KAWARTHA LAKES-The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit has issued an extended heat warning for Kawartha Lakes.
Environment Canada is forecasting hot, humid weather until Friday July 7, with the potential for it to continue into the weekend.
The municipality is committed to ensuring that all residents and visitors stay safe from the effects of extreme heat. Visit our Extreme Heat page for tips on how to stay cool and safe, as well as tips on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Cooling centres are available to City residents during extended heat warnings at the following locations and times. Access to washrooms, water, seating and air conditioning will be available:
Lindsay Recreation Complex
133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay, ON K9V 4S3
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Coboconk Public Library and Municipal Service Centre
9 Grandy Road, Coboconk, ON K0M 1K0
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
Thursday: 8:30am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm
In addition, check your local public library branch hours for a place to go to cool down.
For those who may not have air conditioning and are looking for a place to cool off, the municipality offers the following to help you beat the heat:
- Public Swimming at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and the Forbert Pool (Bobcaygeon).
- Splash pads are located at Tommy Anderson Park (Bobcaygeon), Elgin Park (Lindsay), Logie Park (Lindsay), and Garnet Graham Park (Fenelon Falls). Splash pads are open seven days a week from 10am to 8pm.
- The Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes has a splash pad at 107 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay that is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays, and statutory holidays from 10am to 5pm starting on June 17.
- Public Skating at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.
- All Public Library branches have air conditioning.
- A list of all public beaches is available on the Kawartha Lakes website. Don’t forget to check the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s local beaches page to ensure the beach is safe for swimming prior to jumping in!