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City to Open Two Cooling Centres to Provide Relief During Heat Wave

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The City of Kamloops is opening two cooling centres to provide residents with temporary relief from the predicted high temperatures. The concourse at Sandman Centre, located at 300 Lorne Street, and Parkview Activity Centre, located at 500 McDonald Avenue, will be open 12:00–8:00 pm today and will operate daily until the end of the heat event, which is currently predicted to be August 18, 2022.

A number of outdoor heat relief options are available, including water parks, drinking fountains with potable water, and washrooms with potable water at various park locations throughout the city. For a list of outdoor cooling centre locations, visit Kamloops.ca/Heat.

In the Interior Health region, a heat warning is issued when daytime temperatures are above 35°C for two consecutive days and overnight temperatures remain above 18°C. These continued high temperatures put many vulnerable populations at risk of heat-related illnesses, including the elderly, infants and young children, pregnant women, people with chronic illness, and people experiencing homelessness. Residents are encouraged to check on neighbours and loved ones who may not be able to leave their homes or whose judgement may be impaired. 

For tips to beat the heat as well as symptoms and treatment for heat-related illness, visit Kamloops.ca/Heat