Need some relief from the heat? Here's where to go.
Residents of Fort Saskatchewan are encouraged to cool off at city facilities to escape the hot weather. On Wednesday (July 28), Environment Canada issued a heat warning due to high temperatures predicted for the coming days. With the humidity, Thursday's 31 C high will feel closer to 37 C.
The City of Fort Saskatchewan encourages people to cool off at these locations:
- Dow Centennial Centre
Open Monday to Friday: 6:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Closed Stat holidays
- Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
Open Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m .
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Kin Family Spray Park
Open 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Fort Saskatchewan Lions' Pool
Open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
High temperatures may cause heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion can include high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.
Be sure to check on those prone to heat-related conditions, such as infants, children, seniors, those with preexisting lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health, or diabetes conditions, outdoor workers, and those who live alone.
Those seeking resources to assist them during the high temperatures should contact Family and Community Support Services at 780-992-6267, the city says. If you see someone in medical distress due to the heat, call 911.