The high heat and humidity warnings across the Montreal region this week has triggered measures to keep Cote Saint-Lucers cool and safe. Today, the municipal pool will be open all day and evening to the public, at no charge, and for extended hours.

Other options to stay cool include visiting the CSL Public Library at City Hall, or the Library Express in the Aquatic and Community Centre (ACC) on Parkhaven.

If you have elderly parents, friends or neighbours, check in on them to ensure they are keeping cool and well hydrated.

Never, ever leave a baby, toddler or a pet unattended in a hot vehicle, even with the windows slightly opened.  As we have seen too often, even a slight delay in such circumstances can be a fatal mistake.

Do not hesitate to call 911 if there is any doubt about an emergency situation.

Thankfully, in Cote Saint-Luc our comprehensive Emergency Preparedness planning includes CSL Public Security, EMS, vCOP and emergency communications in addition to the Montreal Police and Fire Departments.

CSL Emergency Preparedness is led by Public Safety Director Jordy Reichson and  I am chairman of the EP committee.