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Municipal operations during holidays

Monday, December 23, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff
NEWS RELEASE
 
CITY OF SAULT STE. MARIE
 
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Hours of operation for City of Sault Ste. Marie facilities and services during the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday period are listed below.

The following municipal facilities will be CLOSED to the public at noon on December 24 and CLOSED to the public on December 25 and 26:

  • Civic Centre
  • Essar Centre office & Box Office
  • Library – Centennial Branch
  • Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In and Steelton)
  • Social Services: Ontario Works, Social Housing, Community Child Care, and Accessibility Centre
  • Public Works and Transportation office – For 24 hour emergency service requests, call 705-759-5201.
  • Transit office

Ermatinger∙Clergue National Historic Site is closed for the season.

CHRISTMAS EVE – DECEMBER 24

Arenas

The Essar Centre, McMeeken Centre and John Rhodes Community Centre arenas close at 4 p.m. The Northern Community Centre is closed December 24.

Children’s Centres

Maycourt and Jessie Irving Children’s Centres will be closed Monday, December 23 through to Friday, December 27 and will re-open Monday, December 30. The Municipal Best Start Program – Holy Family will be closed from December 23 to January 3 inclusive.

John Rhodes Community Centre Pool

The pool is closed December 24, 25, 26 and January 1. A holiday swim schedule is available at the pool or on the City website at www.cityssm.on.ca – Residents – Swimming. Winter lessons start Friday, January 3.

Library

The Korah and Churchill branches are closed December 24, 25 and 26.

Transit

Last transit buses depart from the terminal at 5:45 p.m. on December 24. The last pick-up or return for Parabus service on December 24 will be at 5:30 p.m. Bookings for December 24 & 27 must be made Monday, December 23 only. Bookings for December 21, 22, & 23 must be made Friday, December 20 only. For Parabus bookings call 705-942-1404.

CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY – DECEMBER 25 AND 26

Arenas

All city-operated arenas and the Northern Community Centre are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In & Steelton)

CLOSED from December 25 to January 1 inclusive.

Transit

Regular transit will NOT operate on December 25 and 26. Parabus will run on December 25 and 26 from 8:30 a.m. to midnight. Bookings for December 25 & 26 will be taken Thursday, December 19 only. For Parabus bookings call 705-942-1404.

NEW YEAR’S EVE – DECEMBER 31

Arenas

Open for scheduled events only December 31. The McMeeken Centre and the John Rhodes Community Centre arenas close at 4 p.m.

Library

The Public Library – Centennial branch closes at noon. The Churchill and Korah branches are closed December 31. All three branches will be closed Wednesday, January 1.

Transit

Last buses depart the terminal at 11:45 p.m. The last pick-up or return for Parabus service on December 31 will be at 11:30 p.m.

NEW YEAR’S DAY – JANUARY 1

The following operations will be closed to the public on New Year’s Day:

  • Cemetery office
  • Children’s Centres: Maycourt, Jessie Irving, and Best Start – Holy Family
  • Civic Centre
  • Community Arenas: Essar Centre, John Rhodes, McMeeken Centre
  • Essar Centre office & Box office
  • John Rhodes Community Centre Pool
  • Library – Centennial Branch, Churchill and Korah Branches
  • Northern Community Centre
  • Public Works and Transportation office – For 24 hour emergency service requests, call 705-759-5201.
  • Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In and Steelton)
  • Social Services: Ontario Works, Social Housing, Community Child Care and Accessibility Centre
  • Transit office

Transit

Regular transit and Parabus service will not operate on January 1. Parabus bookings for January 2 must be made on December 31. For Parabus information call 705-942-1404. For regular transit call 705-759-5438.

REFUSE & RECYCLING COLLECTION

There will be no collection on December 25.

Collection will be one day late for the remainder of the week starting Thursday, December 26.

There will be no collection on January 1.

Starting Thursday, January 2 refuse and recycling collection will be one day late until January 4.

The two-bag/container refuse limit is waived from December 26 to January 10 providing you are recycling and the number of excess bags is within reason.

Residents are encouraged to recycle all cardboard, steel cans, aluminum containers, glass bottles, #1 and #2 plastics, and all wrapping paper that is not foil or cellophane.

Refuse must be placed curbside by 7:30 a.m. to ensure pickup.

Packaging poly-styrene (solid pieces of Styrofoam) can be dropped off at the Cambrian Mall parking lot Thursday, December 26 to Saturday, January 11.

Place in clear plastic bags to keep clean and dry.

Christmas trees can be dropped off at the Cambrian Mall site starting December 26 until Saturday, January 11.

The municipal landfill site will be closed on December 25 and 26, Open December 27, 28, 30 and 31, closed January 1, open January 2 and 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, January 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This holiday information is available on the City website at www.cityssm.on.ca – City Hall Bulletins.

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macgyvr 12/26/2013 2:33:00 PM Report

If it's one day late I would take that mean that if i had a regular Wed PU that it will be picked up on THU.? Is this correct?
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