As the long weekend winds down and back to school looms, many people are trying to balance all of that by enjoying some last-minute summer-type events while getting everything ready for what's ahead.

Some local business owners are trying to honour the spirit of the day and closing altogether, others will open but have reduced hours, and finally, a few will have regular hours to try and help accommodate those that still have plenty to do to prepare for the next few days.

Of course, government and city offices will be closed and there will be no garbage or recycling pickup.

Whether you're looking for a treat, a last-chance swim, or something much more than that, we have you covered below.

Here are some popular store hours for the holiday Monday

  • Canadian Tire: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Panko's Food Centre: closed
  • Sobeys: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Homestead Co-op Portage food store: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Homestead Co-op Portage Gas Bars: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.  

  • JS Furniture and more: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Dufresne Furniture: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Pharmasave: closed

  • What's the Scoop: 1 pm to 9 pm

  • Rona: closed

  • Hill's Drug Store: closed

  • Mil-Jeanne Flowers: closed

  • Dino's Appliance and Mattress Centre: closed 

  • McMunn and Yates Building Supplies: closed

  • Splash Island - public swim- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. then closed for the season

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