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Quinte West cooling centre opens to help residents beat the heat

A cooling centre will be open this weekend at Duncan McDonald Memorial Arena in Trenton. City of Quinte West

Due to this week’s hot weather, Quinte West will be opening a cooling centre to help people get out of the sun.

Starting Friday, a cooling centre at Duncan McDonald Memorial Arena in Trenton will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The centre will also be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Read more: Watch out for the effects of extreme heat: Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

The City of Quinte West has a policy of opening a cooling centre in the region when there are two consecutive days of temperatures of 31 degrees Celsius or higher, or if there is a humidex value of 35 or higher.

Splash pads in Trenton and Frankford will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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