Due to the heat we are experiencing this week, the Town of High River has decided to help people stay cool.

The Town is setting up several cooling stations to help people find some relief.

The places around town that will offer a reprieve from the heat are the High River Library, the Town's Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), the Greater Foothills Family Centre, and the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex.

The FCSS Resource Centre and the Greater Foothills Family Centre will be available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Meanwhile, the Library will be open Monday to Friday, as well, but their hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, while their hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex is open seven days a week, with their Monday to Friday hours being 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and their Saturday and Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Town is reminding people to stay hydrated, minimize time outdoors, find ways to stay cool and to not leave people or pets in the car.

On top of that, the Town is suggesting people avoid caffeine and alcohol, if possible, because both increase dehydration.

They also suggest avoiding non-essential, strenuous activities during the hottest time of day, and blocking out the sun from coming in through windows to help keep cool air in during the day.

To stay up to date on the cooling stations in High River, click here.

To learn more about how to stay safe in this heat, click here.