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Friday, September 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
SJRFD and City officials issue a warning to residents in the Greater St. John’s area; disposing household hazardous wastes in your garbage could cause fires.
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:00am
Beginning Monday, Sept. 28 City Council resume meeting in Chambers & Access St. John's in-person service hours expand
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:30am
The Board of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment and Council wish to assure residents of the City that any decision to sell Mile One will only be made with the best interests of residents in mind.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 9:00am
On Tuesday, October 20, residents living in Ward 2 of the City of St. John's will elect a new Councillor. Congratulations to the candidates who have been successfully nominated.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 11:45am
Today, Councillor Dave Lane announced that discussions between Metrobus and the union representing drivers and maintenance employees have reached an impasse.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 9:45am
The City of St. John’s, with support from Tree Canada, is celebrating National Forest Week (September 20 to 26) and the 10-year anniversary of National Tree Day on September 23.
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 3:30pm
Today, City Council passed a Declaration in Support of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to promote and strengthen mutually respectful relationships with the urban Indigenous community in St. John’s.
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 1:30pm
Today, the City of St. John’s signed an agreement with the Community Housing Transformation Centre that triples the funds available for affordable housing grants.
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 2:00pm
The City will once again be using a vote-by-mail system for the upcoming by-election. Residents of Ward 2 are encouraged to check the voters list to ensure they receive their vote-by-mail kit.
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 2:45pm
Repairs have been made and the boardwalk is now open in Bidgood Park.
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 9:30am
Walk up counter service at St. John’s City Hall will reopen to the public beginning Wednesday, September 9.
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 8:45am
Due to the Labour Day holiday on Monday, September 7 all City offices and facilities will be closed.
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 8:45am
Nominations for the upcoming by-election will take place September 15-22
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 9:30am
The City of St. John’s invites the public to visit to review the new concept design of the H.G.R Mews Community Centre replacement facility, to be constructed at Mundy Pond Park.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 3:45pm
City Council announced today that the Water Street Pedestrian Mall Pilot Project will conclude as of September 7 as originally planned.
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:00pm
Residential Parking Permit renewals have been extended to Wednesday, September 30. To renew an expired Residential Parking Permit call Access St. John’s at 311 or 754-CITY (2489).
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:30am
On Friday, August 28 a planned power outage at City Hall will impact City services until Sunday, August 30. The power outage is required to facilitate installation of a new power supply.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 8:45am
Effective Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Robin Hood Bay will return to normal operational hours for both commercial and residential users of the site.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:45pm
Beginning in fall 2020, a caregiver age 19+ is required to be in the water with each child at all times during the lesson, for preschool age and Level 1-4 sessions.
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:15pm
Business owners within the boundaries of the Water Street Pedestrian Mall and throughout the City of St. John’s are reminded that outdoor events must be approved by the City.
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 3:00pm
Today, during City Council meeting, Mayor Danny Breen announced that the by-election for the vacant Ward 2 Council seat will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 12:30pm
The ‘What We Heard’ document summarizing public feedback for re-imagining Churchill Square is now available online at
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:15am
The City of St. John’s has released the findings of the public engagement process on sidewalk snow clearing. Visit for details.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 2:00pm
In response to requests from Water Street Pedestrian Mall business owners, businesses within the pedestrian mall footprint are now able to expand their outdoor space beyond their own storefronts.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 2:15pm
Today, Youth of the Year Awards and the City's Building Healthy Communities Volunteer Awards were presented at a private ceremony at City Hall.