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City of Prince George opens cooling centres to help beat the heat

Three sites will be available Tuesday and Wednesday
With a heat warning in effect, the city has opened three cooling centres.

The City of Prince George has set up three cooling centres to help residents deal with the impact of the ongoing heat wave.

With a heat warning issued by Environment Canada, it's important to be able to offer residents a place to cool down, the city states.

Three centres will be available Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10:

  • Pounds at 1126 3rd Avenue from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • BC Schizophrenia Society (Prince George Branch),  1139 6th Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Fire Pit (Positive Living North), 1120 3rd Ave., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

High temperatures affect everyone, the city reminds residents, but risks are greater for seniors, people with limited mobility, and people with pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or respiratory disease.

People are advised to check on family, friends, and neighbours who are at higher risk, particularly if they live alone, to make sure they have a cool space.