(Waterloo, Ont. – June 24, 2013) The City of Waterloo reminds residents to take appropriate precautions to stay cool during the current heat wave.
Environment Canada has issued a humidex advisory for the City of Waterloo as elevated humidity levels are expected to continue through tomorrow, with humidex values forecast to reach or exceed 40 C each day.
“This will make for very uncomfortable conditions” said City of Waterloo environmental project manager John Griffin. “Residents are advised to stay in an air conditioned place or seek shade when possible, drink plenty of water and limit physical outdoor activity.
The public can seek relief from excessive heat in common areas at the following City of Waterloo facilities:
- Waterloo City Centre is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- RIM Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight
- Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight
- Moses Springer Community Centre is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Albert McCormick Community Centre is open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight
- Adult Recreation Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ongoing paid programming as well as other activities may limit facility access.
For more information on heat and humidity safety, please visit the Environment Canada website at www.ec.gc.ca.
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