National Truth and Reconciliation Day is September 30.
September 30 is the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, a "public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools" and an important part of the reconciliation process, according to the Government of Canada website.
Although it's recognized as a federal statutory holiday, whether you have a day off at work depends on the province you're in. Government offices and most public schools in B.C. will be closed, while essential services remain open.
Here's what is open and closed in B.C. on Thursday.
Superstore: Regular hours
Whole Foods: Regular hours
Save-On-Foods: Regular hours
Safeway: Regular hours
BC Liquor Stores
Most are operating during regular hours, with some reduced hours. Check your local store hours on the BC Liquor Store website.
Banks: Federally regulated banks will be closed.
Canada Post: Postal offices will be closed and won't collect or deliver post.
City of Vancouver Services: Closed
Transit is running on regular schedules. In recognition of the day, the District of Kitimat and BC Transit will be offering free service in the Kitimat Transit System.
Metropolis at Metrotown: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
CF Pacific Centre: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Coquitlam Centre: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Highstreet Shopping Centre: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guildford Town Centre: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tsawwassen Mills: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Capilano Mall: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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