St. John's News

street sweeper vehicle next to sidewalk
May 28, 2020 - The scheduled overnight street cleaning in the Downtown begins 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 1. Vehicles must be removed from streets scheduled for cleaning from midnight to 7 a.m. Learn the street cleaning schedule by any of: map.stjohns.ca/StreetClean updated daily with map and street listing Downtown Street Cleaning Schedule Lookup Scheduled Email Reminders Call 311 or 754-CITY (2489)  Street cleaning removes...
photo showing hydrant flushing
May 28, 2020 - Between May and October of each year the City of St. John’s conducts a water main flushing program to clean water mains and bring the highest quality drinking water to residents. Starting on Sunday evening, May 31 and continuing for approximately four days, flushing of the Petty Harbour Long Pond water transmission main will occur overnight between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. This work is conducted overnight to reduce the...
May 27, 2020 - Effective today (May 27) and continuing for the remainder of 2020, the City of St. John’s is waiving all new residential and commercial permit fees for the following construction projects: Patios and decks Fences Accessory buildings (such as sheds) General Repairs  Residents will still be required to make a permit application for decks, fences, accessory buildings and general repairs and must comply with all...
Engage logo with text 'A discussion about Sidewalk Snow Clearing'
May 27, 2020 - From now until June 19, the City of St. John’s invites feedback on the current and future level of service for sidewalk snow clearing. The engagement page at engagestjohns.ca includes information on current sidewalk snow clearing practices and priorities, a mapping tool where residents can add comments, and surveys for the public and the business community. Virtual meetings will take place using Microsoft Teams, please register to...
May 26, 2020 - Construction work to continue upgrading storm sewer infrastructure on Kenmount Road will resume in early June from the area of Peet Street to Pippy Place. Work is expected to begin during the first week of June and will continue for approximately six months. Hours of construction are Monday to Friday, and every second Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Occupational Health and Safety measures will be implemented based on the latest...
Trees and flowers at Bowring Park
May 26, 2020 - Effective immediately, the City of St. John’s is lifting its “walk through only” restriction in municipal parks.  However, all government restrictions associated with Alert Level 4 are still in effect: Activities that require contact, including team sports, are still not permitted. All recreational facilities within the park must remain closed, including swimming pools, picnic areas, playgrounds and skate parks...
May 22, 2020 - On Wednesday, May 27, City Council will resume Committee of the Whole meetings. The Committee of the Whole takes place every second Wednesday at 9 a.m. The meeting is live streamed and can be accessed via the Council and Committees calendar on the city’s website.
yard waste and recycling at the curb
May 22, 2020 - Curbside Recycling Collection Beginning on June 1, the City of St. John’s will resume regular, bi-weekly recycling collection. Yard Waste Yard Waste collection at the curb will also begin June 1, collection is bi-weekly on the same day as your recycling. Residents are reminded that yard waste placed at the curb - including grass, leaves, soil, sod and small branches - must be placed in paper yard waste bags to be collected....
May 21, 2020 - The City of St. John’s Annual Streets Rehabilitation Program is underway from May to late fall 2020. Roads and sidewalks throughout the city will be impacted. Work will generally include concrete/street excavation, concrete work and paving. Motorists and pedestrians may experience delays and detours in the impacted areas, please obey signage posted in each construction zone. Throughout the coming months, traffic advisories will...
May 20, 2020 - The City of St. John’s supports the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in a request to the Canadian Government for emergency operating funding for the nation’s municipalities. FCM is proposing $10 billion in emergency operating funding for municipalities nationwide to keep essential services running and Canadians safe and supported. “With no end date in sight and an anticipated long recovery process, cities...

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