Townshippers trying to cool off in the July heat

By Cassie MacDonell, Local Journalism Initiative
Townshippers trying to cool off in the July heat
Tristan Cozzens (left) and Kassandre Ducal (right) cool off in the St. Francis River, where Thursday’s temperature reached a high of 28, humidex bringing that number to 38. (Photo : Cassie McaDonell)

On Thursday, temperatures climbed to 28 degrees in the Townships which caused many to seek refuge from the heat. Some opted to jump in nearby rivers. “It’s so hot,” said Kassandre Ducal, who was preparing to swim in the St. Francis River, “we are going to have a nice refreshing float in the river.”

Ville de Coaticook announced on Facebook that opening hours for the municipal swimming pool will be extended from July 22 to 25 due to the “overwhelming” heat. The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, the nearby Lake Lyster Municipal Beach will have extended hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from July 22 to 24 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 25.
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