Extended Heat Warning: Thursday, July 2, 2020

2-Jul-2020

An extended heat warning issued by Environment Canada has activated the municipal Hot Weather Response Plan.

Municipal facilities that would normally open as cooling centres, such as community centres, libraries and citizen service centres, remain closed due to COVID-19. Municipal pools also remain closed.

The Sudbury Community Arena and the YMCA are open for members of the public to shelter from the heat. Arena hours have been extended to 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and YMCA hours are 12 – 5 p.m. A water bottle filling station has also been installed outside the Arena for public use.

Seniors and residents who require assistance should call 311 to discuss their individual situation.

Municipal beaches are open to the public, but no lifeguard supervision is available. Rescue equipment has been placed at beaches, but residents who choose to swim will do so at their own risk. Ensure children are supervised by an adult and kept within arm’s reach at all times, and swim with a buddy for greater safety.

The City operates seven public beaches at the following locations:
•    Bell Park Main Beach – Ramsey Lake, Sudbury
•    Capreol Public Beach – Marshy Lake, Capreol
•    Kalmo Beach – Whitson Lake, Val Caron
•    Meatbird Lake Park – Meatbird Lake, Lively
•    Moonlight Beach – Ramsey Lake, Sudbury
•    Nepahwin Beach – Nepahwin Lake, Sudbury
•    Whitewater Lake Park – Whitewater Lake, Azilda

Washroom facilities at these beaches are also open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The City’s 14 splash pads are open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit www.greatersudbury.ca/splashpads for locations. 

Splash pads are unsupervised water play areas, and parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times. These amenities are not sanitized and users are reminded to wash or sanitize their hands well before and after use, and maintain a distance of two metres from others.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts offers information on beating the heat in apartment buildings, keeping your children and pets safe, and doing outdoor activities in heat and smog. For information on these topics and more, visit their website at www.phsd.ca.