For Immediate Release / July 14, 2022
St. Albert Planning for Summer Extreme Weather
The City of St. Albert provides a coordinated response to address vulnerable populations during warm weather events.
When Environment Canada issues a heat warning a coordinated response begins. The threshold for such a heat warning is two or more consecutive days of daytime maximum temperatures expected to reach 29°C or warmer and nighttime minimum temperatures are expected to fall to 14°C or warmer.
St. Albert Cooling Locations
A heat warning has not yet been issued for St. Albert, but forecast temperatures are in the high twenties towards the end of the week. As such, the City wants to remind residents of a listing of public locations where there is access to air conditioning and water. Confirmed cooling locations include:
- St. Albert Place (5 St. Anne Street) is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and statutory holidays.
- The Library in St. Albert Place (5 St. Anne Street) is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
- *UPDATED* The Library at Jensen Lakes (1010 – 880 St. Albert Trail) is open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sunday and Monday.
- Servus Credit Union Place (400 Campbell Road) is open 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekends and statutory holidays.
How to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat
Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are two of the most common illnesses from hot summer days. Stay safe during extreme heat by following these tips:
- Drink plenty of water and decrease your risk of dehydration
- Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle, especially in direct sunlight
- Avoid working or exercising intensely in the heat or humidity
- Wear sunscreen and dress for the weather
- If your home is too hot, take cool showers or baths and visit an air-conditioned public space
If a heat warning comes into effect, further information will be posted on stalbert.ca and shared via social media (Facebook and Twitter). For more emergency preparedness tips, kit checklists and more, visit: stalbert.ca/beprepared.
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Last edited: July 19, 2022