St. John's News

August 28, 2018 - The City of St. John’s is advising residents serviced by the Petty Harbour Long Pond system, who are experiencing discoloured water, to use an alternative source of water for drinking.   Over the past several weeks, the City has been receiving complaints of intermittent discoloured water from residents serviced from Petty Harbor Long Pond. It has since been determined that the cause of the discoloured water is due to...
August 24, 2018 - Most dryer fires occur because lint builds and blocks proper air flow. This causes your dryer to put out excessive heat, which can ignite the combustible lint. Learning the proper way to clean and maintain your clothes dryers can help you prevent a dryer fire. The St. John’s Regional Fire Department reminds the public that the potential of a clothes dryer fire occurring in the home can be significantly reduced by following...
August 24, 2018 - Construction work to modify the intersections in the area of Rawlins Cross has started. The target for the final change-over to the new yield-on-entry traffic pattern is late next week. Please note, the official date of the change over is dependent on weather as line painting is required. A traffic advisory will be posted on the city’s website next week when the final construction to change the intersection is underway - sign...
August 20, 2018 - The City’s parking meter supplier has advised that they are moving their credit card processing to a more current cellular network. As a result, the City’s current meters, which use the 2G cellular network, will no longer be capable of processing credit cards as of Monday, August 27. All parking meters will be clearly marked to indicate the change. Credit card payments will be accepted in the near future as PayByPhone...
August 20, 2018 - Applications are open for the position of Poet Laureate of the City of St. John’s. This will be the fourth Poet Laureate for St. John’s since the position was created in 2006. The Poet Laureate is an honour bestowed by the City as a way of acknowledging poets and the valuable contribution of poetry and literature in our community. The Poet Laureate will act as an ambassador for poetry and will integrate poetry into a...
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...

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