St. John's News

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November 08, 2012 - Residents are advised that due to the Remembrance Day holiday on Monday, Nov. 12 all City offices will be closed. The regularly scheduled Monday City Council meeting will instead be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Recreation Facilities On Sunday, Nov. 11, all City of St. John’s recreation facilities will be closed for the day due to Remembrance Day. On Monday, Nov. 12, the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre and Wedgewood...
Trees with leaves fallen on the ground
November 07, 2012 - As a result of the large accumulation of tree branch debris from Tropical Storm Leslie, the City of St. John’s has had to cancel its annual leaf drop-off program. The City of St. John’s is awaiting the arrival of a grinding machine capable of handling the substantial accumulation of tree branch debris from the recent storm. Unfortunately, the machine will not be here in time to allow the City to prepare the sites for...
World Energy Cities Partnership Reception
November 05, 2012 - Representatives of energy cities around the world were in St. John’s last week for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP). Mayor Dennis O’Keefe is the President of this international organization, and this event marked the first time the AGM has been held in St. John’s. This event was also part of Ocean Week, organized annually by the City of St. John’s to recognize the...
Coalition of Persons with Disabilities: Newfoundland and Labrador logo
October 30, 2012 - The City of St. John's is posting the media release below by request of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities is pleased to release “Afterthoughts-a film on Accessibility.  This film documents an array of issues associated with accessing many public buildings and parking lots.  This production was created following a two month...
Tom Dawe, St. John's Poet Laureate
October 30, 2012 - The City of St. John's is pleased to congratulate its Poet Laureate, Tom Dawe, who has received both the Order of Canada and the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador. "We are absolutely thrilled that Tom Dawe, our Poet Laureate, has received such high honours," says Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. "We instituted the position of Poet Laureate as a way of acknowledging all poets and poetry and the value of their...
October 28, 2012 - The City will hold two pre-budget consultation sessions this year. The first session will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. These sessions are open to the public, however organizations or individuals interested in making a presentation must register in advance by E-mail: budget@stjohns.ca or phone (709) 576-8229 or (709) 576-8429. The second consultation session is a Budget Forum, which will be...
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October 25, 2012 - To celebrate two successful years of curbside recycling the Recycling Facility at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility will be open to the public for one day only on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Open House gives the public the rare opportunity to see where their recycling goes and to learn what happens to it there. What: Recycling Facility Open House Where: 340 East White Hills Road, follow the 'event...
Calculator that says Tax Time
October 15, 2012 - The City of St. John's is moving forward to blend the Business Realty and Business Occupancy Tax for the 2013 fiscal year, which will result in the elimination of the Business Occupancy Tax. This change to the business tax system will take effect Jan. 1, 2013. "We are still finalizing the details regarding the bylaw, but I am very pleased to see us finally moving forward with this important project," says Ward 1...
October 09, 2012 - Councillor Bruce Tilley, Chair of the Economic Development and Tourism Standing Committee is pleased to announce that St. John’s has been confirmed as host of the 2013 Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) annual conference. This premier event for economic developers attracts over 350 professionals from across Canada. “We are thrilled that St. John’s has been selected as the site for EDAC 2013 scheduled...
Stuffed cooked turkey
October 07, 2012 - Residents are advised that due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Monday, Oct. 8 all City offices will be closed. The regularly scheduled Monday City Council meeting will instead be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m. Recreation Facilities On Monday, Oct. 8, all City of St. John’s Recreation Facilities will be closed for the day due to the holiday. Parking The City of St. John's will not enforce the Parking Meter...

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