As the province plans for recovery, the town is beginning to slowly bring back services and reopen some public spaces. Provincial emergency orders and the town’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials.
Environment Canada will issue a Heat Warning when the temperature is expected to reach 30°C (86°F) or more and the Humidex value (how hot, humid weather feels to the average person) is expected to reach 40°C (104°F) or more.
Halton Region Health Department will issue a Heat Alert in response to an Environment Canada warning. Vulnerable populations — older adults, infants and young children, people with chronic illness and outdoor workers — are at greatest risk from extreme heat. Smog and related health risks can often accompany extreme heat.
To learn more about how local air quality impacts human health visit the town’s Smog, Heat and Weather Alert page.
If a Heat Alert is issued, please visit the Heat Alert page for information on our cooling centres.
Know what to do in case of a power outage. Visit our Power Outage page for more information.
Refill your emergency kit and update your household emergency plan, if needed.
Visit Environment Canada's public weather alert website.
Subscribe to smog alerts from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
Visit the Climate Change Adaptation Initiative page for the Town of Oakville's Climate Change Primer.