St. John's News

April 26, 2012 - The City of St. John's Public Works, Environment and Protection Standing Committee and the Department of Building and Property Management invited media to view a new home April 26 which illustrated the City's energy reduction strategy in conjunction with initiative partners takeCHARGE, a joint initiative between Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro), and the Canadian Home Builders' Association -...
April 11, 2012 - Mayor Dennis O'Keefe, Chairman of Cruise St. John's and Past Chair of Cruise Newfoundland and Labrador, is very concerned with the recent announcement by the federal government that the Canada Border Services Agency position of District Director for this province is being eliminated. Mayor O'Keefe and several representatives from the provincial cruise industry met with Minister Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental...
April 09, 2012 - The City of St. John's has responded to the concerns of residents on both New Gower and Waldegrave Streets who may be impacted by the planned expansion of the St. John's Convention Centre. "While the City will eventually acquire these properties, through purchase or expropriation, we are not the current owners," advises Mayor O'Keefe. "Tenants in the affected properties must continue to deal directly with...
March 29, 2012 - If you are one of the more than 14 million Canadians who has an Internet-enabled smartphone or a tablet, you can now have the City of St. John's garbage, recycling and special waste collection details at your fingertips, anytime you want them. "The City of St. John's is pleased to announce that now we've got an app for that," says Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. "And best of all, residents can download it for free...
March 28, 2012 - To keep our economic recovery on-track, the 2012 federal budget must jump-start new construction in Canada's tight rental housing market, says Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. "We have not seen any new apartment construction in the City of St. John's in 30 years," says Mayor O'Keefe. "In this housing market, the task of securing adequate, affordable housing is becoming extremely difficult for people across the...
March 16, 2012 - For the second year in a row, the port city of St. John's has won an award for its outstanding port welcome. Mayor Dennis O'Keefe received the Cruise Insight 2011 Award for Best Shoreside Welcome from Dream World Cruise Destination Magazine while promoting St. John's along with partners from the St. John's Port Authority to the cruise industry at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami, Florida. "We...
March 08, 2012 - The City of St. John's is calling upon the provincial government to halt its practice of charging municipalities HST. In 2011, the provincial budget stated that the Department of Municipal Affairs would undertake a review of the Municipal Operating Grants formula. In recent days, Premier Kathy Dunderdale has indicated that this will not be addressed in the upcoming 2012 provincial budget. The City has stated very clearly that...
February 27, 2012 - More than 100 residents helped the City of St. John's launch its Municipal Plan Review with the Mayor's Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 25 at City Hall. The Mayor's Symposium was facilitated by the Rural Secretariat and used keypad technology to allow residents to determine and rank their priorities for the next 10 years based on a series of broad development related questions. "We have heard loud and clear from our...
February 19, 2012 - 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...
February 09, 2012 - The City of St. John's Municipal Plan review process will be steered by an Advisory Group comprised of citizen volunteers from community organizations and the general public. The Advisory Group will provide advice, direction and guidance to the City of St. John's on its review process. The group, which is chaired by Councillor At Large Tom Hann, Chair of the City's Planning and Housing Standing Committee, includes seven...

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