What’s open, what’s closed on Remembrance Day 2023

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On Remembrance Day on Saturday, November 11, here’s what you can expect:

Groceries: Most spots like Atlantic Superstore, Sobeys, Walmart, and Costco are taking a break. But, Gateway Meat Market in Dartmouth and Kingswood Market in Hammonds Plains are up and running.

Booze Run: NSLC stores are shutting their doors, but if you’re looking for a crafty drink, most local producers are open for business.

Pharmacy Needs: Need something from the drugstore? Most are open.

Shopping: like Halifax Shopping Centre and Mic Mac Mall will be closed.

Official release from HRM:

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

Solid Waste

There will be no change to municipal solid waste collection services. To ensure collection, residents are asked to place materials curbside, contained and secured to prevent access from wildlife, prior to 7 a.m. on collection day.

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11 but will be open on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (public drop-off area only).           

The Household Special Waste Depot will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11 but will be open on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services
In recognition of those who serve our country, Halifax Transit is offering free transit to all veterans and military personnel, and their accompanying family members, on Remembrance Day. On Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans and military personnel wishing to use the free transit service are asked to be in uniform or display their military identification upon boarding. This offer extends to Halifax Transit bus and harbour ferry services, as well as registered Access-A-Bus users.

Residents are also advised that buses will pull over at 11 a.m. to pause for three minutes of silence, to honour and remember those who served and continue to serve.

Halifax Transit buses and ferries will be operating on holiday schedules on Saturday, Nov. 11. For detailed holiday schedules by individual route, visit our website.  

Recreation Facilities, Programs and Services

Most municipally-operated recreation facilities will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 13. Sackville Sports Stadium will be open on Saturday, Nov. 11 with modified hours and will be open regular hours on Monday, Nov. 13 (no child care 8:30 a.m. to noon). Residents are advised to call ahead to their respective facility for operating hours and program information. Contact information for municipally-operated facilities is online.

On-street paid parking will be free on Monday, Nov. 13. Motorists are reminded to abide by other posted signage, including no stopping, accessible parking spaces and no parking zones.

Customer Contact Centres

The 311 Contact Centre will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11 for full service; however urgent calls can still be reported. Regular operating hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday) will resume on Sunday, Nov. 12. Residents can reach 311 by phone, or by emailing contactus@311.halifax.ca

In-person Customer Service Centres will be closed on Monday, Nov. 13. Customer Service Centres will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

For more information on Customer Contact Centres, visit our website.

Remembrance Day ceremonies

Remembrance Day ceremonies are organized by the Royal Canadian Legion. Residents may contact their local Legion or visit their website to learn more.

Residents are encouraged to take a moment on Remembrance Day to remember those who have served and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.

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