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The City of Vernon is continuing to closely monitor extreme heat in the North Okanagan – and its cooling centre will remain open for a few more days.
The city is working in collaboration with community partners to provide access to water and cool indoor spaces for those who may be vulnerable.
Based on the seven-day forecast from Environment Canada, extreme temperatures are expected to take a dip. By next Tuesday, highs should be in the low 30s.
Kal Tire Place will act as a cooling centre until July 4. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
On Monday, it will resume normal hours of operation and will be accessible for indoor walking from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration for walking will no longer be required, in accordance with Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan and amended health orders.
Vernon Regional Transit is offering shuttle service at no cost for those who are without transportation services to the cooling centre.
The shuttle is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To access the service, call 250-545-7286, extension 206, and request a booking for the Cooling Centre Shuttle. Users of the service are reminded to book a ride in both directions, if required.