HAMILTON ON – February 10, 2016 -The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton is issuing a Cold Weather Alert effective overnight into the early morning of February 11, 2016. A Cold Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below minus 15 degrees Celsius or minus 20 with wind chill. This alert will remain in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.
The City of Hamilton has notified community agencies who work with vulnerable and homeless people. Each of those agencies, including Salvation Army, will implement their policies and procedures with regards to cold weather. The City of Hamilton Recreation Centres are available during regular hours for those who need to keep warm and the MacNab Transit Terminal will stay open until HSR service ends.
Members of the public can report the location of a person in need of shelter to the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444 Ext. 0.
Please be advised that most branches of the Hamilton Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15 for Family Day. Central Library and the Turner Park Branch will be open from 1:00pm until 5:00pm with special programs to celebrate the holiday. All branches will operate on regular hours on Tuesday, February 16. Thank you.