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Municipal Services, Enhanced Transit & Celebration Information for Natal Day Weekend 2018

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Natal Day weekend:

Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours

No municipal solid waste collection services will take place on Natal Day, Monday, August 6. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for August 6 will occur the preceding Saturday, August 4. Residents are reminded that collection services can begin as early as 7 a.m. To ensure pick up, residents may place materials curbside the evening prior to collection day.

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the Halifax recycling facility and municipal composting facilities will be closed on Monday, but will be open for regular operating hours on Saturday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 7.

The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake will be closed on Saturday, August 4 but will be open for regular operating hours on Saturday, August 11, 18, and 25.

Residents are also reminded that green carts are collected weekly from July until the end of September. Sign up for weekly reminders and service alerts, or print a calendar customized for your address.

Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services

Friday:

  • Regular Weekday Service (Bus & Ferry)

Saturday:

  • Regular Saturday Service (Bus & Ferry), plus 15-minute Alderney Ferry service between 12:15 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.
  • Extra stand-by buses will be deployed throughout the network to accommodate additional passenger demand.
  • Alderney ferry service will be free on Saturday with a donation to Feed Nova Scotia.

Sunday:

  • Regular Sunday Service (Bus & Ferry), plus 15-minute Alderney Ferry service between 11:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Extra stand-by buses will be deployed throughout the network to accommodate additional passenger demand.

Monday:

  • Holiday Service (Bus & Ferry) plus 15-minute Alderney Ferry service between 7:15 a.m. and 11:45 p.m.
  • 30-minute Woodside Ferry service will be offered between 6:37 a.m. and 8:52 p.m. The last ferry to Woodside will leave Halifax at 8:52 p.m.
  • Extra stand-by buses will be deployed throughout the network to accommodate additional passenger demand.

For complete transit schedules, please visit www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/routes-schedules.

Standard transit fees apply unless otherwise indicated.

Recreation Facilities, Programs and Services

Municipal beaches and the outdoor pools at the Halifax Common, Bedford (Shore Drive), and Cole Harbour are open to the public on Monday, August 6. There are a variety of beaches across the Halifax region which are supervised by trained lifeguards, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For a complete list of those beaches, outdoor pools and spray pad locations, visit www.halifax.ca/recreation/programs-activities/swimming/supervised-beaches-outdoor-pools-splash-pads.

The Emera Oval is open on Natal Day. Please visit www.halifax.ca/recreation/facilities-fields/emera-oval for a detailed schedule.

Many other municipally-operated recreation facilities will be closed on Natal Day (August 6). Residents are advised to call ahead to their respective facility for operating hours and program information. Contact information for municipally-operated facilities is online at www.halifax.ca/recreation/facilities-fields/rec-centres.

Parking

On-street parking meters are free on Natal Day (August 6), however, motorists are reminded to abide by other posted signage such as no-parking zones.

Customer Contact Centres

The 311 Contact Centre will be operating on regular hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Natal Day (August 6). The five Customer Service Centres that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed on Monday. August 6 and will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, August 7.

Natal Day Celebrations

For all Natal Day celebration information and event schedules, please visit www.natalday.org.

Have a safe and enjoyable Natal Day weekend.

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Source : Media Release

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