In response to the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the federal government announced that September 19, 2022, has been designated a National Day of Mourning, a one-time federal holiday to provide Canadians an opportunity to mourn on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral. The City of Kamloops observes federal holidays and is working to adjust operations accordingly. Most non-essential services will be suspended on September 19 and most City facilities will be closed in typical federal 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 19. This also applies to residents on pilot routes for the Curbside Residential Organic Waste Collection Pilot Program. The Kamloops Resource Recovery Centre will be closed; however, the Mission Flats and Barhartvale Landfills will be open regular hours.
In addition, the Tournament Capital Centre, Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre, and City arenas will remain open regular hours to accommodate existing bookings and programming that cannot be rescheduled on short notice. All City recreation programming will proceed. Previously booked services at Hillside Cemetery will also continue as planned.
Flags at all City locations have been lowered to half mast and will remain lowered until sunset on September 19. The federal government has suggested various ways Canadians can express their condolences. Learn more at Canada.ca.