Holiday Hours and Safe Practices

The management and staff of Kay Four Properties wish you and your family a safe and very happy holiday season.

Please note that our office will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th for Christmas Day and on Wednesday, December 26th for Boxing Day.  Our office will be also be closed on Tuesday, January 1st for New Year's Day. We will not be fully staffed during Christmas week, so we apologize in advance if we are a little slow addressing any of your concerns.

The holiday season is an exciting time filled with gifts, good cheer, Christmas trees, holiday decorations and candles that create unique safety hazards.  We are reminding all tenants to help keep everyone safe by following these straightforward procedures:

  • Locate both live and artificial trees away from heating vents, radiators and stoves. Please do not adorn your tree with burning candles. It only takes seconds for the tree to catch fire.
  • Use only lights and decorations that have the mark of an accredited certification agency such as CSA, cUL or cETL.  Also, be sure to not plug too many cords into an outlet; an overloaded circuit will overheat and start a fire.
  • Ensure that all lights and decorations are unplugged before you leave your suite or go to bed.
  • Please do not drag live Christmas trees through the building hallways. They lose needles and drip sap, creating a sticky mess that your resident manager must clean up.  Live trees must be tightly wrapped in plastic when being transported through the building.
  • Ensure you have a plan for the disposal of your live tree after the holidays. They may not be left in or beside the garbage bin at your building.  The city will not pick them up and they are a fire hazard. Please check with the City of Winnipeg for disposal sites.
  • Live trees should be disposed of immediately after the holidays, or once needles begin to fall.  All live trees are fire hazards but become especially so once they begin to dry out.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Have a wonderful holiday season and don't forget to thank your resident managers for all of their hard work through out the year.