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Easter Service Reminder: Roads, Office Hours, Transit, and Solid Waste Services

(Fort McMurray, AB – April 15, 2019) – As Easter weekend approaches and friends and family gather to celebrate, residents are reminded of holiday weekend service including transit, curbside collection, soil stockpile, and road maintenance. Residents are also reminded to avoid putting FOG (fat, oil and grease) down the drain.

Happy April 15! Today is the last posted day of the annual Winter Maintenance Zone (WMZ) program. Since WMZs are already relaxed, this concludes the 2018/2019 season. Please observe all posted signage as other parking restrictions may apply. Further updates will be provided next season as we approach October.

Road crews have begun to flush gutters and medians to clear up sand and dust. Crews have also begun sweeping on primary routes and main arteries. For everyone’s safety, please provide extra space for road crews and pass with caution.

On the Good Friday holiday (April 19), 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).  

On Easter Sunday, transit will operate on the Sunday schedule, and resume regular service on Monday, April 22. Transit users can view the statutory holiday schedule and plan your trip online at rmwb.ca/transit, or contact Pulse at 780-743-7000.

For rural transit users, there will be no changes to service. Service will be in effect between Conklin, Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray on Good Friday (April 19).

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 for the Easter weekend from Friday, April 19 and will re-open on Tuesday, April 23. The stockpile site is located at the rear southwest corner of Abrams Land and can be accessed on the west side of Thickwood Boulevard across from Dickins Drive.   

Residents celebrating Easter this weekend are reminded to not put food scraps, FOG or other products down the drain when cleaning up after enjoying delicious traditional feasts.

Fat, oil and grease – also known as FOG – are by-products of cooking at home and in commercial businesses. 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 24/7, 365 days a year: 780-743-7000, or 1-800-973-9663 (toll free), or online at rmwb.ca/pulse

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