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July 31, 2020 | by: MJ

Everything You Need To Know For Holiday Monday

Municipal Services, Enhanced Transit & Celebration Information for Natal Day Weekend 2020

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 service will take place on Natal Day, Monday, August 3. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for August 3 will occur the preceding Saturday, August 1. Residents are reminded that collection service 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 will be open on Saturday, August 1 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., but will be closed on Monday, August 3.

The Municipal Recycling Plant will be open on Saturday, August 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will be closed on Monday, August 3.

The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake will remain closed until further notice.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, green cart collection will continue to take place every two weeks.

Sign up for weekly reminders and service alerts, or print a calendar customized for your address at www.halifax.ca/whatgoeswhere.

Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services

Friday, July 31:

Buses and ferries will continue to operate on a reduced schedule as a result of COVID-19.
Saturday, August 1:

Regular Saturday service (bus & ferry), plus 15-minute Alderney Ferry service from noon until 7:30 p.m. The final ferry departing from Alderney will be at 7:30 p.m., and the final ferry departing from Halifax will be at 7:45 p.m.
Extra stand-by buses will be deployed throughout the network to accommodate additional passenger demand.
Please note: Fare collection on buses and ferries will resume on Saturday, August 1 and passengers will once again be permitted to enter buses through the front doors. All capacity restrictions on buses, Access-a-Buses and ferries will also be lifted as of Saturday, August 1. Learn more, here.

Sunday, August 2:

Regular Sunday service (bus & ferry) – please see current schedules at https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/coronavirus.
Extra stand-by buses will be deployed throughout the network to accommodate additional passenger demand.

Monday, August 3:

Holiday service (bus & ferry) – please see current schedules at https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/coronavirus.
Extra stand-by buses will be deployed throughout the network to accommodate additional passenger demand.
Buses and ferries continue to operate on a reduced schedule as a result of COVID-19.

For a full list of service disruptions as a result of the Natal Day weekend, visit https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/service-disruptions.

Please note: In keeping with Public Health order, masks are mandatory on all Halifax Transit buses and ferries. The provincial public health order also states that masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces, including transit terminals, as of July 31. Those who are feeling ill are asked to not use any transit service until their health returns to normal.

What’s open Monday

Natal Day is not a designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia, which means many stores will be open. However, some may have reduced hours.

Many Sobeys and Atlantic Superstores will be only open from noon until 6 p.m. Some pharmacies may have reduced hours as well.

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation outlets will have reduced hours, opening from noon to 6 p.m.

Mic Mac MallHalifax Shopping CentreDartmouth Crossing and Sunnyside Mall will only be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday. Scotia Square will be open from 9:30 to 5 p.m. Monday.

More Information Here