St. John's News

June 04, 2018 - On May 23, 2018, S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'A+' long-term issuer credit and senior unsecured debt ratings on the City of St. John's. Consistent with previous ratings, this demonstrates the City’s commitment to prudent fiscal management. According to Standard and Poor’s, despite “subdued economic growth and likely falling assessment values” the stable rating “reflects our expectation...
June 04, 2018 - The City of St. John’s is pleased to announce that a new Fire Chief has been selected for the St. John’s Regional Fire Department. Sherry Colford has been with the fire department for the last 15 years, most recently as the Manager of 911 and Fire Prevention. Ms. Colford assumes responsibility for the department effective immediately. Recruitment for a new Fire Chief began two months ago when Chief Jerry Peach announced his...
Automated Garbage Truck picking up a cart
June 01, 2018 - The first phase of automated garbage collection begins in approximately one third of the city on Monday, June 11. Garbage inside the cart must be bagged to keep the cart clean, eliminate blown garbage and reduce odour. Regular garbage bags or kitchen catchers are acceptable for use. Recycling Blue recycling bags and paper yard waste bags do not belong in the cart. Please place these bags at least one-meter distance from the cart....
May 31, 2018 - The City is seeking public feedback on the 2018 winter parking restriction pilot project that took place between 3:30 to 6:30 a.m. daily on sections of Water Street and Duckworth Street in February and March. “The goal of this pilot project was to determine if a parking restriction would enhance snow clearing and accessibility in the downtown core,” said Councillor Debbie Hanlon, Council Representative for Downtown St. John...
May 29, 2018 - Today St. John’s City Council and staff welcomed tourism leaders from throughout the city to the annual Tourism Awards presentation at City Hall. The awards recognize individuals, groups and businesses for their outstanding contributions to the tourism industry in providing a unique and quality experience. “Tourism plays an increasingly important role in the City’s economy and for the province as a whole,” said...
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May 23, 2018 - The City of St. John’s is planning to replace the H.G.R Mews Community Centre; and we want to hear from residents to ensure that public concerns are heard within the scope of the project. City residents can have their say in person from Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1 at the H.G.R Mews Centre during regular hours of operation, or visit engagestjohns.ca to provide your input online. The newly built facility will be of a similar...
Dotmocracy Board
May 22, 2018 - During April and May, the City of St. John’s engaged with the public on existing traffic circulation and restrictions in the area of Rennie’s River between Portugal Cove Road and King’s Bridge Road to determine if changes can be made to improve road network connectivity. “What We Heard” from that engagement process is now available on the City’s website as well as on engagestjohns.ca. In total, the...
May 16, 2018 - Due to the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 21 all City offices and facilities will be closed. City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m.   Please note: Garbage and recycling will not be collected on Monday. Pick up will occur the day after regular collection day for all areas, please see chart below for details. The Visitor Information Centre at 348 Water Street is...
Polina Road and Kenmount Road intersection sign
May 14, 2018 - The tender for construction work to realign Polina Road intersection with the Avalon Mall is posted on the City’s website. As part of this tender the City is also upgrading the Kenmount Road trunk storm sewer with construction expected to begin in June and be completed in the fall. “This project has been on our radar for many years and I am pleased to see that it will be completed in 2018,” said Mayor Danny Breen....
May 08, 2018 - The City of St. John’s released the results of its Citizen Satisfaction Survey on Monday, May 7. To further explore the results and begin the process of developing a strategic plan and budget for 2019-21, the Mayor will hold a series of in-person and online Town Halls. Opportunities to participate include: Facebook Live Town Hall: Tuesday, May 22 @cityofstjohns at 7 p.m. In-person Town Hall: Thursday, May 24, Gleneyre Room,...

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