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Cold Weather Alert - January 4

HAMILTON ON – January 4, 2017 -The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton is issuing a Cold Weather Alert effective this evening, January 4, 2017.  A Cold Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below 15° Celsius or minus 20° Celsius with wind chill.  

This alert will remain in effect until a cancellation notice is issued.

The City of Hamilton has notified community agencies who work with vulnerable and homeless people.  Each of those agencies, including Salvation Army, will implement their policies and procedures with regards to cold weather. The City of Hamilton Recreation Centres are available during regular hours for those who need to keep warm and the MacNab Transit Terminal will stay open until HSR service ends.

Members of the public can report the location of a person in need of shelter to the Salvation Army at 905-527-1444 Ext. 0. 

Media Contacts

For information about cold weather alerts and related health risks:


Richard MacDonald
Program Manager                                                                                      
Public Health Services
Office: 905-546-2424 ext. 5818
Afterhours: 905-546-3570                                                                                                                       

For informationabout community agency response and shelter availability:


Allison Jones
Communications Officer
City of Hamilton
Office: 905-546-2424 ext. 3810
Email: [email protected]