Holiday hours for city facilities

Essential services such as police, fire, water, wastewater treatment and snow removal will remain in operation.

Kelowna City Hall will be closed for the holidays from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, reopening Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Essential services such as police, fire, water, wastewater treatment and snow removal will remain in operation.

“City facility holiday closures are planned around a time when there is low demand for services,” said Stu Leatherdale, City of Kelowna human resources director.

“Ultimately, these closures save operation costs for the city and give staff some time to be with their families.”

The Civic Operation’s call centre will remain open to telephone inquiries at 250-469-8600 regarding water, sewer, parks, roads and snow removal, as well as to process after hours and emergency calls.

Parkinson Recreation Centre will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The centre will be open on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Glenmore Landfill will be closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s days.

Business licence renewal payments are due Jan. 15, and can be renewed online or by mail when there are no changes to an existing licence.

“City Hall will be closed, but in many ways business can carry on as usual,” said Leatherdale. “As in previous years, business owners can go online to and make business licence renewal payments before the Jan. 15 deadline.”

Residents and visitors can check out the BC Transit website ( for holiday schedules. Transit will be available with reduced service on Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1. All other days will operate on their normal schedules.

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