Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna City Hall will close to mourn Queen Elizabeth II

Lake Country District Offices will also be closed

The City of Kelowna will follow the federal and provincial government’s lead and observe a National Day of Mourning to honour Queen Elizabeth II.

City hall will be closed and city facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 19, for the National Day of Mourning and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

The Sept. 19 city council meeting has been cancelled and items will be rescheduled.

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On Monday, the Glenmore Landfill will be open regular hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Parkinson Recreation Centre will be open with adjusted holiday hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery administration office will be closed, however, the cemetery gates will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. City flags will continue to be half-masted until after sunset Monday, the day of the Queen’s memorial service.

The City of West Kelowna observes federal holidays and most non-essential services will be paused on Sept. 19. City administrative offices, engineering, parks, public works and bylaw services will return to regular operating hours on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Regular Monday curbside garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection will continue normally. The Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre on Asquith Road in West Kelowna and North Westside transfer station will provide normal service on Sept. The city’s recreation programs outside of schools will run as previously scheduled.

Lake Country’s district offices will also close Sept. 19, as well as the Lake Country branch of Okanagan Regional Library.

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