St. John's News

Shea Contracting truck drives through ribbon at Robin Hood Bay
May 08, 2013 - The Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility has served its one millionth commercial customer. Just before noon on May 7, 2013 a truck belonging to Shea Contracting, a renovation company in St. John’s, passed over the weight scales at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility and received a weigh bill numbered 1,000,000. Employees of Shea Contracting, Robert Allen and Bob Fleming, drove through a green ribbon at the weight...
The Silver Whisper Cruise Ship passes Signal Hill
May 07, 2013 - Mayor Dennis O’Keefe, Chairman,Cruise St. John’s, is pleased to announce the 2013 cruise season will get underway this week with the visit of the MV Silver Whisper of Silversea Cruises. “The number of cruise visitors continues to strengthen each year and 2013 promises to be another great season as Cruise St. John’s will host almost 26,000 visitors who are expected to arrive on 15 cruise ships, which represents a...
City Hall
May 01, 2013 - Mayor Dennis O’Keefe is pleased to announce the details of a wide-reaching reorganization currently underway at City Hall. “The City has not undergone any structural reorganization in 25 years,” says Mayor O’Keefe. “In the years since our last reorganization the City has seen massive changes and the next 25 years will see dramatic change, growth and development. The City has to reposition itself to...
Cat stepping out of litter box
April 26, 2013 - At least 10 percent of all cats develop elimination problems (urinating and/or defecating outside of the litter box) and unfortunately is a common reason for a cat to be relinquished to a shelter or euthanized. As a result many cat owners are left feeling frustrated, helpless and heartbroken. Presented by Dr. Heather Hillier, City of St. John’s Shelter Veterinarian and Dr. Beth Marshall, owner Avalon Animal Hospital (and cat...
Kayakers paddle at Quidi Vidi during launch of Geotourism MapGuide and Website
April 24, 2013 - The National Geographic Eastern Newfoundland Geotourism mapguide and website was launched earlier today at a ceremony at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation. The event included a hike along the East Coast Trail from Signal Hill National Historic Site to the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation; a Taste of Newfoundland and Labrador with the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland and Labrador at Quidi Vidi Brewery; and kayakers from The...
Section of road cut out to be repaired.
April 18, 2013 - City streets will be busy again this construction season after the City approved $12.7 million for its annual street rehabilitation program. “It is important that we work to maintain our streets on an ongoing basis because it is much more cost effective to patch a street than it is to have to completely rebuild a road,” says Ward 5 Councillor Wally Collins, Chair of the Public Works, Environment and Protection Standing...
Image of St. George on a coin.
April 18, 2013 - Due to the St. George’s Day holiday on Monday, April 22, all City offices will be closed. The regularly scheduled Monday night City Council meeting will now take place on Tuesday, April 23. Recreation Facilities On Monday, April 22, the Shea Heights Community Centre and Kilbride Lion’s Community Centre will remain open, however the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre and St. John’s...
Concept design of the new Southlands Community Centre
April 17, 2013 - The Southlands area of St. John’s has been growing at a rapid rate and soon the area will have a new Community Centre for residents to enjoy. The tender for the construction project was approved at the April 15 meeting of Council, with Magna Contracting and Management Inc. being awarded the project with a bid of just under $3 million. “I am extremely pleased to see us take another positive step towards ensuring...
Bannerman Park
April 16, 2013 - Bannerman Park will undergo a major makeover beginning this spring as construction work begins on a number of important projects. “For both the City of St. John’s and the Bannerman Park Foundation this is an important step forward in our ongoing efforts to rejuvenate the most historic open space in the City,” says Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff, council liaison to the Bannerman Park Foundation. “We certainly...
April 14, 2013 - The City of St. John's advises that operations at Windsor Lake have now stabilized. The City would like to thank residents for their cooperation. Residents are reminded that the City's Water Conservation Order is in effect year-round and that water should always be used wisely. For further information: Access St. John’s Phone: 311 or (709) 754-CITY (2489)

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