St. John's News

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October 02, 2012 - Mayor Dennis O'Keefe and Council fully support the findings of the recently released "Canadian Infrastructure Report Card 2012" by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. "The Report Card shows that core municipal infrastructure is at risk and sustained investment is required by federal, provincial and municipal governments," says Mayor O'Keefe. "It is essential that the federal and provincial...
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September 28, 2012 - A recent study by KPMG, a leading professional services firm specializing in audit, tax and advisory services, finds that the City of St. John's is one of the top places to do business in Canada. "This comes as no real surprise to us," says Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. "St. John's is a tremendous place to do business and the level of development and growth of our economy over the past few years shows tremendous...
September 11, 2012 - Residents of St. John's are advised that a special drop-off and collection service has been set up for the disposal of trees, branches and other items damaged by Tropical Storm Leslie. Drop-off Locations - Trees and Branches The City has set up three locations for drop-off of trees and branches only: - Quidi Vidi Lake West Parking Lot (off the Boulevard east of the Legion Road intersection) - Wishingwell Park (off Empire...
September 10, 2012 - The City of St. John's and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced funding today for a number of projects through a multi-year capital works funding agreement. "We are pleased to see the province commit to this two-year infrastructure funding program with the City on a 50-50 cost shared basis," says Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. "The City of St. John's is experiencing a period of unprecedented...
September 10, 2012 - Through multi-year capital works funding announced today by the City of St. John's and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador a number of important infrastructure projects will take place over the next couple of years in the City. "We do have a very long list of capital works projects which need to be undertaken in the City," says Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. "We are very pleased that through this funding...
August 28, 2012 - A sanitation collector from the City's Waste Management Division of the Department of Public Works and Parks was seriously injured this afternoon after being cut by a piece of glass that was inside a garbage bag. The incident is being internally investigated by the City, as well as the provincial Occupational, Health and Safety branch and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. Residents are reminded to please use extreme care...
August 24, 2012 - The City of St. John's has not used any cosmetic pesticides in its playgrounds and sport facilities since 1998 and has been a leader in the province in calling for a ban on the use of cosmetic pesticides. "It was very disappointing to see the images of the Tordon Players in Bannerman Park as I feel that has given residents the wrong impression that we are using pesticides in our playgrounds, which we do not do," says...
August 16, 2012 - Over the past few months the City of St. John's has been seeking the public's input into its Municipal Plan Review - Envision St. John's. A series of meetings have been held in each of the City's five wards, as well as special interest areas such as Downtown, The Narrows and the Georgestown neighbourhood. "We would like to thank everyone who has taken part in this process," says Councillor At Large Tom Hann...
August 06, 2012 - The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary were present at the Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre this morning conducting an investigation into a suspicious package that was subsequently determined to be a homemade explosive device located on the tennis courts. City staff, who discovered the device, followed all safety protocols and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to the incident. The City was assured by the Royal Newfoundland...
July 20, 2012 - City of St. John's Mayor Dennis O'Keefe is speaking out regarding the new Wastewater System Effluent Regulations announced by the federal government this week. "While I am delighted to hear Minister Peter Kent and Minister Denis Lebel have announced new wastewater regulations, which we recognize are an absolutely necessary environmental initiative, I am extremely disappointed that this announcement did not include any...

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