What is open and closed this Easter 2020 weekend in the Halifax area

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To help you plan your Easter weekend, CBC has an overview of what’s open and what’s not in the Halifax area.

Transit

Changes to Halifax Transit are implemented over the long weekend. It should now only be used for essential travel.

The alternate seats will be locked, which will reduce capacity by about 50% depending on the bus model.

The precautionary tape previously in front of the bus separating the driver from the passengers will be replaced by a yellow cord as a barricade. Additional signs will be in place indicating which seats are reserved for passengers with reduced mobility.

Ferries will be limited to only 25 passengers per trip, while food and drinks will also be banned to reduce waste.

These measures are being taken to address the concerns of COVID-19.

Buses will run on a reduced schedule on Good Friday. Buses will run on a regular schedule on Sunday and Easter Monday.

The Woodside ferry will not operate all weekend and Monday.

The Alderney ferry will not operate on Good Friday, but will operate at reduced hours on Easter Sunday.

Groceries

Sobeys: closed Friday and Sunday. Stores are open Saturday and Monday with reduced hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. due to COVID-19.

Atlantic Superstore: closed Friday and Sunday. Stores are open Saturday and Monday with reduced hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. due to COVID-19.

Halifax Port Farmers Market: Closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gateway Meat Market: open all weekend.

Local market: closed due to COVID-19. Weekend online orders are exhausted.

Costco: closed Friday and Sunday. Open Saturday and Monday.

Walmart: closed Friday and Sunday. Open Saturday and Monday.

Pharmacies: Some pharmacies, such as Shoppers Drug Mart, are open but have limited hours. Check the websites for more details.

Liqueur and beer

NSLC: closed Friday and Sunday. Open Saturday and Monday. Check their website for more information on local agencies.

Shopping centers

Closed Friday and Sunday. Opening hours reduced Saturday and Monday due to COVID-19.

Halifax Public Libraries

All branches are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Waste collection

The curbside residential collection will take place as usual on Monday. The curbside, organic or recyclable material collection normally scheduled for Friday April 10 will take place on Saturday April 11.

Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, Municipal Recycling Plant and Municipal Composting Facilities will be closed on Good Friday April 10 and Sunday Easter April 12, but will be open during normal business hours on Saturday April 11 and Monday Easter April 13. .

Car park

On-street parking spaces are free due to COVID-19 issues.

311 contact centers with citizens

the 311 call center will be open all weekend and Monday.

For the latest information on closures and notifications for COVID-19, see this Local guide to the epidemic.

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