...
community market handover event
June 15, 2018 - Today the City of St. John’s and the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative signed a lease agreement for the St. John’s Community Market at 245 Freshwater Road. This event culminates several years of work by the City and partners in bringing together the vision of a community market. Identified as an important initiative in Economic Roadmap 2021, the City-owned former bus depot was repurposed and reconstructed by...
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June 14, 2018 - The City of St. John’s invites residents to celebrate St. John’s Days from June 22-24 and Canada Day on July 1. Free events to appeal to all ages and interests are scheduled to take place at several locations during both celebrations.   The St. John’s Days festivities begin at noon on Friday, June 22 when Mayor Danny Breen will be joined by members of the Association for New Canadians at Signal Hill National...
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June 12, 2018 - There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. However, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. The St. John’s Regional Fire Department advises citizens to follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling. Before Barbecuing: • Always read the owner’s manual...
June 07, 2018 - On Thursday, June 7, City of St. John’s Inspection Services and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department issued a notice to close Cochrane Pond Family Campground until such time as a number of life safety and public health issues can be addressed. “This is an unfortunate but unavoidable situation that requires immediate attention,” explained Councillor Sandy Hickman, co-chair of the Regional Fire Service...
map of area in Goulds for the sewer lining
June 06, 2018 - Starting in June the City will begin excavation and exploratory work to rehabilitate the sanitary sewer in Goulds. Work will continue for several months as the sewer system will be lined with cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) technology to reduce maintenance issues and improve service. The exact areas affected are Clearview Street (civic 17 to Keith Drive), Della Drive, and Keith Drive (civic 51 to 93). Residents in these areas will be...
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June 05, 2018 - Motorists in St. John’s have a new way to pay for parking on Harbour Drive with the launch of PayByPhone’s mobile app. Starting June 11, drivers can use PayByPhone to pay at 136 parking spaces on Harbour Drive. In addition to providing a simple, cashless way to complete payments, PayByPhone offers several features. The app sends text message reminders prior to your time expiring and allows you to extend a parking session...

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