Hot Topics

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Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 4:00pm
Enjoy the performances, information and entertainment at the Downtown Pedestrian Mall this weekend!
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 4:15pm
Affordable, adequate and accessible housing is essential to the health of individuals, our communities and in preventing homelessness.
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 2:15pm
Are you interested in running for City Council? The period for nominations to become a candidate is August 24 to 31.
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 10:30am
There's lots happening downtown this weekend - from Music @ Harbourside to activities and entertainment at the Downtown Pedestrian Mall to a pop-up vaccination clinic from Eastern Health!
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 9:00am
Did you know that high tech companies are making their mark from here in St. John's? Ocean success for PanGeo...
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 9:30am
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis; the City of St. John's has pickleball courts located in five City parks.
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 10:15am
Mayor Breen joins federal, provincial and municipal partners at announcement August 6...
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 1:00pm
During your visit to the Pedestrian Mall this weekend check out some pop-up performances and entertainment on Duckworth Street and Water Street.
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 9:15am
The City is using vote by mail for the upcoming election on September 28. You should check the voters list to ensure you are registered to vote and verify your mailing address.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 2:45pm
The 'Big Data, Big Ideas' project provides insights that can benefit municipalities, the business community, and other stakeholders.
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 2:45pm
...clarifying some misconceptions on the Board's dealings with the Edge and the Growlers.
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Access to the "inner gut" pedestrian only on weekends this summer.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 10:00am
Curious about how your taxes pay for City programs and services?
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 3:15pm
Accessibility and inclusion at the Downtown Pedestrian Mall is a work in progress and there is more work to do. Learn more...
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 10:00am
Water conservation is practiced at City splash pads as they use recirculated and retreated water and are set on a four-minute timer.
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 8:45am
Details about taxation are available in the Your Property: Taxation page.
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 3:45pm
Local organizations from diverse backgrounds have left their ‘mark’ on Canada Day through an installment of hand painted benches. Each bench is a unique work of art, designed to welcome newcomers.
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 11:00am
A reminder to practice safe grilling this summer from the St. John's Regional Fire Department
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 2:30pm
On Canada Day, the City of St. John’s acknowledges the importance of working collectively to heal and to strengthen our country, for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples alike.
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 8:30am
St. John's is one of 15 local governments selected to participate in the Canadian Circular Cities & Regions Initiative's Peer-to-Peer Network.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 9:45am
Outdoor pools at Bannerman and Bowring Park will open on Friday, July 2, for lane, leisure and everyone welcome swims.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 8:30am
Members of Council and staff at the City of St. John’s denounce anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobia in our community
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 8:30am
Planning is underway for the 2022 budget with engagement opportunities to be announced soon.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 12:45pm
Join a free gardening workshop on June 23 at 7 p.m., brought to you by the City of St. John’s, MUN Botanical Garden, Food First NL & St. John’s Food Policy Council.
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 8:30am
Batteries are household hazardous waste. Never put lithium-ion batteries in the garbage; they are rechargeable batteries that are very flammable once damaged or compressed.