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Teddy-related closures and cancellations for Tuesday, Sept. 22

Tropical storm, wind, rain and storm surge warnings are all in effect for the Halifax area
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SCHOOLS

NSCC's metro campuses will close at 6 p.m. (Ivany, Aviation, IT and Akerley)

TRAVEL

Halifax Transit ferry service is suspended.

Halifax Transit bus and Access-A-Bus service will be suspended as of 7 p.m. Any trips that began before 7 p.m. will complete their route. 

The road to Peggy’s Cove, Lawrencetown Road, and Highway Number 207 from Seaforth and Chezzetcook have been closed to non-residents.

All departing and arriving flights scheduled at Halifax Stanfield International Airport are cancelled for the rest of Tuesday.

RECREATION

The Halifax Public Gardens will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 22. An announcement on reopening will be made once any debris has been removed.

Municipally-operated recreation centres will be closing as of 6 p.m. Information on reopening will be shared as it becomes available. Please call ahead to your local recreation centre for updates.

Municipal sports fields, all-weather fields, tracks and baseball diamonds are closed and all bookings have been cancelled. An announcement on reopening will be made once the impacts to these facilities have been assessed. 

Due to safety concerns, residents are advised to avoid visiting municipal parks until the storm has passed and potential damage, including downed trees, has been addressed.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is closed until further notice.

The following provincial park camgrounds will close at noon: Battery, Graves Island, Mira River, Porters Lake, Rissers Beach and Whycocomagh. Full refunds will be given for campsite reservations affected by the closure.

Provincial beaches on the Atlantic coast will also close at noon.

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

SERVICES

Canada Post has issued a yellow delivery service alert for Nova Scotia, which means its employees will do their best to deliver items, but there may be delays due to the severe weather.

Curbside collection will continue as scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Curbside collection of garbage, organics, and recyclables is cancelled for Wednesday, Sept. 23 and is rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26.

The household special waste depot for Saturday, Sept. 26 is cancelled, and is expected to resume on the following Saturday, Oct. 3.  

The public drop off at the Otter Lake Waste Facility, the Materials Recycling Facility, the Composting Facilities in Burnside and Goodwood, and the rural refuse depot in Sheet Harbour are all closed Wednesday

EVENTS

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is extending online access for all non-gala films until Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. All other Gala Presentations will maintain their original access dates. 

Reimagine Halifax Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 7.

HEALTH CARE

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is asking the public to monitor its website for the latest updates on how the storm is impacting their facilities.

BUSINESS/RETAIL

Some businesses may be closing early, it's best to call ahead or check website/social media for information

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