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Heat Protection

Environment and Natural Resources Canada is predicting a two (2) day heat event for today and tomorrow. Below you will find some tips on protecting yourself in high heat conditions

If you feel dizzy, weak or overheated

  • go to a cool place
  • sit or lie down
  • drink water
  • wash your face with cool water
  • If you don't feel better soon, seek medical help immediately.

If you are indoors:

  • stay indoors to limit sun exposure
  • take frequent cool showers or baths
  • stay on lower floors if there’s no air conditioning
  • drink water and eat light, regular meals — avoid using salt
  • keeping windows and blinds/curtains closed during sunny hours can help keep a home cool.

If you are outdoors:

  • spend the hottest part of the day in air-conditioned public buildings (e.g., mall, library, cooling station)
  • drink water every 15 to 20 minutes even if you aren't thirsty

The Carleton Place Public Library (101 Beckwith Street) is air-conditioned. There is also the beach and three (3) splash pads around town where you can cool off.

  • The Riverside Park Splash Pad is located at 175 John Street.
  • The Carambeck Community Centre Splash Pad is located at 359 Bridge Street.
  • The third splash pad is on Dunlop Road in the Carleton Landing Subdivision.

To report any damages or issues with any of the Splash Pads, please call the Recreation and Culture Department at (613) 257-1690. Please respect all posted signage.