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What's open and what's closed this Thanksgiving long weekend

Here's a look at what will be open and closed
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Here's a look at what will be open and closed on the Thanksgiving Day long weekend:


Thanksgiving Day is a designated retail closing day in Nova Scotia, which means you can expect most stores and businesses to be shut down on Monday. 

This includes grocery stores, NSLCs and malls.

Most pharmacies will be open, however they may have reduced hours of operation Monday.

Expect banks to be closed Monday, some may also be closed on Sunday.

Several other businesses may be closed or have reduced operating hours on Monday, it's best to call ahead.

Halifax Transit will operate on a holiday schedule Monday.

Halifax Harbour Bridges says two lanes on the MacKay Bridge will be closed from 7 p.m., Friday, October 11 until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 15. *UPDATE* HHB now says rain will keep all four lanes open on Saturday.

On-street parking meter spaces will be free on Monday.

The new Highway 102/103 ramp and overpass will open on Monday.

Herring Cove Rd. construction could cause delays this weekend.


There will be no municipal solid waste collection services Monday. If that's your day, put your garbage, organics or recyclables curbside on Saturday, Oct. 12.

All branches of Halifax Public Libraries will be closed Monday.

Canada Post will not be collecting or delivering mail on Monday.

The Emera Oval will be open on Monday (weather permitting), but many other municipally-operated recreation facilities will be closed. Residents are asked to call ahead.

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the municipal recycling plant and municipal composting facilities will be closed Monday.

The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake will be closed Saturday.

The 311 Contact Centre will be operating on regular hours Monday.

The five Customer Service Centres that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed Monday.

Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for
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