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Canada Day service reminder: Street sweeping, transit service, soil stockpile, and Fat, Oil and Grease

As Canada Day weekend approaches please note the following holiday service updates from the Municipality, including street sweeping, transit service, soil stockpile, and Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG). 

Road crews continue to sweep residential streets to clear up sand and dirt. Please watch for no-parking signage along streets and electronic signage at the entrance to your neighbourhood for updates about street sweeping and other programs. For everyone’s safety, please provide extra space for crews working along our streets, and pass with caution.

On Canada Day, (Monday, July 1), Transit service will operate on the statutory holiday schedule. This means transit service will be limited to the following routes: Route 11 (Airport), Route 15 (Timberlea), Route 16 (Thickwood), and Route 99 (MacDonald Island).  

Transit detours will also be in effect on Monday, July 1, from approximately 10:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to make way for the Canada Day parade. Visit rmwb.ca/transit-alerts to view maps and details of the detours, or visit rmwb.ca/canadaday to see the parade route and event details.

There will be no changes to curbside collection or landfill and scale operating hours. All collection will proceed as normal. For schedules, tips on bin placement and more, visit rmwb.ca/garbage

The soil stockpile will be closed on July 1 for the Canada Day holiday, and will re-open on Wednesday, July 3. The stockpile site is located at the rear southwest corner of Abraham’s Land and can be accessed on the west side of Thickwood Blvd. across from Dickins Dr.   

As friends and family gather to celebrate, residents are reminded to avoid putting FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease) down the drain. Pouring FOG down the drain can clog pipes, reduce plumbing flow, create odour, and even cause sewer backups. The results can be very costly for property owners, and can have a significant impact on tax dollars through ongoing repair and maintenance of underground infrastructure.

Find out more about FOG and learn some simple habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to protect your property and investment at rmwb.ca/fog

For questions or further information, the Pulse line is available throughout Canada Day weekend at 780-743-7000, or 1-800-973-9663 (toll free), or online at rmwb.ca/pulse

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