St. John's News

Mural in St. John's
March 13, 2013 - Each year, the City of St. John’s invests in its thriving arts community through the Grants to Artists and Arts Organizations program. In February, 2013, a jury composed of artists and council representation met and allocated funding to artists and arts organizations in St. John’s. On March 11, Council approved the jury’s recommendations. Artists and arts organizations in all disciplines were considered and...
Chris Collingwood, Councillor Tom Hann and Lieutenant Governor John Crosbie at artwork donation to Home From the Sea
March 08, 2013 - The City of St. John’s donated 38 paintings by artist George Noseworthy to the Home From the Sea Sealers Memorial in Elliston on Friday, March 8 in a ceremony at Government House. “We are very pleased to make this donation to the Home From the Sea campaign,” says Councillor at Large Tom Hann. “These paintings were painted aboard a sealing vessel and provide a unique artistic look into the sealing industry and...
March 04, 2013 - Construction work will begin in April in the Goulds area on the Main Road Upgrading Project. The section of Main Road from Keith Drive to Durdle Drive will be upgraded to urban standards with curb, gutter and sidewalks. The installation of a new storm sewer system between Dirty Brook and Durdle Drive will also be included in the project.  The estimated cost of the project is $3.2 million and is cost-shared by the Government of...
Edna Turpin, Bannerman Park Foundation; Minister Peter Penashue, Mayor Dennis O'Keefe at the funding announcement for Bannerman Park pool house.
February 21, 2013 - Across the country, community centres, cultural centres, hockey rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects will soon be improved thanks to support from the Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). As part of the Government’s Economic Action Plan 2012, Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Regional...
Heritage Day award winners at City Council meeting
February 18, 2013 - The heritage area in the City of St. John’s is a unique and vibrant part of our culture and each year on Heritage Day (the third Monday in February) the City of St. John’s takes a moment to recognize individuals and businesses for their outstanding restoration efforts. This year, during the weekly City Council meeting, Mayor Dennis O’Keefe will present Certificates of Recognition to the following residents and...
Contractors working on roof
February 18, 2013 - Councillor Danny Breen, Chair of the Finance and Administration Standing Committee, says that recent statements by the Newfoundland & Labrador Homebuilders Association about the impact which municipal fees have on housing prices are clearly exaggerated. “There is no denying the fact that housing prices are rising, which presents a real challenge for homebuyers, especially first time buyers with modest incomes,” said...
Image of St. John's Website
February 18, 2013 - The City of St. John’s recently launched its updated municipal website at www.stjohns.ca with numerous new features to make it easier for residents to stay in touch with the City. “The new website design has been more than two years in the making and we are very pleased that it has been so warmly received by residents,” says Councillor Danny Breen, Chair of the Finance and Administration Standing Committee. One...
Contractors working on roof
February 18, 2013 - Councillor Danny Breen, Chair of the Finance and Administration Standing Committee, says that recent statements by the Newfoundland & Labrador Homebuilders Association about the impact which municipal fees have on housing prices are clearly exaggerated. “There is no denying the fact that housing prices are rising, which presents a real challenge for homebuyers, especially first time buyers with modest incomes,” said...
February 10, 2013 - The 62nd annual MolsonCoors Canada Athlete of the Year awards were handed out on Friday, February 8 at City Hall. Female Athlete of the Year - Hannah Jardine In 2012, Jardine's O'Donel High School team captured tournament victories in the Clarence Sutton Memorial Tournament, Booth Memorial Tournament, were 4A finalists and Elite Eight Champions. Jardine also played with a Division One ladies league team, the Bay Ladies,...
Collage of photos of Athlete of the Year nominees
February 06, 2013 - The MolsonCoors Canada 2012 St. John's Athlete of the Year Awards will take place Friday, Feb. 8, in the Foran/Greene Room at St. John's City Hall. Awards will be presented to the male and female category winners as well the Team of the Year Award. The male nominees are mountain biker Matthew Beer, softball pitcher Sean Cleary and rugby player Ciaran Hearn. Female nominees include runner Kate Bazeley, volleyball player...

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