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Friday, July 10, 2020 - 1:00pm
Opportunities for further improvement of the Pedestrian Mall are being explored to ensure the mall is inclusive and welcoming for all ages and abilities.
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:45am
The Department of Municipal Affairs has approved the City’s request to observe a civic holiday on Monday, August 3, 2020 to replace the Regatta Day statutory holiday.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:00pm
Due to the Orangemen’s Day holiday on Monday, July 13, most City offices and facilities will be closed. All Recreation centres and outdoor pools are open on Monday.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 2:00pm
In light of the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have, City of St. John’s Council has extended the planned increase on commercial tipping fees at the RHB Waste Management Facility.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 11:45am
The City of St. John’s recently mailed a portion of the 2020 Municipal Tax Bills showing an incorrect heading. Revised bills are being issued in the coming weeks.
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 3:45pm
The City of St. John’s has extended the interest free period on residential and commercial property taxes. Also, two changes have been made regarding development applications.
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 3:30pm
The St. John’s Fire Department was originally established in 1895 under the Provincial Government to protect the citizens of St. John’s after the Great Fire of 1892.
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 9:45am
City of St. John’s recreation facilities and community centre’s open Monday, July 6 for day camps and swims in indoor pools.The process to renew expired Residential Parking Permits is being finalized.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 4:00pm
The Water Street Pedestrian Mall will officially open to pedestrian traffic from noon to 10 p.m. daily, from Adelaide Street to Prescott Street, starting Friday, July 3
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 10:30am
Due to the Canada Day and Memorial Day holiday on Wednesday, July 1, garbage and recycling will not be collected on Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 9:45am
Effective Tuesday, June 30 the City is re-initiating sewer backup service to residents.
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:30pm
The City of St. John’s is pleased to announce that the outdoor pools at Bannerman and Bowring Park will open on July 2, for lane and “bubble” swimming only.
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:30am
Phase III of the Water Street Construction project between Ayre’s Cove and Clift’s Baird’s Cove is near completion. Two-way traffic will resume on Water Street by 10 a.m. on Monday, June 28.
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 3:45pm
City services impacted at Alert Level 2...
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:30am
Open fires are permitted, however, check with your local municipality to confirm if a burning permit is required from the SJRFD.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:30am
The St. John’s Regional Fire Department announce the retirement of Deputy Chief Rick Mackey, Deputy Chief of Operations.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9:15am
The City is proud to launch a new mapping and neighbourhood profile feature at The new web application divides the city into 28 distinct areas.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 8:30am
The City of St. John’s is pleased to announce plans to celebrate Canada Day virtually for 2020.
Friday, June 19, 2020 - 10:15am
Due to the St. John’s Day holiday on Monday, June 22, the City Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 12:45pm
As the province is moving through the Alert Levels in response to COVID 19, impacts on City services are going to be announced as changes occur.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:15am
Early next week the city will implement on-street changes to provide additional space for residents to maintain physical distancing while on city streets.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 10:00am
The City of St. John’s is pleased to announce that the proposed pedestrian mall for the downtown will proceed this summer, from July 3 to September 7.
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 2:30pm
​There is nothing like outdoor grilling it's one of the most popular ways to cook. But a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Know safety, no fire: practice safe grilling
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:45am
On Monday, July 6 the City of St. John’s begins collecting bulk garbage and metal curbside, for pre-arranged appointments. Residents can book an appointment beginning Monday, June 15.
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:30am
The City of St. John’s invites residents to celebrate St. John’s Days from June 19-21 with a series of online events and presentations.