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Posted on: December 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Friday Update: Facility and Activity Changes Due to Weather

Facility and Service Changes Today Due to Snow

Waste and Recycling Collection Cancelled

All collection zones have been postponed by one day this week. Residents whose collection is normally scheduled for today will be collected on Saturday, Dec. 24 to catch up on the Green (Friday) zone.

Please ensure collection containers and materials are free of snow and ice before placing them out for collection. Some streets may still not be safely accessible for collection staff and equipment due to icy conditions. Staff will do what we can to come back to those areas if conditions improve and the City is able to safely clear snow and ice.  Regrettably, this may not be possible for a few streets until next week's collection.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Find your collection schedule at 


Facilities and Recreation Changes

Please be advised of the following program changes due to the snow:

  • Limited services available at City Hall
  • All Recreation Facilities (White Rock Community Centre, Centennial Arena & Leisure Centre, Centre for Active Living, Kent Street Activity Centre) will be closed 
  • All recreation classes are cancelled 
  • Centennial Arena holiday skates are cancelled

Many City services are available online at

Public washrooms are closed until further notice at the following locations:

  • Oxford Comfort Station (14780 Marine Drive)
  • Ruth Johnson Park Comfort Station (14600 North Bluff Rd.)
  • Balsam Comfort Station (15454 Marine Drive)

Emergency Warming Centre

The Emergency Warming Centre is open today until 10 p.m. and is located at 14600 North Bluff Rd. (modular building across from Centennial Arena).

Snow Clearing on Roads and Sidewalks

City crews are out plowing snow to keep priority routes clear focusing on bus routes, emergency routes and major roads.  Learn more about the City’s winter snow and ice operations and view the City’s Snow Control Map.

If your vehicle is not equipped for winter weather, please stay home.  

Residents and businesses are required to clear snow and ice from sidewalks surrounding their property by 10 a.m. following a snowfall as per City Bylaw No. 1529 (PDF). Learn more about public responsibilities for clearing snow and ice

Thank you for doing your part to be a good neighbour and for helping to keep our community safe. 

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