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Monday, January 16, 2017 - 3:30pm
The Humane Services Animal Care and Adoption shelter is at capacity. Until the end of January we’ve reduced the cat adoption fee by half – from $120 down to $60.
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
During the winter the C. A. Pippy Park campground is transformed into an area suitable for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Equipment rental is available in the Winter Activity Centre.
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 11:45am
The recently introduced microchip clinic for family pets (cats and dogs) in St.John’s continues in 2017 on the third Wednesday of each month.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
Due to the upcoming holidays all City offices and facilities are closed. Please note there are some exceptions.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:15am
Investigative work required to evaluate trenchless technologies for Water Street infrastructure improvements is now complete. Results of the work indicate that trenchless technology is an option.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:00am
In spring 2017 the new Paul Reynolds Community Centre at Wedgewood Park will be open for operation.
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
Celebrate the New Year with free, family friendly events for all ages on December 31 and January 1.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 12:45pm
The precautionary Boil Water Advisory (BWA) for Shea Heights is now lifted. Residents are no longer required to boil water for consumption.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:45pm
Today, the City of St. John’s released the details of Budget 2017, the second year in a three-year budget plan. Revenues and expenditures are balanced at $294.4 million for 2017.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 4:15pm
Residents of Shea Heights are advised that due to a water main break on the main water feed, a precautionary Boil Water Advisory (BWA) is now in effect.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:45pm
In order to understand how residents in St. John’s feel about cycling in the city, the Bike St. John’s Task Force is conducting a public opinion survey.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:30am
St. John’s will present a budget for 2017 on Monday, December 12. In preparation for this budget, Council has been very open about its budget process.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:45am
The City of St. John's in partnership with the municipalities of Torbay, Conception Bay South, Paradise and Portugal Cove -St. Phillip’s today released the results of the joint demographic survey.
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:15pm
The City of St. John's is pleased to announce the completion of a new mural, titled ‘Opus’ on the George Street East Stairwell. This is the latest in a number of murals commissioned by the City.
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
The City of St.John’s provided an update today on progress towards achieving savings through program review. Seventeen staff have left or are leaving the organization.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 11:30am
Residents of the City of St. John's are encouraged to take the Affordable Housing Survey available online until December 16.
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
Winter parking regulations vary, depending on where you live in the City. The On-Street Parking Ban for streets outside the designated downtown area will come into effect 12:30 a.m. on Wed. Jan. 4.
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:45am
As part of preparation for the 2017 Budget, St. John’s City Council has committed to reinstating the full budget allotment for grants to artists and arts organizations.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 1:00pm
As part of the program review process and Budget 2017 preparation, the City of St. John’s has released a proposed list of fee changes for programs and services.
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 11:45am
The City of St. John’s is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Heritage Awards for outstanding work on heritage buildings and other buildings in the City’s heritage areas.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 1:15pm
This week the City of St.John’s is celebrating National Child Day. Mayor O’Keefe and City Councillors will be joined by the winners of the Meet the Mayor contest today, to kick off the celebration.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:30am
Today the City of St. John’s released ‘What We Heard’ during the five-month budget consultation process. The document reflects key themes and priority areas identified by residents & stakeholders.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:45pm
Due to the Remembrance Day holiday on Friday, Nov. 11, all City offices and facilities including the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility will be closed.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 9:15am
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the City of St. John’s will host its sixth annual Affordable Housing Forum. This year’s theme is ‘Supporting Successful Tenancies – Where Do You Fit?’
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:15pm
On November 3, members of St. John’s City Council welcomed tourism leaders from throughout the city to the twenty-fifth Annual Tourism Awards presentation at City Hall.