A message from Mayor Haynes . . .
“Members of the public may visit G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre, Cedar Hill Recreation Centre or Gordon Head Recreation Centre to take a break from the sun and record breaking temperatures. Remember to bring your mask as COVID-19 safety protocols are still in place.
Not near any of those three spaces? Check out local businesses in the neighbourhood, such as malls and retail spaces, and cool down while you shop!
If you don’t have access to air conditioning, stay in the shade and stay hydrated. Keep water on you and don’t forget to check on friends, family and neighbours. Small children and the elderly are especially vulnerable in this heat.
Our four-legged friends can’t speak for themselves, but leaving dogs outside unattended or for ‘just a minute’ in a parked car could bring about disastrous results. Remember, the concrete is hot too!
Hats, sunscreen, water, all of these will make a tremendous difference in how we react to the heat.