City Facilities to Act as ‘Cooling Centres’ as Hot Weather Continues

By David Klassen

As the hot, humid weather continues, the City of Winnipeg is inviting people to cool off in a number of civic facilities.

So called “cooling centres” will allow the public to find some relief from the balmy temperatures, where they can read a book or magazine or refill their water bottles.

“We’re happy to invite our citizens inside, to relax and cool off,” Mayor Sam Katz said in a release. “By extending hours for spray pads and some pools, and offering our open facilities as cooling centres, there are numerous options for people needing a break from the heat.”

Most city leisure centres are open Saturday and Sunday. For locations and hours, please contact 311 or visit

The Millennium Library is open today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., while the St. Boniface Library (100-131 boulevard Provencher) and Sir William Stephenson Library (765 Keewatin Street) will be open until 5 p.m. today.


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