Jun 25, 2021

Come cool off with us!

Come cool off at the Frank Jameson Community Centre!

The Town is opening a temporary three-day cooling centre in the FJCC lower program room.

The cooling centre will be open Saturday through Monday, 12-4 p.m.

Patrons will be reminded to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols, such as practicing good physical distancing, wearing a mask and staying away if they feel sick.

The maximum number of people permitted inside at one time will be limited to 14 people.

With record-breaking temperatures expected in the coming days, we’d like to remind residents of a few tips.

  • - Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.
  • - Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water
  • - Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • - Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

To get more information:
- Check the local news for health and safety updates.
- Check HealthLinkBC online resources about heat-related illness and how to protect yourself at www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/heat-related-illness.
- Call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1 to ask about heat-related illness.