Precaution Urged During Heat Warning 

For Immediate Release
9/4/2018 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Director, Communications & Community Engagement 
Phone: 519-759-4150 

BRANTFORD, ON – The public is urged to take precautions as the Medical Officer of Health for the Brant County Health Unit has issued a heat warning, effective September 4, 2018. A heat warning is issued when Environment and Climate Change Canada forecasts a maximum daily temperature higher than 31 degrees Celsius during the day and a minimum temperature of 21 degrees Celsius during the evening, or a humidex higher than 40 degrees Celsius. The alert will remain in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.

Symptoms of heat-related illness may include: extreme thirst and decreased urination with unusually dark yellow urine, dizziness or fainting, dizziness or fainting, rapid breathing, vomiting, and rapid heartbeat.

Please note the following locations are available to help the public stay cool:

Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (254 North Park Street)

  • Family Swims Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Public Swims: Tuesday Toonie Swim 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Splash Pads in Brantford

  • Bridle Park Path (55 Palomino Drive) open 10:00 a.m. to dusk until September 7, 2018
  • Harmony Square (89 Dalhousie St.) open 10:00 a.m. to dusk until September 7, 2018
  • Mohawk Park Sprinklemania (51 Lynwood Drive) open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until September 7, 2018

City Facilities with Air Conditioning

  • Bell Homestead National Historic Site (94 Tutela Heights) 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (254 North Park Street) Monday to Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Media Contact:
Heather Carvalho, Communications Specialist, Communications and Community
Engagement | City of Brantford | Office: 519.759.4150 Ext. 5741 | hcarvalho@brantford.ca