St. John's News

Traffic pilot project removed at Quidi Vidi Road
November 16, 2017 - Infrastructure to support changes for two traffic pilot projects downtown has been removed in advance of snow clearing operations beginning for the winter. Former conditions have now been reinstated. In August, the City announced two traffic pilot projects downtown: the reconfiguration of Church Hill with Veteran’s Square; and Duckworth Street, Plymouth Road one-way loop. The purpose of these projects was to test enhancements...
water street sewer brick
November 16, 2017 - Following discussions with utility providers and an assessment of the use of trenchless technology to address the aging water and sewer infrastructure along Water Street, the City of St. John’s is now prepared to move forward with plans for a rehabilitation program, beginning in 2018. The first phase of the five-year plan will occur on the west end of Water Street between Queen Street and Bishop’s Cove. City engineering...
Engage St. John's logo
November 15, 2017 - Today, City staff tabled an evaluation report of the City’s Public Engagement efforts at Council’s Committee of the Whole which included 12 recommendations to improve public engagement for citizens, Council and staff. The report reflects feedback from staff and Council as well as a robust survey of the public which was carried out between July and September and was completed by over 600 residents. “As a new...
box of food
November 14, 2017 - From Monday, Nov. 20 to Friday, Nov. 24 the City of St. John’s is holding a food drive to collect non-perishable food items in support of the Community Food Sharing Association. To participate, residents are asked to package non-perishable food items and place it outside the home, in locations highly visible from the road, by 8 a.m. on their garbage day. City staff will collect the donations beginning at 8 a.m. Residents...
Julie Lewis at the Great Fire 1892 Mural on McBride's Hill
November 10, 2017 - Today, Councillor Sandy Hickman joined local artist Julie Lewis to officially unveil the Great Fire of 1892 commemorative mural at McBride’s Hill in St. John’s. “Congratulations to Julie Lewis for the successful completion of this magnificent mural,” said Councillor Sandy Hickman. “Julie has made us very proud with her incredible work on this project. We have several murals throughout St. John’s...
November 09, 2017 - The City has recently introduced several traffic pilot projects to enhance pedestrian safety, improve traffic flow and increase parking availability. The infrastructure to support the projects will be removed before snow clearing operations begin. Staff are seeking public feedback on each project through an online survey. The public opinion survey is focused on the following pilot projects: Church Hill and Veteran’s...
Remembrance Day Poppy
November 08, 2017 - Due to the Remembrance Day holiday on Saturday, Nov. 11, City offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday, Nov. 13. Exceptions include: Parking meter regulations will be enforced on Monday, Nov. 13. All recreation facilities will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Paul Reynolds Community Centre and H.G.R Mews Community Centre will be open on Monday, Nov. 13 for pool and fitness programs only. Program...
Portugal cove road map of traffic restrictions
November 03, 2017 - Preliminary work for a watermain rehabilitation project on Portugal Cove Road, from New Cove Road to First Avenue, is scheduled to begin during the week of November 6. Work will take approximately three to four weeks to complete. Traffic delays are expected, motorists are advised to obey flagpersons and posted signage. Pedestrian access will be maintained.   Motor vehicle traffic restrictions on Portugal Cove Road will occur...
November 02, 2017 - Until November 11, vehicles with Veteran Plates will not be ticketed on parking meters in the City of St. John’s. The City of St. John’s thanks our veterans for their service. 
2016 Tourism Award Winners
November 02, 2017 - Today, City Council and staff welcomed leaders and entrepreneurs from throughout the city to the Annual Tourism Awards presentation at City Hall, recognizing outstanding contributions to the tourism sector. Each year the city presents the awards to recognize individuals, groups and organizations that make substantial contributions to the industry, providing a unique and quality experience for guests visiting St. John’s....

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