Heat Advisory in Brantford and Brant County

Local Newsbrief – Tuesday, May 26th

BRANT COUNTY – We are experiencing our first heat event in 2020. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for our area, and most of southern Ontario through to Wednesday. Day time highs will reach near or above 30 degrees Celcius Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Humidex values in the mid to upper thirties are also expected.

Environment Canada says extreme heat affects everyone, but the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, and people working or exercising outdoors.

Registration is now underway for summer school within the Grand Erie District School Board. Courses for students in grades 6 to 12 will be offered in July. Superintendent of Education, Lisa Munro, says summer school is especially important this year as a result of COVID-19 school closures. This year summer school opportunities will be offered using a virtual or blended learning environment and include eLearning, credit recovery, and reach-ahead credits.

Ontario is extending a line of credit up to $500 million to its lottery and gaming agency. The province says the loan will temporarily support the OLG’s operational costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, help it meet contractual obligations over the short term as its operations remain closed and ensure casino operations can quickly resume after shutdown orders lift to generate revenue for the province.