Summer is coming to an end
Pool at Corner Brook Margaret Bowater Park closes today for the season
CORNER BROOK, N.L. — Getting ready for back to school is one sign that summer is coming to an end. Another is the closure of the pool at Margaret Bowater Park in Corner Brook.
The weather could be better, but today is the last day for swimming at the park.
Anyone looking to beat what’s left of the summer heat in the splash pad had until Sept. 2, Labour Day, to do so. The splash pad, the park’s newest feature, closed for the season on that day.
The weather Saturday may not be much better than as Environment Canada is calling for showers late in the morning and into the afternoon. The temperature will still be quite warm with a high of 22 degrees Celsius and a humidex of 27 degrees Celsius.
Sunday was expected to see a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 17 C and Labour Day expected the same conditions with a little higher temperature of 22 C.
After the nice day Sept. 2, the showers were expected to return Sept. 3 with a high of 19 C. That’s probably fitting weather as it’s the day teachers around the west coast will return to work.
Sept. 4, the first day of school for most students in the western region, is shaping up to be a nice day with a mix of sun and cloud in the forecast and a high of 19 C.
Eleven schools in the western region won’t welcome students back until Sept. 6. Those schools are part of phase 2 of the province’s Education Action Plan and the extra two-day break is for professional development for educators.
Adalyn Park, 6, of Irishtown spent some time playing in the splash pad at Margaret Bowater Park in Corner Brook on Thursday. The splash pad closes for the season on Sept. 2.
Two-year-old Ava Genge, left, of St. Anthony and Kayleigh Scanlon, 6, of Red Water, Alta., visited Margaret Bowater Park with their families while in Corner Brook on Thursday.