St. John's News

December 11, 2017 - Responding to calls from the public for the establishment of a Municipal Auditor General in order to improve the City’s governance and enhance transparency and accountability, the City of St. John’s will establish a panel to review and advise on the best governance process for its Internal Audit function. “Considering the establishment of a Municipal Auditor General is an important step towards complete openness...
December 11, 2017 - Today, the City of St. John’s released the details of Budget 2018, the third year in a three-year budget plan. “Revenues and expenditures are balanced at $294,591,088 for 2018, a marginal 0.1% increase over 2017,” said Councillor Dave Lane, lead councillor for the City’s Finance and Administration portfolio. “We look forward now to operating with fiscal restraint and efficiency, ensuring that we end...
Budget 2018
December 08, 2017 - At the regular meeting of City Council beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11, City Council will share its Budget for 2018. This budget is the final year in the three-year plan announced in December, 2015. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting. The budget announcement and discussion will also be broadcast live on the City’s Facebook feed; highlights will be shared on the City’s Twitter feed; and...
NYE 2017 POSTER
December 07, 2017 - The City of St. John's invites everyone to ring in the New Year with a free concert featuring the Navigators next to the Quidi Vidi Lake boathouse. Bring the family down to the lake for an outdoor concert starting at 10 p.m. followed by a countdown to the New Year and a brilliant fireworks display at midnight. “We are very excited to announce that the Navigators will be headlining our New Year’s Eve event this year...
cardboard boxes for recycling at Christmas #deboxingdays
December 06, 2017 - Again this year the City of St. John’s is encouraging residents to recycle cardboard that accompanies holiday shopping and gift giving.   From December 11, 2017 to January 6, 2018 residents are encouraged to put cardboard, bundled or in blue bags, at the curb on their recycling days. Pictures of cardboard put out for curbside recycling that are posted on social media using the hashtag #DeboxingDays will be entered in a...
December 05, 2017 - During the winter and Christmas holiday season, a few candles scattered around the room can lend a warm glow to any evening. When using candles, take extra care and place them away from curtains, pets and children and don’t put them under a shelf or other furniture. To help you enjoy your candles safely, the St.John's Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) would like to offer the following safety tips:   Before Lighting...
December 01, 2017 - City staff have completed the data collection phase of the Winter Avenue traffic calming project. The no-entry restriction via Kings Bridge Road will remain in place until a final decision is made by Council. Using data collected on-site, staff observations, and public feedback from a recent online survey, staff are preparing a report for City Council on the impacts of this traffic calming project. Once presented a final decision...
snow blower on city street
November 30, 2017 - Winter parking regulations vary, depending on where you live in the City of St. John's. Snow Routes Throughout the city from Dec. 1 to March 31 parking is prohibited 24 hours a day on streets designated as ‘No Parking Snow Route.’ These streets are marked with signs. Restrictions are in place so ice control and snow clearing equipment can safely service the streets.  Inside the Downtown Area For streets in...
Automated Garbage Truck
November 28, 2017 - City Council has voted to approve supply of the medium-sized bin (240 liters) for automated garbage collection. The City held extensive public engagement on the implementation of automated garbage collection, including the preferred bin size. Overall, 63 per cent of survey respondents and 58 per cent of attendees at the engagement pop-up events preferred the medium-sized bin. The bin can hold the equivalent of four regular sized...
Metrobus Trolley
November 22, 2017 - The 2017 Downtown Christmas Parade, organized by Downtown St. John’s, takes place on Sunday Nov. 26 at noon.   Due to the parade parking restrictions and tow away zones and meter bagging, public parking is restricted beginning 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 and continuing until 3 p.m. Meters will be bagged beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, however parking at the meters is allowed until 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26.  ...

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