North Bay opens cooling centres during Heat Warning

NORTH BAY, ON – July 21, 2016 – With the Heat Warning issued for North Bay and surrounding area for the remainder of the week, the City of North Bay has once again opened its cooling centres.

In addition to the air-conditioned malls and grocery stores, the City has identified the following places as cooling centres to help residents take a break from the heat:

  • Pete Palangio Arena, 603 Wallace Road (7 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
  • West Ferris Community Centre, 42 Gertrude St. E. (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • North Bay Public Library, 271 Worthington Street East (during regular hours)
  • North Bay Transit Terminal, 190 Wyld St. (6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.)

Members of the public are also advised to beat the heat by taking these precautions:

  • Drink plenty of cool fluids, especially water
  • Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing
  • Take cool showers or baths, or use cool, wet towels on your face, neck or arms
  • Avoid strenuous activity between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun is at its hottest
  • Avoid the sun and stay in a shaded area
  • Never leave seniors, children or pets unattended in a car
  • Reschedule outdoor activities for the cooler parts of the day
  • Avoid heavy meals and using your oven
  • Keep curtains closed to block the sun during the day


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