Cooling centres offer relief in Quinte
Posted 11 months ago
Wed, Jun 20th, '12 - 12:08 pm
With such extreme heat and humidity, local municipalities are inviting residents to official cooling stations.
Cooling stations have been set up by Quinte West, Belleville and Centre Hastings at facilities offering air-conditioning and water.
Today’s forecast high is in the low 30s and staff meteorologist, Kevin Williams, says the Humidex factor will make it feel like the 40-degree Celcius range.
The following locations have been identified as official cooling centres:
The Municipality of Centre Hastings (1) Kiwanis Centre (139 St Lawrence Street, East in the village of Madoc) (2) Huntingdon Veteran’s Hall (11379 Hwy 62 in Ivanhoe) on June 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on June 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The city of Belleville at Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre (Wally Dever Arena), 265 Cannifton Rd. 9am – 9pm Wednesday and Thursday
The city of Quinte West at city hall, 8:30am – 8pm through Friday, with the exception of Thursday, when it will close at 6pm