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Sandman Centre in Kamloops providing residents relief from heat and smoke

August 13, 2021 - 5:27 PM

The City of Kamloops is reminding residents that the Sandman Centre is open every day for temporary relief from heat and wildfire smoke, in response to a current heat warning and smoky skies bulletin from Environment Canada.

In the Interior Health region, a heat warning is issued when daytime temperatures are above 35 Celsius for two consecutive days and overnight temperatures remain above 18 C, and this puts 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, according to the media release by the city.

Residents are encouraged to stay cool and hydrated, seek out cool centres and look after loved ones, especially seniors, according to a media release.

The concourse is located at 300 Lorne St. and will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until further notice.

To learn more about heat illness and how you can stay safe, go here.

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