An extreme cold weather alert has been issued for the evening of January 14, 2019 and will remain in effect until further notice as nighttime temperatures are expected to remain at or below -27C for the foreseeable future.

The warming shelter schedule will be as follows:

-Evening from 5:30pm to the following morning at 8:00am at the Timmins Native Friendship
Centre (179 Kirby Avenue)
-Daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm at Living Space (27 Cedar Street North)

The Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Timmins will call an alert when Environment Canada predicts overnight temperatures of -27C or lower with or without wind chill, based on warnings from Health Canada of imminent risk of health at that temperature.

Alerts will be issued in the morning before an extremely cold night so community agencies have time to call in extra staff to provide additional services.

The Timmins Native Friendship Centre, at 179 Kirby Avenue, opens its doors in the evenings after 5:30pm to serve as a warming shelter in the event of a cold weather alert. Living Space is playing an important role in bringing services to people but is challenged by some physical constraints that do not allow it to effectively act as a warming shelter during cold weather periods. As such, its staff and services are shifted over to the Timmins Native Friendship Centre on nights of cold weather alerts.

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