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Posted on: December 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Thursday Update: Facility and Activity Changes Due to Weather

Facility and Service Changes Today Due to Snow

Waste Collection Changes This Week

All collection zones have been postponed by one day this week. Today crews are focusing on collecting the Blue (Tuesday) zone.  Residents whose collection is normally scheduled for today in the Yellow (Wednesday) zone will be pushed to tomorrow, the Grey (Thursday) zone will be collected Friday, and staff will be working on Saturday, Dec. 24 to catch up on the Green (Friday) zone.

Please ensure collection containers and materials are free of snow and ice before placing them out for collection. Some streets may still not be safely accessible for collection staff and equipment due to icy conditions. Staff will do what we can to come back to those areas if conditions improve and the City is able to safely clear snow and ice.  Regrettably, this may not be possible for a few streets until next week's collection.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Find your collection schedule at 

Facilities and Recreation Changes

All facilities are operating normally on Wednesday, with the following programming exceptions:

  • The Kent Street Activity Centre and White Rock Community Centre will close at 4:30 p.m. today
  • The Kent Street Activity Centre and White Rock Community Centre will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Public washrooms are closed until further notice at the following locations:

  • Oxford Comfort Station (14780 Marine Drive)
  • Ruth Johnson Park Comfort Station (14600 North Bluff Rd.)
  • Balsam Comfort Station (15454 Marine Drive)

Emergency Warming Centre

The Emergency Warming Centre is open today until 10 p.m. 

Snow Clearing on Roads and Sidewalks

City crews are out plowing snow to keep priority routes clear focusing on bus routes, emergency routes and major roads.  Learn more about the City’s winter snow and ice operations and view the City’s Snow Control Map.

If your vehicle is not equipped for winter weather, please stay home.   

Residents and businesses are required to clear snow and ice from sidewalks surrounding their property following a snowfall as per City Bylaw No. 1529 (PDF). Learn more about public responsibilities for clearing snow and ice

Thank you for doing your part to be a good neighbour and for helping to keep our community safe. 

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