Government offices, banks and most retail stores will be quiet on Monday to observe Labour Day.

Tom Davies Square and city run buildings including libraries will be closed, but Garbage, recycling and green cart collection will be unaffected and city transit will run on a Sunday schedule.

Bell Park will hold annual Labour Day celebrations and Ribfest runs all long weekend.

It’s the final long weekend of the summer and many folks will be travelling.

It’s because of that there are a higher number of highway accidents and a greater need for blood.

Canadian Blood Services Territory manager JoAnne Drake says a lot of their regular donors are available to come to a clinic Holiday Monday from 3-7pm.

Drake says they welcome walk-ups at 944 Barry Downe road or book your appointment on-line by going to