City of St. John's

City of St. John's St. John's has a population over 100,000, is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. For complete municipal services details go to www.stjohns.ca

St. John's - a vibrant city capitalizing on its energy, creativity and distinctiveness to embrance economic progress and enhanced quality of life.

Mission: The City of St. John's, through good governance and prudent stewardship of its fiscal, cultural, social, infrastructure and environmental assets, delivers services that make St. John's a special place to live and raise our families.

The City of St. John’s will not collect yard waste for the month of May as previously announced, prior to the COVID-19 p...
04/28/2020

The City of St. John’s will not collect yard waste for the month of May as previously announced, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This decision will be re-evaluated for the month of June, depending on circumstances with operations at that time.

Residents are asked to store their yard waste bags until such time as the program can be safely implemented.

The City of St. John’s implemented its Business Continuity Plan to ensure that essential services are not negatively impacted by COVID-19. With measures in place to protect staff and to ensure the continuation of regular, weekly garbage collection, additional services including yard waste collection have been postponed for the time being.

The Public Works Department will closely monitor progress and guidance from public health officials and will resume yard waste collection as soon as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank the public for their understanding.

http://stjohns.ca/media-release/yard-waste-pick-delayed-month-may

On April 13, the City announced a public engagement process to seek feedback on whether it should continue with public e...
04/27/2020

On April 13, the City announced a public engagement process to seek feedback on whether it should continue with public engagement online during COVID-19.

A project page was created at engagestjohns.ca which included quick poll questions, a Question and Answer section, and an ideas section and individuals were invited to email [email protected] or contact their Councillor with ideas. Engagement was open from April 13 to April 26, 2020.

The full report of the engagement is now available at engagestjohns.ca.

534 people visited the project page on engagestjohns.ca during the two-week period, 150 people actively engaged on the site and three emails were received. Interestingly, 110 registrations on the site took place during the promotion time for this project and a total of 200 new registrations have occurred since March 17.

Three survey questions were asked:
• 90% of respondents indicated that the City should engage on projects/initiatives not related to the current public health crisis at this time.
• Regarding using online tools for work or personal purposes, 70% indicated they are using tools such as Zoom and Miscrosoft Teams and a comfortable with them; 16% are still earning and getting comfortable with these tools; and 14% had not used any of tools.
• 63% are very likely to participate in city public engagement activities using engagestjohns.ca or other online tools; 24% are somewhat likely and want to participate; 12% are not sure; and 1% are not comfortable participating in online engagement.

Based on what we heard there is an appetite to move forward with public engagement work. Most people who participated said they were comfortable participating online using existing or new tools; however, while engagestjohns.ca can be a primary site for information related to the project, it cannot be the only way people participate. It will be important to ensure people can provide input through other means such as email, phone and live virtual events.

http://www.stjohns.ca/media-release/what-we-heard-public-engagement-during-pandemic

The provincial government ban on open fires does not extend to outdoor fireplaces. Using outdoor fireplaces such as fire...
04/27/2020
SJRFD

The provincial government ban on open fires does not extend to outdoor fireplaces. Using outdoor fireplaces such as firepits and chimineas that are purchased, installed and used according to the manufacturer’s instruction is permitted.

See the post below for more details.

𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄

For Release: April 23, 2020

FIRE ADVISORY FOR JURISDICTION OF SJRFD

St. John’s – The St. John’s Regional Fire Department wishes to advise all citizens that a fire advisory is currently in effect within the Region which includes the City of St. John’s, City of Mount Pearl, and Town of Paradise. All permits for open fires are banned, 𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫, 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝, 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝.

In the meantime, SJRFD are asking people to be fire safe when using propane barbeques and firepits, and to keep a hose or fire extinguisher handy. Please ensure to fully extinguish fire when you are finished. Further, please be advised that the use of consumer fireworks will also not be permitted until further notice.

Please see the following safety guidelines for firepits and chimineas:

• Use only seasoned wood
• Wind speeds are not in excess of 25 km per hour
• Smoke does not cause an annoyance to adjacent properties

These open air firepits and chimneas are required to be:

• Installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, if supplied
• Located at least 3 meters from any building, structure or combustible material
• Capable of completely containing/enclosing the fire
• Equipped with a spark arrestor and/or screen to prevent escape of sparks and/or embers.
• Placed on a firm and level surface which has a non-combustible base beneath it, a minimum of 0.5m completely outside the perimeter of the unit
• Attended by someone with access to a fire extinguisher, bucket of water or another water source while operating. A copy of the complete regulation(s) can be obtained on the City of St. John’s, City of Mount Pearl and Town of Paradise web sites.

The SJRFD will monitor this situation closely for any increase in fire response calls within the Region due to chiminea complaints and will re-evaluate at that time.

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𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭:
Captain Gary Power
Fire Prevention Officer
St. John’s Regional Fire Department
[email protected]

http://www.stjohns.ca/bylaws.nsf/nwByLawNum/1306

https://www.paradise.ca/en/town-hall/Open-Air-Burning.aspx

https://www.mountpearl.ca/policies/

04/23/2020
Cheers to City Volunteers

This is National Volunteer Week in Canada.

Although we cannot hold our usual volunteer celebrations this year, the City wants all volunteers to know their value to our community.

Print and post a Cheers to Volunteers poster for your window, available at http://stjohns.ca/media-release/celebrating-our-volunteers.

You can also nominate a worthy individual for one of several City awards; nominations are now open.

Our latest COVID-19 Business Resources & Information Hub is out: https://conta.cc/2VrLapQIncluding a roll up of:- COVID-...
04/22/2020

Our latest COVID-19 Business Resources & Information Hub is out: https://conta.cc/2VrLapQ

Including a roll up of:
- COVID-19 support updates
- how the City continues to invest during the pandemic
- listings to ‘shop right here’
- a spotlight on uplifting stories of innovation happening across our community

...and more!

Find all related newsletters and information at: http://stjohns.ca/doing-business/business-resources/covid-19-supports

Attention & please share:
Downtown St. John's
St. John's Board of Trade
NATI - NL Association of Technology and Innovation
Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association
Genesis
CFIB
Business Association of Newfoundland & Labrador
Noianl
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
Destination St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association
Metro Business Opportunities Corporation

04/21/2020
REC at home: Soccer dribbling

Looking for a quick and easy at home recreation activity? Set up soccer drills, just like Declan did.

No soccer ball? No problem! There's things around your house you can use for a makeshift ball and pylons.

While our Recreation programs have been suspended due to COVID-19, our staff are missing you and your children and look forward to getting back to our regular offerings as soon as possible.

Our Recreation staff have shared ideas of things to do at home with children, at: http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/home-resources

Our Recreation staff want to share ideas of quality activities you can organize at home with your family.Find more ideas...
04/21/2020

Our Recreation staff want to share ideas of quality activities you can organize at home with your family.

Find more ideas at:
http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/home-resources

We'll be adding activities regularly, so check back often!

Our Recreation staff want to share ideas of quality activities you can organize at home with your family.

Find more ideas at:
http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/home-resources

We'll be adding activities regularly, so check back often!

Extended Deadline: REAL Program ApplicationThe REAL program provides recreation and leisure opportunities to children an...
04/21/2020

Extended Deadline: REAL Program Application

The REAL program provides recreation and leisure opportunities to children and youth up to age 18 facing financial barriers to participation.

The deadline to submit application to register a child or youth in the summer 2020 REAL Program has been extended to Thursday, May 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find the REAL Program application form at http://www.stjohns.ca/forms/rec-1000-real-program-application-form or request a paper copy by emailing [email protected] or calling 576-8684.

http://stjohns.ca/public-notice/extended-deadline-real-program-application

Sunday, April 19 marks the start of National Volunteer Week in Canada. The theme for 2020 – “It’s time to applaud this c...
04/19/2020

Sunday, April 19 marks the start of National Volunteer Week in Canada.

The theme for 2020 – “It’s time to applaud this country’s volunteers!” - encourages all Canadians to loudly and proudly cheer for Canada’s volunteers.

The City of St. John’s is proud to thank and acknowledge its hundreds of volunteers, working in a variety of roles.

Our volunteers serve on committees and working groups, participate in our programming and even go on from their volunteer roles to become employees of the municipality.

Check out some of our volunteer profiles at: http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/your-city/volunteer/volunteer-profiles

Although we cannot hold our usual volunteer celebrations this year, the City wants all volunteers to know their value to our community.

We encourage all residents to print and the Cheers to Volunteers! Poster, developed by Volunteer Canada, in their windows for all to see.

Also, all Canadians are asked to post Volunteer Canada’s gif on social media with the hashtags #CheersToVolunteers and #NVW2020.

Our Recreation staff want to share ideas of quality activities you can organize at home with your family.Find more ideas...
04/18/2020

Our Recreation staff want to share ideas of quality activities you can organize at home with your family.

Find more ideas at:
http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/home-resources

We'll be adding activities regularly, so check back often!

Our Recreation staff want to share ideas of quality activities you can organize at home with your family.

Find more ideas at:
http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/recreation-and-parks/home-resources

We'll be adding activities regularly, so check back often!

ApplicationA Discretionary Use application has been submitted by P & R Holdings Incorporated requesting permission to oc...
04/17/2020

Application
A Discretionary Use application has been submitted by P & R Holdings Incorporated requesting permission to occupy additional area of 3800 m2 at the rear of 91 Shoal Bay Road as an area for Heavy Equipment Storage.

Description
The business will provide storage for such equipment as dump trucks, backhoes, loaders and other various paving equipment.

Comment By
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Comments
Provide your comments to the Office of the City Clerk including your name and address to: [email protected] or P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2.

Comments received become a matter of public record and are included in the Council agenda for the date a decision on the application will be made. Any identifying information (including your name) will be removed prior to your comment being released publicly.

Collection of personal information is authorized under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and is needed to consider your comments on this application. Questions about the collection and use of your information may be directed to the City Clerk at 709-576-8229 or [email protected].

Council Decision Date
Monday, May 11, 2020

Additional Information
Notices are sent to property owners within 150 metres of the application site. For more information call 709-576-6192 or email [email protected].

http://stjohns.ca/public-notice/application-91-shoal-bay-road-0-1

April is #NationalPoetryMonth.“The haiku, inherited from the Japanese tradition, has the capacity to create a moment in ...
04/17/2020

April is #NationalPoetryMonth.

“The haiku, inherited from the Japanese tradition, has the capacity to create a moment in time.”
Poet Laureate Mary Dalton in episode four of Flahoolic, the poetry podcast hosted by Mary herself and produced by the City of St. John’s and CHMR 93.5.

Search in your favourite podcast player or listen here: https://soundcloud.com/user-461515266/flahoolic-episode-4-haiku

The League of Canadian Poets
Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador

04/16/2020
The City will offer recycling collection once a month until further notice.For the next two weeks recycling will be coll...
04/16/2020

The City will offer recycling collection once a month until further notice.

For the next two weeks recycling will be collected at the curb on your regular collection day:
A Areas -> April 20-24
B Areas -> April 27-May 1

There is no limit to the number of properly sorted blue bags you can put out for recycling.

Find your waste collection area at: curbitstjohns.ca/schedules/

Learn what can be recycled at the curb:
curbitstjohns.ca/recycle/curbside-recycling/

Read the complete release, including details about the St. George's Day holiday on Monday, April 20, at:
http://stjohns.ca/media-release/recycling-resume-april-20-notices-st-george-s-day-holiday

ApplicationA Discretionary Use Application has been made by Teddy Bear Childcare for a Day Care Center at 110 Cheeseman ...
04/16/2020

Application
A Discretionary Use Application has been made by Teddy Bear Childcare for a Day Care Center at 110 Cheeseman Drive.

Description
The Day Care will employ 12 employees and accommodate 60 children. The floor area of the Day Care will be 740.4 m2 and will provide on-site parking for the business.

Comment By
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Comments
Provide your comments to the Office of the City Clerk including your name and address to: [email protected] or P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2.

Comments received become a matter of public record and are included in the Council agenda for the date a decision on the application will be made. Any identifying information (including your name) will be removed prior to your comment being released publicly.

Collection of personal information is authorized under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and is needed to consider your comments on this application. Questions about the collection and use of your information may be directed to the City Clerk at 709-576-8229 or [email protected].

Council Decision Date
Monday, May 11, 2020

Additional Information
Notices are sent to property owners within 150 metres of the application site. For more information call 709-576-6192 or email [email protected].

http://stjohns.ca/public-notice/application-110-cheeseman-drive

04/15/2020
The City is working to make walking safer during the pandemic by automating pedestrian push buttons. Do your part by kee...
04/15/2020

The City is working to make walking safer during the pandemic by automating pedestrian push buttons.

Do your part by keeping to the left, facing traffic, and maintaining physical distancing.

Watch this short Government of Newfoundland and Labrador video on physical distancing:
https://youtu.be/eAWJELlL-Pk

ApplicationA Discretionary Use Application has been submitted to the City of St. John's by Eastlink seeking approval to ...
04/14/2020

Application
A Discretionary Use Application has been submitted to the City of St. John's by Eastlink seeking approval to install six antenna and add a new 4.8 m2 equipment shelter on the roof of 40 Arctic Avenue (Earth Sciences Centre)

Description
In accordance with the City of St. John’s Siting Protocol for Wireless Facilities, the City of St. John's hereby notifies property owners in the vicinity of 40 Arctic Avenue of Eastlink’s intention to install an antenna system consisting of:

- six Tongyu Dual Band antennas and three Remote Radio Units. Two Sectors will be installed at each location on the east, west and south sides of the building roof, and installed at an elevation of 17 m (main roof slab).

- a 2 m x 2.4 m prefabricated equipment shelter to be installed on north side of building.

Comment By
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Comments
Provide your comments to the Office of the City Clerk including your name and address to: [email protected] or P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2.

Comments received become a matter of public record and are included in the Council agenda for the date a decision on the application will be made. Any identifying information (including your name) will be removed prior to your comment being released publicly.

Collection of personal information is authorized under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and is needed to consider your comments on this application. Questions about the collection and use of your information may be directed to the City Clerk at 709-576-8229 or [email protected].

Council Decision Date
Monday, April 27, 2020

Additional Information
Notices are sent to property owners within 150 metres of the application site. For more information call 709-576-6192 or email [email protected].

http://stjohns.ca/public-notice/application-40-arctic-avenue

The Senior of the Year award recognizes a senior who is making a difference in the community through leadership, volunte...
04/14/2020

The Senior of the Year award recognizes a senior who is making a difference in the community through leadership, volunteering, helping others, or participating in activities.

In 2019, Sister Elizabeth Rachel Lee, known by friends and family as Betty Rae, was named our Senior of the Year at a ceremony at City Hall.

Born in St. Mary’s in 1942, Betty Rae joined the Presentation Sisters Congregation in St. John’s in 1960. Starting in the 1990’s she served as President of the Atlantic Region of the Canadian Religious Conference and as President of the International Presentation Association.

In the latter position she planned and participated in gatherings promoting care for the earth and for those kept poor, which were held in New York, Australia and India. She also supported Presentation missions in Zambia and Zimbabwe and volunteered in Dominica at a vocational training centre supporting at-risk youth.

The advocacy and leadership that Betty Rae exhibited abroad is reflective of the leader she is at home. In St. John’s she serves as the volunteer Board Chair at The Lantern and Board Co-Chair at The Gathering Place.

She was elected to the Presentation Sisters’ provincial Leadership Team and serves as their Congregational Leader. As part of her duties as Congregational Leader, she oversees the Sisters that live in St. John’s and, alongside the Leadership Team, is ensuring for their continued care. As part of this effort, she played a leading role in the transfer of St. Patrick’s Convent to the City of St. John’s.

Know a Deserving Senior?

Nominate a deserving individual; details and the nomination form can be found at: http://stjohns.ca/living-st-johns/your-city/city-awards/senior-year-0

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2020 and the award will be presented at a future event.

http://stjohns.ca/media-release/nominate-deserving-senior

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10 New Gower Street, P.O. Box 908
St. John's, Newfoundland And Labrador, NL
A1C 5M2

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Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
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Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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