Media Release

August 23, 2019

 Municipal service hours for Labour Day weekend

 Municipal offices and most services will be closed Monday September 2 in recognition of the Labour Day holiday. 

 Other services are scheduled as follows:

Cemeteries: Cemetery staff will be on call for funeral homes who require at-need sales.

CK Transit: Services will not be running on Monday September 2. However, the Seasonal Bus Route S1 (Beach Bus to Mitchell’s Bay and Erieau) WILL be running on Labour Day. The last day of the Seasonal Bus Route is Monday September 2 and the service will be resuming in May of 2020.

Emergency Services:  Police, Fire and Ambulance are operational 24 hours a day, every day, and are accessible by dialing “911” for emergency calls only.

Arts and Culture: The Chatham Capitol Theatre and Cultural Centre Administration Offices, CK Tickets Box Office, ARTspace, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham-Kent Museum and Milner Heritage House will be closed.  Ridge House Museum will be open from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 Entegrus and Public Utilities Commission: PUC will be closed. The emergency call number is 519-352-6300.

Health and Family Services Building: The Health and Family Services building will be closed on September 2, including the offices of Employment and Social Services, Housing Services, Child Care and Early Years Services and Public Health.

The Employment Resource Centres located at 240 King St. W., Chatham and 786 Dufferin Avenue, Wallaceburg will be closed on September 2. The Chatham-Kent Homeless Response Line is available at 519-354-6628. Essential after-hours Public Health Services are available by calling 1-866-446-8207.

EarlyON Child and Family Centres: Programs will be closed Saturday August 31 and Monday September 2.

Riverview Gardens: Reception and administrative offices will be closed September 2, but services, activities and visiting hours continue as normal. Nursing staff can be reached 24/7 by calling 519-352-4823.

Libraries: All public libraries will be closed Monday, September 2 and will have normal operational hours on September 3.

The Provincial Offences Court will be closed on Monday, September 2, regular business hours 8:30-4:30 p.m. will resume on Tuesday, September 3. 

Recreation Services: Blenheim Gable Rees Rotary Pool, Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool, Chatham Pools (Jaycee, Orville Wright and Walter Hawkins), Dresden Kinsmen Pool, Ridgetown Howard Community Pool, Thamesville Community Pool and the Tilbury Centennial Pool will all be closed.  

Arenas: Blenheim Memorial Arena is open for scheduled rentals. All other arenas are closed.

Waste and Recycling: Garbage and recycling collection services for the week of Sept. 2 will be delayed by one day. Please refer to the Recycling and Waste Collection Guide for further details. The Harwich Transfer Station, Wallaceburg Transfer Station and Chatham Leaf & Yard Depot will be closed in recognition of Labour Day. All other transfer stations will be open regular hours and will not be affected by the holiday.

Chatham-Kent Tourism: In observance of Labour Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, September 2. To access visitor information at any time, please visit

Admin and Garage Facilities will be closed at both these locations Monday September 2.

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Media Contact:

Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624



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