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ICYMI: Harrison Summer newsletter rundown

Village staff compiled an update

In case you missed it, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs recently issued a summer update. The following is some of the highlights from the periodic newsletter.

The Village Office has resumed normal hours with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with only one party of up to two people allowed in the reception area at a time. Residents who need to visit the office may likely have to wait outside and should prepare accordingly. The office also offers a number of ways to reach them outside of in-person office visits, including through their website at or by calling the Village Office at 604-796-2171.

By now, residents should have received their annual utility bills, which are due on September 15.

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Council meetings now take place at Memorial Hall w at 290 Esplanade Avenue. Limited seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Physical distancing rules are in effect and chairs are spaced out to the required distances. Attendees are asked not to congregate in the lobby following the meeting.

At this time, tents are not permitted on the beach front. Due to the volume of people not adhering to the village regulations regarding barbecues and sunshades, village staff are not permitted barbecues or tents along the beachfront until further notice.

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Increased bylaw enforcement is in effect to educate the public on new regulations, be they related to COVID-19 or otherwise.

On the topic of COVID-19 regulations, there are a number of rules that should continue to be observed so long as the pandemic remains a threat. Please remember to keep two metres apart from others and wear a mask when this is not possible. Playground and recreation equipment is open again and safe to use.

Pay parking remains in effect until September 15. The next regular council meeting is scheduled for September 8 at 7 p.m. Memorial Hall.

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Village officials wanted to clarify that the office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and open again at 1 p.m., closing for the day at 4:30 p.m. Due to the volume of people not adhering to the regulations, no barbecues or tents are allowed along the beach front unless otherwise indicated by signage. Sunshades under six feet tall can go anywhere along the beachfront. Pay parking is in effect until September 15 rather than 14. The next regular council meeting is planned for September 8 rather than the 15th. The Observer thanks the Village of Harrison Hot Springs for the clarification.

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