Sandman Centre opens as cooling centre as another heat warning hits Kamloops

As temperatures spike to 38 C this week, the cooling centre will be open from Monday, July 12, to Wednesday, July 14.

Amid another heat warning from Environment Canada, the City of Kamloops is once again opening the doors at Sandman Centre to provide people with a place of refuge from the sun.

The arena concourse will be opened as a cooling centre during the hottest parts of the day, as daytime temperatures are anticipated to surpass 35 C in the coming days.

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The cooling centre will be open from Monday, July 12, to Wednesday, July 14, with hours as follows:

• Monday, July 12: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.;

• Tuesday, July 13: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.;

• Wednesday, July 14: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The city is also recommending residents check on neighbours and loved ones during the heat wave.

Environment Canada is calling for highs in Kamloops to reach up to 38 C, with overnight lows of 18 C. The weather agency is urging people to watch for the effects of heat illness, which can include swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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