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Heat Warning issued by Environment Canada

Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for Durham Region for conditions beginning Monday that will likely continue until Thursday July 30.

As a result of the current heat warning the Pickering Recreation Complex is a designated cooling station. 

The Pickering Recreation Complex is open from 6:00 am – 11:00 pm.  Public swimming is from 1:00 – 4:00 pm and again from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  There are chairs and water available in the lobby. 

When heat alerts are in effect, people are encouraged to check on family, friends and neighbours, especially vulnerable adults and children, to make sure they are keeping cool and drinking plenty of fluids.

People are also encouraged to seek shelter at air-conditioned shopping malls, libraries, community centers and city-run cooling centers.

Other tips on coping with the heat include drinking lots of cool water, wearing loose, breathable clothing and a hat, staying in the shade and never leaving children, seniors or pets unattended in a car.

Please view the Swim page on our website for location and swim schedules. 

Please visit the Pickering Public Library website for library locations and operating hours.