Warming centres offered again on Thursday


The extreme cold warning issued by Environment Canada for Southern Ontario including all areas in Chatham-Kent will continue for Thursday.

A prolonged period of cold is expected through to Friday morning, with temperatures ranging from -20°C to -27°C with wind chills between -30°C to -40°C. Conditions are expected to improve by Friday as milder air moves into the region.

All branches of the Chatham-Kent Public Library will once again be open tomorrow, Thursday January 31st, to provide a warm location for anyone needing to get out of the cold.


Highgate branch, normally closed on Thursdays will now open from noon until 5:00 pm


Extended hours will be offered tomorrow at the following branches:


Merlin: 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Thamesville: Noon until 5:00 pm

Wallaceburg: 10:00 am until 8:00 pm

Wheatley: 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm


The following branches will be open their regular hours, ready to greet individuals needing a warm location:


Blenheim: Noon until 8:00 pm

Bothwell: 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Tilbury: Noon until 8:00 pm

Ridgetown: Noon until 8:00 pm

Dresden: Noon until 8:00 pm

Chatham: 9:30 am until 8:30 pm

Library staff are happy to open the doors again tomorrow to help anyone needing a warm place to go.




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