***’ HRM Media Release
Municipality recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Mi’kmaq History Month and Treaty Day
The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Treaty Day and Mi’kmaq History Month.
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.
Halifax City Hall will be lit in orange on Friday, Sept. 30 in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The municipality will also be hosting a flag raising on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at Grand Parade, featuring a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Proclamation reading by Mayor Mike Savage with remarks by Chief Deborah Robinson.
City Hall will be lit in orange on Saturday, Oct. 1 to mark the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month. On Oct. 3, residents are invited to attend a flag raising ceremony taking place at 11:30 a.m. at Grand Parade, with a reading of the Treaty Day Proclamation by Deputy Mayor Lovelace.
Residents are encouraged to visit halifax.ca to stay up to date on additional events related National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Treaty Day, which are being re-scheduled due to the impacts from Hurricane Fiona.
Further, the municipality is advising residents of the following service level adjustments on Friday, Sept. 30 as a result of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours
No municipal solid waste collection services will take place on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Friday, Sept. 30. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30 will occur on the following day, Saturday, Oct. 1. Residents are asked to place materials curbside prior to 7 a.m. on collection day in order to ensure pickup, ensuring they are contained and secured from wildlife until pickup.
The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the Halifax recycling facility and the Ragged Lake composting facility will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30 and will be open for regular hours on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Burnside composting facility will be open for commercial deliveries only on Friday, Sept. 30.
The Household Special Waste Depot at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 1 but will be open Saturday, Oct. 15. Additionally, a mobile Household Special Waste event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
For the complete Household Special Waste program schedule, click here.
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Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services
Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service on Friday, Sept. 30.
The Alderney Ferry service will run at half-hour frequency on Friday, Sept. 30, with the first crossing will depart the Alderney terminal at 7:30 a.m. and the final crossing will depart the Halifax terminal at 11:45 p.m. There will be no Woodside ferry service on Friday, Sept. 30.
For all bus and ferry schedules, click here.
Recreation Facilities, Programs and Services
Most municipally-operated recreation facilities will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30. 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 Friday, Sept. 30. 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 operating on regular hours on Friday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Alderney Gate, Bayers Road and Musquodoboit Harbour Customer Service Centres that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed on Friday, Sept. 30 and will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, Oct. 3.
For more information on Customer Contact Centres, click here.