Heat alert issued for Peterborough area - August 5, 2022

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Peterborough, ON – One Roof Community Centre is extending its hours of service on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, 2022 with temperatures expected to reach over 31C for the Peterborough area and prolonged heat overnight. A lunch meal will be served between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

The drop-in centre extended hours will be from:

  • 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022
  • 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, 2022

One Roof Community Centre, which provides services on behalf of the City and County of Peterborough, is located at 99 Brock St. For full descriptions of meals and other services that One Roof provides, please visit its website at www.oneroofptbo.ca.

Outdoor water bottle filling stations are available at City facilities in the following locations:

  • Beavermead Park, 2011 Ashburnham Dr.
  • Eastgate Park, 2150 Ashburnham Dr..
  • Peterborough Marina, 92 George St. N.

The public is also able to refill water bottles at the Peterborough Public Library on Aylmer St. during its operating hours (Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

For information about how to protect yourself from hot weather, visit the Peterborough Public Health website.

Emergency shelters are available to people experiencing homelessness:

  • YES Shelter for Youth (705-748-3851) at 196 Brock St.
  • Brock Mission men’s shelter (705-748-4766) at 217 Murray St.
  • Cameron House women’s shelter (705-748-4766) at 738 Chemong Rd.
  • Overflow Shelter at 210 Wolfe St. (705-748-4766 – ask for Overflow Shelter)

Emergency After Hours Services related to emergency shelter are available through the Social Services by calling 705-926-0096. Please visit the Social Services website for information regarding the After Hours program.

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For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1636

and

Chris Kawalec, Community Development Program Manager

City of Peterborough

705-748-8830 ext. 3834