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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:00am
The City of St. John’s officially launched a public engagement campaign to talk to residents about the new automated garbage collection program coming to the city in 2018.
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
A MOU between the City and the owner of Richmond Hill Cottage has expired. The developer has submitted a request for demolition permit which will go to Council for a vote on Tuesday, May 23.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:30am
Due to the Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 22 all City offices and facilities will be closed. Garbage and recycling will not be collected on Monday.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:30pm
The general public is invited to learn more and participate in the City’s new 10 year Affordable Housing Strategy, currently being developed.
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
The City is once again encouraging environmentally-friendly options for the handling of grass clippings and leaves.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am
New ward boundaries take effect on Election Day, September 26, 2017. In the initial announcement and on page 20 of the summer edition of the City Guide there was an error related to Hamilton Avenue.
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 3:45pm
On Monday, May 8, City Council will vote to approve contributions totaling more than $300,000 in the form of direct cash grants.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:45pm
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is May 7 to 13, this year’s theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. The City of St. John’s encourages residents to become better prepared.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
The City of St. John’s will soon begin construction of the new Community Market to be located at the former Metrobus depot at 245 Freshwater Road. A neighbourhood info session is planned.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:15am
The City of St.John's celebrates National Youth Week from May 1 to 7 with several free events. National Youth Week recognizes youth and their active participation in the community.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00am
The City of St. John’s is currently accepting submissions from Artists for a thematic mural to commemorate the historic fire.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:30am
The City of St. John’s is looking for residents who are interested in coming in to talk to us about garbage – and more specifically, automated garbage collection.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
The City of St.John’s recently updated the downtown street cleaning schedule for 2017. There was an error with the previous schedule that was posted online prior to April 19.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30am
Due to St. George’s Day holiday on Monday, April 24, most City offices and facilities will be closed. Garbage and recycling collection is unaffected by the holiday.
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 8:00am
Construction for Leary’s Brook Bridge upgrades will begin mid May. Residents are invited to attend an information session about the project 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs, May 4 at Leary's Brook Junior High.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
On Monday, April 17, St. John’s City Council will vote to approve the Capital Plan for 2016- 2018. The plan includes $28.7 million in capital projects for 2017.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:30am
Due to the Good Friday holiday all City offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, April 14. Waste collection is moved to Saturday, April 15.
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) advises residents and businesses that smoke from the Margret's Place fire is no longer a concern. Air exchange HVAC units can be turned back on.
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 11:15am
Due to dissipating smoke from the ongoing fire on Margaret’s Place the St. John’s Regional Fire Department recommends that businesses and residents turn off their HVAC units.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:30am
Today, over 130 volunteers attended the Annual Volunteer Week reception in the Foran/Greene room at City Hall, an annual event hosted by the City of St. John’s in partnership with the MUN.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
Whether cleaning up your yard or clearing land to build a new home, the St.John’s Regional Fire Department (SJRFD) wishes to remind all citizens that a permit is required for open air burning.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:30pm
St. John’s residents and business owners are invited to attend a drop-in style information session regarding an upcoming water main replacement project.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:15pm
Over 90 athletes, coaches, managers and Canada Games mission staff will attend the Canada Games 50th Anniversary Flag Relay and flag raising event at 4 p.m. in front of City Hall.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Residents are reminded that garbage put out at the curb for collection must be completely covered from April 1 through November 30.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:15pm
Two parks in the City of St. John's, Bannerman Park and Bowring Park, received the honour of a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation, awarded by the Canadian Garden Council.

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