Many local services closed for holidays

If you’ve got business to do, it’s your best bet to get it done today or tomorrow.

As of Sunday, many community services are closed — some right through the New Year.

The Town of Osoyoos’ main office, for example, will be closed from 4:30 p.m. today and won’t reopen until Jan. 2. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is on a similar schedule.

Many other businesses and services are affected with Christmas Day falling on the Monday.

  • Banks and other financial institutions will be closed December 25-27 and January 1. The Osoyoos Credit Union and Interior Savings Credit Union will also be closed Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.
  • Canada Post will not provide for delivery or counter services Dec. 25 or Dec. 26. However, the Osoyoos branch will be open Dec. 23 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to provide for package pickup.
  • The Sonora Community Centre will be open for recreational activities Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 27, 28 and 29 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 30. The Administration Office will be closed until Jan. 2.
  • The Sun Bowl Arena will be open from 7 a.m. 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Christmas and Boxing and New Year’s Day. Please call 250-495-6562 for information on public skating schedules.
  • Garbage pickup and recycling will remain on its regular schedule this week, with a Tuesday collection in Osoyoos. The Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill will also be open Boxing Day between 8 and 4 p.m.
  • Finally, if you want to get a quick start on getting rid of your live tree, you can drop it off at two locations in town — adjacent to the washroom at Kinsmen Park or at the northwest corner of of the Sun Bowl parking lot. Trees will be collected until Jan. 8.

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