Municipal programs and services on Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15

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**** HRM Media Release

Municipal programs and services on Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that municipal programs and services will operate on a reduced service level on the provincial statutory holiday, Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15. This year, Nova Scotia Heritage Day will honour Lieutenant Edward Francis Arab.

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.

Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours:

There will be no garbage, organics or recyclables collection services on Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15. Curbside collection normally scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, will occur instead on the preceding Saturday, Feb. 13. Residents are reminded that collection services can begin as early as 7 a.m.; to ensure collection, materials may be placed curbside the evening prior to collection day. Please note that materials should be placed curbside in a manner that does not interfere with ongoing snow clearing operations.

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility and municipal recycling plant will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, but will be open during regular operating hours on Saturday, Feb. 13.

The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 13, and will re-open for regular operating hours on Saturday, Feb. 20.

For more information, click here.

Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services:

Halifax Transit buses and ferries will be operating on holiday service (Sunday) schedules on Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

For detailed holiday schedules by individual route, click here.​

Recreation Facilities, Programs and Services:

Many recreation facilities will be closed on Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15. Residents are advised to call ahead to their respective facility for operating hours and program information. Contact information for municipally-operated facilities can be found online.

The Emera Oval will be open on Monday, Feb. 15, weather and ice conditions permitting. A reminder that the Emera Oval is operating with a reduced capacity to follow current public health guidelines. Skaters must pre-register for public skate times at up to 48 hours in advance of a desired skate time. Non-medical masks are mandatory at all times, including on the ice surface. View the complete Emera Oval schedule here.

For more information on municipal services during COVID-19, visit:​​

Customer Service Centres:​

The​ 311 Contact Centre​ will operate during normal hours of operation on Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

The three in-person customer service centres – located at Alderney Gate, Bayers Road and Musquodoboit Harbour Recreation Centre & Library – will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15.

For more information, visit:​​


On-street parking will be free on Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15, however, motorists must abide by other posted signage, such as accessible parking, fire hydrants and no-stopping.

Click here for more information on on-street parking.

Have a safe and enjoyable Heritage Day.

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