Hot Topics

The City of St. John's ensures media, residents and businesses are kept informed about issues, programs, initiatives and projects the City is working on by posting media releases, media advisories and public service announcements to this webpage. This view shows ALL the hot topics news sorted by Publication Date in descending order. Please click 'read more' on any of the news items below to learn more.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 8:30am
Since 2009 the Riverhead Wastewater Treatment Facility has diverted approximately 15,000 tonnes of solid waste from entering the ocean - 15 garbage trucks per month!
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 2:00pm
...national feature on St. John's as a leader in ocean technology...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 10:00am
There is a need to build strong partnerships to produce, protect and promote affordable housing for the people of St. John’s. The City has developed a 10 year Affordable Housing Strategy.
Monday, May 31, 2021 - 11:30pm
To better align with key themes of the City’s Corporate Strategic Plan an the interests of residents, visitors and other stakeholders a new social media framework for the City is launched.
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 9:15am
If you own property in the City of St. John’s, you will be receiving a new assessment in June. Learn more...
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 9:45am
The City of St. John’s in collaboration with Eastern Health are working together to build a Healthy City Strategy. Public engagement is now open!
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 8:00am
Since 2018 the City has composted 3,000 tonnes of yard waste for a reduction of 93 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and $200,000 saved in tipping fees.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 8:00am
The Mute Swan is an introduced and invasive species in Canada, protected under the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act. Learn how we manage our permitted population of 6 mute swans...
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:45am
More than two thirds of all outcomes are now complete..
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 8:00am
Lots of appointment space remains for the free curbside collection of bulk & metal waste for St. John's residents. Pick up takes place by garbage area, beginning May 17.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 9:00am
Unlike snow removal, the downtown street cleaning schedule is pre-determined for the entire season. Learn all the dates in 2021 that cleaning is scheduled for the street(s) you regularly park on.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 9:15am
The City of St. John’s and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department are recognizing May 2 to 8 as Emergency Preparedness Week.
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 8:00am
The City of St. John's, in partnership with the MUN Botanical Garden and the MMSB, offer free backyard compost sessions and lower cost bins for St. John’s residents.
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 8:00am
Registration for summer programs begins 7 a.m. Thursday, May 6 for St. John's residents. Learn available programs at
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 8:30am
After a long winter’s sleep, your lawn needs some attention to get an early start on the growing season.
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Each year, the City of St. John’s recognizes a senior citizen who has made significant volunteer contributions to the city - nominate someone today!
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 8:00am
To recognize Earth Day we are highlighting some sustainability initiatives of the City of St. John's and hosting a flag raising at 2 p.m. outside City Hall.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 8:15am
City of St. John's staff and contracted staff clean litter from roadsides, in open spaces and parks and other City-owned property.
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 1:15pm
Residents who paid monthly will no longer be charged interest; pay in advance no longer required
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 8:45am
Positive Changes Include a New Heritage Report Requirement and New Standards for Heritage Areas.
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 10:45am
The City of St. John’s Celebrates National Volunteer Week from April 18 to 24, 2021. The theme for Volunteer Week 2021 is The Value of One, The Power of Many.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 1:30pm
The City of St. John’s offers HIGH FIVE® quality program that will keep your child active with age-appropriate and fun activities.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 11:00am
Local musicians are encouraged to submit a track to be considered in the creation of a playlist which will be accessible online, and via QR code throughout the City in parks and trails.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:00pm
Much of your household waste is recyclable – it’s not just pop cans & other deposit-return bottles! On your recycling days you can put out as many blue bags of recycling as you need, there's no limit.
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:45pm
These indoor mobility opportunities are open to all ages and abilities and are FREE of charge with no pre-registration required.