Heat warning issued for city of Guelph

Keep cool at air-conditioned City facilities and libraries

Guelph, Ont., July 12 2016 – Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Guelph that began today, Tuesday, July 12.

The City of Guelph reminds residents that air-conditioned City facilities and libraries are open to residents and visitors looking for a place to keep cool during the heat warning. Visit guelph.ca/coolingcentres for a list of locations and hours.

When it’s hot, Public Health reminds residents to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and to make a habit of checking on elderly family, friends, and neighbours. It’s also a good idea to plan breaks from the heat by spending a few hours in an air conditioned spot such as a shopping mall, grocery store, community or recreation centre, place of worship, or public library.

Look for the Blue W decal on business windows in Guelph—including restaurants, City facilities and businesses—to fill your reusable bottle with healthy, safe municipal tap water, free-of-charge as part of the Blue W program. Visit bluew.org for a list of participating locations.

For more information on heat and your health, visit Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health or call 519-822-2715 extension 4753 or toll-free at 1-800-265-7293 extension 4753. For information on pet safety during extreme heat, please contact the Guelph Humane Society at 519-824-3091.

For more information

Dave Elloway
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2127
dave.elloway@guelph.ca

Chuck Ferguson
Corporate Communications
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
519-822-2715 extension 4374
chuck.ferguson@wdgpublichealth.ca