Jordan Werezak

City of Nanaimo and stores adjust hours for 2016 Christmas holidays

NANAIMO – With the festive season approaching, City of Nanaimo and numerous businesses will adjust schedules to account for the holidays.

With the festive season approaching, City of Nanaimo and numerous businesses will be adjusting their schedules to account for the holidays.

Beban Park swimming pool will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and closed Christmas (Dec. 25), Boxing (Dec. 26) and New Year’s (Jan. 1) days. It will be open to the public New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nanaimo Aquatic Centre will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. It will open Boxing Day and New Year’s Day from noon to 4 p.m. It is open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

Frank Crane Arena is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will be open to the public Boxing Day between 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day from noon to 2 p.m.

Nanaimo Ice Centre is open between 1 and 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year’s days.

Oliver Woods Community Centre’s gym will be closed until Dec. 28 due to floor work, as will Bowen Park until Jan. 5.

City hall, the services and resource centre and public works yard will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Tuesday (Dec. 27), New Year’s Day and Jan. 2.

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s emergency department will be open as usual.

Woodgrove Centre is open on Christmas Eve from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Christmas Day. It is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Boxing Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve and noon to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

Country Club Centre will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Boxing Day and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day, a majority of shops will be closed. Contact individual stores for hours.

Nanaimo North Town Centre will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. It will be closed Christmas Day and open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Boxing Day. It will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Day, individual store hours may vary.

The News Bulletin will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. In addition, the Thursday, Dec. 22 paper will be delivered on Friday, Dec. 23.

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