Regional Mayor Amanda McDougall says the municipality’s Emergency Management Office has been working to prepare support for people trying to escape the heat, as a heat warning remains in effect across the province.
McDougall says cooling spaces will be opened where they’re needed and EMO has a list of spaces drawn up that meet its requirements.
Meanwhile, the Town House in Glace Bay says it’s opening its basement as a cooling centre from 11:00 this morning to 4:00 this afternoon.
MacDougall says other spaces are also available, such as libraries, where access is free.
She goes on to say the community homeless shelter has a severe weather space offering safe shelter to those who need support.
The municipality is working to try to find other safe spaces for cooling.
Its 311 line is open 24/7 and people are being encouraged to call and report any problems or concerns they have during the heat.