St. John's News

Libby the cat for adoption at humane services
September 20, 2017 - The Animal Care and Adoption Centre at 81 Higgins Line is over capacity with 100 healthy cats and kittens who need a loving home, urgently. Starting immediately adoption fees will be 50 per cent off until the end of September.  By adopting a pet now, you can save a life. Browse the animals that are up for adoption online at stjohns.ca > Quick Links > Adoptable Pets. Cat adoption fee includes: microchip full...
September 18, 2017 - Today, during City Council meeting, Council approved the terms of agreement for the operation of a professional basketball team at Mile One Centre for the 2017-18 season. The Board of Directors for St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Limited (SJSEL) have unanimously approved terms of the deal.   “On behalf of City Council we are thrilled that the St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Board of Directors have...
September 15, 2017 - The percentage of return Vote by Mail envelopes received by the City has declined significantly when compared to previous years. Since 2005 the City receives an average return rate of 25 per cent by the first Friday of the election period. The current return rate as of noon today is 3.28 per cent. "We do not know why the numbers of returns, to date, are significantly lower than in previous elections," said Elections...
September 15, 2017 - On Wednesday, Sept. 27 the City of St. John's and partners will celebrate National Tree Day with a tree planting ceremony and BBQ at the Bowring Park Bungalow beginning at 11 a.m., all are welcome to attend. This event will go ahead rain or shine. National Tree Day is a celebration for Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with...
St. John's municipal election vote-by-mail kit contents
September 13, 2017 - Vote by Mail kits for the upcoming Municipal Election were inducted into the mail system on Friday, Sept. 8. Residents should receive their kit by Friday, Sept. 15. If you have not received your kit please contact the City to confirm you are on the voters list. You can: Check the on-line Voter Registration Portal; or Call 311 and talk to one of our Citizen Service Representatives; or Visit our Access St. John’...
September 12, 2017 - The City of St. John's cash report for 2016 is complete and shows a surplus of $12,098,697 or 4.9% of the gross 2016 budget. The detailed variances on revenues and expenditures will be presented to council on Monday. “A contributing factor to this surplus is the program review process that began in January 2016, with a goal of achieving saving in the 2017 budget year,” said Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. “Some...
bulk garbage at the curb for collection
September 11, 2017 - Beginning in October the curbside collection of bulk garbage and recyclable metal waste will again be offered to residents of St. John’s. Changes to the program have been made to ensure it is a more effective and economically viable way to offer the service. This free, by appointment only, pick-up service is offered by waste collection area over a five-week period: Area 1, Oct. 2-6 Area 2, Oct. 10-14 Area 3, Oct. 16-20...
City of St. John's Affordable Housing logo, an illustration of colourful houses and trees
September 11, 2017 - The City of St. John’s is accepting applications for the Housing Catalyst Fund. The fund allows the City to facilitate practical and collaborative projects that produce tangible housing solutions for residents. The City’s role through this fund is to work collaboratively with community groups and stakeholders to create affordable housing solutions. Grants are available for up to $10,000 per project. To qualify,...
September 07, 2017 - The City is again using the Vote by Mail system for the upcoming Municipal Election on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Vote by Mail kits will be inducted into the mail system on Friday, Sept. 8 and you should receive your kit by Friday, Sept. 15. The City compiles the voter’s list from a variety of sources, including Elections Newfoundland and Labrador data, tax roll information and other sources. While the City makes every attempt to...
August 31, 2017 - Due to the Labour Day holiday on Monday, September 4 all City offices and facilities will be closed, including Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility. Please note the following exceptions: The Visitor Information Centre at 348 Water Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Bannerman Park and Bowring Park splash pads will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking meter regulations will not be enforced. The...

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