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August 13, 2018 - The governments of Canada and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador are making infrastructure investments that will help create jobs, grow the middle class, and support a high standard of living for Canadians and their families for years to come. Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Dave Lane,...
August 08, 2018 - The place where we feel safest, at home, is where most smoking materials’ structure fires, deaths, and injuries occur. Smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths. Smoking material fires are preventable. The St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) is reminding residents to be diligent when discarding smoking materials and would like to offer the following smoking safety tips. If you Smoke Use only...
August 06, 2018 - The City is holding a bicycle rack design contest, open to the public, with cash prizes for the winning designs. Bike rack design submissions should be fun, creative, safe, and functional. Up to two designs can be submitted by individuals, or groups. Submissions must be received by September 7. Designs will be judged by an evaluation panel and up to three designs will be selected for the shortlist to be announced during BikeFest...
Rawlins Cross traffic circulation changes
August 06, 2018 - The City is piloting traffic modifications at Rawlins Cross to reduce delay and improve safety. During the coming weeks the City will be making minor changes in the area such as new pavement markings and new signage that will be temporarily bagged. This preparation work will not impact current traffic flow in the area. The official date of the changeover to the new traffic circulation will be announced in the coming weeks. A traffic...
image of bulk garbage at the curb
August 03, 2018 - Starting on Monday, August 6, residents can start booking appointments for bulk and metal curb side collection scheduled to take place from September 10 to October 13. Bulk and metal pick up is a free service and will be collected by Area. Area 1: September 10 to 14 Area 2: September 17 to 21 Area 3: September 24 to 28 Area 4: October 1 to 5 Area 5: October 9 to 13 Before you book an appointment be sure what you have is...
HGR Mews Community Centre
August 03, 2018 - The City of St. John’s is planning to replace the H.G.R Mews Community Centre. During late May and early June, the city engaged with residents, neighbours, user groups and stakeholders to seek input on facility features, accessibility, potential partnerships, programming and impact on the neighbourhood. Feedback noted that current programs and services should continue in an updated, welcoming, and accessible space. Additionally...
July 30, 2018 - The Royal St. John’s Regatta is set to occur on Wednesday, August 1. 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 are closed. Please note the following: Garbage and recycling collection will...
July 25, 2018 - The City of St. John’s has released a summary document of ‘What We Heard’ through the public engagement process around developing a new strategic plan. Following the release of the Citizen Satisfaction Survey results in May, the City began the process of engaging with the community on a new strategic plan. Community events and online engagement on the survey results, combined with feedback gathered from the City...
July 23, 2018 - Today, City Council voted to approve BikeFest, a one‐day downtown street festival to celebrate and promote cycling and active transportation in St. John’s. The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 on Water Street between Beck’s Cove and Bishop’s Cove from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We are excited to be teaming up with Happy City St. John’s to plan this one-day event in the heart of downtown,” said...
Windsor Lake water treatment plan and watershed
July 18, 2018 - The City of St. John’s water system is supplied from the protected watersheds of Windsor Lake, Bay Bulls Big Pond and Petty Harbour Long Pond.   During summer it is not uncommon for some residents to experience a slight ‘earthy’ or ‘musty’ odour and taste on their drinking water. This taste and odour is caused by trace levels of naturally occurring organic substances produced by plants and algae in the...

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