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Grief and Bereavement Sessions in 2017

Beginning in 2017 Grief and Bereavement Sessions will be held ONLY on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Dr. L. A. Miller Centre.

St. Theresa’s Prayer Group

Meets every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Theresa’s Parish Office upstairs in the St. Clement’s room. Contact Sheila at 745-9297.

The Loop at Bannerman Park Open

The Loop at Bannerman Park is now open.

The Loop will remain open for the 2016-17 season, when conditions are favourable:
Daily hours 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., except during ice resurfacing (no skating):
· Monday to Thursday: 2:30-3:15 p.m.
· Friday to Sunday: 1:15-2 p.m. and 4-4:45 p.m.

Call The Loopline at 733-LOOP (5667) to check if it’s open. The Loopline is updated during closures resulting from poor ice conditions.

It is critical that residents and visitors follow the rules and regulations, posted around The Loop and on our website so all skaters get the most out of the season ahead.

Parking Ban in Mount Pearl

Residents are advised that the following Snow Clearing Regulations are in effect December 1 – March 31 each year. Violators will be fined for non-compliance of regulations.

– No vehicle is permitted to park on any street within the City from December 1 – March 31 each year, both days inclusive, between the hours of 1:00 am and 8:00 am.

– No vehicle is permitted to park on any street within the City during a storm (snow or ice) and for 12 hours thereafter.

– Any unattended vehicle parked on any street contrary to these regulations may be removed and impounded at the owner’s expense.

– No person shall shovel, plow, blow or cause to be shoveled, plowed or blown, any residue snow from a driveway or parking lot onto any street, carriage way or sidewalk within the City.

CBS Celtic Harp Circle (Upper Gullies)

CBS Celtic Harp Circle is taking registration for their winter session, for 10 weeks, starting on January 28, 2017 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Parish Hall in Upper Gullies.

Open to both adults and children, registration includes harp rental. For more information, please contact Vicki Greenslade at 834-2609 or email

Alcoholics Anonymous

Did you spend your holidays “sober”?
Did drinking cause problems?
Alcoholics Anonymous can help.
Contact us 1-888-579-5215 or visit

Treat frozen pipes with safety in mind

The pipes in your home can freeze in cold weather. This can leave you with no water or cause your pipes to burst, leading to expensive property damage.

The St. John’s Regional Fire Department recommends that the safest way to thaw frozen water pipes is to obtain the service of a qualified plumber or others qualified in this field.

The following safety tips are recommended to the homeowner should they wish to thaw their own pipes.

If your pipes freeze:

1. Shut off the water immediately. Don’t attempt to thaw the frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints.
2. Apply heat to the frozen pipe by warming the air around it, or by applying heat directly to a pipe.
3. Never use an open flame such as a blow torch to thaw pipes. This will create a fire hazard as well as severe risk of exposure to carbon monoxide.
4. Use a certified electric heat tape on the pipe and wait for the water to thaw.
5. Use an electric hair dryer to blow warm air directly on the suspected frozen area.
6. Apply heat until water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, the frozen area is not accessible, of if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for 2017

The Worship Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held at St. Pius X Church (16 Smithville Crescent) on January 22nd at 3 pm. This year marks the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran/Protestant Reformation. Bishop Martin Currie (Catholic) and Bishop Geoffrey Peddle (Anglican) will give the joint sermon. Please plan to attend.

Winter Activity Centre Now Open

The Winter Activity Centre is now open for the season. During the winter the C. A. Pippy Park campground is transformed into an area suitable for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Trails are lit for evening use and there is no cost to use the trails.

Snowshoes and classic cross country skis are available for rent at the Winter Activity Centre in the North Bank Lodge. For those with physical disabilities a cross country ski sledge and snow coach are available free of charge.

Cash, debit and Visa/Mastercard/Amex are accepted. Identification, such as a driver’s license, is required for rental.

Skiing and snowshoeing are weather dependent and conditions can change daily. Call the Info Line at 737-3651 for updates.

Wesley United Church Healthy Lifestyle Program

The Healthy Lifestyle Program at Wesley United Church will resume on January 24th with Fitness on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am. For further information call 368-0434.

Call for Nominations – 32nd ArtsNL Arts Awards

ArtsNL would like to inform members of the public that the deadline to submit nominations for the 32nd ArtsNL Arts Awards will be Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Any member of the public wishing to submit one nomination in one, or any number, of the six categories need only complete the PDF nomination form available on the ArtsNL website.


For the second year (because more than 80% of nominations came in digitally): Individuals can submit their nominations online by using the new ArtsNL Arts Awards Nomination Portal at

Support material can, but does not have to, be submitted by the nominator. It is strongly recommended that the nominator seek letters of support for the nomination however, which can be submitted at the time of nomination or be forwarded to ArtsNL before the nomination deadline by the letter author.

ArtsNL will contact nominees requesting support materials.

Members of the public can submit one nomination in each of the following six categories:

BMO Bank of Montreal – Artist of the Year
Cox and Palmer – Arts Achievement
Memorial University – Arts in Education
CBC – Emerging Artist
ArtsNL – Hall of Honour
ArtsNL – Patron of the Arts

Please visit for nomination forms along with additional information on nominations and eligibility or visit

Nominations close Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

For questions and information, contact ArtsNL at 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only).

Save a Life: Half Price Cat Adoption

The Humane Services Animal Care and Adoption shelter is at capacity, there are over 70 adorable cats and kittens in need of a loving home.

Until the end of January we’ve reduced the cat adoption fee by half – from $120 down to $60. All cats are vaccinated, Felv/FIV tested, dewormed, microchipped and flea treated. Many of our cats are spayed or neutered.

If you have a place in your home for a shelter animal, you could save the life of an animal in need.

Visit our cats online ( > Living in St. John’s > Animal Care and Adoption > Adoptable Pets) or in person at 81 Higgins Line, open weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. and on weekends, 3 to 5 p.m.

Should you have questions please contact Access St. John’s by calling 311 or 709-754-CITY (2489) or online.

Positive Thinking

Join Joel Sweeney of Professionally Speaking and discover the power that positive thinking can have in your life!

Tuesday, January 31st, 6:30pm
A.C. Hunter Public Library, Community Room
Call 737-3950 to register.

Tutor Training Workshop

Would you like to volunteer to help another adult learn to read and write? If you can read, you can tutor. Teachers on Wheels will be holding a daylong tutor-training workshop. Call Tom Dawe for details at 738-3975.

Arts and Culture Centres: A Soprano in Hollywood

The Arts and Culture Centres (ACC) in partnership with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) are proud to bring musical theatre and Opera star Rebecca Caine and acclaimed pianist Robert Kortgaard, back to Newfoundland with A Soprano in Hollywood.

Caine and Kortgaard will perform at the Arts and Culture Centres in Grand Falls-Windsor on February 12, Stephenville on February 14, and Corner Brook on February 16. The concert features the songs and stories of renowned sopranos like Jeanette MacDonald, Kathryn Grayson, Grace Moore, Julie Andrews, and Canada’s own Deanna Durbin.

Caine is also performing with the NSO at the St. John’s ACC on February 10 as part of their Masterworks series.

All shows begin at 8:00 pm. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online at or at the local Arts and Culture Centre box office.

50th Reunion – RCSCC Fort Townshend

Interested in attending the 50th reunion of Fort Townshend Sea Cadets? Register before February 12th by e-mail at or by calling 579-7900.

Earth Day Canada – Hometown Heroes Award Program

Are you one of Canada’s eco-heroes?

Earth Day Canada knows the most important environmental work often happens at the local level, which is why they’re on the search for Hometown Heroes who are doing extraordinary work to create greener communities across the country.

The Hometown Heroes Award Program recognizes and celebrates these environmental leaders — who could be youth, teachers, small businesses, groups or individuals — and awards cash prizes to help them further their work.

Nominate your hero, or yourself, by February 28th, at

VOWR Presents: Dinner and A Show

VOWR Radio presents Spirit of Newfoundland’s Dinner Theatre “Sinatra On The Rocks” on Thursday, March 2nd at the Masonic Temple, Cathedral Street. Doors open at 6 pm, dinner is at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. For tickets, call VOWR at 579-9233 or the church office at 579-3682.

Upcoming Deadline – PPGP (Spring 2017)

ArtsNL is now accepting applications for its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists and groups).

Deadline: Wednesday, March 15 (projects must start on/after May 15, 2017). Contact ArtsNL for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only),

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