The Lindsay Drive-In is opening for the season on Sunday night (May 31), but it won’t be the traditional drive-in experience.
While the Ontario government has amended the emergency order prohibiting drive-in theatres from opening, stringent public health measures are now in place.
One of those measures includes a prohibition on selling food and beverages, so drive-ins are not allowed to open their concession stands — which generates a lot of their revenue.
Because Ontario government restrictions require vehicles at the drive-in to remain two metres apart, the Lindsay Drive-In will operate at half its normal capacity — meaning only 185 vehicles will be allowed into the theatre.
As a result, the Lindsay Drive-In is temporarily raising its admission prices to $15 per person ($5 for children between 3 and 12, free for kids 2 and under).
The other big difference is that, because cinemas remain closed, Hollywood isn’t releasing new movies. So the Lindsay Drive-In will be screening older releases.
For the time being, the Lindsay Drive-In is open Friday to Tuesday. There will be no Carload Tuesdays (discount night).
From Sunday (May 31) to Tuesday (June 2), the drive-in will be playing Trolls World Tour (PG) and The Invisible Man (18A) on both screens.
The box office opens at 7 p.m. and the movies begin at dusk.
“This could result in being turned away at the box office,” owner Danny Zita writes on the drive-in’s website. “While we can’t predict our numbers, we will try to update asap if we are close to selling out. Since we are open 5 days a week, there will be lots of chances to get in.”
The following government-mandated rules are in place at the Lindsay Drive-In:
- there must be one empty parking space between each vehicle (two metres apart)
- only members of the same household can be in the same vehicle
- patrons must remain in their vehicles except when leaving to use the washroom
- convertibles are not allowed, and patrons cannot sit in the beds of pick-up trucks.
Patrons who do not follow these rules will be asked to leave.
The MNRF has lifted their Fire Restrictions, effective 12:01 AM, Saturday May 16, 2020. Open air burning will be permitted. Individuals must contact their municipal Fire Departments for any restrictions or bylaw information that are in place regarding open are burning.
You don’t need a fire permit to burn piled wood, brush, leaves or wood by-products if you follow these rules:
- ignite the fire no sooner than 2 hours before sunset and extinguish it no later than 2 hours after sunrise
- burn only a single pile at any one time
- ensure the pile is less than 2 metres in diameter and less than 2 metres high
- keep the fire at least 2 metres from any flammable materials
- have tools or water adequate to contain the fire at the fire site
- ensure a responsible person tends the fire until it is extinguished
A reminder that from April 1st to October 31st each year, Burn Permits are required in order to burn approved material, between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
A REMINDER THAT THE USE OF FIREWORKS IS NOT PERMITTED AT THIS TIME.
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We have revamped the Volunteer Income Tax Clinics in Wilberforce/Highlands East in response to COVID-19. Our volunteers will be available for the month of May to help folks with modest incomes and simple tax situations file their returns. To access services, people need to call 705-306-0565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Please note that the clinics ARE NOT being held at the Legion and tax documents should NOT be left at the Legion.
We encourage everyone to file their income tax as soon as possible. Tax returns help unlock the income benefits for modest-income households, such as GST/HST, child tax benefits (baby bonus), OTB, GIS for seniors and the Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant. Don’t leave money on the table!
Here is information on the eligibility for the service:
Tax situation needs to be simple and income under these amounts:
Family Size Total Net Family Income is Under:
1 Person $35,000
2 People $45,000
3 People $48,000
4 People $50,000
5 People $52,500
More than 5 People $52,500 plus $2,500 for each additional person
Your tax situation is NOT simple if you:
• are self-employed or have employment expenses
• have business or rental income and expenses
• have capital gains or losses
• filed for bankruptcy in the tax year (or the year before, if that return has not yet been filed)
• are completing a tax return for a deceased person
Please share this information with anyone who may benefit! Posters in JPEG and PDF versions are attached. Here is a link to the event details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/792910281115741/