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Guelph Politico is locally sourced and dedicated to covering the political and cultural scene in the City of Guelph. Est. 2008.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

This Block is Hot

Despite the Canadian inclination, I don't like complaining about the weather. It's pointless. Of all the things in the world to complain about, the weather is the one thing you can't change, so what's the point of expending precious resources? Especially when its so damn hot outside.
This morning, the city issued both a humidex advisory and a heat alert. They also advise you to keep cool out there today, which may be easier said than done considering that according to The Weather Network it will feel like 40 degrees out there at its hottest.

Here's the word from City Hall:
Humidex advisory and heat alert issued for City of Guelph
Keep cool at City community centres, pools, splash pads, libraries, City Hall and Market Square’s interactive water fountain
GUELPH, ON, July 4 – Environment Canada has issued a humidex advisory and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has issued a heat alert, both in effect within Waterloo-Wellington today.
The City of Guelph reminds residents that air-conditioned community centres, libraries, pools and splash pads as well as City Hall and Market Square’s interactive water fountain are open to residents and visitors and are great places to keep cool.
Visit guelph.ca/coolingcentres for a list of locations and times City facilities are open during a heat alert.
During a heat alert, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health advises people to:
Stay out of the sun
Drink lots of water
Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours
Stay in air-conditioned places
Seniors and young children are particularly at risk during heat and smog-related weather conditions. Residents are encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are okay, especially isolated adults and seniors, who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illnesses.
For more information on extreme heat and your health, visit Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at wdgpublichealth.ca or call 519-846-2715 x 2673 or toll-free at 1-800-265-7293 x 2673.

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