The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to deal with the aftereffects of Hurricane Fiona.
With various outages, cancellations, and other concerns still affecting the region, the municipality is advising residents of the continuation of several changes regarding day-to-day life and is providing additional information to deal with the ongoing issues.
The municipality says there are still residents without power due to significant damage to their homes, and safety concerns can be directed to the city's 311 phone line.
Motorists are still being asked to avoid non-essential travel as crews continue to work around the clock to clear down trees and other debris and to be mindful of the numerous streetlights still not working due to power outages.
"Municipally-owned trees that fall on private property are being removed by the municipality. If a tree has fallen in the right of way and is blocking or impeding traffic, a sidewalk, or a bike lane – residents should call 311. For your own safety, residents are reminded to not remove trees in the right of way," the municipality stated in a news release today.
"Trees located on private property are the sole responsibility of the homeowner. The municipality is not responsible for removing tree waste and brush from private property."
Until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, there will be a total of eight short-term tree waste drop-offs at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.:
- 2 Lyle Street, Dartmouth
- 26 Thomas Raddall Drive (the gravel lot between the Canada Games Centre and Nova Scotia Soccer League), Halifax
- 50 Cheviot Hill, Porters Lake
- Kinsac Ballfield (near 1703 Beaver Bank Road), Beaver Bank
- Sheet Harbour Community Centre, 183 Pool Rd, Sheet Harbour
- Lake Charlotte Boat Launch, 11475 Highway 7, Lake Charlotte
- Peace Park, 67 Park Road, Musquodoboit Harbour
- Bayer's Lake Industrial Park, 230 Horseshoe Lake Drive, Halifax
The drop-off location previously announced at 144 Thornhill Drive, Dartmouth, is now closed.
While there continues to be no charge for the tree waste service, residents are responsible for delivering and unloading all their waste.
The municipality says residents can drop off construction debris at Halifax C&D Recycling at 16 Mills Drive in Goodwood, or 188 Ross Road in Dartmouth, cash only, for a fee.
There will be no solid waste collection on Friday, Sept. 30, during National Day for Trust and Reconciliation - curbside collection will occur on Saturday, Oct.1.
The evacuation centre at the Canada Games Centre on Thomas Raddall Drive in Halifax has closed. Residents have been moved to the Chocolate Lake Recreation Centre on Purcells Cove Road; the new location will remain open until Sunday, Oct. 2; the province will then relocate residents to alternate accommodations.
Ball diamond and sports fields have reopened today, Thursday, Sept. 29, but those looking to use the facilities are asked to check field conditions on their website.
The municipality says most recreation centres are open, but those attending the facilities are advised to call ahead for updates. Residents can find contact information on the facilities' website.
Enforcement of overnight street cleaning is still suspended but will resume Monday, Oct. 3.
While there is no penalty for street parking, residents are still being asked to keep their vehicles off the street if possible to assist crews with clearing debris.
On-street paid parking will be free on Friday, Sept. 30. Motorists are reminded to abide by other posted signage, including no stopping, accessible parking spaces and no parking zones.