St. John's News

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...
July 12, 2018 - Economic Outlook 2018 reports that economic growth in the St. John’s Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is expected to be relatively unchanged from 2017 with real gross domestic product (GDP) expected to increase by 0.7 per cent, largely due to oil production gains. “Household income and retail trade are expected to grow slightly throughout 2018,” said Mayor Danny Breen. “However, we do see the economic slowdown...
outdoor fireplace
July 11, 2018 - The St. John’s Regional Fire Department wishes to remind all citizens that due to the current high index and dry windy conditions, a fire advisory is presently in effect. All permits for open air fires are banned, however contained fires such as chimineas and barrels with spark arrestors are permitted. In the meantime, the St. John’s Regional Fire Department is asking people to be fire safe when using barbecues, chimineas...
July 09, 2018 - The forest fire in the area of Kenmount Terrace in the City of St. John’s is under control. Due to excessive amounts of smoke, residents are advised to turn off their air exchange and HVAC systems and close all windows. St. John’s Regional Fire Department also ask that any residents near the fire area water down any mulch on their property. Motorists are asked to please avoid Kenmount Terrace and Kenmount Park area....
new traffic circulation pattern at Rawlins Cross
July 06, 2018 - This summer the City is changing traffic circulation at Rawlins Cross on a trial basis. Before the changes are put in place, an information session for the public is planned for July 25.   Drop-in Information Session Wednesday, July 25 6 to 8 p.m. Bannerman Park Pool House   By removing traffic signals and introducing new yield signs prior to entering the area, the goals of this pilot project are to improve safety, reduce...
July 05, 2018 - Lithium ion batteries supply power to many kinds of devices including smart phones, laptops, scooters, e-cigarettes, smoke alarms, toys and even cars. Take care when using them. In rare cases, they can cause a fire or explosion. The St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) wishes to remind all citizens of the following safety tips when using lithium ion batteries; Items to be Aware of These batteries store a large...

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