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City Service Impacts from New Statutory Holiday on September 30

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Kamloops, BC—This summer, the federal government passed legislation marking September 30 as a statutory holiday named the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The City of Kamloops is proud to recognize this important new holiday and is working to adjust operations accordingly. Most non-essential services will be suspended on September 30 and City facilities will be closed in typical statutory holiday fashion.
 
The City’s waste collection schedule is challenging to adjust mid-year. As such, the City will continue to collect garbage and recycling on September 30 for 2021 only. This also applies to residents on pilot routes for the Curbside Organics Collection pilot program. Starting in 2022, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will advance collection days in the same manner as other statutory holidays. For up-to-date collection information please Kamloops.ca/wastewise or refer to the Waste Wise collection app.
 
Kamloops property owners should also note that the due date for the current cycle of utility bills is now September 29, not September 30. Property owners are encouraged to pay their utility bills before the holiday to avoid a penalty.
 
To learn more about the City’s efforts towards Truth and Reconciliation and for suggestions about how to observe this new statutory holiday, please view the news release:  City of Kamloops Encourages Staff and Residents to Recognize the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation