With the continuation of extreme cold weather, the Town of Bracebridge reminds residents and visitors that if you are suffering from the cold, the Town has designated the following warming centres for your relief and safety:
– Municipal Office
1000 Taylor Court
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
– Bracebridge Sportsplex
110 Clearbrook Trail
Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
– Bracebridge Public Library
94 Manitoba Street
Monday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please visit any of these facilities as needed throughout the day. “We want our residents to have warm, safe places to go to escape from the cold,” says Mayor Graydon Smith. “Community service providers are aware of the Town’s Warming Centres as they deal first-hand with the people who may be most vulnerable.”
Anyone can be affected by extreme cold-related weather conditions, depending on length of time of exposure to cold and exertion levels. Those especially at risk include: older adults (over the age of 65), infants and young children, outdoor workers, sport enthusiasts (hikers, skiers), homeless persons, and/or those lacking shelter, proper clothing or food.
During extreme cold weather, residents are encouraged to call or visit friends and neighbours who may be at risk and keep pets inside. The Town of Bracebridge advises that to keep yourself, your family and your home safe, you should know how to prevent cold-related health injuries and be prepared if there is a cold weather emergency. For more information, please visit www.simcoemuskokahealth.org or www.getprepared.gc.ca.