KAWARTHA LAKES- The following hours of operation for the City of Kawartha Lakes will apply for the Civic Holiday weekend.
All municipal administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, August 1 for the statutory holiday.
Waste and Recycling
Waste and recycling collection will move forward one day next week:
- Regular Monday collection will take place on Tuesday
- Regular Tuesday collection will take place on Wednesday
- Regular Wednesday collection will take place on Thursday
- Regular Thursday collection will take place on Friday
- The Lindsay Ops Landfill will be closed Monday August 1.
- All other landfill sites will be open the following hours:
- Eldon: 11am – 5pm
- Fenelon: 9am – 5pm
- Laxton: 11am – 5pm
- Somerville: 11am – 5pm
All library branches will be closed on Monday, August 1, regular hours will resume on Tuesday, August 2.
No transit service on Monday, August 1.
Parks and Recreation
The Lindsay Recreation Complex and Forbert Memorial Pool will be closed on Monday, August 1. Therefore, no fitness or aquatics programs will be running and the Weight Room will be closed as well. The Lindsay Recreation Complex and Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre will be open for regular hours the rest of weekend and will re-open Tuesday, August 2 for regular hours of operation.
The Parks and Recreation administration office will be closed on Monday, August 1 along with Kawartha Lakes Summer Day Camps. Both 50 Wolfe Street and Summer Day Camps will re-open Tuesday, August 2 for regular hours of operation.
Fenelon Falls Community Centre will be closed on Monday, August 1. Fenelon Falls Community Centre will be open for scheduled hours the rest of the weekend and will re-open Tuesday, August 2 for regular hours of operation.
In order to keep everyone safe and minimize the risk of fire and burn injuries this Civic Holiday long weekend, Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service is urging residents to attend fireworks displays hosted by community groups. If you still choose to do family fireworks on your property or have an informal neighbourhood display, fireworks may only be used on the day before, the day of, and the day after the holiday.
- Appoint a responsible person who is aware of the hazards and essential safety precautions to be in charge of the fireworks
- Carefully read and make sure to follow the label directions on fireworks packaging
- Always keep a water hose and/or pail of water close by when setting off fireworks
- Set off fireworks away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass
- Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged
- Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground
- Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud firework
- Wait at least 30 minutes before picking up a dud firework then soak it in a bucket of water and dispose of it in a metal container
- Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard
- Keep sparklers away from children because sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns
- Sparkler wires remain hot for several minutes after they burnout and should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury
For more information about regulations regarding fireworks, visit www.kawarthalakes.ca/burnban.