Extreme Heat

The City of St. Albert is activating its extreme weather response. It will be in effect from July 16 to 23. If weather conditions remain extremely hot beyond this time frame, the response will be extended. 

Heat affects everyone differently. The very aged and very young are more susceptible to heat so please keep an eye on friends, neighbours and family members. Vulnerable members of our community, including those who are vulnerably unhoused, are more at risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Please take precautions to keep you and your family safe during extreme temperatures.  

Extreme Temperatures  

During the summer months, it can become extremely hot and dry. The City of St. Albert begins a coordinated response when certain thresholds are met. An extreme heat threshold 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. 

Coordinated Efforts During Extreme Heat 

Cooling Stations 

If you do not have access to an air-conditioned location of your own, please visit one of these public buildings to get out of the heat: 

  • 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 9 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. 
  • 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 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. 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. 

Other City Supports and Partners 

  • St. Albert Transit operators will allow passengers on the bus for free to cool down and will watch for anyone appearing in distress along their route.   
  • St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village (30-50 Bellerose Drive) is a significant partner in providing community support for vulnerable persons.   
    • Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, the Community Village offers food and cool beverages. Staff can also assist with clothing and assistance in finding overnight shelter. Call 780-459-0599 or visit stalbertfoodbankandcommunityvillage.com.
    • Outside of Community Village hours, St. Albert RCMP or Municipal Enforcement Services may encounter and assist or can be called to assist unhoused residents in need of shelter in urgent situations.
  • RCMP and Municipal Enforcement Services will have water available in vehicles and at their front counter locations during office hours.
    • St. Albert RCMP (Maloney Place) - 96 Bellerose Drive
    • Municipal Enforcement Services (Beaudry Place) - #10-50 Bellerose Drive  
  • Dial 2-1-1 or visit ab.211.ca for free supports to connect to a variety of community resources. This includes information on where to access shelter, food and other basic needs. 

Medical Distress 

If someone is in medical distress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.  

If members of the public are concerned about someone who is vulnerably unhoused, they can call: 

  • St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village – Available Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 780-459-0599 
  • City of St. Albert Community Services – Available Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 780-459-1756 
  • Outside regular business hours -call the non-emergency RCMP line at 780-458-7700

TIPS: 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
  • Prepare meals that don't need to be heated as using appliances will increase the indoor temperatures.

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Last edited: July 15, 2024