**** HRM Media Release
Municipality observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The Halifax Regional Municipality will annually recognize Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Halifax City Hall will be lit orange on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The municipality will also be hosting a flag raising on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Grand Parade, featuring remarks by Mayor Mike Savage and Acadia First Nation Chief Debra Robinson. This will be followed by a Grand Oasis Stage concert featuring Indigenous artists.
The Halifax Regional Municipality is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people. The municipality acknowledges the Peace and Friendship Treaties signed in this Territory and recognizes that we are all Treaty People.
Further, the municipality is advising residents of the following service level adjustments on Thursday, Sept. 30 as a result of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours
No municipal solid waste collection will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30.
Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30 will occur on Saturday, Oct. 2. Residents are reminded that collection service can begin as early as 7 a.m. Please place your materials curbside the evening prior in order to ensure collection.
The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility and Municipal Recycling Plant will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 30, but will be open for regular service on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Household Special Waste Depot will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 2, but will be open for regular service on Saturday, Oct. 16.
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