Residents reminded about thermal safety
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Residents reminded about thermal safety

The City of Grande Prairie is reminding residents how to stay safe during heatwaves with high temperatures forecast this week.

“We encourage residents to be aware of the heat and take precautions to avoid heat-related illness,” said Communications Director Philip Cooper. “Take a break from the sun indoors, wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, and drink plenty of water to stay safe in the warmer temperatures. City facilities are open during open hours for residents to cool off.”

Several city-owned facilities are open to the public throughout the week, including:

·Ernie Radbourne Pavilion.

·Grande Prairie Museum.

·Eastlink Centre.

·Design Works Center.

·Activity and Reception Centre.

·Montrose Cultural Center.

·Aquatera outdoor pool.

The waterparks located at Lions and Muskoseepi Park will have extended opening hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., until further notice.

Staying hydrated, staying in the shade, and taking breaks from outdoor activities can help reduce the risk of heatstroke or other heat-related illnesses. Alberta Health Services (AHS) provides additional information about heat warnings on its website here.

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie