On August 3, the BC Government marked September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation following legislation passed by the federal government in June. In alignment with the Province of B.C. and the federal government, the City of Prince George will also be observing this important occasion each year starting on Thursday, September 30, 2021. City staff entitled to federal and provincial statutory holidays will receive this day off.
The objective of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools and to honour those who were lost and the survivors, families, and communities who continue to grieve.
Civic Facilities and Garbage Collection
Please note that garbage collection will continue as scheduled on September 30 and the new holiday will not disrupt the published Garbage Collection Schedule.
City Hall, including the Service Centre, and Masich Place Stadium will be closed to the public. Other civic facilities, such as the CN Centre and the arenas will be open for regular hours. The Prince George Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual maintenance period from September 7 to October 11.
The city’s after-hours call service (dial 3-1-1 within City limits) will remain open to residents who wish to report a problem or request a service.