The City of Welland has established a cooling station to enable residents to get relief from the outdoors when a heat alert is in effect. When a heat alert is issued by Environment Canada, the city’s cooling station will be available at the East Main Street Welland Transit Terminal, 160 East Main Street, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week.
Temperatures are expected to reach 30°C throughout the week and into the weekend, so city staff are welcoming people to stop by the cooling centre and beat the heat. Transit staff are encouraging people to wear face coverings while visiting the cooling centre.
Public Health advises everyone to take precautions during episodes of extreme heat and humidity; however, seniors, young children, and people with disabilities are most vulnerable in these conditions. Pets are also vulnerable and depend on their owners to keep them safe. Do not leave children or pets unattended in a parked car.