St. John's News

November 29, 2012 - The pump which supplies water to the Kilbride area of St. John’s has been restarted and water has been restored to residents in this area. Residents of Kilbride are reminded that if they experience discoloured water to please not run their tap as water rationing is still in place throughout St. John’s. The City of St. John’s continues to work on repairs to the Bay Bulls Big Pond Water Treatment Plant which ceased...
November 29, 2012 - The pump which supplies water to the Kilbride area of St. John’s has failed and residents in this area will experience no water pressure, as the City of St. John’s continues to work on repairs to the Bay Bulls Big Pond Water Treatment Plant which ceased operations this afternoon after a fire in an electrical room. Residents of Kilbride are reminded that if they experience discoloured water to please not run their tap as...
November 29, 2012 - As a result of the incident earlier today involving a fire in an electrical room at Bay Bulls Big Pond Water Treatment Plant, residents must use water in emergency situations only as the plant is not able to produce water at this time. Major commercial water users are being contacted to discontinue their operations until such time as water has been fully restored.   Discretionary uses of water, such as dishes, laundry, bathing...
November 28, 2012 - As a result of the incident earlier today involving a fire in an electrical room at Bay Bulls Big Pond Water Treatment Plant, residents must use water in emergency situations only as the plant is not able to produce water at this time. Major commercial water users are being contacted to discontinue their operations until such time as water has been fully restored. Discretionary uses of water, such as dishes, laundry, bathing are...
November 28, 2012 - Property assessments for approximately 41,000 residential and commercial properties are now in the mail and property owners should receive them by Dec. 1. “Since our last three-year assessment period the City of St. John’s has seen a period of unprecedented growth, which property owners will certainly see reflected in their property assessments,” says Ward 1 councillor Danny Breen, Chair of the Finance and...
November 19, 2012 - The City of St. John’s has completed two public consultation sessions for its upcoming 2013 budget. "The budget consultations this year have been a very positive experience for the City," says Ward 1 Councillor Danny Breen, chair of the Finance and Administration Standing Committee. "We received a great deal of constructive feedback and definitely gained a greater insight into some of the key issues our...
November 19, 2012 - Mayor Dennis O’Keefe was in Ottawa last week for a meeting with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayors’ Caucus and he is standing with other mayors from across the country asking for a new infrastructure plan from the federal government. "The current Building Canada agreement will expire in 2014 and we are asking the federal government to step to the plate and help Canadian municipalities address...
Poppy lapel pin
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...

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