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Municipal programs and services on Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Feb. 16

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that municipal programs and services will operate on a reduced service level on the new provincial statutory holiday Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Monday, Feb.

16, which this year is honouring Viola Desmond. The municipality recognizes that many residents will still rely on our services on the holiday such as transit and 311, and therefore our operations are designed to minimize service disruptions for residents. Please note that all essential services will be maintained.

311 and Customer Service Centres:

311 – Regular operating hours 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Customer Service Centres – Closed

Recreational Programs and Services:

Major recreation facilities will be open while other facilities may be closed. Any facilities closed on Nova Scotia Heritage Day will reschedule planned program delivery. Please contact your individual facility for more details.

Residential Garbage Collection:

There will be no garbage, organics or recyclable collection services. Alternate collection will take place on the preceding Saturday, Feb. 14.

Halifax Transit:

Buses and ferries will be operating on holiday schedules. Please note that some bus and ferry services do not operate on holidays. Visit www.halifax.ca/transit/Schedules/index.php for more details on holiday schedules, which are listed at the bottom of each individual route schedule.


On street meter parking will be free. Residents are reminded they must still comply with other posted parking signage.

Click here to learn more about Nova Scotia Heritage Day.

Source: Release

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