Here’s What’s Open and Closed Over the Holidays

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The City of Sault Ste. Marie would like to advise residents of its hours of operation for services provided during the holiday season.

Administrative offices: Closed Dec. 24 at noon, 25, 26 and Jan. 1. Includes the Cemetery office, Civic Centre, GFL Memorial Gardens office, Sault Transit, Fire Services Administration and Public Works and Engineering Services. For 24-hour emergency service requests, call Public Works at 705-759-5201.

Arenas: City operated arenas (John Rhodes and McMeeken) will close Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. and will reopen on Dec. 27 for scheduled events. All arenas will be open Dec. 31 until 4 p.m. for scheduled events only. All facilities are closed Jan. 1.

GFL Memorial Gardens: Administrative and Box Office is closed Dec. 25 and 26. Open Dec. 27 for scheduled events. Facility closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 and will be closed on Jan. 1.

John Rhodes Community Centre Pool: For a holiday schedule, visit here or call 705-759-5419.

Northern Community Centre: Closed Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. and will reopen on Dec. 27. The Northern Community Centre will be open Dec. 31 until 4 p.m. for scheduled events only and will be closed Jan. 1.

Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site: Closed Dec. 22 to Jan. 2.

Seniors’ Centres (Drop-In and Northern Community Centre): Closed Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. The last day for programming is Friday, Dec. 20.

Public Library: On Dec. 24, the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the North Branch will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the Korah branch will be closed.

All library locations will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26. On Dec. 31, the James L. McIntyre Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the North Branch will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Korah Branch will be open from 1p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

All libraries will be closed Jan. 1.

Garbage and recycling collection: There is no garbage or recycling collection Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Collection for both garbage and recycling will be one day late following Christmas Day and New Years Day. There will be garbage and recycling collection on Boxing Day – Dec. 26.

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All garbage must be in the roll out cart and meet the City’s weight restrictions. Bag tags must be adhered to any bags beyond the roll out cart capacity. Bag tags can be purchased at various locations throughout the City. Visit here for more information.

Cardboard, steel cans, aluminum containers, glass bottles, #1 and #2 plastics and all wrapping paper that is not foil or cellophane can be recycled.

Christmas trees, towels, blankets and books can be dropped off at the Clean North collection depot at the Cambrian Mall parking lot Dec. 26 to Jan. 12 with tree chipping scheduled for Jan. 12. No Styrofoam will be collected. All Styrofoam can be placed with regular garbage pick up. No cardboard/paper, wrapping paper or boxboard will be collected. Residents are encouraged to use their recycling bins for cardboard and paper.

The Landfill site located at 402 Fifth Line East will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1.

Sault Ste. Marie Transit: Regular transit – last buses depart the terminal Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Regular transit will not operate Dec. 25 and 26. Last buses depart the terminal Dec. 31 at 11:15 p.m. No regular transit on Jan. 1. The transit office will close at noon on Dec. 24 and will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1. For more information call 705-759-5438.

Parabus service – last pick up or return on Dec. 24 will be at 5:30 p.m. Parabus will run Dec. 25 and 26. The last pick up or return on Dec. 31 will be at 11:15 p.m. No Parabus service on Jan. 1.

Free downtown parking: The City of Sault Ste. Marie Parking Division is pleased to provide free downtown parking this holiday season. Effective Dec. 16 to Dec. 27, 2019 free parking is available at all meters, pay and display units, and two-hour municipal parking lots in the downtown area. Please note that the holiday exemption does not include parking in handicap spaces without a permit, any identified no parking areas, fire routes and private (permit only) lots.

The operations schedule is available online at saultstemarie.ca. The City of Sault Ste. Marie offers its best wishes to the residents of Sault Ste. Marie and thanks you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you in 2020.