Holiday won’t affect garbage pickup

With the new statutory holiday in Ontario (“Family Day”) coming up on Monday, Feb. 18, the Town of Fort Frances wants residents to know the day off won’t affect waste management here.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown said Monday that, in accordance with the curbside waste collection schedule distributed to residents for 2007-08, garbage pickup for “Area 1” will go ahead as scheduled that day.
As well, the landfill will be open for public use from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Due to the fact this date is not included as a holiday in the town’s contract with waste disposal providers, it will be not cost the town any extra money and be considered a regularly-scheduled garbage pickup day.
All of the other town services will be closed Feb. 18.