Heat Alert Issued for Oakville

As a result of hot temperatures, a Humidex Advisory has been issued by Environment Canada beginning today, July 15, with peak Humidex values in the low forties expected for the next several days.  This advisory is due to the combination of high heat, high humidity (greater than 40 degrees Celsius) and/or other weather conditions that can be hazardous to your health. Even short periods of high temperatures can cause serious health problems. When a Humidex Advisory has been issued by Environment Canada, the Health Department issues a Heat Alert.

Those especially at risk during heat and smog related weather conditions include older adults (over 65 years), infants and young children, and those with chronic heart or lung disease, including asthma. Call or visit friends and neighbours who may also be at risk and never leave children, pets or vulnerable individuals unattended in a car. Parents, coaches and others supervising children should be aware of the health risks during a heat alert. If you experience symptoms of heat-induced illness, such as rapid breathing, weakness or fainting, headache, or confusion, seek medical attention right away.

You can avoid heat related illness by staying out of the hot sun or heat, and going to air-conditioned sites (e.g., malls, community centres). You should also avoid strenuous outdoor activity and, if possible, reschedule sports practices and jogging times. Drink lots of water and natural fruit juices (avoid alcohol, caffeine).

Town of Oakville Cooling Centres & Hours of Operation

Town Hall

Monday to Sunday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.

Central Library Branch

Visit the Oakville Public Library website for all branch hours
Monday to Thursday 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Friday to Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1–5 p.m.

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Photo credit: girlonthewire

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

Currently Down: 1:16 PM

Monday to Sunday 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Glen Abbey Community Centre

Monday (July 1 and Aug 5 excluded) to Thursday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (6 a.m. to 8 p.m. July and August)
Saturday and Sunday 8 am. to 7 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

River Oaks Community Centre

Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August)

Sir John Colborne Seniors’ Centre

Monday, Wednesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oakville Seniors’ Centre

Monday, Wednesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Splash pads

During heat alerts Town of Oakville splash pads will be in operation until 10 p.m.

Pools

For regular pool schedules and locations, please visit the public swimming page.

For the latest heat alert updates:

For weather information, listen to the forecasts on local television and radio stations or read local newspapers. Weather and heat information can also be obtained from Environment Canada’s web site at: http://weather.gc.ca/forecast/canada/index_e.html?id=on.  For air quality and smog alert information, visit: www.airqualityontario.com.  For information on heat alerts, please visit the Halton Region Health Department’s website at www.halton.ca/heatalert, or dial 311, or call 905-825-6000, toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866), TTY 905-827-9833.

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